Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Apple Tree Card for my Mother

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I got this embossing folder maybe 2 months ago and have been conceptualising this card ever since. I knew it had to be for my mother and that it had to be clean and simple - my mom doesn't like grand and lavish cards too much. Then I wanted to get the color scheme right and this week's combination at Dynamic Duos is pretty awesome - Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party. And with Mother's Day around the corner, I thought it was time to finally create this card. 


The embossing folder has a tree design and I wanted it to put a spin on the saying 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. It means 'like parent, like child'. So my card shows an apple tree with a few apples fallen beside it and my sentiment is "Hope I never fall too far from your tree". 



I was thinking about it and I realised the sentiment applies physically and emotionally. I am very lucky to have my folks living just down the road from my place which means I am literally physically close to my mother. Plus emotionally we are very close and I hope that continues for as long as I have her in my life. Hence the sentiment "Hope I never fall too far from your tree.



Oops, I'm tearing up... Better close this now. Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for all your kind words on my 100 followers candy. I am so grateful to you all for your support and all the comments just made the candy sweeter!

Here's the inspiration picture from Dynamic Duos:


For the supplies used on this and any of my projects, please write to me at craftingtillthecrackofdawn@gmail.com. I am more than happy to share!

Also linking to:
Lulupu - My Mum My World



52 comments:

  1. U have used the EF so well, I loved it & the sentiment chosen is just apt!! I guess u have just mentioned about the candy here.........not linked it to the post, plz check.

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    1. Hey thanks for the spot - corrected it!

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  2. I love the idea Sunehra... It's quite unique... and great execution!!

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    1. Hey thanks Khush... I think I thought of it before I even bought it - when I saw it at Priya's store.

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  3. very beautiful!! and love the sentiment :)
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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  4. Hi Sunehra! What a genius you are! I would never have thought to use the embossing folder this way even if i had it. Brilliant. Love the red apples and I am always amazed at how well you come out with adorable and meaningful sentiments for your cards!

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    1. Hey thanks so much Sindhu... This one was a long time coming.... so glad you like it

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  5. Lovely idea Sunehra... I love the sentiment..

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  6. Awww...sunehra....what a lovely card and an even lovelier thought!

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  7. sunehra, this apple tree is beautiful and certainly your mom will love it and feel proud about you

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  8. Great idea sunehra. Beautiful card.
    Http://athomecanbefun.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the way u used this embossing folder...Apt sentiment :)

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    1. This embossing folder is DIVINE... just love it.

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  10. Great card Sunehra,,love the Semtiment !!

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  11. I am always amazed how beautifully you play with color challenges and the red and white combo is magic in your hands!

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    1. Hey thanks Sonia... it is a lovely combination... actually all the cards in the Dynamic Duos gallery with these colors are just fab.

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  12. WOw ! What a fantastic take on color challenge ! I loved the theme and sentiment is very apt !

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  13. What a brilliant sentiment and idea as well Sunhera ..I really am so amazed by your creative process and the way you interpret your cards.. each of them are not only beautifully made but also you have a way of putting your idea across which always connects with me ...Your mother day card is so lovely I really like the way you have used the embossed bg to create this whole theme ..this definitely gets two thumbs up from my side :)

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    1. Wow - Hussena... that's a wonderful comment... thanks so much

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  14. Very nice card and I love the sentiment a lot.. :)

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    1. Thanks D... Sentiment is the whole essence of hte card I think

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  15. Beautiful and elegant! Love the sentiment and great use of embossing folder :)

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  16. This is a lovely card for your mother. ;-) You've used the colors beautiful, and I'm sure she will appreciate it. I enjoyed reading your tender thoughts. Thank goodness for our mothers and their love! Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much... yes thank goodness for them...

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  17. What a great card. I love the pop of red from the apples against the white embossed tree. So glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos.

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    1. Yes isn't it interesting... white tree and red applies... So glad you liked it

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  18. Lovely idea! Beautifully executed!

    Thanks for your kind words on Challenge inspired card.

    Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

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    1. Hey my pleasure and thanks for dropping by

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  19. beautiful idea and a even more beautiful sentiment..perfect for your MOM...I sure she will love it ...and for me...I love everything about this card....the basic idea,...the colors ...the presentation ...everything!!!

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    1. Wow thanks a lot Saumya... While I am seriously going through a Vintage phase... my mom really prefers CAS so for her I shall make an exception :)

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  20. wow!!!
    nice creation sunehra... n great sentiment. fabulous

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  21. This is a brilliant card Sunehra. I love the thinking that you put behind each creation of yours. The card really reflects your thought process. Superb job!!
    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu's Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World
    Cheers,
    Indira Tanwar
    DT - Lulupu Blog

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    1. Hey Indira... so glad you liked it - yes this card tells a story actually.. had so much fun with it

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  22. Such a beautiful sentiment and I love the idea of the apples on the tree. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

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  23. Perfect card , I am in absolutely in love with this one perfect sentiment, perfect colors and absolutely fab use of embossing folder .. I really love with whole concept .
    Thanks fro joining us at Lulupu Challenge #11 My Mum, My world
    All the best

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  24. You are a very intelligent person.what a creative and clever card.I loved it completely esp the way you used the embossing and the apples and the sentiment.Fabulous job.Thanks for playing along Lulupu's challenge #11

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  25. Dear Sunehra, this is a beautiful card. And what a play with words. I liked the thought process behind it. I am in love with the simplicity in the design. Good take on the Mother's Day theme.. :)

    Thanks for playing along at Lulupu's Challenge #11 :)

    Love,
    Nikita..

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  26. Beautiful cards with even more beautiful thoughts! You are lucky to have your mom round the corner. I am bound by visas-passports-tickets! But nonetheless, I know the physical distance cannot affect the emotional bond we share :)

    First visit here and I am loving it.

    Your latest follower,
    Tanya

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  27. Sunehra, Everytime I visit your blog I am amazed by your thought process and the idea behind each card! I love the fact that not only do you have some great ideas but you are actually able to interpret them and execute them to perfection.

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu's Challenge #11 - My Mum, My World

    P.S. After reading this post, even my eyes are a bit welled up and my heart is heavy. I wish I was as lucky as you to have my Mum(whom I am very close to) somewhere nearby but she lives 30 hours away and I get to see her only once a year that too only for a couple of days :(

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