Sunday 3 March 2019

Mom's Birthday

This is the card I have made for my Mother in Law’s birthday next week.
I have used sketch #492 from Tuesday Morning Sketches for the layout. Originally I had thought to use the 3 shapes to spell Mom but as I was doing a rough mock sketch of what I was going to do it morphed into this card. Funny how that happens sometimes.

The background paper is from my stash. This is an old Docrafts paper pad designed by Clare Curd. The red card has been recycled from the inside of a Christmacard…. far too pretty to throw that away.
The white card has been punched using my favourite Martha Stewart border punch.

The large hearts have been cut using the Fiskars shape cutter templates. I am rubbish at using the actual shapecutter so tend to just use the shapes to draw onto card and then cut out using scissors.

The white hearts have been cut using another Martha Stewart punch. I have cut 3 for each shape and scored them in the centre. Stuck them together and then mounted onto some of the red card. Please see the close up shot below. It really makes the shop pop out on the card.

The happy birthday sentiment I think may be from Craftwork cards. The Mom lettering is rub ons and I added the black dots with a trusty Sharpie marker. Finally the crystal hearts are from the bridal section of The Range.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – A5
Paper – Clare Curd Papermania stack
Sentiment – Mom rub on lettering
Tools – Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch, Martha Stewart Large Lace Scallop Heart,  Fiskars Shapecutter heart template
Embellishments - Heart crystal stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. This is such a clever use of dies. I love the design of this card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  2. Sweet, card Mandy, perfect for your Sketch, love the dies you used. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  3. Beautiful card! I love how you created the punched hearts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  4. The black and white scheme with a touch of red is so classy, and I like how you folded and layered the pretty heart punches. Great design.
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Blessings,
    DT Member

  5. So pretty! I love the die cut hearts. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. Great take with the Sketch and i also like the die cuts

    Thanks for joining our "Love it " Challenge @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon !


  7. Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  8. What a beautiful project !! It's so good to have you here at TTCRD. I hope to meet you at our next challenge !!!
    Claudia Martins - DT

  9. It looks gorgeous and the hearts are so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT . Xxx

  10. So pretty! I love the heart border and the pop out hearts!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  11. Lovely project!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. Beautiful card love th layout,design and all the hearts.Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  13. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  14. Lovely card, I'm happy you were able to recycle as well! thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges

  15. Very cute and I love the 3-D effect by folding your hearts. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  16. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  17. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT. Zoe x DT

  18. I am sure your MIL will love this beautiful card. Thank you for joining the fun at The Creative Crafters. Please join us again!

  19. Nice take on the sketch and I love your small hearts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!.
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place To Start Challenge

  20. This is sooo sweet! Perfect for your mom! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge! Please come again! DT Meghan

  21. Such a sweet card. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  22. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional CAS” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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