Floral Note Cards for Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day.  I hope that every mother out there got to feel appreciated and loved, be you a mommy of an itty-bitty, kiddo, tween, teen or grown child.  I must say that I was really touched by a post I read over at One Artsy Mama about Mother’s Day, and I would very much encourage you to read it if you get a chance.  It really speaks to the emotions behind Mother’s Day. Around here we had a nice busy day.  The Big One and my lovely husband, the Mellow Man spent the day watching the Little Monkey and cleaning the house for me!  Isn’t that amazing?  I had already gotten my Mother’s Day gift, of my new domain and this blog!   This year, I made gifts for my mother and mother-in-law, and specifically made my mother-in-law a floral note card set with a matching Mother’s Day card with my trusty Silhouette Portrait.  One of the great things about the Silhouette, is the ability to create custom card sets, and this particular one include two cards for “Hello,” “Thank You,” and “Get Well.”

My Mom Made That: Floral Notecard Set
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Moroccan Thank You Card

I used to be a big paper crafter.  Huge.  I was an avid scrapbooker, and then the world became digital, and while I still love photos, and photoshop, I allowed my craftiness to diversify.  However, I consider paper crafts to be my happy place, and my Silhouette Portrait is a great tool for paper crafting.  Now historically I have made cards with stamps and a paper cutter, so this was my first time making a card with my Silhouette.  Let me tell you, I’m impressed!  It made a custom card very easily.  I am always in need of Thank You cards for people, and I found this lovely mat background that I wanted to design my cards around.  It had this Moroccan feel to it, so I decided that I wanted to use bright colors and to create a Moroccan Thank You card.

Moroccan Thank You Card Title
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Alice in Wonderland Wine Canister

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day.  Are you ready? Have you gotten something special for your husband/boyfriend/partner?  I want to share with you a way that I personalized a paper mache wine canister for Mellow Man.  I used an Alice in Wonderland theme to decorate it.  He has a special affinity for the story Alice in Wonderland.  In fact, on one of our date nights, we went to see the Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland movie. Plus, we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding.  It’s a special connection for the two of us.  I had so much fun making this for him.  I gathered together all of the Alice in Wonderland supplies that I could think of, a bottle of Mod Podge, craft paint and some paint brushes.  The best part of decoupaging mixed media is the freedom to play, allowing me to create the perfect Alice in Wonderland Wine Canister.

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