Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month - Happy Times Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring the Close To My Heart Happy Times paper pack and/or the Happy Times stamp set.  This is our fabulous special for National Scrapbooking Month! If you have come here from Krista Ritskes' blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Today I'm showing you a Mother's Day card I made with some of the scraps I had left after making the 12 card workshop I posted earlier this week.  (There's still enough left to make more than another 12 cards!)

I chose a yellow diagonal striped paper backed with ombre green because I wanted the leafy cutouts to look green through the holes. I placed pomegranate glitter circles in the round holes. I love the gold embossed designs on the pink floral design and the diagonal striped strip I placed on the top of the sentiment banner. I also loved the beautiful floral print and the stamps that match those flowers. I stamped the flowers and "Happy" with Pomegranate ink twice,  first and second generation. I added gold sequins topped with Pomegranate glitter circles in the middle of the two flowers. The words "Mother's day" came from the "Flowers for Mom" stamp set. I adhered the cut-out leaves turned to the greenish side. Upside down they won't match the cut leaves, but give the top cut-out a mottled green look which I've seen on other cards and love.

If you want to try this Cricut Artfully Sent cut, you have to line your paper on the mat so that the yellow is up and the bluish green underside is at the bottom of the mat. I resized it to 8.5" x 5.5." (Check out the challenges below!)

I printed this free sentiment inside on 3.5" x 5" piece of the yellow. I kept it simple for my mother-in-law's poor vision.

A Mother's Day wish to say you are loved,
far more than words can tell.
Not just on special days like this,
but every day as well!

 Happy Mother’s Day!

Come back next week. I'll be sharing scrapbook layouts using this paper pack. Your next stop is at Kathy Burrows' blog.

You can get this amazing paper pack (14 double sided papers, 4 with gold foil designs) free with a qualifying $60 purchase or purchase it for $14.95. The stamp set is available for purchase and will work well with scrapbooking or cardmaking with a popular brushstroke font!  You can purchase yours HERE or on your consultant's website. It's only available in May for National Scrapbooking Month while supplies last, so don't wait! 

This card was so fun and easy to make I have to share it with these challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #70 - Celebrate Mom
Double D Challenge - Mother's Day picture inspiration-flowers
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #275 - Mother's Day (used Artfully Sent)


Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card!

Donna said...

Great card! Love how you did the leaf punch out.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful card Vickie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card--inside and out! I love the cutout branches on the bottom and the ombre paper on the inside. Just gorgeous!
:) Marie

Lauren said...

What a pretty Mother's Day card!

Darlys said...

Love you card! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Lena said...

Lovely card. Beautiful papers. Love it!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
♥ Lena, DT
Lena’s Creations

Jeanie B said...

Great card. I forget that these beautiful Artfully Sent card bases can add so much to a card. This cut is perfect for this paper pack. Great job. said...

So pretty!!

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals

Corner Celebrate Mom Challenge
. Lisa DT

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love the layers and pretty details! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

Cat Nowak said...

Great card, love the layers.

Brenda Lapp said...

What a lovely card. I am sure your MIL loved it.

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