Monday, May 7

iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Crafts: One 'Cool' Mom Mother's Day Card

iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Crafts
One ‘Cool’ Mom Mother’s Day Card
Designed by Margot Potter
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It's almost here...are you ready?  This Sunday is Mother's Day, my fine friends.  No one works harder than mom and no one deserves a day off more than she does.  Take it from this hard workin' mama, we really, really, really appreciate the love.  What better way to show mom how much you love her than with this wickedly funny retrofabulous card you can make yourself using Aleene's FABULOUS dry adhesives?  Take her somewhere special and let her kick her feet up and relax, she's earned it.  Believe me.  

Dove gray and soft pink cardstock
Damask scrapbook paper
One flat back large faux gem
Vintage images (digital downloads here)
Print out vintage typewriter text  18pt.: “Happy Mother’s Day, to one ‘cool’ Mom.”
Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner

Fiskars Shape Templates (Stars and Banners)
Fiskars Shape Template Mat and Cutting Tool
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Scissors
Bone folder

1.  Print out digital downloads and text.  Use paper trimmer to cut. 

2.  Cut graduated layers of pink and damask paper for backgrounds using paper trimmer, see images for reference.

3.  Use bone folder to crease center of gray cardstock.

4.  Attach paper layers using Aleene’s Tacky tape runner on edges.  Make sure you center each layer as you stack.  No Sweat on front, Relax on inside cover.

5.  Cut out shapes.  Three stars starting with the smallest in grey and graduating in the next two sizes in pink and damask.  Cut thin banner shape in damask. 

6.  Use sticker sheets to layer stars on lower left hand corner of front of card.

7.  Use Aleene’s Tacky Dot to adhere faux gemstone.

8.  Attach damask banner to center of inside of card using Tacky Sticker Sheet, add text with background using glue runner.

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JoJo said...

I should make my mom a Mom's Day card but she probably wouldn't like it. She's impossible to please.

Margot Potter said...

Hmmm...I bet there's a funny card in there! Even if it's just to make you laugh!


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