Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Mother's Day, my Dear Daughter-In-Law

My dear daughter-in-law will be enjoying her first Mother's Day this year,
and I wanted to tell her what a wonderful job she is doing.
As a full-time teacher and working mom, she is juggling all life throws at her quite well,
and a few words of encouragement and congratulations are certainly due her.

Since I will be entering this in the FCCB challenge "Save the Earth" this week,
I am starting out by recycling this take-out bag from Red Lobster.

All of the image cuts are from Garden Soup.
I love to use a garden theme when making springtime projects.

I have added a coordinating card that I made from the Damask Decor cart.
The images on this cartridge are amazing, and I am trying to use it more in my designs.

This shaped card is very unique and I just love the matching shape
that was used for the background.
I embossed the card base before adding the background image.
The flower is made of scalloped circles and the flower image on top of
a quirky set of leaves.
After adding a butterfly embellishment that I found in my stash of items,
I added some jewels, brown ribbon, and a button with baker's twine to finish off the front.

The inside looks cool with the embossing, ribbon, and white button.
Matting, card sentiment, and a personal message finish off the inside
of this card.
I am so pleased with this project and am sure my dear SDIL will enjoy it too.
Enter this in the following challenges:

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Wow, what a great project!! I am sure your daughter in-law will love it! TFS!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  2. Great job recycling the bag!! The card is beautiful!!!

  3. Great work transforming that Red Lobster bag! Love the fun details and the card is wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  4. GREAT job with your AWESOME project!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  5. Wonderful bag and card Marcia.Such a thoughtful gesture for your DIL.Thanks for sharing at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  6. Fabulous card and gift bag Marcia well done Hugs Elaine

  7. Such a cute bag! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB this week!

  8. I'm sure your daughter-in-law will love her gift and you for thinking about her on Mother's Day. Love the up-cycle on the take out bag and your card and words of encouragement. thank you for sharing with us over at FCCB.

  9. Adorable projects! Love the embossing and the butterfly on the card! Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  10. Beautiful card! I love all the layers and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room.

    CCR DT

  11. What a lovely card. I am so glad you could play along with us at Go Fish!

  12. Beautiful card and creative bag! Great projects! Thanks for all the detailed instructions!

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  14. Such a pretty Card. I also love the gift Bag. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.


  15. Wonderful shaped card and gift bag! So pretty!! Thanks for playing along at Go Fish Challenges! :)Amy

  16. Ahhh!!! VERY crafty!!! Love that you recycled this bad to make an ADORABLE gift!!!

    Thanks for getting Krafty witht the Krafty Girls!


    Thanks for joining us at CCR!

    Crafty Hugs,

  17. Your projects are awesome! The card base is cool! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Girls!
    ♥ Cyndy

  18. Great card and gift bag! Thanks so much for joining us at Go Fish Challenge. :)

  19. What fabulous projects - and such a great way to prolong the life of a bag. It looks amazing now!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  20. Cute recycled bag & beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room:)

    CCR DT

  21. Beautiful card and bag, way to recycle!!! Thanks for joining CCC!