Sunday, April 26, 2015

CYCI 67 Mother's Day Challenge

Hello and Happy Sunday!  It's been a beautiful week here in the Mid South but unfortunately the gorgeous weather was the start of allergy season for me.  Even worse for me, allergy season meant a sinus infection!  Ugh!  After fighting sickness for a few days I finally went in for a steroid shot and hopefully will be feeling better soon!

Over at  CYCI  this week, the Challenge is all about Mom!  I hope you're checking out all of the wonderful inspiration that the super talented CYCI Design Team has for you!

The Stampin' Up! set that I used for today's card is Snuggles and Smooches.  I LOVE the scribbled blossoms as well as the sentiments. My favorite sentiment in this set is "Oodles of Love". Oodles is one of my Mom's "words".  She has used it so many times over the years that when I read it, I thought of her immediately and knew I wanted to use it on a card for her!

My card base was in the retired "Primrose Petals" cardstock.  I LOVE this color and thankfully have a small stash that I hope will last me until I get over it's retirement!  lol   I layered on a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Crumbcake Cardstock stamped tone-on-tone in Crumbcake Ink with both the large and small scribble blossom stamps from Snuggles and Smooches.  I used more of the Primrose Petals cardstock to cut out one of the blossom dies from my new Ellen Hutson Bold Blossom die set.  I then coated the blossom die cut with versamark and clear embossed it.  I layered the clear embossed blossom over more primrose petals for contrast.  The leaves were cut from the same die set in Mossy Meadow cardstock and also clear embossed.  I glued down the leaves and then popped the blossom up with dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Primrose Petals Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I cut it out and backed with more... you guessed it.. Primrose Petals cardstock.  I popped the sentiment up with dimensionals as well.   I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush sequins and ran a piece of seam binding across the front with a multi-layer bow and topped with some bling.

These are the Current Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Non Stampin' Up! Products Used:  Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush Sequins




  1. What an awesome card! I love the Ellen Hutson Dies and how you used them! :-)

    1. Thanks so much Justin! You know you were an enabler with those but I'm so happy with them! :)

  2. Totally love your design! :) Eva

  3. Tina your card is so pretty, I don't have that stamp set. I love how you could link the "oodles" to your Mum like that. Carolyn xx

    1. Aww.. thanks so much Carolyn :) Yes, it is definitely one of her "words"!