Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Mom's Day

Hi bloggers,
Sunday is Mother's day in the U.S. Happy day to all those moms, aunts, cousins and grandmas. Hope your day is filled with lovely memories.

Matthew 12:50 NIV

"For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
This was Jesus speaking as he was talking to the people about their spiritual relationships. We are in the family of God if we believe in Jesus as our Savior. Of course a relationship with our mom is one of the most special and treasured. I hope you will honor your mom this weekend in whatever way you feel appropriate, even though she has passed on.
Cards I have made---
This first one should have been on the last post as it is my Easter card this year. I came across the punch technique on Pinterest and YouTube so wanted to try it. These punches are Martha Stewart corner & edge punch. Using text weight paper fold in half the long way and then a little ways from the top fold over again. At the intersection of all the folds, insert into the corner punch and punch. Unfold the top fold and then use the edge punch matching up with where the corner punch left off. Unfold and you have a cross!

Our small stamping group met at my house last month so I was to bring the demos. This white card is one of them. It is done w/ Stampin Up Elegant Lines embossing folder and Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch. At random points cut away the white card stock and put colored paper under. I chose some holographic shiny paper. Then to add some bling, I added some pink rhinestones.
Another project we did was this frame card. It shows off the double sided card stock so you can see both sides. It is basically layering papers in a contrasting way with the frame on top. To make the frame, start with a square, fold both ways once and unfold. Then fold the corners to meet in the middle and then partially back again. That's it!! Then add an embellishment in the middle. The strip arcross the bottom is done using Martha Stewart Cherish edge punch and an extra contrasting strip of card stock.
Our last project was a little cracker box made using the WRMK Envelope Punch Board. It also uses the double sided card stock. I saw this on Deb Valder's YouTube channel. Easy to make and glue together. Then make a lid to fit and fill with goodies.

This week I had the opportunity to teach a class at our local scrapbooking store: Urban Paper. Since I was on the trend of using the double sided paper, that was the theme of the class also. The same box was made along with the frame card.
Here are all the projects we did in that class. I tried to flip it right side up, but it wouldn't cooperate. So I made the picture bigger so it might help you to see them better. Sorry. There is the frame card, a dahlia fold card, a chevron fold card and our little box.

Here is the frame card made with the card stock chosen for this project. In the middle instead of a button is a die cut from a Spellbinders die set.

This is the dahlia style folded card. There are a couple ways to fold these,but went with the most simple. The trim at the bottom is done with Martha Stewart Deco Fan edge punch.

Last we have the chevron fold card. This has been done on YouTube videos a few times. It really shows off the sides of the card stock. The little clip on the side I found at the dollar store.

This is the card I sent for Mother's Day . The doily and inset are Spellbinders Vintage Doily dies and the butterflies are MS Monarch butterflies. The edge is just using a white gel pen to make stitches.

 Hope you found something new to try or maybe revisit and use your own ideas. Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful weekend.
MEg :)