Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mother's Day Cards


I'm trying to use up my stash of designer papers that just seems to multiply over time, and I was inspired by a card on Pinterest to make some Mother's Day cards. I used snippets of SU! strawberry slush along with a CB swiss dots ef, and 3 different SU! retired punches to make the flower and bitty banners. The sentiment is by Verve and was done with Strawberry Slush ink.


I decided to make a couple more in different colors, so here's the Concord Crush version. I skipped the embossing and used a different sentiment, also from the same Verve stamp set.


And finally, the Crisp Cantaloupe version.

I was happy to be able to use some of these beautiful paper snippets instead of letting them lie in my stash any longer. I wish this was the end of them, but I'll have to live another 50 years to use them all I'm sure! LOL

I'm sharing with these challenges:





Thanks for stopping by and do have a fantastic Wednesday!

Carol

21 comments:

jimlynn said...

Great design and a great way to use up the patterned paper. Love these cards. The big flower is so striking and pretty!
Lynn

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Carol! Love the fresh colours and crisp design. At first I could have sworn the designs were very different - just shows what switching colours can do. And, not a hope of ever using up all your snippets - am sure they breed when we're not watching!

Hugs

Di xx

Daffodil Cards said...

These are so pretty Carol, love how simple but beautiful they are.
Faith
x

Donna said...

Fab Mother's Day cards and an excellent use of your stash!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our Mother's Day challenge!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, such great use of your snippets!! These monochromatic cards are just stunning, I have never said you have created them only with punches!! The flowers looks so pretty with the centres coordinated to the backgrounds and the cute little banners! Love so much especially the first with the dotty embossed panel and that Crisp Cantaloupe colour in the last one! Fabulous designs!

cotnob said...

Super cards Carol, great monochromatic designs and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Adnan Ali said...

Hi Admin

Thanks For Sharing these beautiful Mothers Day Cards i will share these cards with my Mom and Family members on Happy Mothers Day 2018

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! Such wonderful cards and I love the look of polka dots so these really made my day!

MaryH said...

You have some really pretty Mom's Day cards and each one looks quite different with the different colors. I think my fav would have to be #1 (I like the red shades!) These are perfect to use up your snippets and look like good 'assembly line' cards too, for adding to a stash. Leave off the sentiment, and it could be for any occasion you need, then add the greeting. Good job! TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant use of your snippets my friend, with gorgeous results. [aussie aNNie blog]

Wendy said...

Love these! Such pretty papers and a great design to create these lovely Mother's Day cards! I really love that you used that retired SU punch. It has always been one of my favorites! TFS and hope your enjoying this week's weather! <3

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a pretty set of cards, Carol. You can never go wrong with Polka dots. I will never use up all the snippets in this house. When my DD packed for her move, she sent me all her "large" scraps. Ugh! Hard to believe it is almost Mother's Day. I still have my warm fleece jacket hanging on the post near the front door.

Brenda said...

It amazing how scraps can multiply! Seems like the more I use the more I have. lol Your cards are just beautiful and yay for you for using up these nice pieces of snippets Carol! Keeping you and hubby in my prayers. Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

I think they are like weds just multiply before your eyes. Thee are gorgeous colour combinations. And I rather like the different sets of sentiments used. Hugs Mrs A.

Marina said...

What a fresh-looking and versatile design!

Margaret said...

3. Lovely cards. The Swiss dots EF folder is one of my go to folders and always enhances. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
Hugs
Margaret

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Ooh like this pattern

scrappymo! said...

These are all lovely Carol. I think it was a great idea to use your snippets and I too could make cards for 50 years and just use snippets or at least VOS supplies.
When I was still working, I used to stockpile cardstock and DP. I scrapbooked a lot in those days and that can plough through the paper.
Now, I mainly make cards with only the odd scrapbook page...so I have a lot of stockpiled paper to use up!

Stampsnob. said...

Wonderful Mother's Day cards .Lis

Janice M said...

Pretty cards! Been ages since I used that flower punch need to dig it out. I'll need to live 150 years to use up ALL my paper! LOL And yet I still keep buying more?!!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards! Great design, and colors!