Saturday, May 9, 2009

Have A Berry Sweet Mother's Day!

Well, (I think I start every post with "well", need to work on that) last night I had a very late but very productive night. The creative juices were really flowing, as well as the Diet Pepsi that helped me make it until 2:30 a.m. I pretty much never drink soda but yesterday was a pretty crazy day and I was crashing before I even began to finish up my Mother's Day projects. I had been trying to come up with a cute gift for my grandma all week and last night I finally had an epiphany. Here's what I came up with:

It all started with one of my little berry baskets that I had been saving because "I just might need them someday" and I actually did. I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit in the bottom and glued another underneath (I sandwiched the basket in between the two pieces of paper) for stability. Then I wove a ribbon through the basket and tied a bow. The card is made from my usual Doodlebug embossed white cardstock. The rub-ons are American Crafts and the letter stickers are Making Memories. The strawberry is my own design and pieced with My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers. The flower is cut from Doodlebug's glitter cardstock. I filled the basket with a bag of strawberry bon bons. I love how it turned out. I think she will like it.

Remember all of the square cards that I have been posting lately. Well, I have been slowly getting them done for my mom for Mother's Day. I have to start early and I still usually end up staying up really late getting them done (like last night).'s the last one. There are 16 in total. I was planning on 20 but the container I made for them is at maximum capacity with 16, so 16 it is.

This is My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper, and The Paper Company. The letter stickers are Rusty Pickle and the flourish is Making Memories.
And what you ask, did I make to put these cards?
It's a decorate paper lunch bag. I made it to match the card that I made earlier for Roree's challenge. And here's what it looks like when the card is clipped on.
It's just 2 pieces of cardstock cut slightly larger than the bag. I rounded the corners and glued on a smaller piece of My Mind's Eye red paper. Then I cut handles by measuring the back of the cardstock and punching two circles. Then I joined them together by cutting with my exacto knife along a straight edge. I finished decorating the front pretty much the same as the card and glued the front and back on. I again used my exacto knife to trim out the brown bag from the handle.

And there you have it. My mom loves giving handmade cards and I make her a stack every year. She is the BEST mom and so amazing. I admire all that she has accomplished and she is really the greatest grandma. I love watching her with my kids and my niece and nephews. We are all getting together for a little cookout tomorrow. I can't wait to spend a little time with my family. Hope you have a nice, relaxing Mother's Day (whether you are a mom or not) because you deserve it!


  1. I love your brown bag creation! That is awesome! Very cute strawberry tag!:)

  2. I loooovvvee your strawberry creation! That is the cutest most creative thing ever!! LOVE IT!