Monday, May 2, 2011

H2H Challenge: Mother's Day

This week at Heart2Heart Challenges, we're celebrating mothers! You have less than a week until Mother's Day (in the US), and I hope that we can inspire you to get crafty. I'm very excited to be on the H2H Design Team for the next few months. Did you know that you have the entire month to play and submit your challenge creation? Please join us! (Just click on the H2H link to link up your project. There are two prizes this month, sponsored by Sharon Holmes and Angel Schifflett, going to random winners, but you must enter to win.) We the Design Team will also be checking out your work to help pick the Top Ten creations, so play along with one challenge or all of them this month!

Since my card for my mom is already made (and everyone but her can view HERE), it was time to get crafty for my mother-in-law. While on the search for some paper doilies in my craft heap (I know I have them somewhere, but they obviously weren't found!), I came across these vintage library pockets and cards. A few of them were yellow, her favorite color, and she's an avid reader, so the card evolved from there. The yellow matched well with our CTMH Buttercup card stock, so I paired it with a Desert Sand card base and some scraps from the Miracle paper pack. If you look closely, you can see that I added a few Buttercup stripes to the Miracle paper. My flower was inspired by this tutorial (which is also a Paper Craft Planet 3-D Challenge), although I certainly had to improvise on mine. (Let me know if you have any specific questions.)

The library card pulls out to be used as a book mark so that she can carry a little love with her wherever she goes. I made sure to keep the layers to a bare minimum so that it would be practical to use, so I did lots of random and generational stamping on the book mark itself. You can barely see the Buttercup flowers, but it adds a nice, subtle touch in person. I also random stamped the flowers on the back, but left it plain so that if she wanted to keep track of the books she's read or take any notes, she can.

Happy Mother's Day (just a few days early) to all the moms of the world! I am blessed to be able to share Mother's Day with my two precious daughters, my Mom, and my MIL, and lots of other special moms. Show off your creative Mother Mojo and join us at H2H!

Techniques: random stamping; generation stamping; paper piecing; rock 'n roll stamping; masking; 3-D paper roses.

Supplies from Close To My Heart: A Flitter, Chocolate Alphabet- Small, A Game, and Tag the Occasion stamp sets; Desert Sand, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, and Crystal Blue inks; Buttercup marker and card stock; Miracle paper pack; Desert Sand card stock; 2" scalloped circle punch; 1-1/4" circle punch; Liquid Glass; Opaques Pearls

Other: library card and pocket (source unknown)


  1. BJ will love this card. It is both beautiful AND useful...and definitely even prettier in the 'real.'

    No, my first born, I didn't sneak a peek at mine:)...xo

  2. It is indeed a very pretty card and I love the bookmark idea. Had a great time at class yesterday, thank you again.

  3. Fabulous idea I love the bookmark and I am so glad you are on the design team with us. I can't wait to work with you!

  4. A very unique card, Haley! I'm sure she'll love it :o)

  5. Hi Haley! Great idea to include a useable bookmark in the design. Very unique.
    Good to have you join us on the DT, I look forward to working with you on future challenges!

  6. What a wonderful card Haley! I love the pull out library card! Congrats again on joining the DT. They chose the perfect person to join the Team! *Ü*

  7. So pretty. Love that scroll border. And the library card is so clever.

    Saw your card at Michelle's MIM.

    xxx Monica

  8. Very pretty, Haley!! I love the pocket :)

  9. Hi There Haley!
    Congratulations on your appointment to the DT. They couldn't have chosen a better person for it. Your work is beautiful!!!
    I really love this card, I may have to do something for my daughter. She loves to read and I think she would love it too.

  10. Adorable! So glad to have you joining us on the H2H DT!

  11. Hello Haley .Amazing gift idea . Love book marks although I keep losing them . Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

  12. Such an adorable card and what a fantastic idea! I bet this card was greatly appreciated and loved.


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