I’ve been snowed in, so it’s been a great time to make some Mothers’ Day cards for our troops. As I’ve explained on other posts, I make these cards for OperationWriteHome. Once I send the cards to a shipper, they sort them and send them to any base in Afghanistan, Iraq, U.S. Navy ships–you get the idea. I have until April 1 to get some Mothers’ Day cards together, so I’ve been making a lot of these. Oftentimes when I find a design I like, I make 15 or 20 of them, since they will eventually go to different places. So here are some of the cards that I’ve been making. In all fairness, I scraplifted this design from a site from the UK, Mainly Flowers. That’s where I get a lot of my ideas.
Purple Mother's Day
Purple/Pink/Green Mother's Day
This is one of my favorite cards that I made for Mothers’ Day. It was just a coincidence that the flower was perfectly centered. The floral paper is from the Tea Party DSP from SU and the stamp is from SU’s clear stamp collection. The ribbon and blue card stock are from Michael’s. I cut the white center paper 2″ x 5.5″, then used the Martha Stewart punch on both sides. I start at one end, then when I turn the strip of paper to the other side, I make sure the points line up before beginning. That way, I get a nice, professional-looking strip.
- Purple/Green Mother’s Day
On this card, I used the Martha Stewart lace punch and some Old Olive cardstock, along with the Tea Party DSP from SU. I like to use the lace punch sparingly, so it doesn’t look too old fashioned on cards.
Yellow Mother's Day
The yellow stripe is from the Tea Party DSP, and the yellow is just random cardstock. The Mothers’ Day stamp is from SU’s newest clear stamp collection that was just released in January. You’ll notice I don’t have a lot of variety with Mothers’ Day stamps. I’ll have to buy more before next year.
- Pink/White Mother’s Day
The pink/white cardstock is, once again, from the Tea Party DSP from SU. The ribbon is Pretty in Pink from SU. The rest of the card uses the MS punch and just some matching pink cardstock from my stash. I cut some of the white strips a little narrower, maybe 1.5″ to use the 3/8″ Pretty in Pink ribbon I used from SU.
Red/White Mother's Day
This card is probably my least favorite, maybe because of the colors. I used the SU punch for the blossoms and the stamp from SU. It’s just an okay card. I think the ribbon is from Michael’s, and it does match the red cardstock nicely.
Pink/Green Mothers' Day
I love how the bow turned out on this one. It’s just ribbon I got from Michael’s. Usually I try to get the ribbon when it’s half off so I can have a lot to choose from to match different colors. The rest of the card is made from the Tea party DSP and the new clear stamps released by SU.
Green/White Mothers' Day
I am really liking this green/white combination. The paper, once again, is from the Tea Party DSP and the ribbon is from Michael’s. It looks like a pretty good match.
Green/Purple Thinking of You
Gold/White Mothers Day
Pink/Green Mothers Day