Category Archives: Mother’s Day

Dictionary Inspired Mother’s Day Card

Now that it’s May already, it’s time to get crafty for Mother’s Day. For the card below, I wrote my own dictionary like definition of “Mama” and printed it on Kraft cardstock. My text is in German but you can find the English translation at the end of this post. The two butterflies representing mother and child were created with the medium 3 in 1 Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card.

Dictionary Inspired Mothers Day Card 2014

Mom / {ˈmäm, ˈməm}

(noun, feminine) 1. the person who knows me inside out; 2. who is always there for me; 3. who loves unconditionally and is equally loved

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Penny Black Wishes Mother’s Day Card

For this Mother’s Day card I used one of the floral images from the Penny Black transparent stamp set “Wishes”, stamped it multiple times in different colors and combined it with a Stampin’ Up sentiment from “Teeny Tiny Wishes”. I’m submitting this card to the “For Family” Challenge at Penny Black. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Mother's Day Card 2013 with Penny Black Wishes and Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes

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Penny Black Hedgehog Mother’s Day Card

Remember this Mother’s Day Card? It’s being featured in the April issue of Die Cut Crazy Magazine. I’ve been dying to show you the screenshots!

Penny Black Mother's Day Card Instructions

Penny Black Mother's Day Card Designer Tips page 1

Penny Black Mother's Day Card Designer Tips Page 2

My card as well as the photo of me working the Cuttlebug made it onto the magazine’s cover. Thanks for taking a look!

Die Cut Crazy Magazine Cover April 2013

Best of 2012

Today I would like to share my favorite cards of 2012 with you and take the opportunity to thank you for reading my blog and commenting on my cards throughout the past year. Your comments always make me smile and keep my creativity going. Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!

Pumpkin Shaped Halloween Card

Pumpkin Shaped Halloween Card

Onesie Baby Shower Thank You Card

Onesie Baby Shower Thank You Card

Hedgehog Mother’s Day Card

Hedgehog Mother's Day Card

Have a Micey Nice Day Card

Have a Micey Nice Day Card

Bunny Friends Easter Card

Bunny Friends Easter Card

Hedgehog Mother’s Day Card

Lately I have been trying to incorporate some new techniques into my card making.
For today’s Mother’s Day card I stepped away from my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner and gave the watercoloring technique a try. I chose one of the Penny Black hedgehogs from the transparent stamp set “Wonderful” and colored him using a mix of Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils. The paper that I stamped on is watercolor paper by Canson and in terms of ink, I went with Ranger Archival ink in “jet black”. I had watercolored a couple of images before but this was my first attempt at coloring a bigger and more detailed image. To make the hedgehog stand out, I framed him using my Spellbinders Nestabilities and for dimension mounted the frame on crafting foam. Since I chose pattern paper for my frame and wanted it to be a bit sturdier, I cut a second frame out of Kraft cardstock and glued it behind the yellow one that you see in the photo.
The title is by Stampin’ Up and part of the “Teeny Tiny Wishes” set. For a softer look, I stamped it in SU “chocolate chip” ink. In a final step, I added a flower shaped button that I thought would go really well with the flowers in the stamped image. The button is by Stampin’Up as well. I received a whole set of these buttons as a Sale-A-Bration gift with my order last month. I still have a lot of them left and can’t wait to use them on future cards.
I’m submitting this card to the April challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts.
Thanks for looking! Until next time.

Hedgehog Mother's Day Card

Penny Black Mother’s Day Card

For this year’s Mother’s Day card I chose the Penny Black stamp “Poppy Fields” and the Inky Antics title stamp “Happy Mother’s Day”. I decided to mount the butterflies using crafting foam to add some dimension to the otherwise rather clean and simple card.
Thanks for stopping by and happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!

Penny Black Mother's Day Card