Thursday, May 3, 2012

MOM - Don't read this!

Strange title for a post, right?  Well, my Mom gets the posts via email and since we are coming up on Mother's Day, there just might be a few things I don;t want her to see!  Then again, given my history of forgetting to actually MAIL the cards I make for her, maybe this will be her only chance....  let's keep our fingers crossed that (a) she doesn't read this and (b) I remember to mail it this time.

I had fun making this, with my daughter advising me the whole way!  I had a fun spool of fuchsia ribbon on clearance from Michael's so I started with that as my color.  I wanted to keep it a little simple so rather than use patterned paper, I embossed the background and then simply stamped a pattern onto the flower I cut on my Cricut (the flower pattern is an SVG cutting file from Platypus Creek Digitals).  I created the title in MTC using Brinlea font and embossed that as well, using a button for the "o".  Both buttons are recycled from my daughter's old clothes; the white, fuchsia, and little piece of light pink cardstock is scraps from other projects.






Challenges (I know - list looks crazy but there were so many Mother's Day challenges...)

EDIT - somehow I left out Creative Cutter Room challenge!  I linked up myu project to their site but neglected to call them out here.  Sorry, ladies!

The sketch I adapted from Card Patterns is below.  I substituted the title for the banner, used the flower rather than the bow, and omitted the flower tag in favor of the button in the title.





43 comments:

  1. This is ADORABLE and I love all your recycled items too -- great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

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  2. hi Lisa thank so much for joining the challenge at Little Scrap Pieces. Love your colors and the lush flower. The button for the bow in mom is fabulous! Karen

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  3. Fab creation, love the papers you have chosen, I'm sure your Mom will love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Platypus Creek & Delightful Challenges, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  4. Hi Lisa!
    Your card is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it! But the title cracks me up! If I saw a post from my child that said, "Mom don't read this", I would be opening it before ANYTHING else! Good luck....hope she doesn't peek!
    Hugs,
    Cissy

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  5. What a sweet card! I love the color scheme! Hope your mom doesn't see it until next weekend! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room!

    Tonya
    CCR DT
    ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

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  6. Haha I found it cute the reason you wrote that title. I think your mom will be delighted to receive such a pretty card!

    Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

    Eileen

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  7. Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
    xx

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  8. Super duper cute! Glad you joined us at FCCB this week!!

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  9. Very pretty, your mom will love it. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!!

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  10. A real beautiful card you make! The embossed background is amazing and so cute with the button! And the flower in the front is just so beautiful! Your mother will be very happy! I'm sure of it! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy

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  11. Great design! Thanks for playing with us on Platypus Creek Designs. Good luck!

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  12. Your card is just gorgeous and I am sure your mum is just going to love it. The combination of papers and embossing is so striking together and I love this flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals this week. Good Luck!
    Danie - PCD DT

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  13. Oh now this is cute. I love the flower and button.

    Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

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  14. Pretty moms card, love the use of your ribbons!

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  15. So sweet! Great embossing and design! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

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  16. Very cute card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
    Angela
    HIMCR DT

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  17. What a fabulous card, The pink really pops and the embossing is perfect!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie

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  18. THis is soooo BEAUTIFUL!great job with it,I LOVE the flower!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

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  19. Lovely big flower on this Mother's Day card - thanks for joining us at the Platypus Creek Challenge, Lisa (DT) x

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  20. What? We're supposed to MAIL cards? I don't understand ...

    :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  21. This is very lovely. Very pretty papers. Thanks for joining us again at Platypus Creek Digitals.

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  22. Love your title and such a gorgeous card. The embossing and flower are perfect together. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB.

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  23. This is beautiful. The embossing is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back next week.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt at Delightful Sketches

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  24. Your mother will love it! Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

    Rebecca

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  25. Lovely card!! Love the flower!!
    Thanks for participate at the bling it up challenge at Platypus Creek Digitals.
    Ruthie~DT

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  26. This is a lovely card ... love the flower. Thank you for sharing with us at Platypus Creek Digitals

    Carolyn- PCD DT

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  27. I really like your card, the flower is gorgeous. I like the embossed letters too, never thought of doing that, great tip. Thank you for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  28. Just gorgeous, hope she hasn't peeked!! Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Pinky

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  29. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!
    Candy
    http://candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful! The embossing and pattern is perfect together! Great card!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  31. So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash with your lovely card!

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  32. Love your patterns and embossing on your mom's card -- she's going to love it! Thanks for playing along with FCCB this week. :)

    Jessica
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  33. The card came out lovely! I love all of the embossing! Thanks for joining us at fccb!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  34. SUPER cute card! I was laughing at your title til I read why you said it!!! Super cute! Sure mom will love it!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CCR!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  35. That's such a sweet card! I'm sure your mam will love it! I love the embossed background and how you put a button instead of an O! Very clever!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy
    Hugs
    Katya x

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  36. I love it and you did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy and please come back for the next challenge.

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  37. Thanks for joining our Favorite Embellishment at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job, love it!

    Leanne DT 4CC!

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  38. great card!! love the details and the colors! thanks for joining us at tuesday alchemy

    cheers!
    kelli

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  39. This is the cutest Mother's Day card, love all the embossing & stamping!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room:)

    Elaine
    CCR DT

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  40. Can we say gorgeous and cute at the same time? Love the font you used for "MOM"

    Thanks for sharing this with My Sheri Crafts

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  41. Wonderful card. I like this big flower. :) Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

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  42. What a beautiful card! The embossing really works with the stamping you did on the flower. I love the "light" feel of all that white! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us in the Paper Crafting World's Mothers' Day challenge!
    Evelyn

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  43. Gorgeous flower. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Variety!

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