Saturday, May 3, 2014

SDC 145: Flowers

I've mentioned here before that I have the pleasure of playing with little friends 4 mornings a week - I teach preschool.  The other day after class was over I was getting ready to empty a trash can when I stopped mid-lift.  Inside were a bunch of baby wipes that had been used to clean paint off little hands.  The colors were so pretty and random.  I quickly plucked several out of the trash can and hung them up to dry; I KNEW I could use them for something.

Enter the SDC challenge for this week - flowers.  I have a favorite Stampotique stamp, Spray, that I like to pull out at any opportunity.  Heart Boy is another favorite (also special to me because my daughter gave it to me a couple of years ago for Christmas) and I put them together to make this Mothers' Day card.

I glued the baby wipe onto cardstock with my ATG and stamped Spray in pink and yellow onto the background.  Note to self: sewing machine needles don't like ATG adhesive.  The needle got very sticky and misbehaved.

I thought Heart Boy looked kinda cute with his head cocked to the side and added a pretty bouquet for mom clutched in his little fist.

I think this will be a great card for my hubster to send to his mom for Mothers Day.

Play along with the Stampotique Designers Challenge HERE.


  1. Hehe, this is awesome :-) Thanks so much for sharing this great make for mother's day. Suzanne

  2. This is wonderful!

    I love your preschooler-created background with the addition of the stamping!

    Heart Boy and his bouquet are perfect!

    I also really love the stitching and am sorry your sewing machine didn't enjoy the experience.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge!

  3. Have you tried heating the baby wipes with a heat gun, they shrink and make wonderful embellies!

    Gorgeous colours on your card, love the tie dye look with your favourite stamps, awesome make:-) xxx

  4. Great card ! Lovely recycle idea !
    Corrie x

  5. Julie, what an amazing catch. I am a bit of a trash picker, too, but, generally, to pluck out things that my husband pitched that could be recycled!! In this case, your "found art" made a beautiful background. Great use of "Spray" to add further interest! Such a creative and colorful design! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  6. Great backgrounds and colourful - fab

  7. This one is really cute!!! Love the colors very much! Thank you so much for joining us at SDC!

  8. Brilliant use of the baby wipes - much better than them being thrown away! It makes a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  9. Hi! I love all your creations! Very cool! Just stopped at this one because I like to play with baby wipes too! Heck out my Tie Dye Transfer technique on my blog.. Or you can find there a recent post on this technique being published in the Cardmaking & Papercraft Magz. You might like to try it ;) typing on my iPod so can't get the link, but let me know if you can't find it.. It will be in my Caregories as 'My Tie Dye Technique' Hope you like it.. Ingrid xx


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