I wanted to create a very feminine card for my mom so I pulled out several sheets of patterned paper with girly colors and made sure Mom was front & center. I love this mom die from Lil' Inker Designs! It really keeps the focus on where I want it to be and the font is gorgeous (not to mention that it cuts out a cute heart shape for the "o"!)
I created a window card and used two different colors of twine from The Twinery to add a feminine accent to the front of the card. I used the new Solid Natural & Blossom Iridescent Shimmer for my bow. Can you see the sparkle from the shimmer twine. Swoon!! I love those shimmer twines so much!
Here is the card when it is opened.
Now for her gift I wanted to create a special package. I took a white cardboard box that I had purchased and decorated it up. I used another new twine love, Rainbow Teal Shimmer, and used it to "anchor" the mom diecut on both sides of the box. I added a Stitched Scallop Border under the mom to ground it.
I punched a hole with a hole punch (squeeze really hard and it will go through, but if you have trouble, use a paper piercing tool instead) in each side of the box's lid and tied the twine through the hole. I knotted the twine on the back side of the lid so that it wouldn't pull through and this created a nice, clean look on the front of the box.
For my "mom" diecut, I also die cut it out of chipboard so that the twine wouldn't tear through the paper as it was holding onto the m's.
I decorated a trendy wood chip butterfly with my twine as well. I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the center of the wood butterfly, colored the butterfly white & then stamped the text with gray ink. When the ink was dry, I threaded the Blossom Iridescent Shimmer twine through the hole in the butterfly and left antennas at the top.
The decorated box really adds a special touch to my Mother's Day gift. I'll have to show you later when is inside the box, but I can't spoil the surprise for my mom yet!
Thank you for joining me for a Mother's Day Celebration with The Twinery. Be sure to stop by The Twinery's blog to see all of the other fabulous Mother's Day ideas this week!