Before I share today's creations with you, I'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you who take the time to stop by my blog and leave such kind, encouraging words. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness.
With Mother's Day right around the corner (May 13th) ... and after spending the day on Monday helping my Mom do some 'spring cleaning' ... I thought I'd better get started on her Mother's Day card. I wanted to make her something a little different ... she is always so thrilled with the unique folded cards I create and when I saw the 'Double Dutch Fold Challenge' over at the Sweet Stamps Blog, I knew that was a good starting point.
Here is my finished card.
Keeping in mind my Mom loves the 'Vintage' style (must be where I get my love for it), I decided to use the new designer paper and die cuts from the Melissa Frances [c'est la Vie collection] that I purchased while attending the workshop at Joan's Gardens last month.
Here is what it looks like opened. I will be sure to attach my personal message under the bottom 'doors'. The other items I've used on this card are Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls & a Wilton paper doily. The Mother's Day stamp is from A Stamp In The Hand and the sentiment verse if from Serendipity Stamps (D154).
Other qualifying challenges are:
Can You Dig It - Secret Garden (photo inspiration)
City Crafter Challenge - Just a hint of Pink
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - From the Past
The Shabby Tea Room - Aqua, Pink, Neutrals & Flowers (photo inspiration)
Platypus Creek Digitals #4 - Fancy Folds
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On Monday I shared my Altered Framed Mirror creation with you ... shown here.
Well I'm thrilled to say this item is SOLD! How cool is that! When I went over to Friendly's on Monday morning for breakfast, I took it along to show my waitress friend, Gretchen. She thought it was beautiful so she called her manager, Tammy, out of the office to see it and she (Tammy) immediately asked if it was for sale. She said it would be the perfect Mother's Day gift for her Mom. Of course I said yes ... but I wanted to apply an extra coat of paint to the back before selling it to her and she was in agreement.
Then today (while the paint was drying), I decided to use the remainder of the matching designer paper to make a Mother's Day card for her to accompany the mirror. Nothing real fancy but the fact that it matches I thought would be a nice touch. She can add her personal message inside. I'm sure she'll like this idea!
Well, that's it for today! Please stop back tomorrow when I will have another creation for the challenge at Shelly's Images to share with you. Hope to see you then!