Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Special Card for a Special Lady

Today I thought I'd share with you the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I really worked hard on this card, I wanted it to be extra special for her this year! You will see why further down in the post! :) I never ever use patterned paper, but wanted to give it a try!  My mom loves flowers and the color fuchsia, so thought she would like the Raspberry Fizz paper, ribbon and patterned paper.


I rearranged the swirls of the pearls, so they would be swirling across the front of the card and forming a heart. The sentiments are from the Wplus9 set, A Special Lady. I really love the font and it's a beautiful stamp set! The patterned paper is from the DCWV Botanicals stack. It is the 12x12 stack trimmed down to fit a card. I think that I prefer the larger papers, so I have more options to trim it and crop it how I like!

And here is the inside...


I included a picture of my sonogram, showing that we are having a BOY! :) :) :) She was really surprised and happy to find out the gender!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!! Have a beautiful and sunny day!

12 comments:

Janelle said...

Beautiful card, Monica. I love all the thought you put into it, incorporating things you know your mom likes. And the boy sonogram photo was just icing on the cake. I'm sure she was thrilled. (Congratulations to you all!)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Awwwww!!!!! A BOY! How wonderful! Congrats, Monica! I know you must be so excited! Have you started thinking of names, yet? Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pearls, and how you formed them into a heart!
I am with you on the pattern papers. Of course I buy them and buy them and love them and hoard them, but when it comes to making a card, I don't use them very much. And when I do, it's always the simple patterns, not the beautiful ones.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your handsome little man's first picture with us, and I look forward to hearing your progress!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Awwww! Beautiful card!!! :-)

Cathy Weber said...

I am so EXCITED for you! You are going to have so much fun and just think of all the football and baseball games in your future! Your card is beautiful and I am certain your mom was overjoyed.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a special way to tell your mother the sex of your baby :) The card is gorgeous, and you really did a marvelous job with the patterned paper!

Terri said...

Beautiful card. Great way to share that news with your mom. I am bet she loved it!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous card. Like the rearrangement of the pearls to form a heart. Your mother will definitely be keeping that card for life. What a nice way to surprise her.

Jen said...

Wow! What a special card and with that miracle of a treat inside...Amazing! So beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this special time with us. I feel blessed.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Monica and what a FUN way to share the news of its a BOY! (CONGRATS! how EXCITING!!)
Have a GREAT day!

Kara said...

such a sweet way to tell her!! lovely card!

Jill said...

Monica, what a wonderful, wonderful Mother's Day surprise for your mom! And the card is just beautiful too--I love how you rearranged the pearl swirls to make a heart!! Congrats on finding out the gender of your baby--aren't you glad PTI just came out with so many "Boy Basics" stamp sets, LOL!

Kim O'Connell said...

Awwwwwwww! Now that card is stunning, but it can't beat that pic of our little nugget! Congrats to you! How wonderful!!!

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