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Mother's Day Blog Hop - Pretty in Pastels



Today I bring you another Blog Hop with some of the lovely ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on Mother's Day!

You may have come to my blog from the lovely Genna Gifford, but if not, you can join the hop here and continue to the remaining participants.

Mother's Day is coming soon and today I have a little gift set that would be lovely for Mum. I always use soft colours for Mother's Day and this year I have chosen Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette with Blushing Bride for the accent and the lovely Something Borrowed designer paper. I have chosen to make a 13.5cm (5 1/4") square card for a change, which suits my layout better. 


For the inside, I printed a verse on my computer in Early Espresso colour, to soften it a bit and then added the spray of flowers from Painted Petals. Whisper White goes through the printer without a problem and I put a custom sized piece such as this through the manual feeed tray.


I have made a little set of 3" x 3" note cards in the cute Berry Basket in matching colours. In order to fit the envelopes in the basket with the cards, I increased the base size by scoring a further 1/8" on each side from the original score line. It doesn't affect the top rim of the basket, just marginally reducing the height. I lined the base and one half of the basket with the Something Borrowed DSP and embellished the other half with the doilies from the Artisan Embellishment kit, which are the perfect size.

The handle has been sandwiched between the two layers of top rim for a neat finish. I used Pink Pirouette on the inside rim and Something Borrowed DSP on the outside.  This makes the basket really sturdy. I used Tombow glue for the rim as I didn't want to see staples.


 Here is a picture of the basket with the envelopes and note cards. You can make 8 of these note cards from a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and you can purchase the envelopes from the Annual Catalogue - you get 40 in a pack. The basket would easily holds 12 envelopes and cards if you wanted. 


I have used Sahara Sand for the base of the note cards and then stamped onto a 2 3/4" square of Whisper White.  I was running out of daylight, so I have kept the note cards really simple with images from the 'Painted Petals' stamp set. I added an accent of Soft Suede on the cards, but not really sure I like it.


Finally, here is the set together.


If you would like any further information, please contact me.  I would love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment!

Project Details
Stamps Painted Petals, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP, Champagne Glimmer paper, 
 Ink Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories Flowers and doilies from Artisan Embellishment kit, Pearls Basic Jewels, White Seaming Binding ribbon, Mini square envelopes
Tools     Berry Basket BigzL Die, Big Shot, Bitty Butterfly punch, Bird Builder punch, Bow Builder punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Glue dots, Tombow glue

Click on the heart below to hop over to see what the lovely Kate Morgan has to inspire you.


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

1. Ros Davidson
2. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
3. Rachel Woollard
4. Genna Gifford
5. Judy May
6. Kate Morgan
7. Nikki Sadler


Thanks for looking!


Mary Kelly

What a gorgeous gift, and they look even better in real life. The colours are so delicate. Love it.

Ros Davidson

Just beautiful as always Judy.

Chris Henderson

This is so lovely, Judy. The colours go so well together and, as always, the end result is perfect. Such a special gift set. Xx

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Wow, Judy your cards and basket are just beautiful, always love your attention to detail.

Rachel Palmieri

A gorgeous set of cards in the basket, Judy. What a lovely gift they'd make.

Kate Morgan

Oh Judy, love your projects and the colour combination is perfect together. Gorgeous gifts!


Such subtle, delicate projects Judy, I love both of them

Christine Blain

Just delightful, Judy! These pretties are a real feast for the eyes.

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