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Friday, May 11, 2012

'Happy Mom's Day' My card for my Mom...so no peeking Mom ;0)

Happy Friday Everyone!
I would like to wish all my Mom readers a Happy Mom's Day weekend!  I hope you all get spoilt rotten on Sunday ;0)

I finally entered the electronic cutting age this year and got a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday, Woohoo!!  The very first cutting project I did was my Mom's Day card for my Mom.  She lives in the UK so I didn't get to go as elaborate with embellishments and dimension as I would have liked to. Here's some pics of the final result.

 My Mom is super special, besides being the best Mom ever, she also gets to celebrate Mom's Day TWICE a year!  In the UK they celebrate Mother's Day in March so my sister spoils my Mom then and I get to spoil her in May ;0) 

The design I used is available in the Silhouette Cameo library in a square format.  I altered the size in the Silhouette design software and cut out the window flower frame with the sentiment included from textured burgundy cardstock and then re-cut just the flowers in textured yellow cardstock.  Back the window cut out with peach cardstock and put yellow cardstock behind the sentiment.  Add details with a clear glitter gel pen to the leaves and stems and yellow and peach glitter glue to the flowers and around the inside edge of the window cut out.  Curl the petals of the yellow flowers and adhere them to the card front with craft glue and embellish all the flowers and leaves with self-adhesive pearls.  Embellish all the corners of the card with a Magic Transparent White Pearl Pen.

 Die cut out a Spellbinders Fancy Tag 2 from peach cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Daisies set available at Blockheads Paper Arts with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Adhere the tag to the inside of the card with permanent adhesive tape and embellish with more glittery flowers and glitter glue.  The tag was a little bit bigger than the card so I got creative and hooked the right hand side over the edge so it peeks out when the card is closed.  I finished off with variegated fluffy fiber wrapped around the card fold.

I'm pleased with how my very first attempt using my new fancy dancy cutting machine turned out and hope my Mommy loves it too!   Hopefully it has arrived intact so we shall see when she opens it on Sunday morning ;0)

Now for some challenges for my card....
 Penny's Challenges - #79 I Love You Mom
Scrapalicious USA - Mother I Love You challenge
Simply Create Too Challenge #13 Mother's Day or Feminine
 Raise the Bar Challenge #104 - Mother's Day Cards
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #89 - Sentiments Only
 Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #58 - Anything Goes
Fat Pages with Attitude Challenge #13 - Anything Goes/Butterflies and Blooms
The Paper Shelter Challenge #63 - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Beautiful! Its great that you have joined our Penny's challenge for the very first time, we hope you will continue to do so :-) Julie x

  2. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the way it just POPS. I am sure she will love it. Thanx for sharing! :)


  3. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week.. Hugs, Linda

  4. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week.. Hugs, Linda

  5. Welcome to Fat Pages with Attitude, it is so nice to know your entering our two weeks of fun. Your card is lovely, a happy cherry Mother's Day card. Hope to see you again. Caz

  6. Lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    hugs Marjo

  7. Love the flowers - my soft spot :) Beautiful card - we also celebrate Mothers Day today here in South Africa :) Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  9. Your mom sure is lucky! And you are, too, getting this electronic cutter. I know next to nothing about them, but they seem pretty cool.

    Your card is so pretty for Mum! Hope you are well, Leigh.

  10. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Fat Pages With Attitude this fortnight xx

  11. Super beautiful creation! THanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!!

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  13. Leigh: Your entry is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 - Mother's Day [or Feminine] Challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  14. Leigh this is so pretty! Thank you for joining in on our Mother's Day challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  15. I can peek now because i have got it, thank you for making me my wonderful mom card!

  16. Gorgeous Leigh! love all the elements you used, wonderful design!
    Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!

    sorry for the late reply, we were on vacay for the month of May and I'm desperately playing catch up! forgive me please!


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