Sweet and Simple Mother's Day Cards

Mom will appreciate a handmade, one-of-a kind card on her special day. Let our ideas for a handmade Mother's Day card inspire you to create a sweet and thoughtful card for Mom in minutes.

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Mother's Day card with flowers
Mother's Day Card with Flowers

    This sweet Mother's Day card is easy to make with layers of scrapbook paper. Fold a 5-1/2 x 9-inch piece of blue paper in half. Use adhesive to attach other strips of paper to the front (we used a pale yellow-and-white polka dot strip on the bottom and a wide strip with pretty flowers on a green background). Embellish the card with white ribbon on the top and a tag that says, "Mom," made with stamps.

Punch-and-Ribbon Card

    Bright colors and fun shapes give this Mother's Day card a nice sentiment. Punch four circles from scrapbook paper using a circle punch, giving each circle a different color and pattern. Punch a butterfly shape from pink scrapbook paper and gently bend the wings up to give it a three-dimensional effect, then attach it to one of the circles with adhesive. Alternate different pieces of scrapbook paper, switching between scalloped edges and straight edges to give the card a fun design. To finish the card, use letter stickers to spell the sentiment of your choice to celebrate Mom.

Bright Flower Card

    Faux flowers come to life on this bright and cheerful Mother's Day card. Attach the flowers by stitching buttons to the centers. Stitch the stems directly onto the card, and attach twill bows to the bottom as shown. Write her a message, such as "you are the greatest," on the card with a fine-tip marker or a rub-on.

Happy Mom Day Photo Card

    Mom will appreciate the sweet sentiment that comes with a handmade Mother's Day card, especially if it has reminders of those she loves most. Adhere a picture of her in the center and pics of her kids on either side with each person holding a sign that reads "Happy Mom Day" when put together. 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.

Pink Mother's Day Card

    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 using the photo for reference.

Sweet Hand Drawn Flower Card for Mom

    Turn the kids loose for crafting Mother's Day cards with a few pieces of colored construction paper and washable markers. Fold construction paper into card shapes and let them draw pictures for Mom; if they are too young to write, help them spell a sweet message on the front of the card. Display the finished card in a jumbo wooden clothespin embellished with a chipboard flower and stickers that spell "Mom."

Pretty Paper-Flower Card

    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. Attach a couple of colorful brads to the card for extra bling.

Blooming Flower Mother's Day Card

    A few pieces of patterned paper cut into different-size circles form the flower on this easy-to-make Mother's Day card. To make the card, fold a light pink piece of cardstock in half and adhere a darker pink rectangle to the front, leaving a light pink border. Use a scalloped circle punch for the biggest circle, then adhere the other circles to the center. Use sticker letters 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 stickers or pieces of dark green paper cut into leaf shapes.

Felt Flowers and Gems Card

    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.

Striped Mother's Day Card

    Get creative with this sweet card for mom by cutting different patterns and colors of scrapbook paper into strips. A pink ribbon helps enhance the pretty layers, and a strip of blue paper cut with scalloped scissors adds dimension. Use a stamp to write a message (ours says "to my mom") in the bottom right-hand corner of the card.

Butterfly Mother's Day Card

    Soft patterned paper and a fluttering butterfly make a simple and sweet card for Mom. To create the butterfly, cut wing shapes from pattern paper. Wrap ribbon around the center of the wings, punch a hole in the middle of the wings, and attach using a brad.

Button Birdie Card

    These cute-as-a-button birds are made out of just that -- buttons! Add googly eyes, patterned paper, and feathers to make these little guys fly to life. Adhere them to a chipboard branch, using sequins as leaves. Print Mother's Day text onto a piece of patterned paper, cut out, and staple to the card.

Patterned-Paper Mother's Day Card

    Show Mom (or Grandma) you're thinking of her by making this sweet card. Punch a Mother's Day sentiment from a piece of patterned paper. Layer it on top of two pieces of scalloped paper, with the bottom piece being the largest. Adhere the greeting to the card with crafts foam, and glue a ribbon on top. Stitch a button onto the top right-hand corner of the card.

Adorable Accents Card

    This three-dimensional Mother's Day card is sweet and simple. To make, outline a piece of patterned paper with a chipboard frame. Cut out a patterned-paper heart and adhere inside the frame using crafts foam. Add a Mother's Day sentiment along the bottom of the card.

Card and Carnation

    Make Mom smile this Mother's Day by giving her this card-and-flower combo. Fold a piece of patterned paper in half, punch a hole through both sides of the card, and string ribbon through. Add a tag with Mom's name to the ribbon, leaving a few inches loose inside of the card. Place a small vase and pink carnation inside the ribbon loop.

Scalloped Circle Mother's Day Card

    Two pieces of light blue scrapbook paper cut with scallop-edge scissors come together to make this sweet Mother's Day card. Adhere a circle of patterned paper to the center of the card, and add a tag that reads "Happy Mother's Day" on top. Hot-glue a few small pearls to the patterned-paper circle. Punch two small holes in the top of both blue circles and tie the card together with a shimmering blue ribbon bow.

Floral Mother's Day Greeting

    Use pieces of cream and floral cardstock to make this greeting for Mom. Cut different-size squares through the center of each layer of paper to create a window using decorative-edge scissors. . On the inside layer, glue a delicate flower. Punch small holes in each corner of the box and weave thin purple ribbon through each layer of paper, tying the four pieces in a bow on the back side of the card. Write "Happy Mother's Day" in a pink pen matching the colors of the paper.

Fold-Out Greeting For Mom

    This Mother's Day card doesn't have a traditional card shape; instead, it folds out to reveal a cute message. To make, draw a box on a piece of yellow cardstock, then trace a half- circle on each side of the box. Cut out the shape using decorative scissors, and then use a bone folder to fold each piece to the center. Trace a circle on white cardstock, and then cut it using the same decorative scissors. Write Mom a sentimental greeting in the center of the circle, which is revealed when the flaps are open.

When You're a Mother Quote Card

    A quote printed on a sheet of vellum expresses a sentiment for Mom on this sweet card. Mounting the quote on creamy white cardstock before matting it with lavender cardstock makes the text easier to read.

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