Love for Mom

SOS469 – What a Difference You’ve Made in my Life & May SPRING Challenge

Both of these challenges refer to Mothers Day and while my own mother made a massive difference in my life, she is now deceased as is my Mom in Law. With that said there isn’t usually a reason for me to make a Mom’s Day card, but this year I have a good reason. Our contractor employs a female carpenter who has seen some of my card making when she’s been here. She recently asked me if I ever made cards for sale, to which I replied that in general, I don’t, but if she would like a card made I would be happy to do it for her. This is the card I made for her and it seems to fit both these challenges so I’m posting it.

The die used is an unbranded die purchased through Amazon and is quite intricate. I added some glitter CS behind the die cut panel. This panel is slightly larger than our standard sizes so I cut the card base accordingly. I love the deep colour of the CS but have no idea where I got that piece from. Using the Tim Holtz/Sissix set of dies called Tiny Tattered Floral, I die cut different sizes of CS for the flowers. I made enough to decorate a box for the card, shown in next photo.

Box for the card

The very tiny flowers on the card were not made by me but came from a small bought package I’ve had for some time. They are a paper flower with a rolled center. The word is a die cut from MFT and was done in silver. I have to say making a display box is not my forte, but I managed without making a huge mess of it. I’ve also since learned a hack to make the flowers stay rolled the way I want them as using a quilling tool means they can be quite loose. At the time I didn’t know this hack so my flowers didn’t quite stay as I wanted them once off the quilling tool. After attending a local gallery that was showing a small exhibition of quilled art, and where the artist was doing a demonstration, she mentioned that she dips her finished pieces into a mixture of Modge Podge and water, as when dry, this stiffens the piece. I shall be trying this in the future. Our carpenter was thrilled and insisted she should be paying for the card. I wouldn’t let her, but she did do a small extra chore in the house at no cost so I guess we are even. Have a great day everyone.

19 thoughts on “Love for Mom

  1. Pretty card and box! I like the flowers you added. I do not make Mothers Day cards either. I have unused Mother stamps as both mothers have passes. Now, if my daughters wanted to, they are welcome to use anything in my craft room. They often need a bit of a nudge from my husband to get in gear and think about their mother. They never realize there is a special day till it is over. I live and do not worry about it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa – I’m with you as I don’t stress if something is missed unless its my birthday. For some reason that is important to me and as long as my hubby remembers I’m happy.

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  2. Gorgeous card. The die with the glittery background is really stunning. The flowers turned out lovely. Great idea dipping them in a mod podge/water mixture.

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  3. I love that you each traded your craft! The card and the box are beautiful. The Mod Podge dipping is a good idea. The glitter background is a wonderful touch for this.

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    1. Thanks Golda – I agree about the glitter background. With a CS as dark as this one was (it is a purple that can look brown in some lights) it needed something bright behind it.

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  4. Beautiful card and card box, Johanna. Your heart background die is exquisite and decorate box for the card is an added surprise for the recipient. Sweet of you to make a card for your carpenter. I make mother’s day cards for my daughter and daughter in law.

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    1. Thanks Gayle – with the card being bigger than standard and with the flowers on the front, a box was the only way to go really. I’m not good at making them though.

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  5. How fun to be asked to create a card!! Way to go shopping your stash…those little flowers are perfect for a card! Thanks for playing along with our “What a difference you made” challenge over at SOS!!

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