Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Mother's Heart

This is a card I made for my Heartfelt Creations DT submission but then it became a sentimental project and I couldn't bear to part with it.  This is a paperbag gift/card.  The paperbag is folded in half and creates a pocket for a small gift.

The focus of the front is the door which is a Heartfelt Creations stamp, HCPC 3440-Vintage Door PreCut Set.  I stamped it on DP in Fired Brick Distress Ink, cut it out, and then used the MS studded heart punch to cut out the middle.  I added some acetate on the back to support the swirl bling and then added a rhinestone heart on the door handle.  I printed out the sentiment and added it with pop dots.  

 I stamped HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls PreCut Set on the DP and embossed in gold.  The DP is some Anna Griffin paper that I've been hoarding, it's almost gone (sigh).

 The flap of the bag creates a pocket for a tag.
 The pocket will hold a small gift, I added a page with pictures.
 We have 3 boys ( the baby is now 45!)  One thing I wish I would have done different is add an older picture of the baby, he is actually the oldest of the boys.  I want to add some handwritten journaling.  ( my spell checker says I spelled 'journaling' wrong so I checked the dictionary, it says there is no such word! Oh well, there is now,LOL!)
 and 3 girls.  They are now all grown, some married and have 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  How time has flown! 
 The back. 
Somehow, this has become a gift for me.  My mother was born May 22, 1921 and passed away in April 1968.  So many happy memories!
Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day! 

Challenges I would like to enter
Papercraft Star:  mother's day
Tuesday Throwdown: in the garden ( do the flowers on the DP count?)
Papertake Weekly:  anything goes
Creative Card Crew:  ribbon (on the inside)
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  girly or mother's day


  1. Wow! Absolutely wonderful project - and it carries so much meaning. Beautiful!

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  3. This is absolutely wonderful! Stunning! I know all the love (and time) that went into this project and it was well worth it because it's just gorgeous! What a treasure you created!
    Thanks so much for joining Shopping Our Stash challenge!

  4. Sarah, this is the most beautiful Mother's Day card! There are not enough words to say how fabulous this is. Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Mother's Day" challenge.

  5. Wow this is so beautiful! What a wonderful memento of your mother, I'm sure she's smiling down to you from Heaven.

  6. Sarah this is wonderful and so creative. I like the idea of a paper bag with a pocket for a gift. You have personalized it beautifully with the pictures. The door looks awesome. Beautifully done.

  7. Such a beautiful and special project Sarah.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW this week.
    Good luck!

  8. Very beautiful creation with lots of attention to detail!! So glad you shared with us at TT this week :)

  9. What a true treasure, Sarah! WOW! LOVE all the meaning you've tied into this beauty! Enjoy it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

    Oh! And I use that word "journaling" all the time. I think we're okay ;).