Happy Mother’s Day to all of the loving Moms, Grandmas, Sisters, Aunts, Mothers-In Law and anyone else taking on the awesome task of helping to raise children. In celebration of this special day, my daughter Emily and I had a Mother/Daughter craft day and we thought we’d share our fun!
The inspiration for our cards was the recent post and video Jennifer McGuire did using scraps of paper to create a fun background. This was the perfect technique to try with kids. Cutting the strips of paper was much faster and easier than I imagined. We took our color cues from two of the Kat Scrappiness Sequin Mixes. I picked out the rainbow of paper to coordinate with the Rainbow Splash Sequin Mix. Emily’s background was chosen to match the Ocean Sequin Mix.
We decided to make our shakers using the super cute How You Bean? Stamp Set and Shaker Jar Add-On Die Set both from Lawn Fawn. Emily used copic markers to color the cute little octopus from Lawn Fawn’s Octopi My Heart Stamp Set. She added the image to the front of her jar so it wouldn’t be covered up by all of her shaker goodies. The “Happy Birthday” greeting is also from the How You Bean? Stamp Set. Emily stamped it in Versamark ink, added white embossing powder, and then heat set it.
The greeting for my card is the Kat Scrappiness “Sparkle & Shine” Die. I thought this was the perfect fit with my little shaker jar full of lots of rainbow sparkle. I added a little liquid glue to the die cut and dipped it into Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter. This gave my die cut the perfect “sparkle & shine”. Using the Gina Marie Stitched Stars Dies, I cut a small coordinating star and tied it onto the jar with matching twine. The little ” Just For You” stamp is from Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tags Sayings Stamp Set.
Emily and I made a little process video together. I hope you enjoy it!
Happy Mother’s Day 😉
Kelley & Emily