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Mothers Day Hearts

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Make a Mothers Day hearts card with an embossing folder twist

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."
~Henry Ward Beecher

This  card is a cinch to make if you have a nice, closely woven embossing folder (such as the Stampin' Up! 119976 Square Lattice embossing folder which is sadly now retired) and a few paper punches in your stash. You wind up with such a pretty, quilted effect.

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How to Make Mothers Day Hearts

  • To make the embossed embellishment, first punch out three small flower shapes in different colours of cardstock or designer series paper.
  • Punch out a large heart shape from cardstock with a paper shaper tool and glue or use double sided tape to attach the flowers to the front of the heart.
  • Now decide if you want your heart embellishment to be embossed or debossed (decide which side will have a raised pattern) and place the embellished heart inside your embossing folder.
  • Then run your sandwich of cutting plate, folder and cardstock, then cutting plate through your Big Shot machine. I used the Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions embossing folder but any closely patterned folder would work. You need it to be a dense pattern for the flowers to be embedded in the heart properly.
  • Your heart will be melded together with the flower shapes and look quilted, just as though it was all printed together in the first place.
  • Now you can use your heart embellishment as desired.

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The rest of my card was easy to complete. I started with Blushing Bride cardstock as a base and stamped flowers from the Stampin' Up! Always Elegant stamp set (retired) on the top half of the card with Elegant Eggplant ink. I added some retired designer paper to the bottom half and tied a piece of white 5/8" (1.6cm) organza ribbon around the card. Next I stamped the flourish from the Always Elegant stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Elegant Eggplant ink. I matted it with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, then popped up my finished embellishment with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally I stamped my sentiment on the front with a stamp from the Always Elegant stamp set in Elegant Eggplant ink and voila. It was all done.

I got carried away and made a whole group of these cards to send to special family members and girlfriends. A Mothers Day Heart card can be used for all sorts of other special occasions too. Just change up the sentiment or change the colours to suit your occasion.I think they would make fantastic Valentines Day cards, for example.

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If you have a card with this type of embossing on it, I would really love to see it. Please do share it with me.

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I have some other examples of cards I have made to make my mother's day special. My cards for this occasion don't always have hearts on them but one do have flowers. I found one of these card layouts on the 'web but some I created without that inspiration. Both of them have Big Shot elements on them.

Here's the one I designed myself:

Another one I made was completely CASEd (copied and shared) from a lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrator whose name I cannot recall. (So sorry! I would have loved to giver her credit for her design!) I altered it a little to suit the designer series papers I had:

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