I’m in the final countdown for baby’s arrival, and in between naps, resting, and reading, I’ve been working on a few crafts here and there, including some cards! One of my favorite stamp companies, Paper Smooches, holds a challenge each month, and I finally decided to create something for this month’s, which theme is Flowers. I don’t have nearly enough stamp sets from the company, so I had to get creative with my use of flowers and of their stamp sets. I went through my scraps and found some papers I liked together, and even better is that they coordinated perfectly with the flower stickers I wanted to use. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, “Pretty Phrases“.
This is the third of four Mother’s Day cards I made using the set, “Mom + Me”. One thing I did different for this card, is actually cut the card a lot narrower than I usually would have, to allow for the sentiment paper to hang off of the sides, but yet still fit into an envelope to mail. I really like how it looks, and will have to try the technique on other cards in the future! Anyway, I’ve always loved using kraft colored papers in my cards, so when I saw this kraft paper with white hearts I knew it had to be used in this card! Gray, yellow, and a light blue seemed to be the perfect complimentary colors to go along with it, and I love how they look together. The pine tree and mushroom are from Lawn Fawn’s “Critters in the Forest”. And that darling kraft heart paper? It’s from the Pebbles, “Spring Fling” paper pack!
This is the final card I made using the stamp set, “Mom + Me”, and is a second card I made using Pebbles’s “Spring Fling” paper pack (every paper that is patterned). The darling heart stamps are from “Jump for Joy”, and “Party Animal”. I decided to also use a paper doily I had on this card, and I think it adds the perfect touch. As far as the colors, I just picked a few papers I loved and realized how perfect the colors worked together, so lucky me!