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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sew Special: Mother's Day Card

Happy Wednesday, my talented friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week! :o)

I took advantage of some crafty time to make a Mother's Day card for my dear mom. :o) She loves fashion, pearls, and all things textural. I've long wanted to make her a dress form card, so I went that route. :o)

"Sew Special"
She loves a pun and she is sew very special to me. The background paper is a favorite from the Glitz French Kiss collection.. the fabric appearance is spectacular in person. This design began with the dress form, which is a cut file from a Ladies' Accessories collection in the Silhouette Online Store. The top was made from a gorgeous design from the My Mind's Eye Blush collection, which you may need to enlarge to see the prettiness. I used my favorite American Crafts crochet lace trim for the skirt, to which I added a Wild Orchid Crafts pearl strand for extra femininity.

For the middle of the card, I layered Wild Orchid Crafts cream Guipure lace with the same lace as the skirt. I wanted lots of texture on this one!

A little bit closer view to show the dress form and the pearls that accent the entire lower half. (I had serious photography issues with this one.)
The frame beneath the dress form is a cut file from a Princess Silhouette collection. I love everything in that little set! The musical paper is from the Glitz Pretty in Pink pad, while the exterior is the same as the outfit top. Everything throughout this project is inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. The frame and dress form are popped up with two layers each of foam tape for a lot of dimension. I really wish I had a picture from the side... I was too rushed.

A peek at the sentiment and spool of thread:
The computer-generated sentiment is cut out with a Tiny Tag metal die from My Craft Spot. I circled the hole with tiny pearls and threaded it with the floss I wrapped around a Spool of Thread cut file. For the needle, I used a fancy Wild Orchid Crafts pearl crown pin.

Lastly, I created a corner flourish of sorts with Recollections pearls, attempting to mimic some pretty Prima ones I've seen online. I sewed around the card's exterior, which I always love but especially wanted to incorporate given the theme. I hope my mom loves her card. :o)

Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a sparkly day of sunbeams and blessings. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Celebrate the Occasion~ Mother's Day
 *Craftin' Desert Divas~ Linky Party: Puns!
 *Created With Love~ Mother's Day
 *Cut It Up~ Mother's Day
 *Love to Create~ For Mom or a Special Lady
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *My Craft Spot~ For Mom
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Pretty Little Ribbons~ Lace
 *Silhouette Challenges~ Anything Goes


  1. Oh wow Karen, This is stunning as is the image colouring and the layout .....gorgeous papers too your mom will just adore it xxx

  2. Oh my goodness Karen. The really is so beautiful. I adore sewing themed cards and this is definitely one of the nicest I have ever seen. The way you have decorated the dress form is gorgeous and your attention to detail is just wonderful. Your mum is sure to be thrilled to receive this very special card.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Lovely card. I love the pun. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  4. What a GORGEOUS card Karen! The papers are so pretty and the dress form is beautiful! Your added touches of pearls, lace trim and flourishes are fabulous! Then popped on that gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE it!! Everything about this card is perfect my friend and your Mom will adore it!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  5. Your Mom is going to love this card, Karen. It is stunning ! I love all the papers and details and your pearl flourish is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me some bloggie love - the migraines are getting less and less. I even managed a couple of hours in the craft room today. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs, Karon.

  6. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow, what a gorgeous card for your Mom!! The papers are absolutely beautiful and the lace is fabulous!! I love the design and all the texture to this!! That frame - wowza, I love it!! I wish it were a Spellbinders so I could purchase it!! An absolutely amazing card for your sweet Mom...she will treasure it!! I hope you are having a fabulous week my dear friend!! We need to catch up soon!! Have a great evening!! Huge HUGS :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is sew pretty, and I'm sure your Mom will treasure her card too. love the lace and at the dress image, the blings and the entire layout on your card..
    TFS Karen - your are awesome!

  8. Wow your card is stunning, Love it all, Bet mom will be happy. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Created With Love Mothers day challenge.
    Linda K DT

  9. What a pretty card, thank you for linking up with Silhouette Challenges!!
    Alice B.
    Silhouette Challenges DT

  10. Wow, stunning card!! Love the musicpaper and the little pearls are perfect there. Thank you for join us at CWLC this week, hugs Kate DT

  11. Ooo - what a gorgeous card!! Just saw it at MIM... it's so vintage looking, and I love the delicate colours! Helen x

  12. This is so pretty. Love it all. Those papers are wonderful.Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Pun “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  13. Hi Karen,
    This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!Love the Elegant look that the lace & pearls gave this Beautiful card! Love the sweet sentiment, it went so Perfect with it.
    Wow!!Its such a SWEET and Stunning card! I love it!
    Your mom will LOVE it too!
    Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges
    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenge.
    Sending my love, hugs & smiles
    your Angelic friend
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  14. What a gorgeous card! Love the lace!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Mother's Day Challenge.


  15. This is so pretty, Karen! The sentiment is so cute and I love how you added the lace trim! All the pearls look great and I really like the shape of the frame! Your mom is going to love this card! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges and Cut It Up! Have a great day! :)


  16. So lovely! Thanks for playing at MIM!

  17. What a beauty! An absolutely brilliant card, so love the pretty colours, decoration and design. Saw it on MiM and had to stop by, Jx

  18. Wow, great card! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week!
    Lisa Grace (DT) xx

  19. Beautiful card! Your Mother is will love this. Love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

  20. Wow! It's so ccute! I'm visiting from MIM.

  21. What a beautiful intricate card. Sew many details!! Your mother will love it and be so proud of you!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  22. WOWZA this is amazing! The colors, the detail, and amazingness!!! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!!


  23. Fabulous card!!! mom is sure to love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Mother's Day Challenge!

  24. That is so pretty.Thank you so much for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  25. That's really lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.

    Susan x

  26. Oh, how I love all these 'sewing' projects, yours have this special vintage feeling and I love how you used the lace. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  27. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  28. Stunning card my friend. I love all the texture and pearls. I bet your Mum will cherish this. Hope you had a special Mother's Day with her.
    Jayne x

  29. Lisa, this is fantastic! You are the master!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

  30. Karen, I saw this in my email the other day and have been waiting to visit your blog to comment. I LOVE this card - and I'm sure your mom did too!! How wonderful to include a pun for her! The details are all so wonderful and I love the way you used the lace for the skirt as well as across the card. Such a fabulous idea!! And that frame? I love it!! If your mum is anything like mine, this card will be kept and cherished forever!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  31. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the dress form. :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up this week for our Mother's Day challenge. :) :) :)

  32. So gorgeous Karen!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon challenge.


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