Christmas with Mom Tribute

I have many supplies from my Mother’s estate. One day recently, I began thinking that it would nice to create Christmas cards using her supplies. I found a couple of ideas that I like and have supplies for.

Ornament card with Window

This ornament set is easy to use. It is mounted on wood blocks. I could remove them from the wood, but I find wood easy to use, most of the time. I keep the tool handy to I can re-stamp if needed. The idea I found used a tree to create the foliage for the ornaments to hang in. I tried the tree, but then decided to use my pine set. I am finding that the older sets work well with newer items available. The pine is from a set called pinecones2stamp from The Stamps of Life. I can’t remember the name of the ornament set, but it is retired SU, from 2011. I added a lot of sparkle with the Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen. Oh, the ornament set has a punch that matches the ornament perfectly. It made it quite easy to make the window. I used glue dots to fasten the ornament in the window.

Lovely as a Tree

I think this was Mom’s favorite stamp set as she used it a lot. The idea I found used Wisteria Wonder ink and paper, which I have both, however, I could not get the ink to blend with the brush. I used Lovely Lavendar ink from Gina K for the blending in the oval. The tree in front is stamped with Elegant Eggplant. It stamped beautifully. The greeting is stamped with the same ink. To create this, I made a mask using GKD Masking paper, cutting an oval with a die. The masking paper is the exact same size as the card front. I did use the Wisteria Wonder paper. The purple tones seemed to work together well.

For the blending, I used the blender brushes, similar to makeup brushes. They work like a charm for blending the inks. Mom used sponges for everything, like the video I saw. I added a lot of sparkle with the sparkle pen.

This has been fun pulling out stamps from Mom’s Christmas sets. She created a lot of Christmas cards, often giving them to many families at her church. I may give a few more a try if I have time, or I may start sooner next year. Thanks for sharing my memory lane with me.

8 thoughts on “Christmas with Mom Tribute

  1. Lisa, I love that you are using your mom’s sets and that they are bringing back good memories for you. That is a treasure. Your cards are beautiful!

  2. My thoughts are the same as what the others are saying. A great tribute to your mom and the cards are lovely. The ornament card is my fave and I like the dimension you have created there.

  3. What a wonderful tribute to your mom. She’d be so proud of the cards you’re making with her sets. Lovely as a Tree was one of SU’s most popular sets – I can’t believe they retired it. I really like the ornaments too – I’ve seen some great cards made with it and the matching punch.

    1. I was shocked that they retired that set also. The card I saw with the ornaments that I liked used the large tree from Lovely for the greenery. I tried it, but wasn’t happy with it, so I switched to my pine leaves. It is fun to pull these new-to-me sets out and create.

    1. I bought that set, probably 15 years ago, and it just sat there. I finally mailed it to Mom for her to give away to one of her friends. I think I was in the wrong part of life for that set to mean anything to me. I do love her set and can see many ways of using it.

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