Happy Mother’s Day to All Mothers

The 3rd of April  here in the UK is Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day to all my crafting friends who are mothers and grandmothers.  Hope you are all being treated to a special day and being pampered.

I’ve given my mother her Mother’s Day card – some of you may already have seen a picture of it previously:

Mother’s Day Card

I also gave her a little wooden box that I’d painted, with some chocolates inside.

Mother’s Day BoxMother’s Day Box 2

I’m afraid that I’m not realy an artist so just brushed a lot of green as jungle greenery and spotted yellow and red to give the impression of flowers.

Hope all of you in the UK, and any other country which celebrates Mother’s Day today, and who still have their mothers, have remembered to send them a card even if you can’t go to see them in person today.  And for all of you who celebrate Mother’s Day later on in the year, I made a blog post with some suggestions for Mother’s Day cards previously – here – so you may want to have a look and start thinking of what type of card you want to send now.

This is a description of how I made the card:

Open Book layers and flower petals to make paper flowers – cup55044_198
Book Stand – cup54410_571
Oval Roses Pyramid and backing used for top book layer and card stand – cup100897_526

I printed the design sheet out several times. Once at full size on Super Smooth Card, Once at full size on both sides of a heavyweight card and once at half size on Super Smooth Card.

From the half size printout I cut out the pyramid layers, stuck them together using 2mm deep foam tape, put a flexi, fine, border peel-off around the outside and used a quickie glue pen to stick some ultra-fine crystal glitter on some petal edges of the roses.

From the printout on both sides of the heavyweight card I cut out the card stand using my CraftROBO.

From the super smooth card I cut out the top layer of the open book using my CraftROBO.

I chose a silver mirror card and two shades of pink card and again used my CraftROBO to cut out the othr layers of the open book.

From the same card as the lightest pink I cut out lots of the five petaled flower, also from the Open Book CraftROBO cutting kit. I shaped and squashed the flower layers, and using four layers and a coiled narrow strip of the same card stuck them all together with glue gel to make my paper flowers. I used a Zig two way, chisel tipped, glue pen to put glue over the edges of all the petals before dipping them in the same crystal glitter I’d used on the pyramage.

I went around each of the open book pages, a blank piece of shaped card for the greeting, together with the stand with the same flexi bend peel-offs I’d used round the pyramage. I stuck the open book pages together, attached two strips of co-ordinating pink velvet ribbon down the card centre and used glue gel to attach the paper flowers, greetings panel and the pyramage.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafters Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see my cards.)