Mother's Day in the USA falls on Sunday, May 14. My own mother has passed away but I have a lovely Aunt Millie to whom I send cards. She enjoys receiving them and putting them on display. It's always nice to know of someone who doesn't toss our handmade cards!
In addition, my daughter-in-law, Jean, has a birthday in two weeks. To further my ongoing effort to use up patterned paper in my stash it made sense to make similar cards for both occasions at the same time.
The Mother's Day card is being submitted to:
Brown Sugar Challenge #246
(Use two patterned papers & two buttons)
The birthday card is being submitted to:
Seize the Birthday
(Option: Use two patterned papers)
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Avant-Garden" (birthday sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Dapper Denim
Paper: Graphic 45 "Garden Fresh" from Home Sweet Home Collection
Punch: Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Butterfly
Misc.: Four buttons from my sewing stash; gold cord; ZIG Wink of Stella (clear); The Robin's Nest Dew Drops