Mother’s Day Projects

My mother is very special to me. I thought the perfect stamp set to use was the Good Morning Magnolia set. Since I was born ‘n’ raised in the great state of Texas, and Mom still lives in my childhood home, I wanted to make my magnolia look more like the Yellow Rose. I think I did a good job of transforming this gorgeous image simply coloring it with the blends markers.

The elegance of the laser cut card adds to the softness of this card and adds such a feminine flair. Sadly, these laser cut cards are due to retire with this year’s catalog. If you want to get some, you better hurry – and they are on sale, to boot! Click here and be sure you use the Host Code 9HZAYWFA.

Adding the pearls to the center of the flower add such an elegant touch. The daffodil ribbon is soft and such a vibrant color to compliment the softness of the entire design. I added a small die cut flower to the inside to add a little lagniappe. Don’t forget to stamp your envelope!

I also created a card for my mother-in-law. I used the same set and concept with her card, but changed it up to be a little more rustic. She loves rustic decor and farmhouse style so I thought this would be a well-suited card for her. Using the Magnolia cards adds a nice texture to the design with the brown craft style paper. Adding a little bit of Parisian Blossoms paper gives it the feminine touch but still keeps my rustic feel.

I added pearls to the center of the flower here again and also some epoxy drops embellishments, which you can see better on the second image. It is difficult to see in the images, but I curled the ends of the sentiment flag so they have lots of dimension on both ends.

My final card for Mother’s Day was a commission request. My previous boss, who is now retired, the lucky dog, asked me to make a card for his wife. When I am asked specifically to make a card for someone’s loved one, I find it is the highest form of praise. I am so happy that he asked and I took care in designing a card just for her.

I used the same stamp set since it works so well and a laser cut card. I colored hers similarly to the magnolias I colored for the April NC Demos blog hop, using the Petal Pink and Mint Macaron blends. I added a cork embellishment and lace trim to her card to make it more shabby chic in feel and ultra feminine.

I am lucky to know and love both my boss and his wife, working together for 11 years. I will never forget the question he asked me at my interview for the team: “Why are manholes round?” When I told him the right answer, he was stunned and then we both had a great laugh. I think that sealed the deal on our future working relationship. He became such an inspiration for me and his wife was always kind and thoughtful of his team. It is an honor to give this card to her.

Do you know why manhole covers are round?? Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for stopping in!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms of kiddos and fur babies!

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4 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Projects

  1. Manhole covers are round to give bosses something to ask when interviewing prospects. 🙂

    I am so proud of you Ariel! Thanks for sharing,


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