For Our Mum – Birthday Cards Using Garden In Bloom Stamp Set By Stampin’ Up!

This term seems to be really busy: with our daughter having MOCK exams in a few weeks time = parents meetings at school;  my little sister temporarily moving with us ( only for weekdays; she just started Interior Design MDes course at Coventry University); and me trying to cope with MS as best as I can + infusions in hospital every 4 weeks…there are days I can’t do anything and idea of crafting don’t even cross my mind.

But last week there was our mum’s 63rd birthday. My sister said she really wanted to make a handmade card for our mum but she had no idea where to start. She has never done a card in her life. I took her to my “studio” so she could choose stamp sets & ink pads she liked. And she chose gorgeous Garden In Bloom stamp set + Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey and Pear Pizzazz ink pads. Then I thought: oh well, while teaching her how to make a card I could make one for our mum too, right? So I grabbed all essentials: card, adhesives, masks, sponges etc. and we made our way to kitchen (my craft room is really tiny).

Do I have to say we had a blast?! It was so good to craft together…

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..and she did very well as for her first time stamping, don’t you think? The sentiment is a mix of two stamp sets: Crazy About You and retired Delightful Dozen.

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For my card, I’ve used same design/layout. Just twisted it a bit with a piece of vellum. I also made a matching envelope. Isn’t it pretty? Vellum is attached with stapler

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Sentiment on a card comes from Butterfly Basics and is heat embossed in gold.

I’ve also decided to decorate flap of my envelope

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Love love love how these two turned out! Chuffed even more because mum loved cards we’ve made. And my sister is now hooked, so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t last time when we were crafting together.

Thank you for stopping by,