Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!!

I hope all my friends out there in Blog-Land are having a wonderful day!! My in-laws were here this weekend, so we took mom-in-law out for breakfast this morning and later on today we are going to go spend some time with my mom. In the meantime, I get some coveted quiet time just hanging out at home!
Thought I would share the card I made for my mom…….
I finally inked up my Button Boutique set from Papertrey Ink. It is soooo fun to create with!! I also used the coordinating dies for the buttons and the button card.
I also finally broke out the seam binding and used my Copic markers to get perfectly matched colors. Not too bad for my first try, I think!
And to follow another current trend I have been seeing, I decided to really decorate up the inside of the card. Pretty cute, no?? The great thing was, I had those buttons left over from making the card front, and they worked perfectly for the inside!
As you may or may not know, cards this bulky have a hard time going into a regular envelope. However, I planned ahead for this and decorated a clear box (that PTI stamps come in) for it instead.
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Since the box is a bit bigger than the card, I used some of the extra seam binding I colored to use as a filler. I really like the way it looks!! I am so happy with the way it turned out, and I’m sure Mom will love it as well!!!

STAMPS: Button Boutique, Tag Its #2, Tag Its #3, Signature Series: Dress Form, Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink); Eclectic Edges, Sans Alphabet (CTMH)
PAPER: Nana’s Nursery: Baby Boy (DCWV); colonial white, creme brulee, sweet leaf, twilight cardstock (CTMH)
INK: bamboo, creme brulee, petal, sweet leaf, twilight (CTMH); EMBELLISHMENTS: hemp, adhesive pearls (CTMH); Spica glitter pen (Copic); seam binding (colored with Copic markers), flowers (from my stash)
TOOLS: Button Up #1, Buttoned Up #2, Button Card, Collection, Parisian doily, butterfly, Signature Series butterfly, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4” circle collection dies (PTI); rectangle label die (Spellbinders), heart punch (Martha Stewart), label punch, word window punch (Stampin’ Up), border punch (Fiskars)
SIZE: card approx. 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”; box approx 6” x 6”