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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mothers Day Cards

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With Mothers Day coming up this Sunday, I finally got around to making cards for my mom, mother-in-law and our grandmas.  I wish I could deliver all...or any...of them in person, but they'll be sent off in the mail today instead.

 I'll give you a quick rundown of how I made them.

I inked the edges of the card with brown ink and glued on a piece of burlap (glue dots worked best)

To make the flowers I free-hand cut 4 scalloped circles out of book pages (a punch would work great, and I was too lazy to clean off my desk enough to use my big electronic cutter)  Then I folded each circle into quarters and glued them down onto a small circle of paper.  A sticky sparkle went in the middle.  I made 3 of these for each card, as you can see.

The "happy mothers day" font is Sketch Block and I printed it out on cream cardstock and added more brown ink around the edge.  

The final touch is the strip of vellum "washi tape" across the top.  I cut a 1 inch by 4 inch strip of polka dotted vellum and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker.  Then I cut it in half to get two 1/2 inch strips and tore those to get the pieces I used on my cards.

I pretty much love how they turned out, and I can see a lot more vellum-washi in my future.

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  1. The Xyron sticker maker is awesome! I can't stop playing with mine.

  2. Steph, this is really cute. I love creating anything with typography and old book pages. Thanks for the tutorial. Thank you for coming by my site and leaving me a comment. It is much appreciated. I am your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by again and follow as well!


  3. Book flowers what a good way to use up old book pages, they look cute!

  4. Love, love, love the washi tape with the burlap! Super cute!

  5. I have never heard of a sticker-maker- that is SO NEAT! And washi tape is all the rage, so baing able to make your own with coordinating colors is a huge plus. I LOVE the book-page flowers. I always love things that look old and well-loved. I'd love for you to share at Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-4/ (Up until Midnight Tonight)

  6. Hi - what a great idea for a Mother's Day card. Sadly, my mom is no longer with us - but my two daughters have children (and one is a brand new mom!), so maybe I will make it for them!

    We used to kive in Kirkland WA (now I am back home on Long Island...but I miss WA so much!)- where are you located? I saw one of your comments on Shabby Nest, and when I read the name of your blog - I just knew you were in the Seattle area! So - I had to write to you!

    Maybe you should link this up on one of the link parties - it would go over well for Mother's Day!

    I don't get the whole washi tape thing...maybe becuase I alsways look for the "big wow" in a project - but it looks nice on your card.

    Please check out my blog - http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com


  7. This card is adorable! I love how it turned out!! The flowers are super cute!

  8. Lovely card. Great blog. I am a new follower. Visiting from overflowing with creativity. I love the recycled flowers, I love recycling magazines and junk mail. I pinned your picture. You would make my day if you visited me

  9. Hello,
    I love your flowers made from vintage book pages, such a clever idea. You have inspired me to make some flowers for my handmade cards. Love this idea. ;o) Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles, Paula

  10. I love anything with book pages, so I LOVE these flowers! :)

  11. I love the flowers!They turned out so well!

  12. Your cards are adorable! I LOVE the vellum washi tape!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

    1. I am featuring this at our party tomorrow. They turned out so cute! Thanks for partying with us.:)

  13. I love this! I may make this for her birthday later this year.

  14. Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a featured button :)


  15. This card is so cute and I have one of those Xyron machines that I am going to have to dust off now to make DIY washi tape!! Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  16. How smart! The Xyron machine looks cool! Stopping by from Gingersnap Crafts.