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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mother's Day Flowers

Hello everyone! Mother's day is coming up fast and I have started to work on my cards and gifts. Today, I finished the one the one we will send to my Mother-in -law. That is, the outside is finished. I asked my husband to choose the sentiment and he has yet to get back with me. In the end, I will probably end up choosing the sentiment, but wanted him to take some credit for the card. Anyway,  my mother-in-law loves flowers and even volunteers at a green house close to where she lives. So, I chose to make a flower card for her. Here it is:
I have seen several cards similar to this on the web, but using silk flowers and I have chosen not only to create my own paper flower but chose to ink the flower and leaf edges. The leaf is from the Ultimate Creative Sampler Cricut cartridge. I cut the big one at 6.556 x 6.931 and the smaller one at 6.556 x 6.25. I cut the stems off and adhered them together with glue stick. I then made the "stitch" lines with an olive colored sharpie. The flower is an 8 petal flower also from Ultimate Creative Sampler Cricut cartridge. I cut 4 of each starting at 4 inches for the bottom part that is curled under. Then for the upper part of the flower, the petals were curled around a paint brush handle, inked with royal rose ink from Stampin' Up. They were cut at 3 inches then decreasing at 0.25" with each set of 4 petals. The tag was cut from Cricut Basics. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  Oh, I forgot, the edges of the inner part of the leaf and the edge of the green part of the tag were inked with Always Artichoke ink from Stampin' Up.

I will be entering this into 3 challenges:
1. Die Cuttin' Divas challenge #112 Flowers
2. The Perfect Sentiment PSC76: Mother's Day
3. Docerela Creations challenge #136 Flowers

I hope you like it.

Have a great night!



  1. Your card is beautiful and that flower is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  2. Gorgeous creation I am sure she will love that stunning flower!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    hugs Shell xx

  3. what a beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us this week at DCD for our "Flowers" challenge.
    DT DCD

  4. Beautiful flower...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Such a cute card. THank you for joining us at Docerela Creations


  6. Love your shaped card and beautiful handmade flower. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week.

  7. Your card is just lovely and your flower is perfect!

    Your mother in law will love the card and the sentiment your husband picks out will be great. ;)

  8. This card is so beautiful and I'm sure she will love it. You did a great job!!!!