Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries Card : Authentique “Fabulous” for Mom
Hello, Friends! It’s time for a brand new challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon. And since it is almost Mother’s Day, that’s the challenge theme. I decided to create something a little on the lighthearted and whimsical side as my mom was blessed with an amazing sense of humor. I can remember hearing her sing Life is Bowl Full of Cherries any time she was tackling an unsavory task (and boy,, do moms ever deal with more than their fair share of those!). So I dug into my gorgeous ribbons and my “Fabulous” collection from Authentique to make this Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries Card.
Rockin’ the Retro Vibe
Don’t you just love these retro colors and patterns? This combination of pink, red and aqua takes me right back to my childhood. It’s impossible to be gloomy when you are looking at white polka dots on a red background!
Here’s a good design tip for you. To add extra “punch” to a card design, repeat a pattern. On this card, I used white polka dots on red in both my paper layer and in my ribbon cluster. Red Satin Swiss Dots ribbon is soft and supple, so it ties gorgeous bows. If you haven’t added it to your ribbon stash yet, you really should!
Next, I scattered these cute cherry novelty buttons onto the card in strategic locations. Then, I finished my bow cluster off with a bit of Ivory Burlap String and a bright aqua flower.
Just Add Pockets!
It’s easy to turn a card into a gift: just add pockets! I created a small chocolate pocket with a scrap of that fun polka dot paper…because Mom loves chocolate, don’t you know. Tuck in a gift card, and your gift is complete!
I stamped a sentiment onto ivory cardstock and added it to the larger pocket. Then I tucked in a pretty pink tea bag. Next, I created a little tag that can double as a bookmark.
You’ll find more of this fabulous ribbon atop the tag, along with a sweet little handmade paper clip embellishment. Tie the ribbon with an ivory burlap string bow, add a sassy high heel charm and this Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries Card is done!
Now It’s Your Turn
Would you like to play along in this fun challenge? It’s fun and easy! Simply link up your Mother’s Day themed project to the RRR Challenge Blog. We’ll be popping by to take a look at your handiwork and leave you a nice comment. Then we’ll choose our top 3 favorite projects to receive an RRR Badge to display proudly. Link your project before midnight EDT Thursday, May 18th.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!