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Easy Mother's Day Cards

Show Mom how much you love her this Mother's Day with one of our easy homemade cards. Not only is each Mother's Day card a cinch to make, but they're oh-so-cute, too! With patterned scrapbooking paper, a few embellishments, and a little creativity, you can create a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day card just for Mom.


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    • Photo Mother's Day Card

      Grandma might just frame this just-for-her Mother's Day card. Have her child and grandkids each hold a sign to spell out "Happy Mom Day!" Add the images to the front of a folded card and include a strip of colorful scrapbook paper, a ribbon, and a charm for dimension.

    • 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 accents the pretty layers, and a strip of scalloped blue paper adds curves to the straight lines. Use a stamp to write a message (ours says "to my mom") in the bottom right-hand corner of the card.

    • Simple Thanks Mother's Day Card

      Show Mom your appreciation for all she does on Mother's Day with this loving card. Fold a half sheet of thick scrapbooking paper or cardstock in half. Cut a strip of paper in a contrasting color or pattern and adhere to the front bottom of the card as shown. Punch three heart shapes from the same paper and adhere to card. Add a pretty "Thank You" message with scrapbooking letter stickers.

    • Pretty Sewn Card for Mother's Day

      Add a phrase to the front of a kraft-paper card with a bit of sewing know-how. Here's our technique.

    • Punch-and-Ribbon Mother's Day Card

      Spring colors and fluttery shapes give this Mother's Day card a playful look. Punch four circles from scrapbook paper using a circle punch; use a different color and pattern for each circle. 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 using adhesive. Alternate different pieces of scrapbook paper strips, 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.

    • Pink Carnation Mother's Day Card

      This Mother's Day card is as pretty as it is sweet. Simply layer a white piece of cardstock inside pink patterned scrapbooking paper and fold in half. Add a personal message for Mom. Make a hole at the top of each half of the card; string a pink ribbon through, and add a tag that says "Mom." Place a mini vase with pink carnations in the card and tie a ribbon around as shown.

    • Butterfly Mother's Day Card

      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 for the body, punch a hole close to the center top of the wings, and attach the butterfly to the card using a brad.

    • Beaded Card Idea for Mom

      A shimmery border made of beads is sure to grab Mom's attention this Mother's Day. Here's how to make a set.

    • Photograph Mother's Day Card

      A quick and easy way to celebrate Mom on her Mother's Day card is to highlight one of your favorite pictures of her. To make, back a brightly colored piece of cardstock with a slightly larger piece of similarly colored cardstock; fold in half. Make a copy of the picture you choose, and cut out the new photo in a circle around her face. Using specialty scissors, cut a scalloped circle slightly larger than picture out of patterned paper. Back the image with patterned paper; adhere to cardstock.

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      Mother's Day Card with Flowers

      This adorable Mother's Day card is easy to make with layers of scrapbook paper. Fold a 5-1/2x9-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 stamped tag that says "Mom."

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      Hearts Mother's Day Card

      What better way to show Mom how much you love her than to give her a handmade card full of hearts? Simply fold a plain, rectangular-shaped piece of cardstock multiple times on one end, and glue heart cutouts to each fold. Choose multiple colors for the hearts or write a message with a metallic pen to personalize this Mother's Day card.

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      Scalloped-Circle Mother's Day Card

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

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      "M" Mother's Day Card

      "M" stands for "Mom" in this sweet and simple Mother's Day card. Simply cut a piece of cardstock in half; add a strip of patterned scrapbooking paper to the fold; and use ribbon and a scrapbooking sticker to finish.

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      Springtime Mother's Day Card

      Celebrate Mother's Day and spring at the same time with this lovely layered card. Fold a rectangular piece of cardstock in half and layer square cuts of patterned paper on top. A three-dimensional stamped butterfly and multicolor ribbon finish the card.

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      Sparkling Mother's Day Note

      Go 3-D with a glittering love note for Mom. Add glitter to chipboard embellishments, then layer the embellishments to make an easy card accent. Place the handmade accent on top of patterned paper in a contrasting color to make it prominent.

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