mother's day card using a christmas set | tutorial

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Today I have created a beautiful card for Mother's Day by using a non-traditional Mother's Day set. I used a Christmas stamp & die set; Wonderful Wreath - well it's not just for Christmas is it? It's about getting the most from your products and the good news is that this set is still available! Yes it's one of the *returning favourites* and you can save money by purchasing it in bundle :) Double yay!! And it's available in French and German.

Anyway on to the card - because you all came to see the pretty card right? 

Well here it is and I hope it doesn't disappoint ~

Now although this is a photopolymer stamp set alignment of the leaves of the wreath can be tricky but I have a tutorial here to walk you through it. After a couple of attempts I found the following steps to be easiest when lining up the leaves. I call Stamp 1 the full background stamp of leaves, Stamp 2 is the highlight leaves and Stamp 3 is the berries.

~Wreath Stamping Tutorial~
  • The 3 stamps in the set that make up the wreath have tabs on to help you align them, so mount them individually onto your acrylic blocks and make sure that the tabs are facing the same direction
  • Using Stamp 2 ink up with Crisp Cantaloupe and stamp off first onto scratch paper before stamping down onto your card stock
  • Using Stamp 1 ink up with Pink Pirouette and match up your top two leaves (if you have the tabs facing upwards as I did) and the bottom leaves on your wreath before stamping firmly
  • Using Stamp 3 ink up with Strawberry Slush and stamp off onto scratch paper before aligning up and stamping down.
Here is a close up of the wreath with the above colours ~

The die cutting can be tricky but again the dies have tabs to help you achieve perfect alignment.

The sentiment is from the amazing Sweet Laughter/Merci Maman stamp set that I featured yesterday. And I will be back again next week with more cards using this set too. You still have time to order this set and be able to create with it in time for Mother's Day. Clicking any of the blue words in this blog post will take you direct to my online store where residents of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland and Austria can order 24 hours a day and delivery is normally within 3 working days. In fact Stampin' Up! give priority to customers over demonstrators when preparing orders for shipping!

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I hoped you found this mini-tutorial useful and I hope you have some paper creating planned for the weekend. Have an amazing day.x

You may be aware that although I am English I live in France. I would be interested to know from my French readers if you would also like to see the instructional part of my blog posts in French? Please contact me if this is something that you feel would be helpful.

Vous savez que je suis Anglais mais je vis en France. Je suis intéressé de savoir de mes filles français si vous voulez voir la partie de mon blog en français? S'il vous plaît me contacter si c'est quelque chose que vous pensez serait utile.

If you enjoyed this project please use the code BCXXCDWY to support me (this code should be entered in the box that reads *Do you have a hostess code?* on the Stampin' Up! checkout page). All hostess codes correctly entered will earn a free gift direct from me. If you use this code and your order is at least £120/150€ excluding shipping I will send you a free *make and take kit* of my choice. If your order is over £150/200€, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the Rewards. Learn more about the code here.

I have recently added a page to the blog at the top (in English) (pour rejoingez mon équipe click ici) about joining my Stampin' Up! team. If you would like to join me and my team during the Sale-A-Bration event (ends 31 March 2015) in addition to the free items from Stampin' Up! that you can choose on joining, I will also send you a Sweetheart Punch as a welcome gift and a thank you from me.

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