A Mother’s Day Gift Set — Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.

I don’t know about you, but I find the last two months of the school year to be the busiest. With three kids there is always something going on, but during April and May it seems like our calendar gets even more crowded with events and things to do.  If I can get some things done ahead of time, I know I’ll appreciate it later.  So please bear with me as I show you a Mother’s Day project now even though that occasion isn’t for a few more weeks.  Don’t panic — you still have plenty of time to make your own Mother’s Day gifts!

Mother's Day Set GroupI prepared a little gift box using one of the Takeout Boxes and decorating it for the occasion.  A little 3-1/2″ square note card will be perfect to tuck in with it.  Both items feature the Circle of Spring stamp set and coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, as well as the Bow Builder punch.

The Takeout Boxes are so easy to fold up and decorate.  I made a belly band to wrap around the gift, which is easy to slide on and off without messing anything up.  I started with a strip of Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper and wrapped some of the beautiful Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Basic Black Baker’s Twine around it.  A Tea Lace Paper Doily was placed on top with the wreath and bow.

Mother's Day Set BoxI used a color scheme of Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive inks, which were applied with a Blender Pen.  The bow, made with the Bow Builder Punch, dresses it all up a little bit.

The notecard is a copy of the wreath on the box, all the way down to the bow.  I made the card base with the Kraft Cardstock — love this stuff!  It matches the box really well.  Some little Pearl Basic Jewels are added around the wreath.

Mother's Day Set Card

You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below.  You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help.  It’s so fun to hop around the world!

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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Circle of Love
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Black
Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, and Watermelon Wonder
Embellishments:  Takeout Boxes, 1″ Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Bow Builder Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Blender Pen, 1″ Circle Punch

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Fall Colors for a Circle of Spring — FMS202

It’s time for another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  And true to her clean style, she has a clean sketch for us.

Jen is so talented at making beautiful clean cards with minimal layers.  I wanted to stay true to her sketch and keep my card as simple as possible.  I pulled out a new stamp set, Circle of Spring, and the coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits for my card.

Even though the stamp set is called Circle of Spring, I wanted to use Fall colors.  So I went with a color scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Pear Pizzazz.

Circle of Spring for FallI started by sponging on some Soft Sky on a white card base.  I popped up the wreath with some dimensionals and then stamped the sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set. I colored the wreath using a combination of Stampin’ Write markers and a blender pen with my ink pads.

Circle of Spring for Fall Close Up You should hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration from the design team.  I love the variety on display this week.  We’d love for your to play along and make your own card, as it’s always fun to look through the gallery.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!