mother’s day & sewing tissue

Since Easter is officially over, the next big cardmaking event is Mother’s Day. It’s a bit of a bittersweet day for me as I miss my mom. My MIL is super sweet so I’m glad she is in our lives and it’s kind of nice having a day for me. I love having the day off cooking!!!!

Here’s a fun card  I made for my Mother-in-Law. I think she’ll like it. It uses my Picket Fence line and she was as excited as I was to see it come out. I just had to make a sewing pattern flower for her as she made clothes for all 5 of her children as they grew up. It amazes me! I’ve been crazy for using tissue paper from old sewing patterns lately. I actually made this card weeks ago and was saving it for closer to Mother’ Day to share. Don’t you love working ahead?

As it turns out, the latest challenge on Moxie Fab World is a tissue paper one. How is that for perfect timing?! Check it out… the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Whew! That’s quite the long winded title Cath!

As you can see, I’m still head over heels for the Tattered Florals die. It’s just so versatile that I never put it away. I’ve die cut felt, canvas, paper, tissue paper, fabric….the possibilities are endless!

Do you have a favorite die that you love?

Supplies: white cardstock by Bazzill, Picket Fence line patterned paper by Lily Bee Design, Tattered Florals Die by Sizzix, letter stickers by Jillibean Soup, flower center by Prima, twine, Green Leaf Trinket Pin by Maya Road, Diamond Lace Edger Punch by EK Success

Happy creating!


12 responses to “mother’s day & sewing tissue

  1. Cute. Looks like a great way to recycle old dress patterns. SandyT

  2. Gorgeous card, Julia. How cool that you used an old pattern for your flower. Love the paper and layout you chose.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. Neat card for your MIL. Love the tissue pattern flower.

  4. The tissue paper flower is awesome- great card!

  5. I love this trend of using the old tissue paper patterns to create something for a card or project! Your card is beautiful – LOVE the color combo with the different patterns and that lovely flower!

  6. Oh so perfect. Love the idea of using sewing pattern paper, especially for a mom card like this.

  7. What an awesome idea. It is PERFECT for any sewer!!! Outstanding creativity!

  8. Gorgeous card!!! I LOVE your flower!

  9. so pretty, I just love the flower, it looks great with the sewing pattern tissue, great idea for the border on a slant like that, great touch, I too miss my mom, lost her on mother’s day 10 years ago.
    Oh wow favorite die, I couldn’t choose, their all great 🙂

  10. Beautiful card! Love your tissue pattern paper flower. I know I have lots of old patterns I have setting around and am never going to use. I should dig them out and start using them on my cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. What a unique idea!! I love how you used an old pattern for your tissue paper!! Very creative and gorgeous effect – beautiful card. {{hugs}}

  12. Hey Julia! Thanks for entering the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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