Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Celebrate Mom'

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day is almost here, and the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month is just what you need to get cards made for the special moms, grandmas, wives, daughters, aunts, and friends in your life. So, let's Celebrate Mom!

I used the Fancy Monograms stamp set to emboss "MOM" on the banner, which I cut from the Sweeties Wagon Sweet Cuts die set. The individual letters and the layer behind the bow were cut with dies in the Beautiful Little Wishes Sweet Cuts die set. I heat embossed flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set onto the music paper and added Pearl Pen pearls to the centers, as well as several places on the card. I used Inka Gold to a die cut strip of kraft cs to create a faux metal strip and distressed it with Distress Embossing Powder and some chunky glitter. The bow is made with Cupcake Seam Binding and Cotton Candy Twine, both of which are available in the Paper Sweeties Boutique!

The graphic for the challenge is so delicate and feminine. I love all the soft colors. Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to get the orange tone out of the photo of my card without losing the magenta, so in real life, it's a much softer card.
The inside of the card is much closer to what the card looks like in person. The sentiments came from the So Sweet of You stamp set. I stamped them more than once to get a shadow effect.

Be sure to visit my Teamies' blogs for more "Mom" inspiration:

Cheryl Lea <– you are here!
May Guest Designer:  Dawn

I hope you'll join us in the Celebrate Mom Challenge this month at Paper Sweeties! 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Power Poppy Pop of Pastel Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #121: Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 307: Spring


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Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl your card is so beautiful! I love all the sweet details especially the banner for "MOM"!

Heather said...

A fabulous card Cheryl, such a beautiful design, colours and papers...........your embellishments are just stunning!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Chakkenge.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is so gorgeous and elegant!!!!

Maria said...

Such a lovely card inside and out, Cheryl! It's a vintage beauty! Love all the pretty embossing on the banner! A very sweet Mother's Day it!:-)

Debbie said...

What a shabby chic stunner! Gorgeous use of PS products this month ... the seam binding bow adds the perfect finishing touch!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love this! That banner is gorgeous! Love all the details!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

D- said...

I loVe your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Cheryl! Sometimes the camera just wants to mess with you and even photoshop won't help you correct the colors! This is still a beautiful card, created and presented with your usual elegance and style! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!

Mynn xx said...

Cheryl, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the beautiful layers and the fun banner you created! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

artful-notions said...

Layered loveliness everywhere I look! Cheryl, this is simply gorgeous! Inside's even a stunner! Bravo!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I just love the victorian feel this has, Gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

Such stunning layers!!! Just gorgeous!!

Indy's Designs said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all your beautiful embellishments! So glad you were inspired to join our Spring Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cheryl, your creation is just AMAZING!!! You put so much lovin' into your gorgeous card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how pretty! It's so very feminine and lovely with the different design elements you chose. The colors are delicious on my screen. Don't those photos make you crazy sometimes? Love the banner with the pretty embossed "Mom". A wonderful Mother's Day card!

cheiron said...

Such a gorgeous card with wonderful detail. Perfect for mom! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful and elegant Mother's Day card. This will definitely be appreciated! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

The Craft Princess said...

I love the colors and the simplicity of the card :) Hugs...Janie