Mothers Day Week

This is going to be a busy week for me as I prepare for my first show this weekend and I have been busily making cards to show and sell.

My first lot of cards that I made are Mothers Day cards to that I thought I would share for any one needing some inspiration.

My first card is a card in a box.  I always thought they were these huge boxes made out of 12×12 card stock and were made solid so my other thought was “where would you store them after the event?”

After some research (mainly pinterest).  I discovered how wrong I was, they can fit in a C6 envelope and fold flat.

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The dimensions: 5 1/2in x the width of an A4 (210mm),  I scored every 2in on the long side. On the short side I scored at 2 3/4in.  Each piece of Designer Series paper is cut at 1 7/8 x
2 5/8in.  There is also a piece on the back which does’t get folded that DSP piece is cut at
1 7/8 x 5 3/8in.

The hearts I cut out with the heart that is apart of the Circle Card Thinlits.  The tea cup is from the A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set.  I used Melon Mambo which I stamped off first, which kind of gives it a nice watercolour effect.  I fussy cut the cup because I don’t own the Cup & Kettle Framelit Dies that co-ordinate with the stamp set.

The sentiment on the front is a piece of Whisper White cut out with the smallest dies in the Chalk Talk Thinlits and the 1 1/4 Scallop Punch.  I used some Clear Wink of Stella on the hearts which is a bit hard to see.

Just a reminder that retiring products will be available thru to 31 May or until supplies last.  The retiring list can be found here.  Especially make sure to pick up the retiring In Colors which are still available in a Ink Pad/Paper Bundle // 133664 // $58.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamps: 
A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set // 140683 // $30.00  (Retiring)
Crazy About You Wood Mount // 138856 // $90
Crazy About You Clear Mount // 138859 // $68
Crazy About You Photopolymer // 137137 // $43
Crazy About You Wood Mount Bundle // 139324 // $134.25
Crazy About You Clear Mount Bundle // 139325 // $111.25
Crazy About You Photopolymer Bundle // 138873 // $71.25
Ink: 
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad // 126948 // $11.50
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 115662 // $5.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad // 131173 // $11.50
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill // 131158 // $5.50
Paper: 
It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack // 140552 // $45.25
Whisper White Cardstock // 106549 // $12.25
Accessories:
Circle Card Thinlits // 133480 // $54 (Retiring 40% off – $32.40)
Chalk Talk Thinlits // 129983 // $41 (Retiring 50% off – $20.50)
1 1/4in Scallop Circle Punch // 127811 // $28 (Retiring)
Banner Triple Punch // 138292 // $38
Clear Wink of Stella // 141897 // $14
The Hidden Bits: 

Snail Adhesive // 104332 // $12.00
Snail Refill (12m) // 104331 // $8.00
Stampin’ Dimensionals // 104430 // $7.00

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