Hello WR fans! Carrie here today to share with you a Mother’s Day card and gift bag. I like to give handmade cards and gifts and especially on such special occasions like Mother’s Day. We R Memory Keepers makes my homemade gift giving easy. They have a punch board for pretty much all your gift giving needs. Today I used the Gift Bag Punch Board.You can make various sizes of coordinating gift bags to match with your cards. For mine I used the Hello Darling line. I just love this fun and summery line. It is so fun to mix and match with these papers, you will have a beautiful creation with whatever papers you choose.
For my card I first decided on what size card I wanted and made my base. Picking out the papers was a bit more difficult since I love them all but I finally narrowed it down to Merrymaking and Delighted. I cut them into narrow strips and matted them for my background. I used a Teresa Collins Journaling card from the AME collection Snapshots. I trimmed it down and matted that also to help make it stand out. I also used a Cork Sticker from the Hello Darling line along with a Lifestyle Crafts shape Monarch Butterfly die. Slid it through my Advanced Evolution and layered it with the cork sticker. I made a little border using the Doily 2 Edge Punch and topped it off with a scrap of the Radiant paper.
For the bag I used the Gift Bag Punch Board. Measured and trimmed my paper to the desired size and punched, scored, creased and adhered…yes, it is that simple! I decorated the bag with coordinating papers from my card and my Mother’s Day card and gift bag are complete.
2 Edge Punch-Doily
Gift Bag Punch Board
Hello Darling-Cork Stickers
Lifestyle Crafts-Monarch Shaped Die
Hello Darling-Ephemera Bits
If you’re looking for a cute and easy way to package your Mother’s Day gift here’s a fun idea–create a washi tape pocket! These decorative little pockets can hold wallet size school photos, gift cards, small notes, or coupons. They’re super easy to make, but your recipient will love them.
I started out by covering a scrap of white textured cardstock with several strips of Washi Tape from the new Multi Color Pack. Then I die cut my shapes from the washi covered cardstock using the new Monarch and Pinwheel Shape Dies. I layered the pieces together with foam squares for added dimension.
Next I created the pockets from Inked Rose patterned papers with the Mini Pocket Template Die. Due to the shape of the pocket, the B side of my papers showed at the top but the colors didn’t match with the colors of washi tape I used, so I created inserts to cover the B sides. I simply placed a small scrap of paper at the top of the die before cutting, and then added the insert inside the pocket to cover the B side that was showing.
Do you have any crafty gift-making plans for Mother’s Day? If so, please do share.
More gift ideas tomorrow!
Multi Color Washi Tape Pack
Monarch Shape Die
Pinwheel Shape Die
Mini Pocket Template Die
Inked Rose Orange Wash Paper
Inked Rose Triangles Paper
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Yellow, Aqua