Friday, May 06, 2011

Cards: Happy Mother's Day!

These are the Mothers Day cards I made for my two grandmothers - both pretty impressive ladies!

I used the same cardbase, strip of scallop punched pink paper and stamped image for each. The cardbase is black cardstock embossed with the Stampin Up! Elegant Lines embossing folder. The stamped image (from retired SU! set Eastern Influences) is stamped in black and colored with colored pencils but for one card I mounted the stamped rectangle on silver paper and for the other I cut it out and mounted it on a strip with decorative label ends.

I learned something that Julie says she tried to explain to me but it went so far over my head I didn't even know this is what she was telling me!  But, it's simple to do:

To make a decorative end on a paper strip like this, stick just the end of the strip into the punch from the underside of the punch instead of slipping it in slit as you would to punch the whole shape.  Position your strip to square up the edge of the image with the edge of the strip and punch!  (This will give you the inverse shape from the shape you would get by slipping the paper in the normal slit and just punching the edge).  If my explanation doesn't make sense, just try it both ways and it will become clear right away!


  1. They are both beautiful and I cannot believe you cut out those flowers by hand! Nice tip from Julie. I really like the decorative labels ends!

  2. Really pretty! I love the decorative label ends too!!

  3. OK, the truth comes out- when I was trying to explain that, I was trying to re-tell you what Cheryl had told me to do with the tag punch so I'd have a longer tag!