Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Birthday card for my sweet Mom...

Edited to add:  updated picture of card.  I placed one of the buttons on backwards and one of my sentiment stips was stamped on the wrong side...this is what happens when you make cards at 5am because you can't sleep! :)

I wanted to make a special card for my Mom's birthday which is coming up next week. 

I followed this sketch and am entering my card in the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #108:  HERE

I am also entering this card in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #38 - Celebrations!:  HERE.  My Mom's birthday is always cause for celebration!!! I used Cheery Lynn's beautiful French Lattice die on my card and added various design papers and cardstock into the spaces to create my background. This is such a wonderful die and you can create so many fantastic backgrounds using scraps of papers you may have sitting in your scrap pile!  You can purchase the die: HERE.  I hope someday they make a die like this with hearts cut out!  I think it would be so fun for Valentine's, Anniversary, and Wedding cards - not to mention just to tell someone that you love them!  And I am always looking for ways to use up scraps! :)

Here is my card:
This is updated picture added on 7-29-12
 I created a tiny little tag with a flower and added it to my ribbon at the top of the large tag with some hemp cord.
I cut out the hearts from Waltzing Mouse Stamps "Sewing Box Hugs" set and placed dimensionals between them to creat a puffy heart for my focal point.

I love the sentiments for the women in our lives in the "Roses in Bloom" set!  I also placed an additional die cut and sentiment inside the card which says "Happy Birthday" and is from WMS "Say it Loud" set.  NOTE: The inside of the card is not pictured.

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  Happy weekend!

: )   Jill

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink - sweet blush and rustic cream
Designer Papers:  Authentique - Uncommon Collection
Dies:  French Lattice Die:  Cheery Lynn Designs, Tag and Banner dies:  Papertrey Ink;
Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Sewing Box Hugs set: hearts and small flower on mini tag and background; Roses in Bloom set:  sentiments on outside of card; Say it Loud set: sentiment on inside of card - not shown.
Ink: Tea Dye duo and Berry Sorbet: Papertrey Ink; London Fog - Memento.
Other supplies:  Buttons: Papertrey Ink and Crate Paper, Dimensionals, score tape and glue, die cut machine, hemp cord, scissors, and ribbon


  1. Beautiful card! I like what you've done with the lattice die.

  2. I love lattice, and that die looks wonderful! You really made it fun with the different patterns for the centers. Very beautiful card, Jill!

  3. Hi Jill, Love the clever lattice - looks awesome with the different tiles inserted! The stitched heart stamps layered are stunning - your Mom will adore this!

  4. OMG!!! This card is a beauty! I love the lattice!!!

  5. What a beautiful card for your Mom! Love the background treatment and the double banners for the lovely sentiment!

  6. Jill, I love the patchwork you have created with the lattice die, it is just beautiful. I am certain your Mom will love it. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  7. WOW!! This really is a very special card for your Mom! Sooo BEAUTIFUL and SWEET - She'll be so happy! And I'm happy I (we) got to see it! Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC! Hugs, Karin

  8. Great idea Jill to use the Lattice die as you did. I'm sure your mom is going to love the card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

  9. Well you've inspired me...I've got a very similar lattice die and never thought of using it quite like this...Thankyou!!
    Your card is gorgeous and I'm sure your mum will love it.

  10. So beautiful, love the look of that patchwork for your background. And your tag is so creative with the layering of all those hearts, so perfect!

  11. Jill, this card is so GORGEOUS! LOVE the stacked hearts and the double sentiment! LOVE the background! LOVE your tag!

  12. This is wonderful Jill. Your mom will be so pleased with this card because you made it for mothers love that kind of thing. I especially love your sentiment, because mothers DO mean the world to us. Your trio of hearts is such a sweet symbol of that love.

    Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week!

  13. What a beautiful card Jill! I love Sewing Box Hugs very favorite WM stamp set. I love how you used it with the French Lattice die. I have never seen that one before and it is so pretty, I had to zoom in and check out all the different papers you used with it. Very pretty card and a great take on this weeks sketch.

  14. That lattice technique is so creative and unique !

  15. Jill this is fantastic! That background is amazing!!! And layering the hearts from Sewing Box hugs is just spot on! Thanks for sharing! :)

  16. Love the lattice bg with all the different papers and tag is adorable with those layered hearts! Your mom will love it!

  17. This is a stunner Jill, love that lattice BG! and yep I completely get the 5am thing!! thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  18. This is a stunning card the design and the colours just beautiful.

  19. As soon as I saw this I went looking for that die Jill! It;s all come together beautifully - the papers, stamping, ribbon....I could go on. Lovely!

  20. So pretty - I LOVE the layered hearts and these colours are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  21. So gorgeous, Jill!!
    LOVE that lattice background...
    and I totally agree that hearts would be fabulous!!
    Love the colors...
    the papers (I have these but I hoard!:))...
    and those fabby hearts...
    perfect with the sentiment!!
    Your mom will love this! :)
    So glad you could play with us at WMSC this week! :)

  22. this is an awesome card, luv the layered sweet!

    enjoy *~*

  23. WOW!!! Totally gorgeous card.

  24. Stunning card, Jill! Love the lattice background with all the lovely patterns! The layered hearts are so pretty and are perfect with the sentiments!

  25. This is really beautiful! Gorgeous die cuts, and a great mix of stamps!


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: ) Jill