To Honor Mom and Dad

Two very special holidays are celebrated in May and June – don’t forget to create special cards to honor mom and dad for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

It’s Jill Cornell here today to share a card idea for each holiday. For this Mother’s Day card, I created with bright colors in mind and let pretty teacups and flowers take center stage. Although Mother’s Day is now behind us, you could make this card for Mom’s birthday, too.

A few glittery accents in the form of pink sequin trim and a gold sequin help give the card a little glitz and glamour for mom. All supplies are from the Soho Garden collection by American Crafts.

And for Father’s Day, honor one of dad’s special skills or hobbies by creating a themed card. I created this card for a dad in mind who loves to grill! Other ideas might be camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, sports, reading and more!

There are some easy ways to make a card more fitting for dad: 1) create with masculine colors like orange, green, navy and brown; 2) use “earthy” embellishments such as stars, buttons, twine and staples. All supplies are from the Take a Hike collection by Simple Stories.

Whether you are creating a gift or buying a gift, a handmade card will show you put a little extra thought into making Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, or their birthdays, just a little more special!

Happy crafting!

Jill Cornell from Blessed Scrapper (www.jillcornell.blogspot.com)

Mother’s Day Butterfly Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Butterflies are a symbol of good things to come, so make sure this one lands in Mom’s mailbox this Mother’s Day.

Materials

  • Cardstock: cream, pink, light blue
  • Crystal adhesive gem

Tools

  • PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamp Sets: Cupcake, Topiary
  • PSA Essentials Stamper Body and Black Ink Cartridge
  • Die-cutting system and Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SM Dies
  • Brown ink pad
  • Markers: pink, green, light blue
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber

Directions

STEP 1

Make 3-1/2”x5” light blue side-fold card; sponge edges with brown ink.

STEP 2

Cut smaller cream cardstock panel, sponge edges with brown ink, and adhere to card.

STEP 3

Stamp butterfly and dot circle image from Cupcake set onto cream cardstock. Color image with markers and die cut into small circle. Die cut larger pink cardstock circle. Sponge edges of both circles with brown ink; adhere circles together. Adhere butterfly motif to card with foam dots.

STEP 4

Stamp black sentiment in center of card as shown; adhere gem as shown.

STEP 5

Carefully coat butterfly image with Glossy Accents; let dry.

Tip

  • For a little more sparkle, highlight the butterfly’s wings with glitter glue instead of Glossy Accents.

by Vera Winters Yates for PSA Essentials (www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com)

Blooming Cards For Mom

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create multiple Mother’s Day card looks using just a few supplies and PSA Essentials’ Topiary Peel & Stick Stamp Set.

Materials

  • Cardstock: white, pink, light blue
  • BoBunny Press Country Garden Collection Charm Paper
  • Scrap paper
  • White adhesive pearls

Tools

  • Stamps: PSA Essentials Topiary Peel & Stick Set, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #10 Set
  • PSA Essentials Stamper Body
  • Die-cutting system
  • Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles SM, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #10, My Favorite Things Die-namics Little Open Scallop Strip
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber

Directions

STEP 1

Make 4-1/4”x5-1/2” white top-fold card. Determine vertical or horizontal orientation.

STEP 2

For vertical card, cut smaller white cardstock panel. Cut slightly larger pink cardstock mat; set aside.

STEP 3

Stamp flower from Topiary set a few times onto scrap paper; detail cut flower group to use as mask. Using mask, stamp flower repeatedly in different colors onto white cardstock panel.

STEP 4

Adhere panels together and to card. Cut thin green Charm paper strip to same width as stamped panel; adhere to card.

STEP 5

Stamp Worn Lipstick sentiment onto white cardstock; die cut/emboss into small circle. Lightly sponge circle with Tumbled Glass ink before removing template. Adhere circle to card with foam dots.

STEP 6

For horizontal card, cut striped Charm paper panel slightly smaller than card front; adhere to card. Die cut scalloped strip from light blue cardstock, trim to width of striped panel, and adhere to card.

STEP 7

Stamp Tumbled Glass frame image onto white cardstock; die cut frame. Stamp Worn Lipstick sentiment inside frame; adhere to card.

STEP 8

Stamp three Worn Lipstick flowers onto white cardstock scraps. Detail cut flowers and curl slightly with fingers to add dimension. Adhere pearl to each flower center. Adhere centers of two flowers directly to frame edge, leaving petals free. Adhere center of third flower to card with foam dot.

Tip

  • If you only need one or two Mother’s Day cards, use up the remaining paper scraps to create birthday, thank you, or congratulations cards. Just stamp an appropriate sentiment.

by Vera Winters Yates for PSA Essentials (www.psastampcamp.blogspot.com)

Flowers For Mom Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Stamp and watercolor a masterpiece for Mother’s Day or Mom’s next birthday.

Materials

  • Stampin’ Up! Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
  • STAEDTLER Watercolor Paper
  • My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Ginger Collection 6”x6” Paper Pad

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System
  • Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop Die
  • Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Mom
  • Ranger Ink Pads: Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Gathered Twigs
  • STAEDTLER Ergo-Soft Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Acrylic Grid Blocks
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Pal Scoring Board
  • Ranger Inkssentials Tools: Ink Blending Tool, Craft Nibs, Craft Nib Holder
  • Inky Antics Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits)
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam dots, Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, stamp cleaner, non-stick craft sheet

Directions

STEP 1

Make 5-1/2”x4-1/4” gold top-fold card. Sponge edges Gathered Twigs using Ink Blending Tool.

STEP 2

Cut smaller panel from desired paper, sponge edges Gathered Twigs, and mat on brown cardstock. Adhere to card.

STEP 3

Cut paper strip same width as patterned panel, sponge edges Gathered Twigs, and mat on brown cardstock. Die cut brown border strip, trim, and adhere to back bottom edge of layered strip. Stamp Jet Black sentiment and adhere strip to card.

STEP 4

Stamp Jet Black watering can image onto watercolor paper. Using photo as guide, outline individual sections of image using watercolor pencils. To blend colors, dip edge of blending nib into Gamsol, then pull color into desired areas using circular motion. Repeat until entire image is colored.

STEP 5

Using paper trimmer, trim image down so only a few portions extend beyond edge. Detail cut those portions of image.

STEP 6

Sponge edges of image panel Gathered Twigs. Mat on brown cardstock and adhere to card with foam dots.

Tip

  • Create a coordinating fresh floral centerpiece for Mom inside a new watering can. It’s always fun to have new garden tools.

by Lisa Somerville (www.lisasomerville.com)

Happy Mother’s Day

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Today, I am sharing a Mother’s Day card made for my mother-in-law. I was playing with my sprays and decided to create a shimmery background.

1. Make dark brown top-fold card. Cut slightly smaller white cardstock mat; distress edges with distressing tool. Set pieces aside

2. Working on non-stick craft sheet, spray second sheet of white cardstock using yellow, green, and blue shimmery sprays. Let dry completely.

3. Use excess spray ink on craft sheet to dye seam binding ribbon to match. Let dry.

4. Follow diagram above to stamp Coffee butterflies randomly over background paper. Color images with STAEDTLER watercolor pencils. Start with one color and then apply second color. Blend with water brush; let dry. Highlight images with white gel pen; let dry.

5. Add shading around butterflies with brown or gray tones. Soften with water brush.

6. Sprinkle white spray across surface to add white spots; let dry.

7. Sprinkle Goosebumps spray across surface to add look of water drops; let dry.

8. Trim panel to fit card, slightly smaller than white mat. Distress edges and sponge with Toffee ink. Adhere panel and mat to card front.

9. Stamp sentiment near one edge of remaining misted background sheet using Coffee ink. Trim sentiment into small tag; distress edges and sponge with Toffee ink. Mat tag on dark brown cardstock. Punch hole in left end of tag; thread with brown twine.

10. Tie seam binding into loopy bow. Adhere bow and flowers to card. Tie tag to ribbon; adhere to card.

Products

  • STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils
  • Stamps: Hero Arts PapillonsOld French Writing; Stampendous! Happy Mother’s Day
  • Petaloo Premier Spring Darjeeling Collection Seaside Mini Daisies w/Leaves
  • Tattered Angels Chalkboard Spray: Teal High Heel, Sprout, Decadence
  • Heidi Swapp Dijon Color Shine Spray
  • Studio Calico Mister Huey Opaque White Color Mist
  • Tsukineko Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray
  • Ranger Ink Pads: Archival Coffee, VersaFine Toffee
  • Paper distressing tool
  • Water brush
  • Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Small hole punch
  • Brown twine

Happy Stamping!

Suzanne Czosek from Suzz’s Stamping Spot (www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com)