Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's Day Gift

Hey, everyone! Yes, I know it is late, but I have a LOT going on right now-mother of three, four if you include my hubby sometimes. ;) Anyway, I made something special for my Mommy this Mother's Day. She works in a legal office and has TONS of desk space! (I am a little jealous...) Also, my mom LOVES flowers but they are, unfortunately, out of my budget. :( So I made some flowers and a vase. The best part is - the flowers will never die!!! And, if worse comes to worse and she hates them...it makes a great paper weight. LOL (I already gave it to her and she loves it - phew!)

The inspiration actually came from a post over on one of my FAVE blogs. Arin at A Piece of Life's Pie, ( CHECK HER OUT!), inspired me with this post. I have been dying to try the paper strip flowers and figured this was my chance. I LOVE them! I am actually impressed by how this turned out. (Go me!! :D)

Materials:

Paper - atd Family Ties specialty collection paper stack (bought at Walmart)
Brads and Ribbons - Close to My Heart
Stems - wooden skewers (found in the cooking section of any store)
Glass Gems - (home decor aisle in Walmart)
Jar - (the spaghetti sauce was very yummy!!)

Golden Cord - (from Christmas wrapping stash)

Tag - (from my stash)

Note: I used Close to My Heart's Staz-On ink remover to remove the best before date that was printed on the jar. (I still can't believe I thought of that!!)

 



















For the card, I tried something a little different. I made a purse! It combines the card and the envelope together too which was a bonus. The pad of paper I used had different types of the same papers. It had some extra thick, textured card stock of each pattern, (which I used on the jar), and then a thinner foil/ sparkly version of the same patterns, (which I used on the envelope). I love how they coordinate but are completely different in both look and texture. After making the card and folding the 'envelope', I attached the back of the card to the middle of the 'envelope' with glue dots. I think it's very cute!

Materials:

(Envelope)
Paper - atd Family Ties specialty collection paper stack (bought at Walmart)
Ribbon and Pearls - Close to My Heart


(Card)
Paper - (from my stash)
Flowers - cut at 1 inch from the Close to My Heart: Art Philosophy cartridge (page 70, Font + Shift)
Card - cut at 6 inches from the Close to My Heart: Art Philosophy cartridge (page 69, Card)
Clear gems - Close to My Heart
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Victoria
EK Success edger punch - Pointed Flower
Golden Cord - (from Christmas wrapping stash)











 The result is an elegant, classical gift that I am proud of. :) I hope you enjoyed it! Take care!!