Sunday, May 11, 2014

A B0UQUET FOR MOM

My mom loves my handmade cards. So, for Mother's Day, I wanted to create a really special one for her. She crochets beautiful, beautiful doilies, so I set my Mother's Day bouquet atop a doily -- an embossed Hello Doily one. (I am so sad that we have to say goodbye to Hello Doily. Happy Retirement!)


 My rose bouquet is created using the nifty Spiral Flower Originals Die and retired Designer Series Paper, two prints for each rose.

Before forming them into roses, I crumpled the diecut pieces in my hands. Then, I rolled them into the roses. Once the flower was formed, I set it down and let it unfurl a bit before gluing the little bases in place.


This card obviously has some serious depth to it. It would have been smashed to smithereens in an envelope. So . . .

I turned to my trusty Envelope Punch Board. Armed with directions on how to create a box to hold cards and envelopes, I set to work creating a protective haven for my bouquet to travel safely to Mom.


Have you noticed that, when using the Envelope Punch Board with a design that is set in nice neat rows, the rows look all wonky on the finished product? Or am I the only one who notices this?

Anyway, one side of one of the Designer Series Paper had gorgeous flowers that were much too big to be the "main" side of a rose. I used my punches to punch out a few of the flowers from the scrap that was left over from cutting the spiral piece. See how those Paper Seedlings grew into something darling?


The card fit beautifully inside its custom-made box. 


In this picture, you can see the reverse side of the DSP I used for the little flowers on the front of the box. See? It's all ready to be shipped to its new home!


A very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you precious mothers out there!

Smiles.

18 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful card!! I have the doily stamp too, sad to see it go. I haven't tried any more roses but they're great. I guess I need to try a box. See you later today!!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous card! The roses and the doily are a perfect match, and the box is the frosting on the cake! I know my buddies Margie and Chris are there with you as I write this; sure wish I could be a part of things!

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  3. What a beautiful card, Linda. The roses are so adorable. I need to make some for myself :)
    Linda, I also wanted to thank you for linking up with the Handmade Café Link Party -- thank you for your support. I have a new rule for the party -- instead of me choosing the party's features, I invite the participants to do it. Would you like to chose the party #16 features? Just send me the numbers of your 5 favorite projects from the link party by Friday 16th. Thank you so very much. My email is oksanai1 (at) aol (dot) com.
    http://oksanalikesit.blogspot.com/2014/05/handmade-cafe-16-features-16.html

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  4. Very, very beautiful! The colors, the doily and the ribbons all make a sophisticated card. And the roses are simply gorgeous! The envelop is equally beautiful. I would be quite pleased to receive such a gift.

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  5. That is so cute! The card is amazing and I LOVE the box. :-)

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  6. That is so beautiful! I love how you made the box as well. I have always worried about sending cards with any dimension in the mail.

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  7. What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the flowers!! They would also look good on a wreath I'm making!! :) Thank you for sharing it with us! Pinning!

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  8. This card is simply stunning! What a sweet touch to add the doily, something that your mom loves. The texture added from crumpling the paper is perfect! I love this card. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange!

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  9. Wow, this is simply gorgeous! I cannot imagine the time it took to do! What a wonderful gift to give!

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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the dimensional envelope as well :) Visiting from The Creative Exchange

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  11. Oh, my goodness, who wouldn't want to receive such a lovely bouquet? :) And the box-type envelope is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNED! :)

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  12. Just stopping by to let you know that I'll be featuring your card on Monday. Thank you again, for linking up to The Creative Exchange!

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  13. Wow! Love these flowers! Thanks for sharing at Your Designs This Time!

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  14. Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Hope to see you again this week!
    Mary @ Back to the Basics

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  15. Hi Linda,

    This is beautiful. I love how the doily behind the flowers and the bow just pulled everything together. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Oh btw, thanks for sharing this at Pin It Monday Hop.

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome.com

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  16. This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie. Just wanted to let you know it was one of the features at this week's party!

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