I made these two frames and cards my my two moms... mom and mom-in-law for special Mother's Day gifts. I have enjoyed making home decor items lately, and thought these would make beautiful gifts.
What materials did you use to make your Mother's day present?
Open stock pattern paper by The Paper Studio
Two 5x7 frames from Hobby Lobby
Martha Stewart Punches: Scallop 1" Circle, Scallop 1" Square Punch
Fiskars 1.5" Round Circle Punch
EK Success Scroll and Dot Punch
Tim Holtz brads
The Paper Studio brads
Cricut Machine and cartridges: Preserves, E2 Cricut Essentials, E2 Cricut American Alphabet, Stone Script
Buttons from stash
Hot glue gun
#m Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
How did you make your homemade Mother's day present?
I found two great tutorials on youtube to create these flowers.
Rose Flower tutorial:
Carnation Flower tutorial:
I used my Cricut (Preserves) to cut out the five petal flower (one of the apple cuts using the shift key) and the large red roses at 2 inches and the smaller cream roses at 1.75 inches. I followed these awesome tutorials and created my flowers. I also inked the edges with a red ink. I then used the Martha Stewart 1" Scallop Circle Punch to create the small cream, red and blue flowers. I used the Fiskars 1.5" Round Circle Punch to create larger carnation flowers as well.
I used my Cricut to cut out leaves from Cricut Essentials at 2 inches. I inked the edges with green ink. I cut the flourishes from American Alphabet at 3 inches.
I laid out the flowers around my frames for placement. Then I used hot glue to attach the flowers, leaves and flourishes to my frames.
I used the extra matching pattern paper to create the cards. I use the EK Success Scroll and Dot punch to decorate the edges of the pattern papers. I then cut out the letter m's to match the initials on their corresponding frames (American Alphabet and Stone Script cartridges). I used some kraft cardstock and Tim Holtz brads and buttons from my stash (with DMC thread) for my banner at the bottom. I used the Martha Stewart 1" Scallop Square punch to create the punched in banner edges. I used 3M Scrapboooker's glue to attach my buttons and used Pop Dots to attach the banners to the bottoms of the cards.
Anything else you'd like to share about your project?