Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mother's Day Card

This is my 1st Mother's Day project for 2011.  I have 3x3 mini albums also in the works for my mom, MIL, grandmother and aunt but until I get them done, I'm posting this here.  This is a two-fold project.  First, it's for my mom, but it's also for Jenny's design team project- you can see her things here

I made a tri-fold card.  These are SUPER easy, with just a little time and planning.  the paper is 6x12.  I hope you enjoy. :D

I think I'm the messiest crafter ever.

Anyhoo- This is what I used:
12x12 cardstock in light pink,
8 1/2x11 cardstock in:  med green, light green, cream
paper of your choice to match.
2 flowers
shimmer spray
atg gun
swiss dots cuttlebug folder
creamy brown and chestnut roan chalk ink from colorbok
atg gun,
glue dots
large brad
martha stewart score board.
storybook cartridge.

cut your 12x12 in 1/2 to make a 6x12 sheet.  place on Martha Stewart score board and score at 2,4,8, and 10 inches.  Flip the paper 90 degrees and cut from like inch 2-10.  I use my paper slicer.  and O-L-D model from fiskers.

you will now have 2 cuts and 4 sections.  easiest way to do this is start in the middle.  fold the "T" in the middle.  flip over and repeat.  now that the middle sections are folded in a "z" form, fold the top and bottom to the opposite of the middle.  it should look like the picture above.

next, measure 1/4" shorter than you need for all papers.  (I used 5 for this, but you can do however  many you want up to 1 for each different space)  Chalk around all the edges with the chestnut roan and the creamy brown, depending on which you like better.  I put a brown ribbon on the front and then glued it down with my atg to the front of the card.  I made a bow out of the same ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot also.

on my printer, I printed out Happy Mother's Day in "adorable" font at 30 pts.  I cut it out on my cricut with storybook and an oval at 2 1/4.  I cut the dark green at 2 1/2 inches. 

for the flowers, I sprayed them with shimmer spray and put a large brad in the center after it dried.  I used glue dots to adhere it.

Voila!  super easy card to do.

oh, and please ignore the shaddowing.  I'm waiting on my new lighting to get here.

thanks for visiting!


  1. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE IT!! The colors are great!!


  2. Adorable!

    Rock your craft!

  3. This is such a lovely card! I love the fold and those colors are wonderful!

  4. Your card turned out super cute! I love it!