Friday, April 15, 2011

Mother of Mine a'la Carte Stamp

I love how Stampin' Up! keeps coming up with unique A' la Carte Stamps for different occasions.  The single Mother of Mine stamp is one being offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Items in this catalog are available until April 30th, so place your orders soon if there are items in the mini on your wish list.  If you don't have your own copy, click on the Occasions Mini Catalog in the left hand column to see all of the fun images and accessories being offered.  And as always, this catalog is filled with a collection of products designed to coordinate together, which is something I really love about Stampin' Up! products.

Both of today's cards start with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock, followed by layers of Pretty in Pink and Old Olive.  The first card  also has a large layer of Whisper White where I stamped my image and then punched mini flowers and placed them around the square, and then added pearls to the center of the flowers.  On the second card I stamped the Mother of Mine stamp in Old Olive and then highlighted the MOM, and mini heart  in Pretty in Pink ink.  I then cut it out and placed it on the card with dimensionals.  A tied bow, some punched hearts and heart buttons add the finishing touch, along with the stamped sentiment which is from the Something to Celebrate (a Level 2 Hostess set in the Mini Catalog). 

I made coordinating purses to go with both cards, and they were made by cutting a 6 x 12 piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock with the Box #2 bigz xl die, and adding the large scallop circle cut from the Scallop Circle #2 bigz die, and then some Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon for the handle.  I use velcro purchased at a local craft store to keep the purse closed, and the one is adorned with a Vintage Flower Adornment, and the other with an Old Olive Designer Button.  You can add your own special little gift for mom inside.

For today's cards and purses I used the following:
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Pretty in Pink #100459, Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730, Pretty in Pink 12 x 12 #119938
Designer Series Paper:  Brights Paper Stack #117155 (Regal Rose)
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Marker:  Pretty in Pink #100045
Stamp Sets:  Mother of Mine #122195 and Something to Celebrate #122388 wood or #122418 clear (Occasions Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Punches:  Heart to Heart #119881, Modern Label #119849, Word Window #119857
Embellishments:  Pearls #119247, Bitty Buttons #118761, Vintage Flowers #121879 (Occasions Mini), Brights Designer Buttons #119747
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain #119958, Pretty in Pink 1/8" Taffeta #119260
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die #113469, Box #2 Bigz xl die #14518, Extended Cutting Pad113478, Extended Premium Crease Pad #117630, Sticky Strip #104294, Glue Dots #103783, Snail Adhesive #104332

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