Tag a Bag Mother's Day

This stunning pattern from the Watercolour Wonder Designer Series Papers requires very little embellishment.  I featured the sentiment from the Delightful Dozen Stamp set on a banner of coordinating Smoky Slate grey card stock.  I was initially going to heat emboss the sentiment in white directly onto the grey but my children had just gone to bed and I didn't want to risk disturbing them with my heat tool, so I added a layer of vellum to the banner and stamped in StazOn Opaque White instead.  The effect is softer but works in this project.  

I then finished the card with a small embellishment - this little butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri set, stamped on the same DSP to ensure a colour match with the roses, and then punch cut and adhered over a little loop of twine to the banner.

What Mum doesn't love a homemade breakfast on Mother's Day?!  Part of my gift to my Mum was some homemade sugar-free Granola (an 'I Quit Sugar' recipe by Sarah Wilson, http://iquitsugar.com/recipe/coco-nutty-granola/).  Hidden away on page 158 of the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue are some little gift boxes. One of these made the perfect package for my little gift.  I only had a short window of time to decorate - lucky that was all that was needed!

I stamped directly onto the acetate sleeve with the "Fabulous is what you are" sentiment.  I wanted to add an embellishment to tie in with the card, so I put on same butterflies and a little vellum in the form of die cut leaves from the Secret Garden framelits collection.

Some members of the Creation Station design team showcased different uses for these Tag-a-Bag gift boxes in last week's blog hop.  To see their creations please visit here.  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely stunning Jenn! What is the paper you have used behind the vellum? It looks textured. I noticed you used it in a previous card with the owls too.


    1. Thank you for the lovely comment about these projects Lisa. In the last Christmas Occasions catalogue, Stampin' Up! had some textured 12 x 12" cardstock available. I couldn't resist picking up the Smoky Slate grey you see here in this project. I love the textured finish! Unfortunately it has since retired.