Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mother's Day Card Tutorial by Papercrafting With Gayle (Guest Post)

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Hello Friends of The Philosopher's Wife!

My daughter, Rachel, has graciously invited me to present a little tutorial for a Mother's Day Card I designed. I hope you enjoy!

Here's to an early Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow Moms out there!

Warm regards,
Gayle Piron

Papercrafting With Gayle

Mother's Day Card

Materials Used

All materials are available at
- White Daisy Card Base/Envelope -- X254 - Zoe My Reflections Paper -- X7197B
- Pixie Card Stock -- X5773 (Also part of "Whimsy" Combo Pack -- X5940)
- Canary Card Stock -- X5772 (Also part of "Whimsy" Combo Pack -- X5940)
- White Daisy Card Stock -- 1385
- Silver Sequins -- Z2013
- Clear Sparkles -- Z1752
- Aqua Shimmer Trim -- Z3086
- Glacier Exclusive Ink -- Z2641
- Happy Mother's Day Stamp from the "Just to Say" -- D1620
- Corner Rounder -- Z1912
- Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge -- Z3171
- My Acrylic Stamp Block 2" x 3 1/2" -- Y1009
- Adhesives -- Z3022 and Z1151 (lol -- anyone who crafts probably has a variety of adhesive!)

Easy Step by Step to Creating Mother's Day Card 

1. Zoe -- Cut 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 1/4" x 5 1/2"; and 1" x 3" (round corners of this one).

2. Aqua Shimmer Trim -- cut a 5 1/4" length.

3. Adhere Zoe paper and Shimmer trim to Card base as shown.

4. Pixie -- Cut free-hand or use Artistry Cricut Cartridge found in CTMH Cricut Cartridge Booklet -- 1 flower base (<Flower 8>) 1 1/2". Cut 2 flower layers (Shift Layer), 1 at 1 3/4" a d 1 at 2". You may wish to cut 2 additional bases at 1 3/4" and 2" to use on the envelope, if hand delivering, and also on the gift tag.

5. Canary -- Cut 2 flower bases, 1 at 1 3/4" and 1 at 2". Cut 1 flower layer at 1 1/2". If you are making the additional flowers to embellish an envelope or gift tag, cut 2 additional flower layers, 1 at 1 3/4" and 1 at 2" (as above),

6. Adhere flower base and flower layers.

7. Adhere 1 sequin to center of each flower.

8. Adhere 1 touch of Sparkle to center of Sequin.

9. Using your fingers, gently roll the petals of each flower toward the center to add a little dimension.

10. Adhere completed flowers to upper left of card, as shown. I used foam tape to do this.

11. White Daisy -- Cut 1 rectangle, 3/4" x 2 3/4. Round corners.

12. Glacier Ink -- Stamp "Happy Mother's Day!" to center of White Daisy rectangle.

13. Adhere stamped sentiment to Zoe rectangle.

14. Adhere assembled sentiment to Card Base, slipping just a bit of the left edge under the flowers.

15. Adhere 3 Sparkles just below stamped sentiment.

I hope you had fun Papercrafting With Gayle!


  1. very pretty! I love making my own cards but find few others the are not connected to card making companies.

  2. This is such a pretty card! I wish I was good at this stuff. mine never turns out the same way as the picture lol

  3. Such a pretty card! I rarely think to use my Cricut for card making!

  4. Before I took up crochet, I tried my hand at paper crafting. Before these fancy paper cutting machines were a thing! Might have to try again someday - your card is lovely!


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