I finished altering my dress form and I will come back this Friday with a full tutorial showing how I decoupaged the sewing pattern pages and also created a fabric skirt by printing pages on fabric I ironed to freezer paper that will be on CD 3, Creating With Vintage Typography. It was so easy I'm pumped to make more fabric! ** CD 3 will be available in 2 - 3 weeks as our manufacture is backed up but I have a Giveaway and so does Vicki!
Today I wanted to show you a bunch of great samples with a Mother theme so you will have time to create something for Mothers Day if you have a mom or any nice lady you want to honor.
Here's the form when I started out
A handcrafted gift is personal and can become a cherished keepsake and there are oodles things you can create that would make wonderful gifts and I will list some below but a handmade card tops the list for Mother's Day projects and look at all these all beautiful ideas like this stunning card Viola Mahr created - Oops- I just saw it was a mini album using images from our Birds & Botanicals Booklet but it would make a great card as well.
I Love the way Viola cut the tulips out and stamped 'Mother' with our Love You Mother Stamp Set. I'm giving away this stamp set and a copy of CD 3, you just need to leave a comment here. As we won't have the actual copies of CD # 3 for a couple of more weeks - I will send the lucky winner an invitation to access the CD online and send them a copy ASAP. A random Winner will be announced this Monday, May 7/12 with our 2nd Linky Party. Come join in and submit a project!
Pam Hooten created this gorgeous card also using our Love You Mother Stamp Set. I love the way she stamped and cut out the little blossom stamp to add it to the branch and her details like the little pearl centers. NOTE: If you notice the spelling error it was fixed (you should be your cheer).
I love this poem and the pretty flowers and look how Heidi Blankenship used a gold metallic pen around the edges of this postcard from our Family Vintage Postcard Kit and a Clear Gelly Stardust Pen to outline the petals.
Tammy Roberts designed this angelic card using images from our Little Blessings Creative Scraps
You can give Mom a coupon for a lunch date, a movie or outing together as a gift and turn your coupon into a card like this sweet one that Melissa Bove created using our Love You Mother Stamp set
You can give a gift card for your mom's favorite restaurant or store like the way Lisa Zappa created an envelope to hold a Starbucks gift card for her Mom.
If you stop and think of what your mom loves, then see if you can incorporate the images or theme into a handmade gift. If she is a Grandmother she may love a photo keepsake starring her Grandchildren, a gardener would enjoy a gift with beautiful flowers. You can even add small photos or images to these Bottle Caps and make a set of magnets or glue on push pins for her bulletin board.
Did you see my last post with our Free Printable Sweet Mom's Box Template and how to create labels? There are also some links to past Mother theme Printables and then I remembered we also have a fun Printable Vintage Crown and Tussie Mussie and the crown would be perfect Mother's Day Hat fit for a queen.
You could create a special scrapbook page for your mom and frame it or add it to an album to give as a gift and add more pages to over time. You don't need to do the traditional 12 x 12" album - you can make it any size and style. I love the colors and patterns Victoria used on this digital layout using CD # 1, Creating With Vintage Patterns and she can print it in any size to create a mini scrapbook page or a card for her mom.
Viola Mahr created this pretty digital page using papers and embellishments from CD # 1.
Julie Campbell has created several scrapbook pages for family memory albums and I love how she used images from our Childhood Booklet to convey her Mother's passion for doll making. You can see a wonderful layout on Julie's blog about her Granmother's quilt
I love how Sheila Rumney created this digital layout and cut a heart shape from one of the papers from CD # 1, Creating With Vintage Patterns. The hankie is also a PNG file , which means it has been cut out (even the lace edge) so it can be layered over other pages.
Here are some of the 2" Bottle Caps we are selling in mixed packages that Vicki turned into magnets using our Domestic Goddess Scraps
Don't forget to enter Vicki's Giveaway for all these goodies shown below (including some of the Tattered Angels Embossed Frames we are sold out off and some other great goodies!
Also, pull out out your Crafty Secrets supplies or a recent project and post any sample in our Linky Party that starts this Mon, May 7 and runs for a week. A random winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to shop in our store. It's also a fun way to share ideas.
I will be back Friday with the Altered Dress Form Tutorial
Plus - don't forget to leave a comment here to enter our Giveaway!
Until next time wishing you joy and creativity
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