Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mother's Day Cards / Pink Stamper NSD Challenge #1

Today is National Scrapbooking Day, and I did a little bit of online shopping and blogging. I also decided that it was time to make the Mother's Day dinner invites for next weekend :). I got started pretty early today, and I found my motivation in today's Pink Stamper post! The Pink Stamper is one blog I follow and find a great source of motivation and information on upcoming Provo Craft cartridges. In honor of NSD, The Pink Stamper hosted a various NSD challenges throughout the day. Since I had to make four of these cards, I was only able to participate on NSD Challenge #1 - "Mother Dear, I Love You So", where we were to do a project with either your mother or someone dear to you in mind.

Here is what I came up with:

I used leftover scraps from my previous daffodil thank you card which was inspired by another of The Pink Stamper challenges for today, NSD Challenge #2, "Getting Scrappy" which encouraged us to incorporate our scraps in our project. So actually I managed to do 2 of The Pink Stamper challenges:) out of the 12 posted today :)! This (one) card came together in a little over an hour, I had an idea of what shape I wanted to use from a sketch featured on the new Paper Crafts Go To Sketches magazine, great source of inspiration as well. For the invitation information, I printed in velum after using a my Cricut to cut out the circles, pasting onto printing paper and running it through the printer. This of course took me a bit longer but i manage. I used DS to replicate my cuts and before I knew it, I had all the pieces needed to assemble the remaining cards. Assembling them took a bit longer, but I did it while catching up on my TV shows :).

Hope this makes it to the recipients mid week, I gave each of them a call just to make sure they are coming :) since I am a bit late in mailing them. Glad to know they will be :).

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a relaxing weekend as well. Happy Scrapping!

Happy Mother's Day - cut at 2'' using Cricut Mother's Day Cartridge
scallop circle - cut at 4 7/8'' using Cricut Mother's Day Cartridge
circle - cut at 3 7/8'' using Cricut George Cartridge
leaf corner - 3'' cut using Cricut Storybook Cartridge
Making Memories hole punch kit

Martha Stewart butterfly punch
EK Sucess leafy punch
Prima flowers layered
DCWV Texture paper, DCWV Garden Stack Paper (green pattern paper), DCWV Spring Stack 2009
Rangers Stickles baby blue
M's $ ribbon
Miscellaneous button and yellow thread
Target $ gem brads


JoAnn said...

I love your card and I'm sure it took awhile if you had to make several. Great job. Don't you just love the cricut. I can't imagine how long it would take me to make the things I do without my cricut.

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