Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day, and despite the challenges of life as we know it at the moment, that you’ve been able to connect with, share memories of or make plans to see your mum. For those of you who have children, I hope you were able to add new memories with them this year – either in person or through technology.
I had a lovely day with the three Little Papercrafts. I scored a sleep in, a leisurely cooked breakfast, some time in the sunshine, a family catch up via Zoom and dinner with Nanna Papercraft.
When your Mum loves card making and stamping supplies as much as you do, there’s a little bit of pressure to create a fabulous card for special occasions. Thankfully Nicole Wilson’s Double Flower Box Card came to the rescue!!! You can find Nicole’s tutorial in the May Flower Tutorial bundle from The Dimensionals. Click here to view Nicole’s post and click here to go direct to the page where you can purchase the tutorial.
This is one of those great folds that folds down flat to fit into a normal envelope, even though it’s wonderfully 3D when opened up.
Here’s the front with Painted Poppies stamping, Best Dressed DSP and Stitched So Sweetly Die with a sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set. The colours for this card are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White.
And here’s the middle when it opens up….
I was blown away by all the design features of Nicole’s card tutorial. She included ribbon placement, full cutting instructions for the clever planter box and great embellishment like the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for the background.
The planter boxes are a card in a box style (which are not my favourite to put together) but the instructions make it so easy!
Here’s what they look like from the top angle.
The flowers for my card are fussy cut (with lots of love) from the Best Dressed DSP and layered on the front and middle layers of the planter boxes.
This card was so much fun to make and a win with my Mum!
After a busy but fabulous day, I’m going to spend the last few hours of Mother’s Day sitting quietly with a cup of tea made in my new kettle!