Today I've got a special post... but first, I have to give a "warning" to two people. :)
If you are one of my mothers.... mom or mom-in-law...
Pretty Please!! :) You don't want to ruin your mother's day gifts... do you now?
Ok, now on to the real post.
I am turning this post in to be considered for the BBTB2 Design Team (and also for the My Pink Stamper Mother's Day Challenge).
I made several things for my moms, a card and a picture frame. I'll add my supply list at the end.
|Two pictures frames I altered. Frames are 5x7 from Hobby Lobby.|
|Altered frame for my mom-in-law. The frame is a 5x7 and from Hobby Lobby.|
|Altered frame for my mom. Same frame, but in black, 5x7 from Hobby Lobby.|
|Close up of flowers. Red and cream flower (with red inking) flower tutorial here. A different tutorial for the cream and blue flowers here.|
|More pretty flowers|
|Flowers and flourish|
|Frame and matching card for my mom-in-law.|
|Inside of card|
|Frame and matching card for my mom.|
|Front of card|
|Inside of card using extra "lined notebook" scrapbook paper.|
|All the creations and my outside Lighthouse :) It lights up at night by a solar panel||.|
I cut the large red flowers using my Preserves Cricut cartridge and used the "shift" button to use the center of the apple cut in order to get the 5 petal flower. I cut the large red "roses" at 2.5 inches. I used the same technique for the cream roses and cut them at 1.75 inches. I inked them with red ink.
For the "carnation-like" flowers I used two different punches. The larger cream carnation flower was cut with a 1.5 inch round circle punch. I followed the technique in the video. I did the same technique for the small blue and red carnations, but I used Martha Stewart's 1 inch scallop circle punch, it gives it the ruffly edges.
Behind the red roses are green flowers, and I cut them with the Cricut Essentials on my E2 machine. They were cut at 2 inches. I inked them with green ink.
The flourishes were cut from my E2 as well with the Cricut Essentials as well. (My new favorite flourish!) They were cut at 3 inches.
The large capital H was cut at 4.5 inches from Stone Script. And the lowercase h was ct at 4.5 inches from Cricut American Alphabet.
I cut the base of this card to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card. I used the extra paper from the backgrounds of both frames. I again used the rose flower technique cut at 1.75 inches for both flowers. I used some kraft paper to make the banner and used some brads and buttons from my stash. I used the EK Success punch Scroll and Dots for the punch. I also used the Martha Stewart 1" Scallop Square Punch to make the ends of the banners.
The letter "m" for the words mom I used the Stone Script and Cricut American Alphabet cartridges again, for the corresponding cards. I cut the letters about 2".
Here are the supplies I used:
Frames: Hobby Lobby 5x7
Cardstock: AC Cardstock and scraps from my stash
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio Open Stock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Red ink (G Studio), Brown ink (Stayz On), Green (G Studio)
Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Circle Punch, Fiskars 1" Round Circle Punch, Martha Stewart 1: Scallop Square Punch, EK Success Scallop and Dot Punch
Cricut Cartridges: Stone Script, E2 Cricut Essentials, E2 Cricut American Alphabet, Preserves
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I have had that super cute lighthouse for nearly 7 years. It has moved all over with us. My awesome parents found it at Walmart right after I first got married. (: