By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
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Sometimes I find myself getting into a pattern when I make my cards. I have the tendency to create the same size often so for this Mother’s Day card I decided to do a 6” x 6” card. Remember there aren’t specific card sizes. You can create whatever size you’d like, but if keep in mind that if you will be mailing it, there will be a difference in postage. One favorite thing of mine to make is rosettes. I enjoy making larger ones for layouts, but don’t create smaller ones that often. I wanted to add one to this card so I created a mini rosette for it. These are fun and really easy to make.
First, create the card base by cutting a piece of 12” x 6” card stock and fold in half. Trim a piece of patterned paper (Tim Coffey Foliage Paper Pad by K & Company used) that measures 5” x 5” and a piece of light blue patterned paper from the Secret Garden Collection by Graphic 45 that measures 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” and adhere them to the card base.
Now, for the rosette trim a piece of the blue card stock that measures 1” x 12”
Fold each section at the score lines. Begin the first section so that if folds downward and the next section upward and so on. This is called mountain and valley folds. Once you have finished folding it, glue the 2 ends together so that both ends are folded down and against each other.
Punch a 1” circle from the blue card stock with a circle punch. Add some Aleene’s Tacky Glue around the circle as shown in the picture. Carefully shape the rosette and place the center of it in the glue. HINT: Sit the glue bottle on top of the rosette to hold it down into the glue until it is dry.
Die cut a tag (Spellbinders Labels Four used) using your die cut machine (Spellbinders Grand Calibur used) from white card stock. Stamp “Mom” in blue ink (Note : to see all ink pad choices search “Stamping Ink Pads) using the Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit.
Glue the tag onto the front of the rosette and the rosette onto the ribbon.
Mom, now, has a handmade card that is sure to bring many smiles to her this Mother’s Day. Be sure to make one for all of the moms in your life. Give her the special day she deserves Sunday, May 12th.