Monday, April 29, 2024

Peony Dream Mother's Day Card

With Mother's Day around the corner, I thought I'd work on my last of three Mother's Day cards I want to make before May 12. I've already made a card for my amazing mom (see my post here: Carrie's Custom Cards: 3-Panel Mother's Day Card for Creative Creases #79 ( and my lovely daughter-in-law (see my post here: Carrie's Custom Cards: Mother's Day Teepee Card for Creative Creases #81 (, so now it's time for a special card for my wonderful mother-in-law. 

To make this card, I used the instructions for Connie Stewart's Diamond Gatefold Card found here: How To Make A Diamond Gate Fold Card: Beginner Friendly Too! ( I chose some pretty double-side pattern paper and created the card base. Then I used Altenew's CAF: Peony Dream die set to make a pretty peony using vellum, glitter gold card stock, and a scrap of yellow card stock. I used scraps to make the leaves, also. These Craft-A-Flower sets are great for using up my snippets!

After adhering the layers of the peony with liquid glue and foam tape for some of the layers, I added the flower and leaves to the front panel of my card. For the inside of the card, I stamped "Happy Mother's Day" and die cut it using a Gina Marie Designs stitched hexagon die. Then I added another leaf from the Peony Dream set that I die cut in vellum and the same glitter gold card stock I used for some of the layers of the peony on the front of the card. 

Challenges I'm entering:

A Place To Start ( ATG or add one or more flowers (5/8; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (2/5 for the week, 2/10 for the challenge; ends 5/5/8/24)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with optional twist of Sweet Treats (3/6; ends at the end of the month)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG with option of A Splash of Color (ends at the end of the month) Top Rocker April 28-May 5

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers as the focus (3/6; ends 5/15/24) Feminine (1/5; ends 5/6/24) ATG (2/5; ends 5/1/24)

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Thing 1: ATG Thing 3: yellow, green, and pink from the photo Thing 2: entered Beautiful Blossoms, Creative Creases Challenge  and the Paper Funday (1/4; ends 5/5/24)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (ends 5/10/24)

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (2/2/; ends 5/6/24)

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (ends 5/3/24)

Allsorts challenge blog: Use a stencil or ATG (ends 5/4/24)

As You Like It Challenge: Clean or Fussy and Why: I definitely prefer fussy! Bring on the layers! I think a card looks extra special with lots of layers/embellishments! (2/3; ends 5/1/24)

Doodle Challenge ( ATG (ends at the end of the month) Winner 5/9/24 Paper Shelter prize

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring creativity 8-ways each week: Diagonal: Flowers, free, die cuts (1/3; ends 5/9/24) 



  1. A lovely card. I like this fold. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  2. What beautiful paper to go with that flower, which is also beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  3. That is such pretty paper, and the peony is stunning! Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts!

    1. Thank you so much, Gail! Altenew makes the prettiest florals!

  4. Gorgeous floral and perfect paper to accompany it. I love Connie's fantastic fold tutorials as well. This is a beautiful Mother's Day card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  5. An unusual design and just beautiful, any Mum would love to receive, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. A pretty fold and lovely design. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts.

  7. So very creative and beautiful Carrie!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Beautiful Blossoms!
    Diane BB DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Beautiful Blossoms}

  8. This is such a pretty card and I love the fun fold! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  9. Gorgeous card, love the vellum floral and looks super on your fun fold. Thank you so much for making my job simpler by identifying the partners who you paired with next to our link... appreciate it. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble, Creative Creases, Paper FunDay and Beautiful Blossoms.

  10. What a beautiful Mother's day card the card fold is fabulous so is the lovely flower this is a super card thank you for joining us at Allsorts
    lolo x

  11. Beautiful Diamond Gatefold card, Carrie! I always love seeing the great variations on the gatefold. It's such a classic! Love the papers you chose - I know this card will be loved! Thank you so much for the inspiration you give us all at the Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We always appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  12. Carrie, this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog
    Creative Em on YouTube my Youtube channel

  13. Carrie, this is so pretty. I love the subtle color and the fold is one I don't I have done before. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

  14. so gorgeous! sure to be a hit. Thank you for joining the fun at 613 Avenue Create.

  15. Very clever using vellum for the layers, well done on this gorgeous card your MIL will love. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms and Paper Funday Challenges. We hope you'll share again soon!
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenges

  16. Carrie... this is one of the prettiest Mother's Day cards I've seen this year. Peonies always remind me of my mother-in-law. She had quite a garden full of them. In fact, I have a couple in my garden and they are just breaking open. Thank you for the memory.
    Thank you for joining us this challenge. Hope to see you next round.
    Rae in Reno, DT
    Creative Creases

    1. Thank you so much, Rae! And I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet MIL. May the Lord give you His comfort and peace as you miss her.

  17. Absolutely beautiful ... what a fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Beautiful Blossoms! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    BB DT