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Mother's Day With Basic Grey

One thing about moms: they love a handmade card, especially when it’s handmade by you!  I’ve employed the beautiful new “Tea Garden” Collection in making these two cards for my Mom and Mother-in-law for the upcoming Mother’s Day on May 10th.
 The first card features a design that I like to use a lot, especially when incorporating  a vertical journal card. I trimmed the journal card down a bit so that it could be  matted with a border of the green dot paper from the collection. The green paper  was outlined (on the back) in a chenille ric-rac trim and then attached to the  center of the card front.
The focal point of the card consists of a die-cut piece that I created with the “Labels 14”
 die by Spellbinders. I layered on one of the pretty label stickers and then affixed
 the letters to spell out “mom”. The little bird was hand-cut from the “Chai” paper.
A trio of resin flowers from the “Vivenne” collection was added to complete the look.

 The second card is 6X6 in size, which accomm…

Jack and Jill Framed

This past week I shared a couple of cards over at the  ECHO PARK PAPER BLOG  focusing on using dies to create interesting frames   featuring the “Jack and Jill” Collection.
For the first card we are using the Arrows Die Set and its larger curved die  and the smaller pointer die. 
Die cut four of the larger arrow from the “Pool” (orange) patterned paper found  in the 6X6 Jack and Jill: Jack Paper Pad.  Die cut four of the smaller arrow from  the solid Red/Blue paper.  Adhere the red arrows to the pointer ends of the orange arrows.
Next, cut a 3.75”X3.75” square from the blue side of the Red/Blue paper.   Corner round each end with a rounding punch.  Using a 2.5” square punch or die,  die-cut the “Be proud of who you are” sentiment from the center of the journal card paper.  Adhere it to the center of the blue square paper with foam adhesive.
Arrange the large arrows around the edge of the sentiment; attach with foam adhesive.  Embellish as desired with stickers, bra…

Sunny Days Are Ahead

Love singing in the rain or splashing in puddles?   Make a cute mini album that captures all of those rainy spring memories  with the “Sunny Days Ahead” Collection by ECHO PARK PAPER
I started with a tabbed chipboard album that I had on hand and used Carta Bella’s Kraft Paper for the base pages.  I cut smaller mats from various  “Sunny Days Ahead” papers and machine stitched them in place  before adhering to the chipboard.
On the front cover I used a round punch and a piece from the 6X6 paper pad to make the journal card’s sun 3-D; just adhere with foam adhesive and you have a really fun look.

 If you’re giving your album as a gift, print off a few related photos (I found mine  on the internet by searching for “vintage rain photos”) and add them to the  pages with repositionable adhesive.  This is a good way to show  placement ideas to the recipient.

Next, the “Spring” sentiment was die-cut from the  “Spring Flowers Die”
I wanted the letters to follow the contour of th…