With Mother’s Day fast approaching I am on the lookout for ways to make the day even more special. A handmade touch is one sure way to make mom smile and today I am going to share with you a card that you can make for her using a few simple tools and cardstock!
Mother’s Day Flower Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Cardstock – Neutrals
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz – Nostalgic- Kraft-Core 6 X 6 Pad
- Darice Quilt Embossing Folder
- Triangle Punch
- Leaf Metal Die Cut
- 1-2 inch circle from scrap paper
- Quick Drying Liquid Adhesive
- Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Mom Electronic Cut File
Step 1: Use the embossing folder to emboss the blue cardstock. Sand it to bring out the Kraft color and dust it off with your dust buddy.Cut it down to be a 4 X 4 inch square and attach it to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card base.
Technique Tip: Embossing weakens cardstock so as you are sanding be gentle and try be deliberate in what direction you are going. I like to sand all one direction and then turn the card and sand another direction until you have brought out as much of the core as you want to show.
Step 2: Punch out triangles and fold the short side of the triangles over like pictured.
Step 3: Fold the triangles in half so that they will have dimension.
Step 4: Using a strong adhesive like hot glue attach the “petals” to the circle (the circle won’t show so any scrap paper is great – it just gives you a base to build before adhering it to your card).
Step 5: Once all the petals are glued down attach it to your card and add a button to the center.
Step 6: Add leaves underneath the flower petals and attach the Mom sentiment. I cut my sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo but letter stickers would also work great!
We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else. I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues. This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.
Flower Pot Card Supplies:
- Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Bright Assorted Tags
- ColorCore Cardstock Brights
- Vellum Quotes and Titles Sentiments
- Sand-It Gadget
- Punch Bunch – Small Cherry Blossom, Large Cherry Blossom, Medium Birch Leaf
- Heartfelt Creations Decorative Flower Pot Die
- Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal
- May Arts Ribbon KB-33
- Adhesive Pearls
Step 1. Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die). Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.
Step 2. Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.
Step 3. Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.
Step 4. Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.
Step 5. Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.
Step 6. Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.
Step 7. Slide into the pocket to finish.
I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.
Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is gorgeous. With chalkboard home decor being so popular today, it is a perfect addition to your crafting stash! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope this project will make you want to!
Chalkboard Family Frame Supplies:
- Core’dinations Chalk Core 12″ white and colors
- Core’dinations WhiteWash
- Flower punches and dies
- Misc: frame
- Sand it Set
Step 1: Use a simple black 8×10 frame and cut four (4) 1/2″ strips of White Core Chalk Core, sand them, and Mod-Podged the strips to the perimeter of the frame. The frame already had a photo mat that came with the frame so cover the photo mat with White Core Chalk Core and sand it.
Step 2: Use a sheet of Colored Core Chalk Core for the inside of the photo mat. ISand it, and adher it to the cardboard frame backing.
Step 3: Then, using a variety of flower punches and the Colored Chalk Core decorate the frame.
Core’dinations Chalk Core pairs well with Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock. They both have a subtle “chalky” look. Mix in some of that with the flowers as accents and leaves and some fun self adhesive pearls and rhinestones to the flower centers.
Step 4: Cut the banner and the title with your Silhouette electronic cutting machine or any other machine you have.
Step 5: Attaching the photo: I used a heavy duty glue dot behind a metal clip. This way I can switch the photo out whenever we have a current shot.
Here is a close-up of some of the flowers-you can see the fabulous texture of the cardstocks.
Can you believe this project is all cardstock? I love to create beautiful (one of a kind) things for my home that are inexpensive, and best of all- unique. ~ Shaunte
We hope you had a great time with Hampton Art last week!
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First up from the Core blog we have………
And we picked a random winner from Design Team member Debbie Standard’s blog from Thursday……
Wow…Your cards are so wonderful and perfect. I love all of your details. Wonderful job all the way around.
AND since we hit 9000 new likes on Facebook this weekend I thought we would do another winner…
Oh how lovely! Beautiful cards!
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And today we have something fun! We are sponsoring a challenge over at the Cupcake Inspiration blog! How fun is that? Each challenge you get an inspiration piece to create a card or project. You can draw from the colors or the design.
Here is the piece…how much do you love those colors!?!?
Here is an inspiration piece from Debbie Standard:
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE RULES ON THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE BLOG HERE. You must link your project to the correct post on their blog not here. Rules are on the sidebar on the left hand side under the sponsors.
AND HAVE FUN!!!