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Thursday, May 5, 2011

THANKS MOM BLOG HOP





Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from  Brenda's Blog. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Deb's Blog  to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.

HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY to all you women out there and men too that step in when needed.

I am  really sorry about todays project.  I did not take pictures of the inside until I had completed it and the person it is going to has asked that I not print the info inside.

I made a small journal book from CAMPIN CRITTERS at 7.5 inches for the cover, inside pages and layers, I used hide contour on the front cover so I could add my own shapes and words.  This book is such a nice little book that goes together so easy and yet has a well put together look when done.

I used STORYBOOK at 2.347 inches and 2.451 inches and MOTHERS DAY 2019 for Mommy and Shadow at 1.5 inches.

And again added one of the 3D flowers I had made for the other two items.

The inside pages were a combo of the pink, dark purple and white since the Mother I gave this to had 3 children.  I used various shapes from A CHILD'S YEAR for each page, on one side I added a mat for a pic of mommy and child and then on the opposing page I added some journaling about the picture making it sound as if it were written from the child.








Today I will show you the card I made to go in the bag with the gift.

I cut the doily from MOTHERS DAY 2010 at 4.377 inches and since I had run out of the coordinating paper stock I went to vinyl thinking that the intricate cuts would do better with vinyl anyway (I was right :) )  The card is 5x7.  The oval as well as all cuts on the card came from MD 2010 and was cut at 2.221 inches,  Happy Mothers day was cut at 2.024 with no shadow.  The flower was made in the same way as yesterday but cut at 1.5 inches.  The colors do look better IRL for sure.







Today I have a gift bag to show you, and will show you the contents on Saturday and Sunday so make sure you come back to see everything.






I started with a 7.5 x 5/25 brown craft bag (the kind you can buy in a pack of 12 at Joann's) on the front I used some printed paper from the DCWV Spring stack from a few years ago.  I then cut Happy Mother's Day from MOTHERS DAY 2010 Cricut cartridge at 4 inches in white and the shadow at 4 inches in a deep purplish color.  I tried to get all fancy and add a few dots to the letters to make them stand out a bit more.



The flower is cut from MOTHERS DAY BOUQUET Cricut cartridge at 1 7/8 inches, I cut 8 of the scalloped flowers in white and inked them up in a softer shade of purple, misted them with Glimmer mist and while still damp, I crumpled them up, opened them, stacked them and used a sharp pointed tip to put a hole in the center and then held them together with a small white brad, fluff to your liking.





The leaves are also from MDB cut out of some scrap shades of green at 2 in and 1 3/4 in.  I scored about 3/4 of the way up with the MS scoreboard and then misted with Glimmer mist





using Beacon's 3N1 craft glue placed the flower and leaves on the bag and finished it off with a small pink ribbon on the handle.


Thanks for hopping along with us. Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.
Next up on the hop , is the talented Chrissie

35 comments:

dlmbscrapping said...

really pretty- thanks for the details on making the flowers

Lillian Child said...

What a lovely package!

And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Very pretty Dawn! Great job!

DeeDee said...

Very Pretty! :)

Lauren said...

This is beautiful!! So glad to be on the hop with you!!

Josie0602 said...

I love this bag!! So cute!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net
www.scrappininthwoods.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Love it!! SO glad to be on this hop with you!!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

very elegant card. TFS

Suzanne said...

Beautiful bag. Can't wait to see what is inside.

IRW Dana said...

Dawn, love the gift bag. I can't believe I forget to do this. I need to get my Mothers Day Bouquet cart out and try some of the flowers. Thanks Dana

Houses Built of Cards said...

Very cute bag!!! Glad you could be part of this hop!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

This is lovely Dawn...any mom would be proud to have this gift bag. It is a work of art! Thanks for being a blog hop designer with us today. Happy Mother's Day my friend. Debbie

Dale Morin said...

What a pretty bag!

http://daleleemorin.typepad.com

Maria said...

Pretty gift bag. That flower is gorgeous!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card, the flower is awesome.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Penny said...

Your bag is so elegant looking. Thanks for sharing it with us and all the directions for making it.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

loving3boys1girl said...

Adorable bag! LOVE the flower!!
~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

C.P. said...

Ooo.....we.......I love the flower and leaves!

Sue D said...

Very pretty gift bag--I like the flower.

Paper Deckerations said...

Oh I love it! Such a cute idea!!! Great job!!
Jessica
paperdeckerations@gmail.com
paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

Kris Dietz said...

What a great idea! It's beautiful! TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Stefani said...

this is a very special bag! lots of great details! I will be back to see the contents!

lisastuf said...

Gorgeous Bag!
I can't wait to see what is inside!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Suzanne said...

The card to match the bag is beautiful. The MD 2010 cart is one I always wish I had bought.

Brenda said...

Love both your card and the gift bag. I have became a follower of your blog.
bwickline61@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

I love both your card and gift bag. I am now a follower of your blog.
bwickline61@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

Great card and tote bag Dawn!

Jill said...

Simply beautiful. Love, Love the flowers - gotta try that one out! TFS. jgiokas@comcast.net

Kimberli said...

What a pretty card and bag, thanks for sharing all your details!!

Kimberli
kimbean20@gmail.com

Misty said...

Very pretty projects, thanks for the lesson.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

jcinokc said...

Love all of your projects. Thanks for the hop!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

jjlarson said...

Way to go on getting three projects done. They turned out beautiful.
Jami Larson
thepaperfarm.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Great projects! I've never used vinyl on a card--but what a brilliant idea especially for those intricate cuts. Thanks for the inspiration...

thekolbes said...

your gift bag is great and your cards are amazing, so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing
I am a new follower
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

wow.. all of your projects are beautiful and elegant