Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day is next month so I made a lot of cards for family and friends. I usually do not send Mother’s Day cards to this many people but the last two years has been tough and I felt that moms needed an extra “shout out” so I made a list of my favorite moms and went to creating!

I had this peony set for awhile now and used the stamps many times but avoided the dies because of the difficulty.

If you look at the Prized Peony set from Stampin’ Up you can easily get overwhelmed by the sheer number of dies. This set is special because once you cut with a few selective dies, you can BUILD a peony and create almost a 3D effect. It is gorgeous but I had no idea how to get started so of course I looked it up on Youtube. Youtube is a crafter’s dream come true! I actually watched a few different ones and took different steps from all of them.

I’m not sure what I was worried about because once I knew HOW to line up the pieces it came together effortlessly. I had a great time playing with sponging and other ways of coloring the petals to make them look a bit more natural.

I thought they turned out rather nice!

After making six of the layered ones, I went to town using the stamps in the set to make some more:

This set really is a good one to make a variety of cards based on the same theme. The stamps are particularly detailed and quite pretty. If you are interested in buying any of the products reach out to my friend Tracy:

Tracy Edick 919-741-3555 Stampin Up Demonstrator

No matter what product you use, make something with your HANDS and create – do not judge yourself harshly and enjoy the process. It’s good for your mental health. Cheers!

Published by bridgey1967

Loyal. Funny. Sensitive. Loving.

3 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Cards

  1. My mom just loves Mother’s Day cards. See values them over any gift. Every year I spend a great deal of time trying to get a card she will love. It’s getting harder as many have rather shallow, glib, or “all about me,” verses. I can’t stand the ones that on the surface appear to praising the mom, but really are all about the child.

    Your cards are stunning. Where do you get inspiration for the designs and the verses? Do you really have beautiful handwriting (my sister Diane does) or is that a print?

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