Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Mother's Day Card -

The man called his wife's name Eve,
 because she was the MOTHER of all living.
Genesis 3 : 20

Welcome to our 2013 Die Cut Tuesday New Release and Link Up over at www.MyPaperCrafting.com !  Be sure and pop over there and see what Melin and our other Designers have set up for this Showcase – and the FREE New Release for today.

Spring is a time of "new beginnings" and we love to see things "take root, blossom and grow”....so, we decided it was a good time to announce some changes to our Challenges and Link Ups.  Here is the link to Melin’s explanation of how things will work now.  Be sure to pop over there and be included in the creative fun!    http://www.mypapercrafting.com/2013/04/aprilprizes.html 

For today’s project I made a Mother’s Day Card.  A friend of mine has asked me to make several for her to give to Special Women in her life and also, although my mother is not alive, there are some women who have been Very Special in my life and I will make some for them.

I found a poem Online and decided to use its words as design elements for this one.  I used the ‘BG Flourish ‘n’ Card Set cf’ and the ‘Butterfly ‘n’ Tag 221 cf’.  I incorporated the ‘dew-dropped flowers,’ purple clover and butterflies – all with pale, spring colors.

*  I punched 2 different borders and connected them with a band of ribbon.

*  I cut the Flourish from patterned paper to give it some interest.  

*  I inked the edges of the flowers and then added Glossy Accents to simulate dew-drops.

*  I inked the edges of the butterfly and added pearls for the body.

*  I adhered the poem with PopDots to raise it up on the inside to fit into the oval I cut from the front.

*  I printed the front sentiment and punched it with a scalloped square and then inked the edges.

Here are the cutting files I used for this card –

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B’ Bye!
(You can take the Gal out of the Sky, but You can’t take the Sky out of the Gal!)  ;-}


  1. Another WOW card from you! This one is a real stunner! Simply gorgeous Lynden! :)

  2. This is so lovely and elegant. Perfect for Mother's day! My mom passed away when I was 16 years old, I still find it to be a hard time of year.



  3. This card is so beautiful Lynden! I love the color combo and I love all the cut files and the sentiment! Your papers are just fabulous, this is going to be a great Mother's Day card! Hugs!

  4. absolutely gorgeous my friend!!! I am in awe of this one!


  5. I have no question(s)about how you do what you do. Because I know! You are a very, very talented woman who expresses what is in your heart through creativity. I absolutely love this card, the design, the colors, and the intricate details you added to make it fabulous! Now, my only real question is, "Will you receive something as beautiful, for you a Mother who is far more precious? I'm praying that you do! Love you, Sister!

  6. So pretty, Lynden! Love the butterfly and all the intricately cut pieces. Nicely done.


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