I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day!

I wanted to share the projects from the Mini Mother’s Day class I had last week.  Everyone had a great time and said I needed to add more last minute classes!  I just knew I hadn’t had a class with anything Mother’s Day, not that you couldn’t use almost anything we make as a Mother’s Day card and gift, but I wanted to do something specific for Mother’s Day.  NOTE: to my mom – don’t read or look any further until I see you or it won’t be a surprise.

I saw the book mark idea last year at convention – that was at the end of July and have wanted to make them for a class ever since then.  I ordered the hardware pieces and have just been waiting for the right class to add the book mark too.  I finally just decided to do the book mark for Mother’s Day and build a class around it instead.  So I announced the class with plans to make the book mark, a Mother’s Day card – I have been seeing the flower pot cards and thought it would be perfect, and then a box of some type to hold the book mark for gift giving.  Then the next day I went to the retreat and by the time I came home I had everything figured out.  One of the projects that Wendy shared was the cutest little purse made with the Big Shot and several dies.  I changed the colors and designer paper and ta-da the box for my bookmark was born.  Michelle shared her version of a flower pot card – that was just what I needed for my class.  I took her idea, changed the colors and actually made it smaller because I needed it to fit in the medium envelopes – I didn’t have any large envelopes here and wanted a matching envelope for the class.  The ideas and the retreat were perfect timing and my class projects were figured out and ready in time for class Wed. night.

So here is what everyone made –

Hardware Book Mark


  • Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
  • Baja Breeze Double-stitched ribbon
  • Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Designer Label Punch
  • Pocket Silhouettes stamp set
  • Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set
  • Baja Breeze and Old Olive classic ink and Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Crystal Effects
  • piece of thick cardboard from the designer paper package

Big Shot Purse

  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Top Note Die
  • Scallop Circle Die
  • Flower Daisies #2 Die
  • Circle Scissor and Glass Mat
  • Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
  • Chocolate Chip card stock

    Wendy's Big Shot Purse - So Saffron, Bella Birds Designer Paper

    Wendy's Big Shot Purse - So Saffron, Bella Birds Designer Paper

  • Baja Breeze card stock
  • Baja Breeze classic ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brad
  • Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon
  • Pop-Up Glue Dot
  • Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercer
  • Magnetic closure

Flower Pot Card

  • Chocolate Chip card stock
  • Baja Breeze card stock
  • Kiwi Kiss card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Walk in the Park Designer Series paper
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Flower Daisies #2 Die
  • Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch
  • 1″ Circle Punch
  • Chocolate Chip Ink
  • Baja Breeze Ink
  • Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Dimensionals
  • Tombo Multipurpose Glue
  • Stampin Sponger
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Blooming with Love stamp set

Enjoy your day!