Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!


Well, here I am with my Saturday morning post for Great Impressions...
where did the week go?

This week, the Great Impressions' Design Team has been showcasing some beautiful projects for Mother's Day. I had fun this week, stamping, coloring, fussy cutting, and creating with some wonderful GI stamps.

Here's what I made:

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper. The image was stamped onto a piece of white card stock, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with some nesting dies. I tied a ribbon around the card, and added the layered focal panel with foam squares for some dimension.
A few pretty sequins topped this card off perfectly.

For my next project, I used Great Impressions H251 Tall Tulips.

Here is a front view of the card.  

This view from the side gives a much better perspective of how many tulips there are in this box card!

The back of the card has white card stock, to enable a message to be added.

Here, I am beginning to collapse the box.

This view shows the card completely flat, and ready for mailing.
I found the box card template at Splitcoaststampers, and liked it because it is larger than an A2 card, which allows for a whole LOT of tulips! There are A2 measurements with the directions, but I chose to go with the larger dimensions. The tulips were stamped, colored, and fussy cut about 6 times, to make this beautiful bouquet. I hope the recipient likes it!

If you haven't checked out the GI Blog this week, be sure to go back to Sunday, and see what yummy projects my DT sisters have shared. You will be SO inspired!

Don't forget - about the GI challenges!
A fun challenge for April is still going on.
If you use GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery HERE

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (HERE) and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

That's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.


Stef H said...

i'm with you... where did the week go? i can't believe we're 6 days away from May already!

love, love, love the cards. love the explosion card. can you believe i still have not even attempted to make one? and i just love them.

rain here today but that's ok. i planted some hostas and they can use it. me? i'll stay in and craft... finally!

have a fabulous weekend.

hugs :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous! LOVING that flower box!!!!!!!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both are fantastic, Patti. I adore the gorgeous box of tulips.

Beth Norman said...

Two adorable cards. I can't get over all the fussy cutting you did on the tulips. You rock with fussy cutting. I was surprised to see the flower box fold down to be mailable. Your work is always such a surprise.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Love both the projects but that tulip one is outstanding.

Becky said...

These are awesome Patti! I love that box, so awesome.

Lynette said...

A very pretty Mother's Day card, Patti, and an awesome tulip project/card!! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl W said...

Oh, Wow! I love your cards. That box card looks amazing with its entire garden of tulips.

Lori Kobular said...

OMG! I just love that tulip card! You did an awesome job!

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely cards, Patti! Love the box of tulips!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like the addition of sequins, and the tulip box is gorgeous!

Laurie Unger said...

Wowza! Love the tulip box! I also like how you colored the image on your first card!

Glittered Paws said... the tulip box card - and the first one was a heart stealer. I see sequins too, I don't know how you find the time but so glad you do.

*Vicki* said...

AWE! Patti, those kids are just precious!! your coloring looks wonderful and that pop-up box with my fave tulip flowers is amazing!! Really love how it folds flat and you can pop up the beauty to display!! ;) Thanks for sharing!!

Lynne in NI said...

Aww those little kiddies are so sweet, and your tulip box is a definite WOW ... amazing that it folds up so flat too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Cute card with the kids, but I really like the larger size on the card in a box!

Darnell said...

I'm very impressed, Patti!! First of all, I love the sweet Mom's card with those adorable kids! For some reason, I always melt at the backs of kids in images and photos. Weird, I suppose!! And your box card is fantastic! That is not something I will ever tackle, so I'm always agog when I see one made!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Mynn xx said...

Totally gorgeous, Patti! LOVE LOVE LOVE the exploding box, and the tulips are amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - I am super impressed - your first card is so delightful with your wonderful coloring and shading of your image piece!! Love the way you styled that card and the bow is so lovely!! As for your amazing tulip box card - WOW and OH MY STARS and GOOD GOLLY, MISS PATTI!!!! Amazing and I loved seeing the pics of the way it folds up!! SO delightful and those tulips looked so perfect with the patterns and colors you chose for that project!! Super impressed with you!! Have a wonderful night knowing someone in UT things you are the!!!

maria f. said...

Oh, your box of flowers for Mom is perfect. Love that.

Monika Reeck said...

Woooowww That box of flowers looks amazing and so complicated to make wooooww Patti seriously you did a great WORK I LOVE IT Much
and the card has a cuuutee Image ever
love your bow and nice sequin you have
hugs and happy weekend Patti

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet cards Patti. Especially love the second. Those tulips are so pretty. The soft colors look wonderful. I can spy the thread! :)