Mother’s Day Inspiration

Hey there!  Amy here checking in for the month of April with lots of Mother Day’s inspired projects.   In the states we celebrate this special day on the second Sunday in May.  Per wiki: Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.

First I have a shadow box filled with vintage sewing goodies along with a few new.  A wonderful way to pay tribute to those Mothers that sew.  This project uses items from the Dimestore Vogue set with it’s fabulous retro appeal.  


To create this box, I used acrylic paint to paint the outside of the box and then lightly distressed with ink.  Inside, I lined the back  using paper from the   Dimestore Vogue with it’s rich colors and super smooth finish. I love it’s glossy sheen. The button card and paper doll die cuts  are included in this set.  A super value!

I tied a piece of denim Twirly Twine to the button die cut and added a little safety pin to embellish.  The quote uses letters from the Dimestore Vogue which I ran through the sewing machine and attached to the button card die cut.  I wanted my paper doll die cut to stand in front and be the main focal point of this project.   A few buttons, a broken rhinestone necklace, a bit of lace, an old thimble, and other sewing notions completed the project.   The photo below shows the depth and layers in the box.

Moving on to share another tribute to Mother’s.   I thought a mini album seemed like a perfect project using lots of Family Fun.  A great way to capture memories and preserve the moments you want to share again and again.  

I made the mini album from chipboard and covered the front and back covers with the mother paper from Family Fun Set.  I rounded the corners and distressed lightly to give a vintage look.  Next I started layering.  I love VSM paper kits because they offer pattern paper, die cuts, borders, and much more.  I used a pink envelope from the set which you cut out and then fold to create in two steps.  Easy huh!  I then added a button card from Dimestore Vogue  for the insert.  I created a pennant from the red check print, punched a circle, and added an adorable baby image also from the Family Fun set.  These kits are packed!  A few embellishments  and a aqua bow from Twirly Twine to complete the front.

Here’s a peek inside:

My final project for today is a floral garland created from Dimestore Vogue.  A fun way to decorate a  mantle, doorway, mirror, and more for your Mom.  Plus these flowers are forever!


I created this in a jiffy and they are foul proof because you don’t have to be precise with your cuts.  Using chocolate brown crepe paper, cut two large circles with pinking shears.  Punch an extra large scallop from the aqua foil.  **If you don’t have a scallop punch cut a circle.** Cut large circle from text paper.  Cut a circle from yellow paper sheet.  Here’s the fun part and why you don’t have to be precise, crunch or ball up all the pieces.  Unfold and then start layering from large to small.  I added a button with aqua Twirly Twine t0 the center of mine.

A close up for you to see the scrunching.

And here’s a photo of mine hanging on my amoire.

Happy creating to you!  I hope one or all of these projects will inspire you to make something special!

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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Inspiration

  1. Keri says:

    Amy, these are all three just great! Love the little tidbits inside the shadowbox, love the gorgeous cover of that mini, and love the crumpled effect on the garland!

  2. Your shadow box and mini album are both lovely! I like all the little snippets of treasures in the shadow box. And the pretty pockets in the mini album are gorgeous.
    I had to stop and check your pretty garland out closer. I thought the aqua scalloped circles were made from the old Christmas light bulb protectors that everyone use to put on the big tree lights. I should dig out my stash and make a pretty Christmas garland from the ones that are damaged. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Love your blog!!! 🙂

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