Thank You

Hello!  I have a Thank You card today.  I’m giving a break to the Mother’s Day cards for now.  🙂  Most of the time my cards have a white background and that’s actually how this one started.  When I put the wreath together, however, I thought it was missing something, so, I went back and added the violet background.

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I like it better with that pop of color behind the white circle.  The purple flowers stand out nicely.  Those same flowers are also covered with the clear Wink of Stella that added a nice, subtle shimmer to them. Unfortunately we can’t see the shimmer in the picture, but trust me, it’s beautiful!

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Here is the inside of my card.  I stamped a small purple flower and some leaves on the bottom, right corner  of the inside panel.  The stamps are from Hero Arts.  It’s a small set that has a couple of small dies with it. It’s very versatile and there are endless possibilities to create with it.

Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed it!  See you back again soon!

-Rox

My Mother’s Pearls

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.  We are still excited about Spring and good weather around here, although, we had mostly clouds this weekend.  At least it was warm enough to keep from wearing a jacket. We celebrated two of my sweet sister-in-laws birthdays and my own… AND we had enough rain this evening to also keep me from watering my plants.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my plants!  But if they can get rain water, all the better!

Full time job and trying to plant veggies and flowers while it’s still early-ish Spring has kept me busy.  So, I hadn’t been able to take good, clear pictures of the cards I’ve worked on early enough in the day and I am late on posting.  However, I am still working on Mother’s Day cards and loving it!  I have several to show the next several days.

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So, I got a Sizzix Thinklits die by Rachael Bright (#660388) at Hobby Lobby that reminds me of a lattice or flower trellis.  I used it with solid white card stock and added roses from Papertrey Ink (The Sweet Life – three layer stamps) and one of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiments from them, as well.  I also used another Sizzix Sizzlits of branch with leaves (#656367) made out of clear vellum.  It softens up the design a bit.  And lastly, I added three pearls to the top of the sentiment.  This reminds me of the pearls that Mom got for me when I turned fifteen.  I was born in Mexico, so,  we celebrate the fifteenth birthday instead of sixteenth as a right of passage.  🙂20160418-DSC_6875-1

I am using the same patterned paper that I used for my previous project.  I’m still making an effort to use more of it.  Hopefully next time I will at least show a different pattern.  Ha!

I don’t know about you, but I love opening a card and seeing how the design continues on to the inside.  Especially on a handmade card.  So, I’ve been trying to do better at this.  It takes a little extra time but I think it’s worth it. Below, you can see I stamped one of the roses on the bottom, right hand corner of the inside of my card.20160418-DSC_6868-6

And here you can see the front of the card, the inside and the front of the envelope.  I just wanted it to all tie together. 20160418-DSC_6866-5

This is one of my favorite cards for Mother’s Day so far.  I think it shows by how many pictures I just posted.  🙂 I hope the sweet woman that receives this card knows how much I love and respect her.

Well, that’s it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired! Stay tuned for more Mother’s Day cards to come.

Much Love,

~Rox

Love you, Mom

Hello there!  Welcome to my Paper Passion blog!  Let’s just dive in and get started, shall we?  I created this card, yesterday, with several things in mind.  Mother’s Day is next month and I also have a stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I ordered and received a couple of weeks ago and I hadn’t had a chance to use!  So, I decided to make a Mother’s Day card with my new stamp set. I’m so happy that I finally got my hands on it!

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The stamp set is called Spring Woods along with the Spring Woods die. I absolutely love it and I’m sure that I will be using it in many more projects to come, which I hope to share with all of you!

The inspiration for this card came mostly from my sweet Mama. She loves flowers and gardening more so than I do and i just had to make a very floral card that reminds me of spring, sunshine and her.  😉  I also decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to use floral paper because I have a lot of it.  I read a recent post by Julia Altermann with Just One More Card where she created the cutest card and used a patterned paper background.  I love her cards and videos!  On her blog post she mentioned that she has a difficult time using patterned paper, and I thought “So do I!”  I have multiple patterned paper stacks because they look so lovely on display and I always think I will come up with something awesome to use them on, however, I just don’t know how to pair them with more patterns. When I do pull them out, I usually end up with a big mess and end up trashing the project.  😦 So, I challenged myself for this card and I’ve decided to create more cards with those lovely patterns. I can’t get better if I don’t practice, right?!

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I also used a piece of soft white vellum with a pretty pattern to soften some of the background. And I just love the lace punch from Martha Stewart.  I’ve had it a while and thought, why not?  Mom loves lace-y things, too!  The die that I used with the glitter paper is called Reflection by Spellbinders and the cutting template for the clock is from Momenta (found at Hobby Lobby).

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Oh, I just really like this greeting!  Also from Papertrey Ink and it’s their Boutique Borders: Mother stamp set by Dawn McVey (another one of my favorite card makers).  I decided to add a little splash of color up top with a couple of leaves from the Stitched Leaves lawn cuts from Lawn Fawn. Then, the finishing touch is the tiny paper clip from Tim Holtz to attach the greeting to the leaves.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed and come back soon!

~Rox