Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Coupon Book

Mother's Day is fast approaching so I wanted to make something to celebrate all of the mothers out there.

I used to make coupon books for my mother when I was little. Inside were handwritten chores that I promised to do when asked. So to continue this tradition, I created a Mother's Day coupon book.

I used the Sizzix, Bigz Pro Die, Pocket Page and Tag that I designed. It will be available in craft stores in May. This is exactly the type of project I had in mind when I created this die.

I also used the Flowers, 3-D die to embellish the cover. All of the papers are from Cosmo Cricket.

Here are the inside pages with their removable coupon tags.

Here are a few design tips:
I used four sheets of double-sided cardstock. I also cut additional tags out of solid-color cardstock. Once everything was folded I began embellishing the pages.

I die cut the 3-D flowers and then lightly inked the edges. After they were glued to the page, I added small pearl buttons in the center. 

I used double-sided foam adhesive to slightly raise the bee off of the page. This added a little dimension without adding too much bulk.

 I first stitched the lace onto the page and then glued the rick-rack on top of the stitching.

 Nothing is complete without vintage buttons. The card that reads "Bon App├ętit" had a straight edge along the top which didn't match with the scallop edge of the pocket so I added the buttons to hide the edge.

I had cut the blue zigzag edge off of the tag on the cover that reads "For You". I used the leftover zigzag pieces to soften the edges of this red bowl tag. The brad was meant to read "WOW" but everyone knows that MOM is WOW upside down.

 I added a few bits of bling to the center of these flowers.

I left the last page very simple. I envision this as the page where you could add a personal note to thank Mom for everything she does. This could also be the page where the gift certificate to the spa could be included... (hint hint, in case my son reads this).

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29 comments:

  1. This is soooooo precious! Do you think you could sneak this idea to my fam??

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  2. This is awesome! I love your creations, but you already know that... :-)

    *HUGS* from DK/Lisbet

    PS. Thanx for your msg regarding my new blog address. It's great your link was updated automaticly. Thank you for following! :-)

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  3. Super cute project! Just found your blog through What's Allie Making Now and love your blog! I hope you'll stop over and join my weekly linky party!

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  4. What a fabulous project and one that will be greatly appreciated ;)

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  5. You mom is soooo lucky! This is pretty and thoughtful Lynda...

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  6. So adorable! I love all of your little details and that paper line is so cute!

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  7. That's so cute. I'm going to leave little hints around for my boys to make me one for mom's day...

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

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  8. This is REALLY cute! Well done!
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  9. Such cute detail! We would ♥ for you to show this off at our linky party!

    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  10. Too ridiculously darling!!! Love it!

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  11. This is such a great idea. Love all your details and sweet vintage images! I know your mom will love it! thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
    xo Debra

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  12. Beautiful coupon book! I love your designs!

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  13. Looks gorgeous! Wish I had the patience to scrapbook!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-5th-edition.html

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  14. Perfect!! What a fantastic idea and it turned out so cute!! I would love it if you would link this up to my party A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/05/marvelous-mess-11.html

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  15. That turned out so great! Love this idea, thank you for sharing! :)

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  16. Gorgeous and such a thoughtful gift! The mom who gets this will surely love it! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. This is the prettiest coupon book I have EVER seen!!! LOVE the idea!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  18. This is so pretty! Love the idea and love all the detail you put into it!

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  19. This is the best coupon book I've seen! Most are just throw-away but yours is like a work of art!

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  20. This is so adorable! Love it and pinned it! Stopping by from Blue Cricket Design, we are having a giveaway on our blog if you want to check it out:)

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  21. So cute! Can I make one for myself?

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  22. This is so cute, and a really wonderful idea! My Mom is 86 years old, and doesn't need anymore "stuff", so this would make a perfect gift for her. She can't do alot of the things she used to do, so coupons are a great option. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  23. What a great idea! Kids and Moms of all ages love pockets and coupons!

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  24. That turned out so pretty! Love it.

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  25. Lovely!! My son used to do just simple coupon booklets, but these are truly works of art!

    I featured your project over at
    http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/link-party-features-7.html

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow party last week. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  26. This is very cute--love the pearl inside the flowers! Thanks for linking to STL Wednesday!
    Mary

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  27. Lynda, every detail is exquisite! I love the vintage graphics (especially the little toaster), the wonderful papers, and all the fancy trimmings. The 3-D flowers with the pearl buttons are the perfect final touch!

    Thank you for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  28. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  29. This is such a cute project! Love your blog.

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