For Mother's Day, I wanted to make the Build a Bouquet for each of them. But they are hard for my tiny hands and I have a hot glue gun problem - my little fingers just gravitate towards the molten glue. My husband chose Mother's Day to ask me why I'm always stressed out when I craft if crafting is supposed to be my relaxing time. Good point. That happens when I'm working on something outside of my range and these flowers fall into that part of my craft spectrum. However, if you use our great glue dots, you can put these together much more easily and only use the hot glue gun to glue the base of the flowers on. I'm happy to report that no swearing occurred during this batch of flowers thanks to that tip and I actually enjoyed making them.
(Notice the catalog that the vase is sitting on? Yep, the new 2015-2016 catalog that my Mother-in-Law always gets early for Mother's Day! Isn't it pretty????)
The tags were easy! :) I wrapped a small piece of our frayed burlap ribbon around a vase from my grandma's collection and then used the crochet trim to fasten it. I love Herman Hesse as a writer so it's extra special to me to have that little bit of quotation on there too.
As for the card, here is where it got very relaxing again. The Painted Petals stamp set is by far my favorite of the moment. I love the layered flowers and the sayings are so much fun. I will miss this one when it goes. I used the Mother's Day stamp from Antique Collectibles, a retired set from several years ago, and accented the flowers by coloring the Basic Pearls with my Crumb Cake Blendabilities (insert moment of silence here for the death of this product line... for now...)
Supplies for the card:
- Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
- Ink:Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
- Stamp Sets: Antique Collectibles (retired), Painted Petals
- Accessories: Neutral Buttons, Linen Thread, Fringe Scissors, Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake Blendabilities (discontinued), Adhesive, Scissors
Have a craftastic day,