Monday, April 28, 2014

Flowers on the Horizon Mother's Day

Flowers are always good for Mothers or any woman. Recently, as my grandson was leaving the house to go to his other grandmother's for a birthday celebration, I asked him if he had a gift for her. Of course, he hadn't even thought about it. So I told him to stop somewhere and pick up some flowers for her. Flowers are always good on matter what the occasion.

I found this card in the summer, 2014 issue of Card Maker Magazine. There were several different folded cards that I plan to try so be watching for them. Some of them I've done before but some not. I found the directions for this card a bit confusing but maybe it was just me. I'll try to make my directions clear for you.

Materials needed:
Wisteria Wonder card stock 11 x 5 3/8" scored & folded at 2 1/2 & 8 3/8"
Certainly Celery card stock 3 1/2 x 4 1/8"
Pansy punch (#130698)
3 pieces of patterned papers, I did some digging in my scrap box here
            1 piece 4 1/8 x 5 1/4", 1 piece 4 x 5", 1 piece 3 1/2 x 4"
Flower Shop stamp set(#130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#115370)
Card stock and/or patterned paper for punching 8 pansies
Word Label punch (#119857)
Modern Label punch (#119849)
various colors of ink, I used:
Strawberry Slush
Bermuda Bay
Marina Mist
Midnight Muse

1. Fold on the score lines so the the smallest section is in the front and the full card size section is at the back.
2. Take the piece of Certainly Celery card stock. Measure one short side at 1 3/4." Cut an angle from the 3 1/2" side to the 1 3/4" side.  Adhere this to the short Wisteria Wonder front.
3. Mark the short side of the smallest piece of patterned paper, the one that is 3 1/2 x 4", at 1 3/4." Cut a diagonal from the 3 1/2" side to the pencil mark at 1 3/4." Adhere this to the front of the folded card.
4. With the second piece of patterned paper, measure one 5" side to 3 1/2." Cut a diagonal from the 5" side to the mark for the 3 1/2." Adhere this to the center section of the card. You should have a small border of Wisteria Wonder showing on all sides.
5. Adhere your last piece of patterned paper to the final section of the card. You can place a sentiment on this part of the card. You can either stamp something of cut a piece of white card stock about 3 x 3" and write a short note. Then adhere the white card stock to the center.
6. Punch out 8 pansies. You can stamp and punch using pansies from the Flower Shop stamp set or you can punch them out of patterned paper. I did some of both.
7.  Place adhesive on the bottom half of each pansy. Place each pansy so that it is sticking over the top, as you see in the pictures. I placed one flower shaped brad in the center of one of the  patterned paper pansies. Adhere 4 flowers to each diagonal line.
8. Stamp your Mother's Day greeting to a piece of scrap card stock in a color that will go with the rest of the card. Punch it out with the Word Window punch. Use some of the left over Certainly Celery to punch out a Modern Label punch. Adhere these together and then place on the front of the card.

I hope that these directions are clear for you. Look at the front and back pictures above to help you in understanding how to make this card. When you give this card to that special mother in your life, you might want to include a bouquet of some real, sweet smelling flowers!

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