Monday, April 20, 2015

Petal Potpourri Stampin'Up!

Zippety do dah, zippety ay!  Wasn't Sunday a wonderful day? Plenty of sunshine, heading our way, zippety do dah, zippety ay!

What a gorgeous weekend we enjoyed, and it looks like more of the same for this sunny Monday!  When I wake up to sunshine, I feel so much more energy.  How about you?  Do sunshine and warmer temperatures put a smile on your face and extra bounce in your step?  I hope this is true for you, as it's always good to start a new work week feeling optimistic and energetic.

Have you looked ahead a month or two in your calendar?  If you have, you know that Mother's Day is coming right up (Sunday, May 10th), then we've got Father's Day on June 21st.  Also coming up in June are graduations and weddings.  In fact, June through September seems to be wedding time in the Northwest, no doubt because that's when outdoor ceremonies can be held without too much chance of rain.  Oh, and there are bound to be some baby showers and new arrivals this spring as well.

My new class... The Gifts of Spring... is planned to help you navigate all these gift-giving occasions with ease.  Today I'm going to show you my gift card holder for Mother's Day.  Take a peek...

This is made with the Top Note die for the Big Shot.  Inside there's a little pocket for the cash, check, or gift card to slip into.
The colors are Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, So Saffron (center of the flower) and Whisper White.  The stamp set is Petal Potpourri (page 23 of the Occasions catalog).  The flower is punched out with the matching Flower Medallion Punch, also on page 23.  The saying "best mother ever" is from the stamp set "And many more" on page 20 of the annual catalog.  Notice that it doesn't say "happy mother's day" anywhere.   If you want, you could stamp that saying on the inside.  
You might think that you don't need a Mother's Day card if your mom is no longer living, but there are other moms around that need celebrating on this special day.  If you have daughters that are moms, if you have daughters-in-law that are moms, or even if you've got a niece, aunt, or mother-in-law that are great moms, why not send them a little gift on Mother's Day.  It doesn't even have to be a monetary gift.  How about a little handwritten certificate for some babysitting or a home-cooked meal?  What overworked, under-played mom wouldn't love a gift like that?

I hope you'll sign up to come to my Gifts of Spring class on Saturday, May 2nd at 1 pm where you'll make this gift card holder and 6 other gift card/money holders.  You'll go home with all the  instructions and measurements so you can make many more.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start!  

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