This shop to highlight Mother’s Day with my mom and the gift of some amazing stories and memories has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it gets me to thinking about how I spend my time with my mom. Usually, when I’m visiting her we’re either driving around the country side and she’s telling me stories about what it was like when she grew up, or we’re going through old family possessions talking about the history. I love hearing her stories. I could sit for hours and listen to them over and over again.
See, my mom was 45 when I was born. She thought she was done with having kids 17 years prior to that, then I came along. Because of this age gap, I get to hear stories from my mom that other people my age aren’t hearing from their parents. I get some insight into some of the old fashioned ways directly from my mom and that’s a connection I cherish. Here’s a picture of her from her wedding day in 1954. We found this and she let me have it. I was quite giddy that day. I love this picture!
Once, years ago, I don’t even remember what box we were looking through or even who’s house we were at, we found this old picture of a quilled artwork. For those that don’t know, quilling is the art of paper rolling. This is another piece I’ve latched onto and associate with my mom, even though neither of us know the origins or even who it belonged to.
I ran across this quilled picture recently and decided for Mother’s Day I needed to get my mom an American Greetings card and create my own homemade quilled work. American Greetings was my immediate choice for card because when I think of the designs on their cards it always takes my mind to some beautiful quilled work ideas. Even better, at Walmart there is an American Greetings, Best Mother’s Day Ever One Stop Shop display! It makes picking out the perfect card and gift extremely easy!
I have had this quilling set I purchased years ago when inspired by this picture, but I’d never used it, so I knew it was finally time to pull out the set and get to work. So, here it goes!
One thing I love about the American Greetings cards is that I can always find a card that inspires the rest of my gift for any occasion. The butterflies inspired me to make a flower as my quilling project for my mom. I kinda feel like I’m in school again! Assignment: make paper flowers for your mom.
The quilling process is easy. Just take thin strips of quilling paper, you can buy it or make it yourself, then grab a slotted quilling tool and start quilling. There are other methods for quilling, but I’m a beginner so it’s my starting point.
How about a video to highlight the creation process?
The final step is to glue it all down to some cardstock and put it in a frame! I also grabbed a gift card from the American Greetings display I found at Walmart. This was a well rounded gift, inspired by the many memories my mom has given me. I have so much I want to give back to her, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Those memories she has shared over the years are something I’ll always cherish and share with my kids. Head over to the Best Mother’s Day Ever One Stop Shop display at your Walmart to find some inspiration of your own.