Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

Mother’s Day…It’s a Wrap

Happiness is homemade. Growing up, your mom is that person who makes every day special. She’s a caregiver, a teacher of life lessons, the nurturer, the one who comforts. Mom is a huge part of making your world a happy place. There is just no one quite like a mother.

I’ll never stop missing my mom. We lost her four years ago to cancer but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could tell her something. I’d love to tell her again just how special she was.

While I miss my mom, my mother-in-law is a wonderful mom as well. We are so blessed to have her. She’s always been good with her hands and loves everything I create for her. This year I decided to make the gift wrapping special and do a little paper crafting magic for it.

This box is a paper mache box I picked up at Michael’s. I love the look of simple kraft wrapping and the simplicity of the box highlights the pretty trims. I’ve used lots of beautiful Lily Bee Design product to create this gift wrapping.

I love creating gift tags. They are fun, quick and a great way for using up leftover paper crafting supplies. For this tag I’ve used the mother & daughter stamps from the Lily Bee This & That line. They work perfectly for Mother’s Day. The patterned paper is from the Stationery line. It’s a sweet subtle print that makes it a great cardstock alternative.

Here’s a closeup of the paper-crafted bows. I may never buy another again. I love how easy they were to create and how much personality they add to the gift. I don’t have a tutorial made yet on how to create these but stop by tomorrow and I’ll share the how-tos.

Today I’m sharing this project on the Lily Bee Blog. We’re celebrating mothers all week there so stop by and check out some great inspiration.

Supplies: Paper Mache Box from Michaels, twine, Stroll-Happily Lost patterned paper, Mushroom & Cotton Candy patterned paper from Stationery Line, This & That Stamps, Happily Lost Mixed Cardstock Stickers and Happily Lost ABC Stickers by Lily Bee Design, flower by Prima, Kraft Ticket & trinket Pins by Maya Road, Hinge Clip & Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz, Jet Black Archival ink by  Ranger, White Colorbox Pigment Ink by Clearsnap, Glimmer Mist

Have a great day!

It’s a wrap,