vellum-lamp-shadeIf you need a quick project for Mother’s Day for a gift or table center piece try this idea I learned this weekend at our retreat.  Everyone that came brought a project for everyone else to make and this one came from Pat Crown.  We cut a piece of Vellum card stock into the shape of a lamp shade and then used the scallop edge punch to carefully go along the curved bottom edge.  When you do this you have to line up just a few scallops at a time as you go around the curve it takes a bit of practice.  The top of the lamp shade was stamped with the vie from the Fresh Cuts stamp set and the rest of the shade with the small flower image.  Use a piece of sticky strip to adhere the shade together in the back by overlapping the edges.

Next we created a molded flower by punching several layers of Whisper White card stock and one piece of Designer Series Paper with the 5-Petal Flower Punch.  These were glued together with the Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive (in the green bottle).  Then mold the flower into shape with your fingers and let it dry.  A rhinestone brad was added to the center.  Wrap ribbon around the shade and attach the flower through the ribbon.  You could either attach the flower to the shade with a glue dot so it stays in place or punch a hole with the paper piercer and put the brad all the way through the shade.

vellum-lamp-glass The shade sits on top of a water goblet with a small votive candle inside.  You could make these as center pieces for tables at a Mother’s Day Tea, baby or bridal shower or other special event.   Make multiple shades for various seasons/occasions and switch them out as needed.

My Mini Mother’s Day class is tonight and I have to finish up the prep work.  We are making the bookmark that I showed a few days ago and two other projects.  One is a flower pot card which I had planned on for the class and then it ended up being one of the projects we made this weekend too.  The other is a little Top Note purse box that we made on Saturday night as part of our STARZ meeting.  I decided to use it as the third project – we will stamp a piece of tissue paper to wrap up the bookmark and stick inside this cute purse.  I’ll share pictures later or these projects.

Stay dry – we have had lots of rain and there is more to come.  Tomorrow I’ll do a bird update.  And mark your calendar for May 15th and 16th for the next Blog Tour.  My featured set will be Thoughts & Prayers and I already have ideas in the works for the tour and for an upcoming class.  Come back for a visit!