Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I would share a little something I made for my own mother. I also made her some altered canvasses, but I will show those later in the week. I made her a “card” out of an old CD.
First I used my Creative Memories circle cutter to cut a sheet of K & Co. Smitten Pink Paisley paper to the correct size. I then adhered the paper with Mod Podge. (In case you haven’t yet noticed, I’m a fool for Mod Podge. I guess you could even say that I heart Mod Podge.) I put another layer of Mod Podge on top. Once that dried, I painted the bottom of my daughter’s foot with pink acrylic paint and pressed the CD to the bottom of her foot to get the foot print. It smudged a little bit, but don’t judge until you try to hold a squirmy 8 month old child with pink paint on her foot. Once that dried, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the CD (don’t ask me why I punched 3 right together because I don’t know). I tied pink ribbons through the hole. I finished the CD off with the smallest circle from Heidi Swapp’s Bling line (pink circle frames). I just wrote directly on the project with a black Sharpie. I thought about stamping “Happy Mother’s Day” with black Stayz-On, but the only Mother’s Day stamp I own was a little overwhelming for this project.
I attached a magnet to the back so my mom can hang the CD on her refridgerator so admire all year long. And I fully expect to see it there next time I visit.
This would be a great project for a mom or grandma any time of year – especially for her birthday or Mother’s Day. What mother’s heart wouldn’t melt at the sight of her child’s foot print?
I hope everyone had as nice of a Mother’s Day as I did.