for the mamas

so, we’ve just wrapped up mother’s day 2011. my third mother’s day, and it was a great one. my husband and son centered the whole weekend around craftiness, which was awesome and so thoughtful. i was in absolute crafting heaven.

to kick off the weekend, i took last friday evening to make some special mother’s day cards for the special mama’s in my life. (yes, i realize i was a bit late in getting these made…)

i tapped into my blank cardstock stockpile and was so excited to get to use my new paper source poppy cards… i had picked up a set of the a6 size a while back and thought mama’s day was the perfect opportunity to use this new and fun color. blended with a couple of my scrapbook papers, i came up with some bold floral designs that were capped off with some of the fun brads i had in my stash.

the first card i started on was for my mama…using a great small white and poppy floral (from a martha stewart scrapbook paper series) and my cricut give a hoot cartridge, i made a great 3-1/2″ flower with the white and poppy floral pattern. wanting some layering on the card, i also cut out the same shape in a solid white at 3-3/4″ in size to give some dimension.

this one was finished off with the layering of the flowers and touched off with a floral brad from my collection. (shockingly enough i had accents that matched the poppy of the cards perfectly!)

the card-making continued on with cards for my bonus mama and my mother-in-law…all very special women in my life. i wanted slightly different looks for all of the cards and wanted each of the cards to reflect a little bit of each’s personality. the cricut was a must-have for these two additional cards – both using the give a hoot cartridge – and using some of the different edges and flower patterns available. and finishing each off with a brad for the center of the flower.

on a more serious note, being a mama myself is my favorite and most cherished job. i feel so lucky to have not only been able to honor the wonderful mamas in my life, but to have been able to celebrate this day with the little boy who gave me the greatest job ever.



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