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!)
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!