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Be Happy Mother’s Day Card
By Gail Booth

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Gail Booth

Designer’s Tip: So that the layers can easily be removed, lightly attach your cardstock with adhesive before stamping with the Triple Layer technique.



  1. Place your card with the fold at the top. Cover with dot paper. Mat a 6 1/4”x4 3/4” grey floral paper on red suede with 1/16” borders on upper and left edges and glue even with the lower right corner.
  2. Emboss “be Happy” in brown on the lower right corner of a 3 1/2”x2” cardstock. Place (do not glue) onto a 4 1/2”x3” cardstock, then onto a 5 1/2”x4” cardstock, keeping 1/4” borders at the lower right corner. For the Triple Layer stamping technique: ink the flower/two scrolls stamp with brown, stamp off onto scrap paper, then stamp the image randomly around the edges and in the center of the cardstock “layers”. Stamp the small flower/scroll image to the left of the sentiment.
  3. Mat each cardstock piece on navy or red suede (as shown) with 1/16” borders. Glue a length of ribbon 1” from the lower edge of the large piece and tie a small knot at the left. Glue 1/4” from the lower right corner of your card. Foam tape the other cardstock pieces as shown. Ink the edges of a die-cut bee and foam tape as shown.
  4. For the inside: Cover with floral paper and glue a length of ribbon across the center, tucking ends under the paper.
  5. Stamp the flower/two scrolls on opposite corners of a 3 1/2”x4” cardstock and emboss the three small words as shown. Mat on red suede with a 1/16” border, then on dot with a 1/4” border, then on navy suede with a 1/16” border and glue in place, 1/8” from the left edge.
  6. Journal “Happy Mother’s Day” on a 3”x1/2” cardstock, mat on navy with a 1/16” border and foam tape as shown. Ink the edges of a die-cut bee and foam tape onto the ribbon.

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