Mother's Day Paper Gifts With Dreaming Tree

Mother's Day Paper Gifts With Dreaming Tree

Christi here from Scrapping For Tranquility here with another collaboration post with 12 X 12 Cardstock Shop and Dreaming Tree. I don't know about you but I get soooo excited to bring the two together every month! 12 X 12 Cardstock Shop has the best cardstock and Dreaming Tree has the best 3D SVGs so it is one of my highlights every month to do a special file for you all!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Made of Paper

This month, with Mother's Day fast approaching, (Do you believe it is February already?) we decided to make two of the three items from the Ladies Only SVG Bundle from Dreaming Tree.


mother's day hat made of cardstock

I decided to take on the hat and stand first. This is called a Fascinator Jewelry Tray. I was planning to use some beautiful floral cardstock for this but my Cameo is on it's last leg and it skipped a beat and cut wrong, so I switched to doing it in all plaid. I really love how it came out!

mother's day purse made of cardstock

Next I made the Blooming Bag. This doubles as a gift box and can even hold a gift card. Again, I was really happy with the way it came out. If you take a closer look you will see I used an Encore Pearl Kit to dress up the loops of the gold lace. I had in my stash these bluish butterflies and thought they set everything off well, so I put them on the bows of the hat and purse.

Mother's Day Gifts made of paper

Here's another look at both projects. 

What To Do With Small Cardstock Scraps

And because I always like to leave you with a little papercrafting tip, I thought I'd share how I store my scraps and what scraps I think are worth keeping?

Christi's scrap box

Since I scrapbook and do a lot of paper piecing I keep a lot of smaller scraps. The smaller scraps I keep in a locking shoe box. Locking is important because I have been known to knock it onto the floor and two, I like to take it to crops.

how to store paper scraps

I store them by color with index cards separating them. I want to get higher dividers but I always find something better to spend my money on. Hahaha. I even have a section I keep small scrap pieces of specialty paper i.e.  foil, velum, already cut etc.

what to do with paper scraps

What size of paper scrap is worth keeping?

Since I can use as small as a 1" x 1" for paper piecing I keep pretty small scraps, but then my box gets REALLY full fast. Typically I do the following to keep things under control.

  • I need everything to fit inside my shoebox, so I rarely go taller than 5". This way it is easier to fit the lid on my box. 
  • I keep my pieces between 2" - 5" so they will fit in my box. If I have a longer piece I just cut it down so it fits. If I go longer than that it, it will bend the piece and then it won't be worth saving.

My box is a little light right now as a friend's daughter is trying to make her own paper and needed scraps to do so, so I donated all my scraps to her and started all over. I knew it wouldn’t take very long to start to fill up again!

Thanks for joining me on this tip this month and we will talk about larger scraps next time!


design team christi

Here's another sweet Mother's Day gift idea made of paper!



    Tami- Sorry I am just seeing this. All the patterns I use are by 3DSVG or Dreaming Tree is their other name. Here is the link: . I hope that helps! Have a great day!

  • Tami

    Where do I go to find your patterns. They are beautiful!

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