Survival Kit – Happy Mother’s Day

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A late Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms! We had an unusually cold & very windy day here. We’ve started a tradition of going to a botanical garden on Mother’s Day, but postponed it due to the weather.

Tonight I have the final card from my Man’s Survival Card Kit and the complete set. For the Mother’s Day card, I used PaperTrey Ink’s Delightful Dahlia set and the coordinating dies. I have to say that I really didn’t want to like these dies. My wish list is long enough as it is and adding in yet another tool — good grief! But, after watching Nichole’s how to video, I found that I really love this set in particular.

The outcome of this card thrilled me! I actually told myself I would like to receive a card like this! LOL! I love the add in black for an elegant twist, so I paired Hibiscus Burst with Basic Black. The dahlias and leaves are colored with Copics and popped up on dimensionals. Each center has a tiny bit of Martha Stewart Kunzite glitter. A gorgeous bow of Hibiscus Burst satin finished it off.

For the complete set, I needed to make up some sort of holder. I recently bought the Martha Stewart scoring board (liked the Scor-Pal, but I am measurement challenged, so the MS board really works for me) and there is a list of basic box measurements included with it. This really comes in handy. For the Survival Kit, I made up a 6x6x3 box.

The box is Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue. I decorated the top with Chocolate Chip and a fantastic piece of patterned paper from DCWV At Home. I printed out a label on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the largest Labels 8 Nestie. A few Dew Drops finished it off.

And here is a shot of the complete set.

Both sets of my cards were won by a friend. She was unable to be there, but sent her husband. He was so happy to get them — he said had he not, he would have needed to buy an “I’m Sorry” card from the winner! LOL!

Happy Mother’s Day
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink Delightful Dahlia
Paper: Basic Black, Hibiscus Burst, Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG23
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart Kunzite glitter, Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon

The Man’s Survival Kit
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, DCWV At Home
Other Stuff: Nesties, Dew Drops

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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