Friday, April 27, 2012

Congratulations & Mother's Day cards

So as I told you yesterday, I used a yummy new Cosmo Cricket paper pad for 3 of my cards this month (for my monthly class).
It's called "Tea for Two" Mini Deck and it has 36 pages! It's my new fave.
Here's the first card I made - it's for Mother's Day (click to see larger).
I gave my students four sentiments to use on the front.
One said, "To my friend." and then some said the word "Mother."
I wanted them to have the option of giving this to a friend or their own mom.
Normally I do my strips on the diagonal and I think I would have liked this better that way.
But I worry that my students will think I'm a one-trick pony, :), so I tried straight up and down.

The colors on this are not exactly the same in a picture - they're way prettier in person.
I cut the top scallop with my Silhouette. Love how quick that was and it was a freebie shape!
I originally envisioned a cream scrunchy wide bow made out of seam binding but I couldn't find any so went with this green grosgrain.

Inside is a lovely Mother's Day poem I snagged off a Dollar General $1 card I bought.
I gave each of the students a 6" strip that was 1" wide and before we started making the card above, I had them cut 2 one inch squares to make the next card. We lined those squares along the bottom and then used two additional strips of blue and hearts to put above.

The "congratulations" is cut with my Silhouette Cameo and I love it!!!!
I love the colors on this one better. Something about adding the blue makes the other colors pop.
This is a new card size for me and one I'm going to be using quite often.
I bought a box of envelopes at Walmart that are a small business size (I don't know the proper name).
They are 3 5/8" x 6 1/2" so we made the card 6" wide by 3.25" tall.
We just made it out of an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock, cutting it to 6.5" and then scoring at 3.25.

The best part? The envelopes are $1.24 for 150!!!!!!
So this is my new "go-to" card size y'all!

By the way - I had a great birthday. I asked for this fabulous new book by May Flaum.
It shares some of the best stuff from the most creative crafty bloggers!
It's called, "Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques From Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers"

Can't wait to curl up with it outside on a beautiful day.

Tomorrow I'll be back with a "thanks" card and more crafty goodness from that fab Cosmo Cricket pad.


Danielle said...

Beautiful cards! Happy Belated Birthday!

Madeline said...

Cute cards! Enjoy your new book!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! Love them