Wow! May already?!?! And in just a few days it will be Mother’s Day here in the States, so for my first Tres Jolie Kit Club project of May, I have some Mother’s Day Cards for you – just in case you just realized you need some by Sunday! The majority of these cards are kit + cardstock, but I added in a couple more for extra ideas using some mediums from my stash and this month’s Mixed Media Kit.
Most of the cards I made are quick and easy, and you don’t necessarily need digital cut files to create your cards. You can use punches or dies to create your shapes, stamps, or stickers for your sentiments, or just create your own, one-of-a-kind works of art for your cards and envelopes. Check out my video to see how I put my cards together!
These two cards are 6in x 6in squares with fold-up petals cut into the solid card stock and some flowers cut out of the patterned paper added as layers (as seen on the “Mum” card) with some of the Prima Say It In Crystals as the flower centers, or, as seen on the “Mom” card, some of the Prima flowers added for even more dimension.
These two cards are 5in x 8in gatefolds. Like the flower card front above, the hearts on here are cut so they can be folded up along the outer edges. I added some small magnets in my “latch” layers, but they are totally optional and not necessary for the card! I have some of the patterned papers behind my fold-up hearts, and I layered the gold glitter hearts with the cut file hearts for the closure. If you want to add a little something extra, you can grab a pen, pencil, paint, marker, etc., and add some outlines to your card front.
These two cards are made using some cardstock from my stash and some of the patterned paper found in this month’s kit. I added depth to my card front by layering my patterned papers with the hearts cut out – one solid sheet as the base, topped with three layers with cut-out hearts. I even have a card sample to remember there are dad’s out there also being mom. In addition to the Prima Crystal’s, I added some splatter to the “Dad” card using the blue mica found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit mixed with some of the Liquid Color Fluid Medium from March.
These are my last two “plain” cards. They are 4in x 10in and have a layered lattice-like design. However, on these cards, I layered my solid cardstock over squares of the patterned paper. After popping on my sentiment, I added a couple of flowers, and these cards were assembled in no time!
Since I was already in card-making mode, I decided to add a couple of cards that are a bit more involved. I used a mask/stencil from my stash with some black gesso over stripes of this month’s patterned paper, then added some mica from this month’s Mixed Media Kit to create the first card. My accompanying envelope has a window cut out of it using a traced edge of the stencil/mask for the design. After I had my window cut out, I adhered my mica with some clear embossing ink and semi-sealed them in with some Workable Fixitif. I embossed on some flower print vellum, glued it into the window, and colored in the roses with a gel pen.
For the last card, I used a stamp and embossed a fading dot pattern on the card front before laying the blue mica on. I stitched the “banner” along the top with some variegated blue thread and added my heart cluster.
Cut files from this week’s
Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed these Mother’s Day Cards and they gave you some inspiration to create your own cards – whether they be for Mother’s Day or not! And for those who will be celebrating Mother’s Day – in any form you choose – I hope you have a wonderful day Sunday!
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In addition to this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit and Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits, *from a Tres Jolie RAK [pre-DT!]), I used:
*Finnabair Liquid Color Fluid Medium; *DecoArt Black Gesso; *Prima “Rosarian” Stamp; *KaiserCraft “Fading Dots” Stamp; CornerScrapsStudio “Mother’s Day Cards” Digital Cut File; Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 018; 12”x12” solid cardstock – Bazzill, DCWV, & AC; 8-1/2”x11” solid cardstock – regular printer weight & Simon Says Stamp for the heavy weights; small (unbranded) magnets; Scotch ATG; Art Glitter Glue; UHU Stic; JudiKins Diamond Glaze & MicroGlaze; Ranger Embossing Powder: Vintage Pearl; Distress Collage Medium – Crazing; Distress Marker “Tumbled Glass;” Aileens Tacky Glue; We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board, Craft Knife, & 3-Way Corner Punch; EK Tools Score Board; Silhouette Cameo 3; *spray bottle; Recollections Cards & Envelopes Value Pack: Kraft & Ivory; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; variegated blue thread; vellum; Faber Castell Black Artist Pen, Sakura: Souffle, Glaze, & Metallic Pens