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Friday, May 14, 2021

A few more Mother's Day cards...

 I know the holiday has come and gone, but I still have a few Mother's Day cards to share with you. These card designs could definitely be used for other occasions, so I thought it would still be worthwhile to show them here.

I like this rose border die for quick cards. I simply added a few gems and a sentiment, and my card front was done.

On the inside I added a computer-generated sentiment. To coordinate with the card front, I used the border die to cut one of the flowers out of the light blue cardstock and added it below the sentiment.

This card features my favorite flower die set. I just love the detail that is cut into the flower petals and the fact that it is three different layers of petals. 

I tried to coordinate my flower with the colors in the patterned paper by using the same green for the leaves and a deep aqua gem for my flower center.

I added another computer-generated sentiment on the inside and a strip of pink cardstock.

I had just a small piece of hydrangea paper left over from a previous card I made. I love this paper so much that I just had to use it on a card. I made a couple of these drapery fold cards. and they sold quickly at the thrift store.

I hemmed and hawed over what to put in the bottom right hand corner. It looked too bare with nothing. At first I thought maybe I should stamp my sentiment there, but then decided a flower would be better. 

I created another sentiment on the computer for the inside. When I'm making cards to sell at the thrift store, I often create four sentiment panels on a single 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of cardstock. I have a document formatted just for that purpose, so that makes it pretty quick and easy. 

In the photo at left, you can see I even used a scrap strip of that hydrangea paper here. I squeezed everything I could out of that 12" X 12" sheet!

Today, I am finally planting some annuals. I love getting my flowers planted and "dressing up" the yard with some bright colored flowers.

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


designbydonna said...

These are all lovely. That large rose die cut makes a real statement. You don't need much else on a card with them. I pleated paper is very prety paired with the hydrangea. I would like to try that. Could you send me the dimensions and score measurements?

Lynette said...

Oh, wow, Cheryl! Your cards are all so fabulous! Very different and very cool. I love the sentiment font on the front of the last two cards.

Glittered Paws said...

These are awesome - love the blue rose die you used, it truly can stand alone. And love the pleated drapery card - I haven't made one of those in a long time. Great job on all of the cards.

Lynne in NI said...

These are lovely, your little flower was just right for that space! One of these days I'll win the lottery and come to view your fabulous die collection ;)