If you didn’t already know, the May/June issue went on sale yesterday!
The May/June issue has tons of great projects for moms and dads. There’s even a designer challenge section where two designers were challenged to use the same set of product to create both a masculine and feminine card! Talk about stretching our creative muscles!
I decided to take the concept of that column and apply it to another project in the issue. I chose this Defining Dad card by Marlene Lo from the “Dressing up Dad” feature as my inspiration for a Mother’s Day card!
Mustaches for Mother’s Day? Probably not, but there are tons of other inspiring details on Marlene’s card. First is the subway/word art—how incredibly trendy! I don’t have a word art stamp that’s appropriate for Mother’s Day, but I do have tons of individual sentiments that are perfect, so I combined them to create my own!
The jumbo “dad” stamp? I don’t have anything like that either, but I do have a die-cut machine that can help me cut something similar. And where Marlene accented the “A” on her card with a mustache, I chose a much more feminine route and went with a doily sticker and button. Her silver brads that have a definite masculine feel? I switched those out for some embellished buttons.
It was fun to take the inspiration from this masculine card and turn it into something perfect for Mom! It just goes to show, inspiration can be found anywhere. I hope I’ve inspired you to look at each project not only for the great creation that it is, but also for what it could be!
Are you ready to get busy creating projects for all of the moms and dads in your life? I have a great giveaway to help you do just that! I used the This & That Graceful collection from Echo Park Paper for my project today.
And guess what? It has a more masculine counterpart called This & That Charming!
Leave me a comment telling me which type of project you prefer creating—masculine or feminine—and I’ll pick one winner to take home both collections! You’ll be all set for your Mother’s and Father’s Day crafting! All comments must be received by Friday, April 13th at 5 pm MST. Best wishes!
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal