Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day and H2H Challenge #5!

For Mother's Day, I really try to come up with fun and different style cards to send to all of our mother's and grandmother's.  Last year I did Criss Cross cards using the Emporium Creative Basics (LOVE that paper too!!!) and this year I decided to try out the Tri-Fold Shutter Cards I've seen all of the CTMH consultants posting on our bulletin board.  I've noticed over the past couple weeks, lots of the ladies have had the same idea and tri-fold shutter Mother's Day cards have popped up everywhere! ;O)  Although, I must say, this was really tough for me, I really struggled with the front, all the other girls made it look so easy!  

Over at the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week, they made it super convenient, just a Mother's Day theme was the only requirement.  The only non-CTMH products used in this card were the Recollections adhesive sparkles and Copic markers to color the birds!

I got in a hurry early this week to get these in the mail.  So, all I have are pictures after we'd signed them.    Sorry!  But, how cute is my little munchkins signature on the right...his name is Owen...he started with an "O" at the bottom and then he continued up the page...I like to think he's just creative! ;O)

I mentioned before in my previous post with my first attempt at this card, that Tonya Sheridan was my inspiration with her beautiful baby invites.  I believe she used a template posted on the Operation Write Home website, but I wanted a little bit easier measurements and to use all 12 inches of a piece of cardstock.  So, here's what I used for my base (click on it for a bigger picture), just paper it up as you please after you've embossed and cut appropriately!  I'm not sure my instructions will be much help to anyone else, but thought it would be nice to have them here for myself in case I decide to do one of these again in the future!

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Paper: Veranda
Cardstock: Cocoa, Juniper, Creme Brulee
Ink: Cocoa, Sweet Leaf, Juniper and Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps:  Love You Forever, Simple Beauty (sentiment), Follow Your Heart (hummingbirds-exclusive stamp set with Veranda WOTG Kit), Whooo Loves You (branch), and leaves from the unnamed stamp set exclusive to the Twitterpated WOTG Kit 
Other: CTMH Paper flowers from Summer Posies and Just Blooms, Pewter Designer Brad, Recollections adhesive sparkles (Michaels), Water Color Pencils (nest), Copic Markers (birds), and Buttercup, Sunflower, and Hollyhock chalk (background and bird cheeks) 


  1. What a great card! I love making these, gives the recipients a surprise when they open them!

  2. very pretty! thanks for playing with H2H!

  3. Love this! Thanks for providing the cutting directions and for playing along with H2H!

  4. Beautiful! I can see why you were picked for the Friday Five!

  5. This is super cute. Congrats on your Friday Five!

  6. Love you card. I have been in CTMH for 4 years too & live in Alaska. Where are you in Alaska?