Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you all had a brilliant weekend, it's the first day of spring here in the UK so hopefully the weather will improve. It's Mothering Sunday next weekend and a couple of months ago I invited (in person) my mum and my mum and dad-in-law to Sunday lunch on Mother's Day. I wanted to make it a bit special by making proper invites and sending them in the post. Unfortunately my in-laws won't be coming now as they've agreed to have Millie at a sleepover the night before so my sister-in-law can go with her boyfriend to his parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and they'll be too tired to come to ours the next day. I'd already almost made the invites when we found out but luckily I'd not added the invite part at that point as I needed to find a suitable sentiment so I don't have to bin the second card. This is the card for my mum.
Here is the one I made for my mother-in-law but without the invited panel.
The cards are pretty similar, I just used different papers to decorate the petals and the inner part. To make this card you need to cut a piece of card to 8" square and score all four sides at 2". Cut off the outer squares so you are left with a + shape. To make the petals I went through my circle dies and found one that fitted nicely on the flaps and traced around it. I cut the shapes out so each flap became a semi circle. I used a slightly smaller circle die to cut out the panel pieces (2 of them) and then cut them in half and added them to the outside parts of the flaps with tape runner. I cut a piece of decorative card to just under 4" and added it to the inside of the card. The actual invite card was cut to 3.5" square and stamped with You're Invited (stamp from stash) and a small butterfly that's from a stamp set from Ebay. You fold the card the same way you would a cardboard box.
I've also made an acceptance card in the same style for my sister and her husband to be - they are getting married in May and the invite came on Friday.
This card was made the same way but with different papers etc and I made an envelope for it using my WRMK envelope punch board.
I hope you like my latest makes, as always if you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the usual places. Until next time - keep crafting!
Love and crafty hugs,
Just a quick update - I got this in the post today, it's a card made by my craft crush (lol that's what my hubby says I have because I get really excited when I get a new video notification) Christine Smith AKA CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl on Youtube , you may recognise her name from various crafting magazines such as Creative Stamping magazine as she often has a feature using the free covermounts. Christine ran a giveaway for one of three thank you cards after reaching 1000 subscribers on YouTube and I was absolutely delighted to be one of the three. Because I responded first I was able to choose the card I wanted and I asked for the blue version. It is absolutely gorgeous in real life and sadly my camera has not done it justice as it's about a 1000% nicer in real life. Anyway enough gushing (now you know why Chris sings "It's just a little crush" every time I mention Christine lol) here's the lovely thank you card.