Mama Carrie Makes

Friday Craft, Happy Happy

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I took a new stamp set for a spin just in time for Mother’s Day. I believe this paper pad is from Die Cuts With a View, beautiful florals and a mixed media effect. I die cut tons of different sized flowers and petals, then mixed and matched them into flower combinations. I die cut several rectangles using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle set and die cut the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp stitched banner set. The Happy Happy Happy stamp set matching dies cut out the Happy words. Once I had a good stash of components built up, I assembled 15 cards in a sitting.


Friday Craft, Make Stuff for Mom

It’s almost that time of year again, time to get a gift ready for Mom!

I have a few tutorials/ideas for inexpensive crafty gifts: picture magnets for the fridge, tiny bead and wire trees, upcycled fruit holders, simple earrings, a zentangle or an art piece or a photo of beautiful flowers in a nice frame.

Photo Collage. Flowers.

Not everyone has a Mom. Some have lost theirs, some have chosen not to be in relationship with theirs. But almost everyone has a Mom-figure in their lives, the comforter, the nurturer. The one you call when something great happens, or when something awful happens.

Honor your ‘Mom’ too. Even just a hand-written note with some words from your heart.

I’ve had several Moms in my life, to varying degrees. I would not be the Mom I am today without their influence. I’m going to make them some stuff, and send it along with a note filled with love and gratitude.

How’s your Mom?