Crafting: Mother’s Day Cards

Happy Mother’s Day!! For Mother’s Day, we decided to make cards that weren’t your average store-bought cards – which is great because we tend to disagree about what type of card to get (sappy v. silly). When I found this spinner card, I knew immediately that we could agree on crafting this card.

Crafting Cards - Z wrote messages on two cards while I wrote messages on two cards

Crafting Cards – Z wrote messages on two cards while I wrote messages on two cards

However, I should really avoid crafting around this time of the year. With a ton of birthdays, Z in the middle of finals, and our seasonal allergies, my crafting took on an appearance that I can only imagine resembles the crafting of a mother who just realized that her child’s holiday party was two days away. It wasn’t pretty and there may have been pouting.

Finished card with envelope

Finished card with envelope

The directions for the project are on the free printable from Farouche Shop. My two variations were using paper fasteners (instead of brads) and larger envelopes ( 6″ x 9″). Despite the frustrations while crafting, I love these cards and I hope that the recipients love them as much as we do.

 

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

When we came back from Florida (and Disney), I decided that I need to show our friends how much we care about them all year – not just at Christmastime or birthdays. This is just a little example of how I am showing some love to our friends this year.

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick's Day!

Lucky Penny for St. Patrick’s Day!

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

A treasure at the end of the rainbow

Magnetic pot of gold

Magnetic pot of gold

The cards are from a printable at Pumpkin Petunia’s blog and the magnetic tins were bought on sale at Michael’s.

Holly Jolly Christmas to My Co-workers

Although we were on a budget this holiday season, I wanted to do something special for my co-workers.  We have all worked so hard this year and everyone deserves a little something to know that they are in my thoughts this holiday season. 

I found where someone had made Christmas candy grams with the phrase “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” and jolly rancher candies — And I knew what my co-workers were getting!!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, co-workers!!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, co-workers!!

A little washi tape and some candy love!

A little washi tape and some candy love!

Wordless Wednesday: 2012 Christmas Cards

Nothing is better than having Christmas Cards ready before November 30th.

As many of you know, I have a special relationship with Christmas cards.  Instead of crafting or self-designing our Christmas cards for 2012, I took a chance and ordered cards from Minted.com based on @evolvedmommy’s blog post.  She is completely correct about these cards – amazing paper quality and beauitful designs.  As to the actual design of our Christmas cards, the world will have to wait until December 1 per the Christmas Card Rules. 
 

This is a picture of the thickness of my 50 cards and envelopes.