Simple Mother’s Day Card

Simple Mother’s Day Card
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Hello there! I have two more Mother’s Day cards to show you, using only Close to My Heart 2013 Spring/Summer catalog products.  If you missed my previous two posts, just use the search bar on the right to find the Mother’s Day category. This is the card I made for my husband’s Grandma. We each have one grandma left, fortunately, so we like to celebrate Mother’s Day and include our matriarchs.

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I was looking for inspiration while creating this card at a Cricut crop, when I searched for 2013 Mojo Monday card sketches. I usually like their ideas for laying out a card, so they’re a great resource. Here is what I looked at for inspiration and then I made it my own card from there. This is Mojo Monday Sketch 281.

Mojo281SketchI used a basic white cardstock base and then laid a piece of 2″ X 12″ Pear Cardstock down (cut 4″ x 5.25″) and used my Cricut Expression to cut out three circles and the shape that matched my stamp. I used the Cricut® Artiste and the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridges for those shapes, and the paper used is from my favorite paper of all time: the Chantilly Paper Packet. See the horizontal line in the card above? I used the zip strip from the paper packet. The paper is slightly longer on one side and has decorative patterns or words that can be cut and used in your projects. I love that!

The stamp I used is from the Perfect Fit—Mom collection, and the ink used is Outdoor Denim. It coordinated well with the Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon and the button from the Buttons Green Assortment. I also used Outdoor Denim, Buttercup and Pear ink on the edges of the circles. I love how everything matches with Close to My Heart’s product line!

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Thanks for reading my blog! If you’d like to order from the Chantilly collection, click the link. If you liked my Mother’s Day cards, you’ll LOVE this paper packet and the whole Chantilly collection!

 Chantilly

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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