I'm laughing out loud as I write this.
I had every intention of sharing on my blog while I was away on my cruise last week, but as the trip got closer and my to do list wasn't getting smaller, I made a last minute decision to JUST GO ON VACATION and not blog at all.
Today I'm finding photos of projects that really should've been shared earlier including this one. Mother's Day has passed, but I still want to share this fun card I made with April's Paper Pumpkin kit titled Framed With Love. If you haven't made a card with your kit yet and want to do something similar, you could use some other message image on the front tag of the card OR you could be super ready for next year's Mother's Day and just copy as is. *Ü* (Do we have to only celebrate in May? Isn't every day Mother's Day?)
I only added glitter, a couple inks, and a couple sheets of card stock to what is already in the kit and came up with this very pretty card.
Using the stamps and pieces that come in the April kit, I first stamped my greeting onto the front of one of the tags. For those of you who don't like measuring, here is a simple way to add a mat (or bottom layer). Adhere your top layer to the mat card stock. Then trim either with a scissors or with your paper cutter! (In other words – eyeball it!) It helps if you line up two edges first. This way you only have two more edges to trim.
Because this leftover portion of polkadot card stock (from what I needed to make my 12×12 pages) already came with adhesive, I peeled the backing away and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Then I taped it down on the front of my card and flipped the whole card over to trim off the excess.
Tip: The outline heart is pretty thin, so put your adhesive on before separating it from the piece on the inside.
(To create the illusion that you have more hearts, attach pieces that would normally get thrown away to to opposite edges of the card.)
Then I just added some twine (also in the kit) and taped down the two tags.
This was a super easy card to make!
I really love My Paper Pumpkin kits.
It's great that these kits provide a crafter (beginning crafters to advanced) with fun product (stamps, inks, and consumables) and fun moments of creativity each month! My May kit is on it's way and will land in my mailbox any day now.
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Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel