Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cuttlebug Be Inspired: Mothers Day Card

Note: 2nd post today: Scroll down for my Diedrich Dare card!
Hello girls! I hope you are enjoying a great Wednesday morning. It's been so pretty around here the last week. A bit windy, but that's pretty much the norm here in the Texas Panhandle so I don't really think about it much. I've been enjoying the fact that some of my iris' actually sent out blooms this year. I have several that put out the leaf part, but not the bloom. They are HUGE too! Loving that. Although trying to explain the whole "bloom" process to a 3 year old has been a challenge. We are definitely in that "why" stage* and this mommy just doesn't have an answer most of the time! So my standard answer has become: "Well, buddy, I don't know. That's just the way God made it". *He doesn't actually ask just "why" though; it's always a more complete sentence or "what's _(insert any and every word you can think of here)_ mean?"

It's been several weeks since I've had a Cuttlebug Challenge project to share. So I'm VERY HAPPY to be participating this week! We were to create something for Mother's Day - anything goes - so I just made a card. And a blast doing it. I used my Cuttlebug this week for it's original purpose - to die cut! No embossing on this card. Crazy!!

As I was sitting at my desk, thinking of what to create, I knew that I wanted to make a flower of some sort and I wanted to use one of the free images from Sugar Creek Hollow last Friday. I noticed some crepe paper and doilies on one of my shelves and decided to use those too. That heart doily is 6" across so this card is BIG!! The only 12x12 cardstock I could find was a grey scrap - so I paired it with some black velvet flocked paper to work with the red.

The flower was sooo easy to create. I used my cuttlebug and one of the bonus dies from an alphabet set to cut out 12 small scalloped circles. I was able to cut 4 layers at a time - probably could've done even more layers. The big flower has 8 of the circles, stacked together. Then a brad in the middle and some scrunching up! The crepe paper is so thin that it scrunches easily! The little flower is just 4 circles, and I scrunched them much more as I wanted it to look like a bud, just starting to bloom. I finished it off with some gems and glitter Mom stickers!

Here's the inside of my card. I used some scraps along with the free Mother's Day Sentiment that Tracy posted on Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. There is also a round image that I think would make a cute "envelope seal". Be sure to grab them by Thursday if you haven't already. You can view the store here too!
I hope you'll swing by the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see all the other fabulous creations. They ladies on that team always create the most beautiful projects! And there's ALWAYS a contest of some sort going on to win great prizes!!

And be sure to scroll down for this week's Diedrich Dare challenge!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cassie WoW your card is `Gorgeous``
I love the colour combo and beautiful flowers!!!
Have a fab week:)x

SpAzzGiRL said...

Love it!
This would be perfect for our blog carnival!
Details here...

Shantaie said...

hey Cassie, so glad to hear your spring flowers are blooming!There is nothing quite as wonderful as your own garden coming to life!

Great card, love the flocked paper :)

America said...

awesome design!

Christi said...

What a wonderful design!! I love this!!

Nancy said...

What a fabulous card, Cassie!! Pure awesomeness!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty! Love that heart shape doily. :o)