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Sizzix Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

Hey everyone, Catherine on the blog today to share a Sizzix tutorial for a fun Mother's Day Card you can whip up when you have a free afternoon. I don't know about you, but when someone said that Mother's Day was coming up soon I kinda panicked because it seems like it really crept up on me this year!

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

This year I thought I'd give my Mother something she really loves -- gardening seeds and supplies. Since I don't know what she needs, I thought a gift certificate would be the perfect solution. Since I'm really NOT a fan of giving gift cards I thought I'd include some seed packets for her to plant in her garden when she's ready!

I started with the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Mini-Album Die and added the Movers + Shakers Decorative Frame on the front cover. I grabbed my ruler to make sure it was center perfectly on the front panel and then cut a piece of 140 lb. card stock for my card base. For a little pattern, I embossed the cover with the Vintaj Textured Impressions Nouveau Tiles.

The Mini Album die comes with a cool spine that allows you to bind the pages, but since I was making a card with a pocket inside instead of an album I needed to change the way it folded.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine ScanlonI folded the sections so my book would have one section on the spine and then stitched the layers together to secure them. So the stitching would be visible, I used the widest stitch possible. Once the base was ready I added some color with pink acrylic paint set it aside to dry. I also created the other components for the card. I cut two butterflies from the Movers + Shakers Mini-Butterfly set and stamped Mom on each side as well as add some color with acrylic paint. I also cut a panel for the pocket and an identical panel of the cover using patterned paper.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

I wanted the butterflies to look like they were flying in the center of the card, so I suspended them with string. To do that I encapsulated the string in between the two butterflies with lots of double stick tape.  I used double stick tape to secure the string to the inside of the front panel.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

To keep the layers together I added the patterned paper panel to the inside and stitched around the edge to secure the layers together.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

To finish up I attached the pocket panel to the inside of the card.

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

The only thing left is to shop for seeds and a gift card to the local Nursery and my Mother's Day present is complete!

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

I love the way it turned out, and I think my Mom will too!

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial | Mother's Day Gift Holder by Catherine Scanlon

Thanks for joining me today!

Catherine

http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/

 

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Paper: 140 lb. Mixed Media Paper; Patterned Paper | Paint: Acrylic Paint | Thread: Cotton Perle Thread | Adhesive: Double Stick Tape | Tools: Sewing Machine | Stamps and ink: 3/8" Letter Stamps; Black Stamping Ink

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