Mother's Day gift May 02, 2016 07:00

Hello and happy Monday!  Jaclyn here to kick off a week of projects inspired by some of the most amazing women in our lives...MOMS! 

I'm always looking for a unique and special gift each Mother's Day to convey to my own Mom just how much she is loved and appreciated.  While just the right store bought gift could certainly do the trick, I knew something handmade would be most cherished and appreciated.  I reached for my crafting supplies and Just Nick cut files to create a pretty and meaningful shadowbox that my Mom can display in her home.

 

The Doodle Flowers cut file is quite fun and whimsical.  However, when it is cut from white cardstock and layered atop a coordinating background, it takes on a much more elegant and sophisticated vibe.

Accenting some of the flowers with buttons creates lots of pretty texture and added dimension, while still keeping the focus on the intricate cut designs. 

I printed my quote on the background cardstock, but wanted to place emphasis on the word 'Mother'.  I used the Outline Alpha to cut out the letters I needed, once in white and another time from a soft metallic lavender cardstock.  The lavender letters are adhered below the white, slightly offset, to create a shadowed effect.  I used my favorite floral from the Doodle Flowers to represent my 'O' in the word mother.  Backing this design with color and pattern allows it and the remainder of the title piece to pop - ultimately becoming the focus of the entire design.

With limited supplies and pretty cut files, a special Mother's Day gift comes together quite quickly and beautifully!

Don't forget to come back by all week long for more inspiring posts and projects celebrating Moms!

Cut files used:

Doodle Flowers

Outline Alpha