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Mother’s Day Card Ideas and Kitchen Minis Sale!

Filed under Betsy Skagen, Birds & Cages Kit, Giveaways, Nichola Battilana, Pocket Letters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

Wow! Not only are there pretty art projects by THREE Design Team Members today, I’ve just put the ENTIRE Kitchen & Sewing Miniatures Section on sale now through Monday night, April 18th! Yes, yes… “Hearth and Home” is an obvious tie-in to mom’s day… I know not all moms are cooks, but I still bet you’d like some sweet little kitchen (and sewing) props! Plus there are some new items just announced today also included in this sale!

Need some inspiration for a quick Mother’s Day project or card? It’s coming up on May 8th — it will be here before you know it! Design Team Members Nichola Battilana, Rhonda Thomas and Betsy Skagen have some projects to inspire you with for Mother’s Day. (Or any day you’d like to make your mom feel special, don’t just wait to do it once a year!) Let’s start off with Nichola…

Mother’s Day Pocket Letter

Who wants to make some ATC’s?”

ME! ME! ME! (I’m a keener) (Bella’s Note: That’s Canadian for eager, enthusiastic, zealous… we just call it crazy.)

And maybe I’d like to make some sort of Mother’s Day thing-a-ma-doodle? You know, for people who like to plan ahead and not do everything last minute. I have no idea who these ‘think ahead’ people are, but sure!

That’s how I ended up making this pretty batch of Artist Trading Cards for my friends at Alpha Stamps! The cards were a cinch to whip up, but here are a few of the steps you may find useful

–  Using House of Roses Collection (and Tales of You & Me Papers from the Tales of Roses Add-On Kit), I cut out the appropriate ATC size 2.5″ x 3.5″. (OR 5″ x 3.5″ for folded ATC cards.) Once everything was cut out I rounded all of the corners.

–  I applied some acrylic gel medium using a doily as a stencil and sprinkled some gold embossing powder sparingly on top and set it with a heat gun. I really liked the way these worked together!

–  I applied fussy cut images from Mother Knows Best Collage Sheet (which I printed in black and white)

–  All of the winged things are from the Butterflies & Moths Collage Sheet. I printed one sheet full size and a second sheet at 50% to give me an even wider variety of sizes.

–  When gluing the butterflies into place, I only glue the centre body part. This way the wings can be folded back, giving a 3D effect.

There’s 9 of the pretty things all together which means you could make your favourite motherer a Pocket Letter. Be sure to include a gift certificate, a sweet note, photograph, mementos or charms in there if going this route.”

Mother’s Day Pocket Letter Supply List

Visit Pixie Hill for more photos and details.

The Lovely Garden by Rhonda Thomas

I made this a while back for Alpha Stamps and recently came upon it. It seemed like the perfect pick me up Mother’s Day card for my mom. Instead of the usual card, this one has several spots to include little notes of love, appreciation and a spot to share a favorite memory or two.

This “book” is made from chip board cards, and assorted Collage Sheets (that are listed individually on my Supply List) but you could just as easily attach a few ATCs together, punch a hole in each corner and tie with a lovely ribbon.

Another option would be to use an ATC Book Box. The box could be decorated or even just wrapped like a sweet gift. Some excellent examples by Alpha Stamps Design Team Members Kristin Batsel and Lora Mahaffey can be seen here.

The Lovely Garden Supply List

Visit Rhonda’s blog for more photos.

Mother’s Day Cards & Tags by Betsy Skagen

Betsy Skagen has made adorable Mother’s Day Cards that any mom would love to receive!

For the first sweet card, I painted and added texture to Leafy Corners with a couple shades of green paint. Then I created a background with Tales of You & Me Jardin de Fleurs Scrapbook Paper and inked the edges of a photo from The Garden Collage Sheet with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. After adhering the Leafy Corners, I simply added some Tiny Paper Roses.

Betsy’s Supply List.

Visit Betsy’s blog to find out how she made all the cards shown below (including the chipboard Bird Cage and Ivy ATC Frame).

Posted by Leslie, April 14th, 2016

48 responses to “Mother’s Day Card Ideas and Kitchen Minis Sale!”

  1. barb macaskill says:

    LOVE the idea of a Pocket Letter for Mother’s Day!! I would definitely go that route if I was the winner of this bevy of lovely products!!!
    All of these minis are making me go gaga!! I am totally in love with all things miniature and you are keeping me supplied!! 🙂

  2. I love love love these minis I would make a little shadow box out of them Pick me please!!! Thank you

  3. Traci says:

    Such pretty stuff-would love to make a English garden. The miniatures are so cute-love little things. >^..^<

  4. Karen says:

    I love all the images on the paper and am not sure what I would create. There are lots of possibilities. Also love the minis especially the sewing ones.

  5. Rose says:

    Mom’s Day cards is my obvious choice if I won these! I can’t believe it’s coming up so fast!

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    I make cards and ATCs, but I haven’t made a pocket card yet! I’d love to try my first one with these lovely papers!

  7. judy says:

    Wow what a pretty giveaway, Mother’s Day is almost here. Great gifts for Mom anytime~

  8. Laural says:

    I would make the cards however , I would add magnets to the backs & sealer. Mom can keep them right on the Fridge.

  9. Alma Casiano says:

    The thought of mothers day being right around the corner is a perfect time to have this little kit to make cards and tiny gifts for Mom ! I’m sure that is the best way to use these wonderful little treasures ! thank you for the chance to win them..

  10. Verna says:

    Perhaps a diaroma. With spring here I just want to plant, but it’s still a little too cool for real flowers. This should help! Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. KIM says:

    Great giveaway.
    Would be awesome to win.
    Add all the goodies to my card making stash.

  12. Janet T says:

    What a beautiful giveaway. I have a cigar box that I would love to use for a mother’s day shrine with all those great products. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  13. Julie_benge says:

    I’d love to win and make tiny flowers for my doll house.

  14. Maggie M says:

    I would create a “Thank You, Mom” box, fully decorated with the beautiful collage sheets. Inside would be small treasures that remind me of time spent with my Mom as well as a few “Thank You” cards and envelopes that my Mom could use later. Wonderful giveaway!

  15. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    This Giveaway just leaves me speechless. So charming. My Mom is in heaven now, but I’d love to do something like for my daughter, in Mom’s memory.

  16. I will use these lovely supplies to make my own dear mother a card. My father passed away this month and so she has hard a time lately. Mother’s day is very special to me. I realized all that my mother has done for me when I became a mother myself. This is a lovely giveaway.

  17. Kristie says:

    I love the vintage look of all the ATC cards. I’d make some vintage cards for Mother’s Day.

  18. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would use this for an English Garden mother’s day card! My mom loves England and this would be perfect for her! Such awesome creativity !

  19. Jennie says:

    A shadowbox shrine!

  20. Karen Mallory says:

    These would make wonderful Mother’s Day cards and cards for women’s birthdays!

  21. Jen says:

    I will use them to decorate and accessorize my Victorian dollhouse, of course!!

  22. Carol Feiner says:

    A pocket letter! I just heard about these and now I’m seeing them all over.

  23. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    I would make either a rose-covered shrine to my mom or a whole set of ATCs. I love roses and these papers would be wonderful as “shabby chic” creations.

  24. Tammy Oviedo says:

    I just love the ideas you supplied for the cards. I make decoupage pictures with rose and other flowers, and these would fit in perfectly with my art! Thanks again for all you do with great website it’s my favorite place to get what I need!

  25. Mary Helene says:

    A Photo Journal for Mother’s Day would be fun to make with all of these goodies.

  26. LeAnn says:

    This is the perfect giveaway for making Mother’s Day cards.

  27. Darlene says:

    Wow some lovely giveaways…not sure what all I would make – but there would definitely be one beautiful card !!

  28. Margaret D says:

    I would love to make a pocket letter with this. Two small ones one for my mother and one for my daughter !

  29. jean marmo says:

    LOVE the pocket letters!Such a fun idea! I think my mom would enjoy one!

  30. Jean Marshall says:

    I love the idea of printing the mother images in b&w (or sepia) to give a Mother’s Day card a vintage look.

  31. marykay chisum says:

    Great addition to a mini album I’m working on!!

  32. Brenda Moehlig says:

    I would incorporate them into a pretty shadowbox.such a lovely selection. Love call the projects

  33. I’d like to make a mini-book about Mother’s. Through the decades – would be nice.

  34. Kim Lucak says:

    It would be so fun to make some special cards!!!!

  35. Evelyn Reyes says:

    They are so dainty that I would group a bunch on a very ornate frame!!

  36. Lisa R. says:

    My mom is very sick. So I want to make this Mother’s Day a special one, something that can be passed down. I would like to make a mothers card book using these materials and pictures of my mom and I from when she was young, pregnant with me, through out her years til now!

  37. Ann Pierce says:

    I would make gifts for my friends in my crazy quilting bee!

  38. Cheryl Lee says:

    How sweet! What Mom would not like to receive something like this?!

  39. Joan says:

    My dear friends would love to receive a handmade card made from all the lovely items in this giveaway.

  40. Nancy E says:

    What beautiful little minis in time for Mother’s Day. I’d make something she could keep on the fridge all year as a reminder to how “special” she is!

  41. Lori D. says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! I would definitely make a card or two and try my hand at making a pocket letter! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  42. Pauline says:

    Who wouldn’t just love these ideas and this fabulous give away? ! ?
    Count me in!

  43. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I would use them to make ATCs and Tags and possibly a small canvas. The examples you have are beautiful.

  44. Pauline says:

    My puppy, Abby, and I belong to a ‘Pup’ group (pups uplifting people). We visit nursing homes and so many of the ladies there have no family. They love to receive little goodies and cherish them dearly. This giveaway would be fabulous for their treats!

  45. Lou Anne says:

    I love the Mother’s Day ATC’s. I’d made some to give to my friends who are moms. My mom passed away 9 years ago but I have lots of friends who have children.

  46. Julie F. says:

    These papers and minis are so beautiful. I would probably make ATCs and I especially like the ATC frame. Love the little birdcage too!

  47. Carla says:

    Love the card making supplies and all the possibilities to use them

  48. Jo says:

    I love this giveaway – so feminine and sweet!