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handmade Mother’s Day Cards

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Happy Mother’s Day
to all of my Family & Friends!!  Today I am sharing three of my favorite Mother’s Day cards from the past couple of years!

And I am getting one of the best Mother’s Day presents of all times – watching my daughter Emily graduate from college today!!

This first card is one that is made with the You’ve Got this stamp set and the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper. 

The colors in the card are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy cardstocks.

By looking at these three cards, can you tell that I really like flowers and coloring?

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set – Mother’s Day Cards

Birthday Blooms - Mother's Day
These next two cards are both made with the
Birthday Blooms stamp set.  This set is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets from the past few years. 

I also like the combination of the stripped background designer series paper with the floral design!

This beautiful rose is colored with shades of Lost Lagoon ink.  The ribbon is Mint Macaroon lace

The third card that I have selected for today is another Birthday Blooms card made for Mother’s Day as well.

The flowers on this card are colored with Watermelon Wonder ink and finished off with the Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon.

Bloomin' Birthday Mother's Day Card

Which one of these cards is your favorite??

Enjoy your Mother’s Day!!


Mother’s Day Card

Today I have a card that was made for the Stamping Painted Petals cardNew England Design Team for our Mother’s Day theme.  Mother’s Day also happens to be the theme of the SUO Challenge for this week so I thought this card is perfect to share today.

I love this card and Designer paper!  This Mother’s Day card is made with the Painted Petals Stamp set and Painted Blooms Designer Series paper with accents in Rose Red cardstock.

There are a couple of elements that I think set this card apart.  One is that the Designer paper on the front of the card is lined up with the DSP on the bottom layer so the paper has the effect of a 2 part card.  To make this effect you want to cut a piece of DSP at 5 1/4″ x

The second element that I really like about this card is the unique fold.  The bottom layer of Blushing Bride cardstock and layer of DSP make up the card base, so the center layer has the fold for the inside of the card.DSC00032w

Also included with this card is a tab on the inside of the fold that holds a gift card.  Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift certificate!

Here are the details on the card front.  The phrase “You are Amazingly Amazing” is stamped with Rose Red ink on whisper white cardstock.  It is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and very lightly stamped with the roses from the Painted Petals Stamp set and Blushing Bride ink on the background.  The layer for the label is made by punching a scrap of Rose Red cardstock with the Decorative Label punch.  Cut the label in half and layer underneath the white label.  This is a great way to layer labels when you only one size punch!

So don’t forget about your Mother on Mother’s Day!!

Love the ideas of the Stamping New England Design Team?  Join my Stamper’s Club and receive a set of these card ideas each month in your inbox!  Check it out HERE.

Have a great week!
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Ready for Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day CardAre you Ready for Mother’s Day? Today I am sharing another beautiful Mother’s Day card that was designed by my Stamping New England Design Team! 

I love the simple detail of this card!  A Single layer of Baked Brown Sugar card stock that has been embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and enhanced with a piece of Painted Petals designer paper around a window with the stamped image on the DSC00007winside of the card.

The inside of the card has a layer of whisper white that has been stamped with the flower image from the stamp set Everything Eleanor in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog using Rose Red Ink.

Stampin' Up! Indescribable GiftI am very happy to see that this set is not retiring!

So do you need some Mother’s Day cards?  I am holding a Mother’s Day card class on Friday night.  I am also demonstrating a cute tote bag that you can make to store your Mother’s Day cards using the Painted Petals designer paper!

Check out the details HERE.

And don’t forget about the specials for this week:

Have a great week!!
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Mother’s Day Purse with cards

purse card setFriday May 1st, I will be teaching a class on this beautiful handmade Purse with 8 matching cards.  What a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a Special Friend.  And you will get to take one home!

Not in the Boston area?  I will prep and cut all the card stock and send you the detailed instructions for this beautiful project.

The purse pictured is made with Rose Red Card stock and Painted Petals Designer paper.  There are several patterns available which I will match with the coordinating card stock color.  I also have other floral or non-floral papers available if you would like a different patterned paper.

These cards can be customized for any occasion.  You can signup for my class below:


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Handmade Mother’s Day Card

ToDSC00043wday I have a handmade Mother’s Day card that I made for the Stamping New England Design Team’s April cards. 

So what is Stamping New England?  We are a group of 5 creative Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that love to Create!  Each month we select an upcoming theme and use a specific set of Designer paper and two to three stamp sets to create projects for that theme.  So for the month of April – we worked on Mother’s Day and Wedding cards to use in our April classes.  We also try to incorporate techniques as well.

So what does this mean for you?  Each month we each make 3 unique projects and times 5 that is 15 unique and new projects each month!  We each have a different style so our projects are uniquely ours but all coordinate since we are using the same papers.  This gives each of us a wide range of projects to select from each month!

Interested in new projects designs each month?  Check out my Stamper’s Club.  You don’t have to be local to me (in the Boston area).  For a purchase of $35 per month, you will receive a detailed set of color instructions each month in your mailbox.  If a new technique is introduced, I will record a technique video.  Of course, if you are in the Boston area, you can attend one of my monthly classes to make the cards and you will still receive full instructions for everything in your email!

So onto the details of this beautiful Mother’s Day card.  This card is made with Whisper white and Island Indigo card stocks with Painted Petals Designer paper.  The Layers on this card are cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits.   The Sentiment “Happy Mother’s Day” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  A perfect card to share with Mom!

…. and Don’t forget to check out the specials for this week:

Ready to place an order? I love to share the hostess benefits with my loyal customers!  If your order is under $150, use the Hostess code: EHYTG2HB and receive a FREE ribbon sampler from me!

Thanks for your continued support!!
Happy Stamping!
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!!  This is a gift box that one of my talented customers Annie made for her Daughter’s Mother’s Day present!!  Beautiful!    GiftBox copy Annie used the Fresh Prints designer paper from the Occasions catalog with Read Red and whisper white card stocks.  I thought the rose on the top of the box was made with the flower die in the Occasions catalog but Annie tells me that it is punches that have been layered.  She found the pattern for this box on Poodlescraft You tube channel. I have such talented customers! Enjoy your day everyone! I will be driving down to CT to pick up my daughter.  Hard to believe that her freshman year at Sacred Heart is almost over!  It seems like yesterday that we dropped her off. signature line-003

Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

Wouldn’t you just love to receive this beautiful handmade card for Mother’s Day??  I know that I would!  This card is made with the Happy Watercolor Stamp set from the Occasions catalog for the spring


I am offering a Stamp-a-Stack of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards.  I will have a variety of cards cut and prepped so you just have to assemble and give to your loved one! 3 cards for $9.95 6 cards for $14.95   Tuesday April 29th – 6pm Sal’s Pizza – 299 Washington St.  Woburn, MA or Wednesday April 30th – 7pm Marilyn’s Creative Playground Email me at to reserve your spot today!!   signature line-003 !

April Project Bundle – Mother’s Day

The worker bees at Stamping New England have been busy designing some beautiful projects for all of you for April!!    and the projects for April are Mother’s Day and Graduation Projects.  Get ahead of the game and made your Mother’s Day and Graduation projects now!! DSC00089w-s

There are a couple of ways to get the directions for these projects.

Purchase the items below to make these projects and receive the directions for FREE or purchase the directions via the paypal link below.  These projects use the following items.  You can shop at my online store here.  Click on SHOP in the upper right corner!

Graduation Projects
Modern Medley DSP  126926     $10.95 Pomp and Circumstance Stamp set   134168  $14.95
1/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon  119261   $5.95
and/or  Mother’s Day Projects
Watercolor Wonder DSP  132994   $10.95
Happy Watercolor Stamp Set  133191   $21.95
White Organza Ribbon    114319    $5.95
Mother’s Day/Graduation
I absolutely love these projects and I think that you will as well!! Questions?  contact me at   Happy Stamping! signature line-003      

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends out in Cyber Land!!    This is the Mother’s Day card that I mailed on Thursday to my mother! I am actually celebrating Mother’s Day with my kids and husband in Potsdam, NY  My son graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering!  What a great Mother’s Day present! 100_9272_edited-1 This card is made with one of the new stamps, Wildflower Meadow,  from the upcoming New Catalog!I used the new blue – Pool Party which is a returning in color.  I stamped the image using White ink and embossed it with white Embossing powder.  I then added pearls to the center of the flowers.   I added a couple of small cardstock flowers to the bottom corner.  To make these, use the 7/8″ scallop circle punch to punch a scrap of card stock.   Crumple up the card stock and kneed it to break down the fibers of the paper.  Do this until you can pull the layers of the cardstock apart.  Pinch from the center and layer two pieces together.  Snip off the end of the flower and use crystal effects to attach to the card and hold together!  Voila!   I love these flowers!  Here is the same card but made with crumb cake card stock.  I am not sure which one I like better.  I do know that I like the look of the pearls on the center of the flowers!  The pearls just seem to add that little pizazz to the card! 100_9270_edited-1   THis stamp set will be available in the new catalog in June.  Don’t have a catalog?  Email me and I will send you a catalog!   Happy Mother’s Day everyone!                 signature line-red
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