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Mom will appreciate a handmade, one-of-a kind card on her special day. Let our ideas for handmade Mother's Day cards inspire you to create a sweet and thoughtful card for Mom in minutes.
Pretty embellishments give this Mother's Day card extra sparkle. Layer papers, adhere shiny gems to felt flowers, and accent with chipboard pieces to make this card shine. We chose to simply write "Mom" on our card, but you can choose any message you'd like!
Mom will love opening a Mother's Day card that shares a special moment with her child. Here, we attached a photo of Mom and Daughter sharing a sweet kiss and paired it with "Pucker Up." Simply adhere photo to patterned scrapbooking paper and cardstock; embellish with stickers and die cuts.
These cute-as-a-button birds are made from just that -- buttons! Add googly eyes, patterned paper, and feathers to old buttons to make these little guys flutter to life. Adhere them to a chipboard branch, and add sequins as leaves. Print Mother's Day text onto a piece of patterned paper, cut out, and staple to the card.
Show Mom (or Grandma) you're thinking of her by making this sweet card. Use a circle punch and a piece of patterned paper to display a Mother's Day sentiment. Layer it on top of two round, scalloped papers, with the bottom one being the largest. Embellish the greeting with a bow, then adhere to the card using crafts foam. Stitch a button onto the top right-hand corner of the card.
Faux flowers come to life on this bright and cheerful Mother's Day card. Layer a button on each flower and attach to the card with a few stitches. Stitch the stems directly onto the card, and attach twill bows to the bottom as shown. Use a fine-tip marker to write Mom a message, such as "You are the greatest."
Take Mom down memory lane with this easy-to-make Mother's Day photo card. Find a few photos from different milestones or important times in her life, make copies, and print them onto a 4x6-inch piece of photo paper. Leave room for a short message, such as "Happy Mother's Day." Add embellishments to the front of the card with stickers and other scrapbooking supplies, then adhere the piece of cardstock to a larger folded piece of scrapbook paper to make the card. Scallop the top and side edges of the card and tie with a simple bow on the left-hand side for a final flourish.
A computer-printed Mother's Day message leaves you free to embellish a card however you'd like. Layer flower-shape die cuts to create the pretty flower on this colorful Mother's Day card. Attach a pin to the back of the flower and fasten to the front of the card. Add a couple of colorful brads to the card for extra bling.
Grandma won't be able to get enough of this handmade Mother's Day card, especially if it has reminders of those she loves most. Adhere pictures of her child and grandkids to a piece of cardstock with each person holding a sign: one that reads "Happy," one that reads "Mom," and one that reads "Day!" Embellish the front of the card with a strip of colorful scrapbook paper and a pink ribbon tied in a bow that holds a heart charm.
A few pieces of patterned paper cut into different-size circles form the flower on this easy Mother's Day card. To make the card, fold a light pink piece of cardstock in half and adhere a darker pink piece to the front, leaving a thin light pink border. Use a scallop circle punch for the biggest circle, then layer the other circles on top, gradually getting smaller with each one. Use letter stickers to spell "Happy Mother's Day" or another sweet message for Mom. Cut a piece of polka-dot ribbon for the stem. Attach the flower shape to the top of the stem, and embellish the stem with shimmery stickers cut into leaf shapes.
Use pieces of fabric and textured paper to embellish this pretty Mother's Day card. First, cut a piece of pink scrapbook paper in half, then fold in half. Adhere matching ribbon and patterned-paper trim to the front of the card using glue. Cut a circle from scrapbook paper and embellish with a sweet Mother's Day message and a dimensional flower. Punch a hole near the top of the tag and thread a piece of pretty ribbon through it, as shown. Attach the tag to the front of the card with a foam dot to give the card dimension.
This pretty Mother's Day card is made from squares of patterned paper and chipboard letters (found at scrapbooking stores). Kids will love making it for Mom -- just cut the paper squares in advance and let your kids assemble, referring to the photo as needed.