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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.
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.
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.
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.
Add a phrase to the front of a kraft-paper card with a bit of sewing know-how. Here's our technique.
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.
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.
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.
A shimmery border made of beads is sure to grab Mom's attention this Mother's Day. Here's how to make a set.
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.