Monday, May 6, 2013


Well I was trying to hold off posting the Mother's Day card I made until my wonderful daughter could receive it in the mail, but then along comes Paper Players Challenge, what's a person to do?  Naturally post the card of course! (especially since I happen to see a Mother's Day card on her blog as well).

If you haven't made your MD card yet, check out some great inspiration from Paper Players.

I  first made this card for my daughter for Mother's Day and liked it so much I made it two more times for May birthday celebrations.

I love the idea of using a designated flower of the month, in this case Lily of the Valley, for the focal point.  I love Lily of the Valley flowers probably cause I'm a May birthday person, plus I remember their fragrance from many, many, years ago in Canada at my grandmother's house one of just a few memories of her unfortunately.

I die cut the flower twice, once using old olive cs and again on very vanilla and stamped the image.
After die cutting onto the vanilla card stock I separated and fussy cut the blossoms from the leaves.  I cut a slit on the stem of the leaf where I wanted the blossom to be and slid the blossom stem into the opening.   Then tied a little twine bow over the spot where the two connect to cover the opening.

I stamped my sentiment on the crumb cake cs, before I ran it through the big shot, using a wood grain plate.
Just a matter of popping up the image onto the crumb cake panel to finish off the front of the card.

Here's a peek at the inside.  I stamped the same image directly onto the inside of the card and printed my sentiment on a piece of vellum and adhered it over the stamped image.  I thought it looked nice this way and added a little something to the inside.

Well that's it for now, hope you and my daughter like my Mother's Day card to her.
Thanks for lookin' and remember to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink Flowers of the year-Lily of the Valley stamp & die
Stampin' Up  old olive and very vanilla card stock & vellum
Miscellaneous ink and twine


studioelaine said...

Love the Lily of the Valley. Very Elegant.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, this is lovely Mom! I adore lilly-of-the-valley (but you knew that!) and look at your amazing fussy-cutting skills! Love your tip for combining the flowers with the stem and the little bow is just perfect! The inside is lovely and brought a tear--can't wait to see it IRL!

Diane - said...

Nancy this is just gorgeous and I was SO happy to see it up close and personal since I'm one of those May birthdays you made it for too! YEAH!!!
It's really stunning and I have it on my counter for all to see!Hugs.
PS: I wish I would have mailed your's now. I feel bad it's going be 'after' your birthday since you won't be coming home until AFTER the cupcake open. (I thought you would home for this week's golf). Dang.

Mynnette said...

This is so sweet! LOVE the gorgeous lily image and your fabulous dry embossed background! Thank you so much for joining our DT call at House of Cards and good luck! Mynnette, Owner of House of Cards

jaydee said...

Nancy, you knew she was going to love it, even if she saw it here first!:-) I love your use of the Lily of the Valley. There is something so feminine about this flower and it's perfect for a Mother's Day card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this special card with us

stampwithsandy said...

Nancy, I love your beautiful Lily of the Valley, and yes they do smell quite beautiful. Your daughter is going to love this card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at The Paper Players, and have a very happy Mother's Day!

LeAnne said...

I love lilies of the valley too and this card showcases them perfectly! My grandmother had these all along the side of her house and I finally have been able to get some started myself! The scent of these is heavenly! Thanks for participating in the Paper Players challenge this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nancy, I love your card! Lillies of the Valley are one of the flowers my Grandmother had in her garden and I do love how small and delicate they are. Every time I smell their scent I immediately think of my Grandma and so many happy memories with her. I just love how you used the woodgrain texture as a background, too. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)