Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Happy Mother’s Day Card for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


My share for our Happy Stampers color challenge today is a Mother’s Day Card.  


Here are the colors we are all working with:




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I used the stamps from the April Paper Pumpkin kit for the outside art image as well as Crazy About You for the stamped sentiment.  I used the Hello You Thinlets for the word, happy.  Crazy About You and the Hello You Thinlets dies may be purchased as a bundle until June 1st, at a 15% discount.  Even though this set is not retiring, it will not be offered with the Thinlets as a bundle in the new catalog.  So, order them now if you want to get a great deal.





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The largest flower image is stamped off once in Rose Red ink onto the Whisper White panel, then the smaller flower image stamped off twice for the lighter flower and only once for the darker one.  For the flower centers, I used Crumb Cake ink.  The leaves were stamped in Garden Green, and again, one of the leaf images was stamped off once to add some interest.  The stamp with the grouping of dots, also from April Paper Pumpkin, was stamped in Crumb Cake

Even though you cannot tell from the photos, all of the flowers have clear Wink of Stella brushed on them.  If you look closely, you can see it on the small Rose Red punched flower.  I think it really adds some pizzaz to your cards!  Have you tried it yet?  I think you will be happy with the results!


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For the inside, I used the second April Paper Pumpkin stamp set, All About Everything, to stamp my sentiment in Garden Green.  The small flowers were colored with a Rose Red marker and some Wink of Stella also adorned them as well as the corner flower.  Even if you did not get these stamp sets, you could use any other floral stamps and create your own Mother’s Day card with these colors in mind!  



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My envelope flap is lined with more of the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Garden Green polka dot) using the Envelope Liners Framelits (retiring 🙁 )



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Now it’s time to hop on over to Kristi Gray’s blog to see her beautiful creation for us today.  Just click on the forward arrow to go right there. The Happy Stampers  team is listed below in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone.  


Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto




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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms!  Hope you all have a wonderful day with family and/or friends!!



Thanks for stopping by today!  See you next time…..