Sunday, May 8, 2011

a Happy Mother's Day Card

I wanted to create something a little different than the "usual" for my Mother-in-law's  Mother's Day Card.  I came across a card that looked like it would be fun to make on Extreme Cards and Papercrafts blog yesterday.  Carol had a link to Brenda's Qbee's Quest blog who had the directions on how to make a fabulous pop-up card!

The fact that I didn't have much, if anything, Brenda used in her card, didn't stop me from making my own version!   I improvised A LOT!   Although, not being able to come up with Hyacinths ALMOST was a show stopper.  I tried many ideas but didn't like any of them.  In the end, I went with the Rosettes.  And no curtains on the window.     My MIL loved the card so I guess it came out OK.

It was much easier than I expected and other than being frustrated by not having hyacinths, I had fun creating it!  Thank you Carol and Brenda for the help!  If you haven't checked out their blogs, you should!

Hope you have a Wonderful week ahead!

Stuff I used in my card
2 Hero Arts Photo Card with the extra "flap" removed. (it already had the window cut out!)
  Hero Arts - Bold Flourish
  Great Impression - E320 (it's the leafy vine)
  Inkadinkado - "Happy Mother's Day
Distress Ink
   Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Forest Moss, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters
   TH Tattered Floral and Paper Rosette dies, Woodgrain Texture Fade
    Glossy Accents, Miracle Tape, Zig 2 way glue 
   Tonic Scissors,  EK Success 1/2" punch, Ranger Ink Blending Tools, Fiskars Border Punch


  1. Oh wow your card is stunning Linda. Enjoy your day. Annette x

  2. Wow, Linda, this is awesome..and I think my Mom would have like this one fantastic!

  3. Just Gorgeous!!!! I love how your card turned out!!

  4. I love the pleated flowers.

    Sometimes it's better when you don't have the right stuff--what comes about is your own!


  5. So! Every time I think "this is IT! No way she can TOP this!" You go and blow me away with something even more fantastic! I LOVE the flower box!!!!!! Your enjoyment while making these creations comes through in your blogs.......did you know that????

  6. Hello Linda,

    thanks for visiting pinkepinke and linking this blogpost of you !
    I love that you can see the flowers through the window and then when you open the card they pop up.
    It's nice to see how you created your own version of the template: this tickles me more when I see more variations on a template.

    thanks !
    greetings from Belgium