Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

...from the gang at Shopping Our Stash, we're making cards that celebrate our moms this fortnight and we'd love for you to join us! Here's what I made:

patterned papers: ciao bella's ducato d'este collection, except the very bottom layer which is authentique; flowers: prima and recollections + some white ken oliver paper leaves; sticky-back pears: eyelet outlet; antique lace trimming from my late mother-in-law's sewing basket; ancient pearl stickpins and also resin flowers: unknown; embroidery floss: dmc; the world's most awesome distressing tool, that alas, they no longer sell: prima marketing; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, hot glue, sewing machine

You'll notice there isn't a sentiment on this card, but I assure you that anyone who knows my mother could immediately peg this as being a card for her! The chickadee... (ok, the Ciao Bella Ducato D'este patterned paper version has a lot of blue in it, but I think he's still a chickadee?) ...the flowers, the shabby chic vibe, the vintage lace, etc, etc, all spell, "M-O-M" from where I'm sitting. The papers themselves are only about a year old, from my lss, Paper Anthology; I'm super glad I bought two sheets of the paper with the chickadee on it, so I could fussy cut one and put it over top of the one on my background panel, like in old-school decoupage. All the rest of the card is seriously stash-centric: the dimensional flowers are ancient, the bling has been around for a bit, the resin flowers are so old I'm not even sure where they came from, and the pale blue pearl stick-pins have to be pre-2013 because I remember very nearly throwing them out when we moved, lol!

Be sure to check out the beautiful and inspirational design team cards at SOS and start planning your own MOTHER of a card! :)


  1. It is definitely a chickadee and I LOVE THIS CARD! Ahhhh, it is just stunningly beautiful!

  2. Wow this is gorgeous, I love the blues and yes that is a chickadee-dee-dee-dee. I'm in LOVE with this card. your Mom is one lucky lady and I hope she frames it.

  3. Beautiful!!!
    The soft pretty colours, all the layers, the flowers...awesome!!!

  4. This is beautiful and you used one of my favorite color combos! Very Victorian and so soft and delicate!
    Chana Malkah

  5. Love, love this gorgeous card Lauren, it needs to be framed, as always, your incredible ability to combine textures and other elements in such a small space as it is a card, blows me away every time. Love the little Chickadees and yours is so adorable, your mom is going to adore this Mom's Day card, she is one lucky lady.


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