Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mother's Day

Hello there
I've had so much fun getting things ready for this day.
 I got the inspiration for the card from an entry in the May 2012 Cricut magazine by Cindy Groh, page 31.

The first idea I put into practise was the mini album. This was inspired by the fact that Cricut Craftroom had the mini album cartridge available with free cuts for a week in February. So without hesitation I set to cutting out pages of all shapes, including envelope pages. That cartridge is on my wish list now as it really is so easy with that. I don't have any double sided paper of the style I wanted, so I had to cut the card and then the papers, which made it a longer job but still very easy. The front text was created with the Lyrical Letters cartridge and the stamp is from The Music Hall set of stamps by IndigoBlu. I loved using that stamp on both the album and that matching card to link them together. I had loads of fun inking pages and embossing and rub-onnering ( there possibly isn't such a word really but there is on this blog :-) )

The biggest issue was finding photos of just my mum and I. Doing this album has made me realise how few there are, so that has started to be addressed recently. I've asked my sisters to check for any they might have but other than that, I'll rely on mum to complete the album with photos she has. We'll have fun writing our thoughts and memories of each photo in the album, which turns it into a good sharing event for us too and a great keepsake.

And then....... I had to make a box for the album of course. The papers are matching papers I've used in the album; there's also another double sided tag and you'll notice the swirl inked onto the acetate window of the box.

After all that, mum had better like it! :-)

Take care out there


  1. Oh I can't believe that I missed this little gem Diane!!!! Its just gorgeous l!!!!

    hahaha you do make me do a video???? hahaha! I don't think so, I would probably end up swearing and then forget to edit it :D xxx

  2. This is glorious! Bet your mum adored it!
    C xxx


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