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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #156: Mother's Day (UK)...

 Is it February already? It seems just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year. But since it really is February, it's time for a new Challenge at Let's Craft and Create. This month we're asking you to create a Mother's Day, birthday, just because or similarly-themed card and play along.

Here's what I've come up with as a Mother's Day card for one of my aunts, since my mother is no longer with us. Can you guess what kind of paper I used for my background?

I used a very pretty, shiny gold wrapping paper. My brother gave me a book for my birthday last month, which he had wrapped in it. As I unwrapped it, he reached to take the paper from me in order to throw it away. I nearly slapped his hand away! "Don't take that!" I said to him in a rather demanding voice (you know how we crafters get when it comes to pretty paper). "I'm going to use that to make some cards."

He just gave me one of "those" looks and let me have my way. It was my birthday, after all. LOL

I used a pretty, unbranded background die to cut my background pattern and adhered it to a white card base with spray adhesive. Even though the wrapping paper was quite thin, it still worked beautifully. I only wish you could see the metallic shine. The camera really doesn't do it justice.

I added a sentiment on a wavy, die-cut strip, which is popped up on foam tape. Then I decided to add just a tiny pop of color by gluing on some pink and purple sequins. I love the bit of color and sparkle that they add.

On the inside, I matted my computer-generated sentiment with some more of the wrapping paper.

I liked this card so much that I am going to make two more, as I have three aunts that I like to remember on Mother's Day.

Now it's your turn--and you don't even have to upcycle any supplies as I have done. Simply create a card--Mother's Day, birthday, just because--and post it here. The Design Team loves seeing all your amazing creations, and there will be a prize for the winner. Check it all out at Let's Craft and Create!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Gorgeous card. Love that background die over the gold foil. The colored sequins were the perfect add ons. I hear you about the papers. I am always casing out wrapping paper for repurposing or inspiration.

Jeanne H said...

Your card is lovely! Very clever using that wrapping paper. The design there looks like a cover plate I have from Stamplorations. :-)

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

What a great way to recycle the beautiful wrapping paper. I would have thought it would be very difficult to handle it after it was die cut. Great job, Cheryl!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - and recycled wrapping paper - Love It. Ho sweet for you to make a Mothers Day card for your aunt. I am sure it will touch her heart. I haven't thought of tomorrow yet let alone Mothers Day.

Lynette said...

So great that you were able to up-cycle some wrapping paper. Well done! Great card.

I got all caught up checking out your last several posts. Sorry I'm not going to comment on them individually, but they are all wonderful!! Happy Belated birthday.