Love You Bunches, Mom

Materials

  • Cardstock: Blue Bell, Pollen and Festive (Bazzill Basics); White (Wausau)
  • Super Card Art & Craft Paper (Folia Paper through US ArtQuest)
  • Sheer white organza ribbon, 1/4” (Offray)

Tools

  • Stamps (Penny Black Inc.): Love Blush; For All You Do; Uppercase Kate Text Alphabet; ...Bunches
  • Onyx Black VersaFine ink pad (Tsukineko)
  • Clear embossing powder (Tsukineko)
  • Tombow markers (Tombow USA): 055; 126; 173; 933; 985
  • Niji Waterbrush (Kuretake, Ltd. Co.)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Ranger): Orange Peel; Crystal
  • Pearl stickers (Mark Richards)
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutter and Embosser with Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft)
  • Heat tool

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut two 4-3/8” Blue Bell cardstock squares. Place one square in Swiss Dots folder and roll through embossing machine. To align dots for second pass, due to width of cardstock, position a few previously embossed dots with dots in folder; you will feel them “catch” when they are aligned. Align paper in folder and use stylus to re-emboss any flattened dots. Adhere squares together.

STEP 2

  • Stamp roses on 3-3/8” watercolor paper square; heat emboss with clear powder. Color image with markers. Use damp water brush to blend colors. Mat on 3-1/2” orange cardstock square.

STEP 3

  • Cut 3-5/8”x7-1/4” and 1”x5” pieces from yellow cardstock. Fold larger piece in half and, with fold at top, adhere matted roses to front. Cut 3-1/2” white cardstock square and adhere inside yellow card.

STEP 4

  • Score yellow strip cut in Step 3 at 2-1/2” and 2-3/8” from one short end to create hinge. Glue back of hinge to back of yellow card. Adhere yellow card to embossed cardstock.

STEP 5

  • Cut two 7/8”x2-1/8” white strips and one 7/8”x1-7/8” white strip. On two larger pieces, stamp “Thank You for All You do” and “MOM”; heat emboss with clear powder. Stamp “Love You Bunches” on smaller piece; heat emboss. Mat all pieces on orange cardstock. Adhere “Thank You” to front of hinge and “MOM” to back as shown. Tie ribbon around hinge.

STEP 6

  • Mat “Love You” on yellow cardstock and adhere inside card as shown.

STEP 7

  • Adhere pearls to corners of card front. Highlight flowers with glitter glue; let dry.

More

  • 1. Can’t be with Mom this Mother’s Day? Add a smiling selfportrait to the top half of the inside of the card.
  • 2. Keep these instructions handy to create interactive greetings for any occasion.
by Elizabeth Allan
Front of Card (Mom)
Front of Card (Mom) Inside of Card
Inside of Card Front (Thank You) Card
Front (Thank You) Card