May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Cards with an Old-Fashioned Flair

Happy Monday everyone!

Mother's Day is such a perfect day to pay tribute to moms everywhere -- with beautiful spring colors, gorgeous flowers and all things feminine! Today I'm featuring a couple of cards I made from Deena's Cocoa/Treat Envelope - Mom that really captures the essence of Mother's Day.

Cocoa/Treat Envelope - Mom

I printed this downloadable on white cardstock and then cut out the front and back of the envelope to use them on my cards. I love the colors in this downloadable -- so soft and pretty.

One of my goals this year was to make better use of my craft room supplies. I have a large supply of fabric squares that were given to me, and because I don't sew it's been a challenge to make use of them. Well today's cards presented the perfect opportunity to do so. This image is amazing without much embellishment but it looks great with the fabric square background. I simply stapled the fabric to a piece of cardboard and then glued that to the card. I then adhered the image onto the fabric panel and decorated it with a metallic embellishment.

I did the same with the second image and added a flower and "Happy Mother's Day" tag. I think the patterned fabric gives these cards an old-fashioned flair which is so sweet and charming for Mother's Day.

While I didn't use this downloadable as an envelope, I like the versatility of it. And, with one downloadable, I was able to make two cards!

I hope I've given you some inspiration when it comes to working with downloadable images. Please visit the Ewe-N-Me Printables website for this and more great images.

Thanks for stopping by today!



sue k said...

Very cute cards Beth, very sweet for Mother's Day.


Cynthia Chapman said...

Love it! Love that flower!