Saturday, October 25, 2008

Homemade card for my mom

My mom and dad only have 4 days between their birthdays! Yikes! Last week, I made my dad that monogramed set of cards "from the desk of" with plaid and today I made my mom this card. I used an image from Crafty Secrets Homemade booklet. There are amazing vintage kitchen images in it. My mom is totally into vintage and a TREMENDOUS cook, so this is perfect. I actually had a tough time chosing an image from the booklet, I found about 5 that fit her. Good thing, now I am set for the next year or two of cards :-)
There is NO stamping on this card! I simply trimmed out the image and framed it with several layers of cardstock. I used Papertrey's Pink Patterns DP along with their matching cardstock. The ribbon is also from PTI, their Sweet Blush Dotted Satin. It's very lovely, but not double sided, it is a challenge to get the complete bow and trails all showing the dotted side. In keeping with the little dots, I used my Swiss Dots EF on one side of the card for some texture. The flower in the lower corner is from the retired SU spring flowers punch.

Card deets:
Paper - Sweet blush, Berry sorbet, Spring moss and Pink patterns DP all from PTI
Accessories - Crafty Secrets Homemade booklet, black brads, ribbon, cuttlebug folder, SU spring flower punch


  1. What a really sweet Mother/Daughter card! I really like the colors and your bow, of course. I am so glad I 'follow' you, Michelle. I need to check my follow list more often too.

  2. GASP!! I was looking at those Crafty Secret booklets online a few months ago and couldn't decide which one to get, I love them all!!

    This is just awesome!!

    Love it michelle!!


  3. I love this card, its beautiful...the pink is perfect!!

  4. So beautiful, I know your Mom is going to love this Michelle, the image is so sweet and goes so well with the papers you chose.

  5. Waaaah! This reminds me of my mom and grandmom, I miss them both. We actually had a mixer that looked just like that. Beautiful!

  6. This is adorable! It caught my eye immediate in the SC gallery. Great job!