Mother’s Day Round-Up II

Make it Monday - pink This week my friends reminded me about our usual linky party so I’ve got a couple of other sites for you to check out today.

You may have come here from Alice’s site where she is making all your scrapbook dreams come true. Yay! Actually, she’s completely right! LOAD (LayOut A Day) is just around the corner and not only is Alice the Hostess with the Mostest now, but yours truly is one of the featured designers so be sure to check out her post for all the 411!

For my part on today’s hop I am sharing some of my favourite Mother’s Day cards from my archives plus, creating new ones. I’ve got a special kit of goodies coming to me for a contest which means there will be more Mother’s Day cards in my – and your – future! For today though, I’m using my April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. It’s full of flowery stamps, papers and images which seem pretty perfect for Mom’s all over the world.

But before we get to that, some old favourites …

I shared these first cards three years ago in this post but since I seem to be negligent at actually taking photos of the cards I give to my Mom, I feel they are worth sharing again.

Both of these were made when I was a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator so feature exclusively Stampin’ Up products.  I do love that top one and may have to copy my own design again soon!

This next one is up in my Etsy Shop and comes in two colour variations …

hand coloured Mother's Day Card by Alison Day Designs

Orange as you see here, and a pink version that I apparently have never photographed. Say what?!

Which leaves us with the two new cards I created for today using my April 2016 Simon Says Stamp card kit.

Mother's Day Coffee Cup Card by Alison Day Designs

I kind of cheated a bit for this card. Forgive me! I had purchased several 12×12 sheets from the Simple Stories Life in Colour line a little while ago and one of them was full of 3×4″ cards. I decided that in order for me to remember to use them (rather than have them languish on my shelves for me to pull out every now and then and say how beautiful they are before putting back on my shelf) I’d better cut them all apart. So they are sitting by my desk where I can see them and grab them easily. It’s been revolutionary in getting those pocket cards used!

Anyway, I cut the envelope and coffee cup images from two of them to use as part of my layering. The label was actually cut from another card too! Three down! That makes me happy!The flowers are from the sticker sheets included in the kit and I popped them up with dimensional adhesive. The stamped sentiment (note to self: buy more Mother’s Day stamp sets!) came from an old Technique Tuesday set from Ali Edwards.

Mother's Day Stamped flowers card by Alison Day Designs

This one started with the two scraps of patterned paper than were in my kit after making other cards. I liked the way they looked layered like that so I set about figuring out what to put above. First I stamped and then die cut the flower shape then decided to continue that stamping onto the pink background. A button, some twine, and a sentiment finished off this card.

How do you celebrate your Mom? I’d love for you to share any hand made gifts or cards you have made in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Okay, now head over to Karen’s site where she is working on her vacation album from last December. See what progress has been made so far.

Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to say ‘hi’ in the comments! Have a great week everyone!


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