Mothers Day


12 Memories of Christmas: May made with the Pazzles Inspiration Vue

12 Days of Memories: May

Hello Craft Room Friends, Melinda here with you today and I am sharing the May layout with you. May is a special month for many. It celebrates mom here in the United States.


Mother’s Day Journaling Layout

Motherhood is hard work and it's rewarding work. This layout is a Mother's Day gift you can make for yourself and someday it will be a priceless treasure for your children. Gather some photos of your children and add them to this page. Use the special pull out journaling card to write down some of your thoughts on this special day. On the right side of the two page spread is pocket to hold all of the love notes and cards your kids make you this year.


Mother's Day Exploding Box

Mother’s Day Exploding Box Card

Creating original pieces and making someone feel extra special is why I love my Inspiration Vue so much. It enables us to create so many amazing pieces with the vast array of files to choose from in the Craft Room library or created from scratch. I’ve wanted to make an exploding card box for some time, and now I’ve done one to share with you today. You could whip one of these up as quickly as you like, or spend a bit of extra time to decorate each exterior face and interior section with detailed embellishments. I decided to keep my design fairly simple using multiples of the same files to decorate, but adding extra dimension by running pieces through the Sizzix Texture Boutique, inking the edges and taking a little extra time to make flowers. The base of the card is simple – layering it with texture and colour is what makes it special. I used the Heart Fence file to decorate the outside of the box.



Mother’s Day Floral Card

Mother's Day is just around the corner and this is the perfect card to create for that. I used the Pen Tool to create the writing on the label. With the variety of single stroke fonts available in the InVue software you could easily change the words here if you would want to use this card for another occasion. After cutting the flowers, I curled them slightly to add some dimension. I curled them using the edge of the bone folder found in the Pazzles Tool Kit.


InVue Project Pattern: Gift Card ...

I have found that gift cards are a simple and fail safe way to give a gift. So often I don’t know exactly what to give the person. I don’t know their size, taste in music, or how they decorate their home. In those cases, a gift card seems to make the most sense. However, I do like to personalize that gift, if possible, by giving a small item with it such as earrings or candy. I also like to make sure that the gift card is presented in a more individualized manner. That’s why these little pillow box packages are perfect for me. I can tuck the gift card in and there is enough room for a pair of earrings, a premium chocolate, or any other tiny item I come up with. This project pattern includes designs for Mom, Dad and the graduate but it is easily customized for other events as well.


Mom and Pop Cutting Collection

Mom and Pop Cutting Collection: ...

Allow me to introduce you to our latest cutting collection, Mom and Pop. This was such a fun collection to make! I tried to think of all the little pieces you might need to celebrate mom and dad on their special days. I've included gift boxes like the remote box and the purse box, and special shadow box cards that are fairly easy to make, but pack a huge wow factor. My favorite piece in the collection is the hairy mustache shaped card!



monogram mom card

Monogram Mother’s Day Cards

Alright Mother's Day procrastinators, I've got you covered! Today I have the easiest Mother's Day card ever. This is even easier than driving to the store and buying one. Our Floral Monogram Cutting Collection has been well received, so today I've created a floral monogram mom card. The card itself is just three pieces. Just glue them together and embellish with flowers or gems. Your mom will be impressed with the beautiful card you put together ten minutes before the party.


Elegant Cards Week: Lattice Overlay ...

For this elegant Mother’s Day card I used the Fun Folds 2 Shutter Card from the Fun Folds 2 Cutting Collection. I thought this particular card, with its wavy edges and raised oval center, was perfect for a Mother’s Day card. Instead of using the solid overlays that are included in the file, I chose turn them into a lattice pattern using the tools in the Inspiration Studio Pro 2014 software. Then I added a small pearl at each intersection of the lattice pattern.


Elegant Cards Week: Layered Banner ...

Before I had kids I was all about making cards. Scrapbooking didn't have much appeal to me. Really, how many scrapbook pages could I make of my husband drinking Mtn. Dew? When I had kids I was all about scrapbooking for many years, but lately I've fallen in love with card making again. It seems somehow less important to mess up a card, than to mess up a scrapbook page. If it's been ages since you made a card, give it a try this week. We've got lots of beautiful examples for you to be inspired by, or just outright copy.



Paper Spring Fairy Shoes

Spring Fairy Paper Shoes

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." -Marilyn Monroe A new pair of fancy shoes can indeed change your outlook on the day. While I can't slip these on my feet, they do make me happy. I created these spring fairy slippers to serve as both gift packaging and a pretty display item after the fact.


Spellbinders Tea Pot

Spellbinders Digital Dies

Today we have a special weekend treat. A few of our Design Team Members have created some special projects for you using the Spellbinders Digital Dies. If you aren't familiar with the Spellbinders Digital Dies, you can view all of the available files in our online store and/or watch the Spellbinders Launch video showing how they can be used. And be sure and check back Monday for a brand new release of new dies. Design Team Member Belle Donaghey used the Spellbinders Label 9 Digital Collection to make this beautiful Happy Birthday card.


Tri-Shutter Mother’s Day Card

I love creating pretty, and heartfelt projects for other people to enjoy, and with Mother's Day this month, I took this as an opportunity to test out one of the new Fun Folds Cards from the Fun Folds 2 Collection. For this project I chose the Tri Shutter Card and went to work on bringing it to life. I had some pretty Kaisercraft paper in my stash, which is double sided so it took the 'pain' out of selecting a coordinating paper from a rather large collection of patterned paper. All I had to do after cutting out the base and mats was turn over a few pieces to break up the design, ink them and secure them to get ready for the fun part of adding embellishments!



Mother’s Day Easel Card

Easel cards are some of my favorite cards to create with it. For my card I really wanted something delicate to create my base with, so I used the Petal Square cutting file which can be found in the Craft Room Library. To create my card base I sized the file to 5 ½" x 5 ½" and then went ahead and mirrored my image to create two exact files. I welded both images together and also created a third petal square which I used on top to give it the easel card effect. After I welded both files together, I scored right in the center to create my easel base. I then attached the top file to the bottom portion of the score line. To accent my card I used a small doily, as well as a flower bunch and some flower cabochons.


Build A Bouquet: Watering Can ...

It’s Build A Bouquet week here on the blog. All this week we are sharing dimensional paper flowers. A few designs will be featured each day and by the end of the week you will have a full bouquet perfect for Mother’s Day festivities. Now that you have a "bunch" of flowers, it's time to wrap up this week and give your flowers a place to bloom and grow. This watering can vase makes just the spot and looks beautiful as a table centerpiece. Tuck your paper flowers inside for a gift, or place a jar in the middle of it and fill it with real flowers.


Build A Bouquet: Lily of ...

It’s Build A Bouquet week here on the blog. All this week we are sharing dimensional paper flowers. A few designs will be featured each day and by the end of the week you will have a full bouquet perfect for Mother’s Day festivities. Design Team member Heidi Edwards is joining me today as we build our bouquet. She created this beautiful Lily of the Valley, which is perfect for Easter too, by the way! I'm excited to create this bouquet for my mom for Mother's Day. I think sometimes as paper crafters we take for granted how cool it is to make a dimensional object out of paper. People not involved in this paper world are absolutely blown away when they see what we can make out of a flat piece of paper. Give a bouquet away to someone and let them think you are a paper magician!



Build A Bouquet: Bluebells and ...

It’s Build A Bouquet week here on the blog. All this week we are sharing dimensional paper flowers. A few designs will be featured each day and by the end of the week you will have a full bouquet perfect for Mother’s Day festivities. With Spring blooming, pick these two cute flowers to create next for Build A Bouquet Week.


Build a Bouquet: Daffodil and ...

It’s Build A Bouquet week here on the blog. All this week we are sharing dimensional paper flowers. A few designs will be featured each day and by the end of the week you will have a full bouquet perfect for Mother’s Day festivities. As we continue to build our bouquet this week, we are adding a beautiful daffodil and a fern stem so we will have some beautiful greenery to add a more realistic feel to our bouquet. Daffodil


Build A Bouquet: Tiger Lily ...

We have a fun surprise for you! It's Build A Bouquet week here on the blog. All this week we are sharing dimensional paper flowers. A few designs will be featured each day and by the end of the week you will have a full bouquet perfect for Mother's Day festivities. We've had fun coming up with these designs and hope you will love them. It's always amazing to me that a flat piece of paper can become something amazing, so let's get started. Tiger Lily



Milk Jug Necklace

I was inspired by a necklace I saw Erin Madsen from DCWV wearing in a video for paper stacks. It looked kind of like iridescent shells, but being a crafter I saw milk jug material. I waited for my family to finish the gallon of milk in the fridge, then I rinsed it out and cut the flat side off. I used the Flower Bunch file from the Craft Room Library. That file really seems to be my go to file for spring projects. I chose a flower with defined petals and duplicated it until I had nine flowers, then resized three each to 1.5", 1.25" and 1". I thought at this point it might get tricky, but it didn’t. I put the milk jug pieces on a new conditioned mat, as I did not want them to move during cutting. Just to make sure they didn't slip, I taped them with painters tape also. I cut them on the stencil material setting and did 2 passes, first on a blade depth of 2 and then on 2.5. It cut beautifully.


Pocket Card Gift Box

I was excited to see the new addition of the Pocket Box Card to the Craft Room Library.  The little box is just the right size for fun gifts.  This project was enlarged to 11 1/2" width. After covering the box card in pink papers, I added some of the Handful of Hearts file sized at 4 3/4”.  I love to add sewing to projects and so my absolute favorite tool is the Piercing Tool as it makes pierced holes that are separated by whatever spacing you want.  Hand stitching has never been so accurate and easy!


Glamour Girl Collection: WPC, AI ...

As a young girl I used to love to sneak into my grandma's bathroom and look at all of her old fashioned Avon perfume bottles. She had so many of them with just a drop or two of perfume left in them. I didn't dare pick them up, but I would run my fingers over the edges to try and pick up some of the scent. Her old fashioned vanity set seemed so glamorous to me. We've named this pretty paper vanity set Glamour Girl and hope it will inspire you to create for the glamour girls in your own life!



Wine Bottle Wrapper

One of the many things that I enjoy about the Pazzles Inspiration is the amazing capability of the software. This wine gift wrap was actually formed by just joining six Skinny Tags together. Size the skinny tag to 9" height and then join six of them together with kiss cut lines between each one. This can be easily done by selecting the Move Point tool and using the Cut Path advanced function to separate out the left and right sides of the interior tags after you break group. The Craft Room video Construction Points is helpful to understand this process.


Trinket Book Box

I found this amazing cutting file on the Boxes and Bags CD. It is a great size for holding small gifts or photos. I enlarged the cutting file so that the size of the box ended up being 4” x 5 3/4”. I used the piercing feature in the software and the Piercing tool to pierce the stitching pattern for the word “Wish” on the side. This cutting file is a true treasure and one I'll be using many more times!


For My Mother Card

I decided to create a card for my mother this month. I created this card using a 6 ½ x 5 ½ base card and the Scallop Mat cutting file found in the gallery. I then went ahead and created a rectangle mat with a sentiment and rounded off the corners using the tools in the software.



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