Mother’s Day is Here VERY Soon
Mother’s Day always sneaks up on people and the rush to get a last minute card is amazing. I used to be like that as well, the problem was that my card needed to be sent from the West Coast to the East Coast and last minute working with the Post Office was not good, to say the least.
I have written other articles on cards and one of my favorites is my Handmade Birthday Card along with Stencil Craft. Check out these two articles. And don’t forget about my resource library where I place FREEbies each week and today is no exception.
A Special Mother’s Day Card
I spent most of the day gathering designs, outlines, ideas, and cut files to make today’s design. This card is for my mother-in-law who just recently lost her husband. I felt she needed an extra boost this Mother’s Day as half of the family is out west and the other half is in the Montreal area. There is no better way to keep in touch when you are so far apart!
Gather Your Materials
- 1 piece for the outside cutouts,
- 1 piece for the outside of the card (this one will have the cutout glued to it so you may want to consider something flashy),
- 1 piece for the inside of the card,
- 2 pieces of the same color for the envelope, and
- 3 (purple, green, yellow, and black) for the pansies.
A Few Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
A card is enough in itself but often I love to add a little gift of appreciation. Here are some ideas for you, just to get you thinking:
Bathbomb Gift Set
Mother Daughter Necklace
Gift Basket Ideas
I gave a gift basket last year and it was really well received – it took a month or so to deplete the chocolates and other goodies. It is always nice to stay in the good graces of your in-laws.
How to Make the Mother’s Day Card
I will take you step-by-step through the process of making this Best Ever Mother’s Day card! It will take just over an hour to cut and assemble and it is well worth the time and effort.
Step 1 – Download the template from the resource library.
Step 2 – Gather your cardstock together and place them in the order they will be cut my your cutting machine (if you are not using a cutting machine, the order will not matter).
Step 3 – Set your Cricut or Silhouette to the correct paper setting and cut the pieces (if cutting by hand, start cutting all the parts).
Step 4 – Fold the card outside so that the “glitzy” side is facing out. This is where you will be gluing the cutout pieces.
Step 5 – Glue the cutouts onto the front and back of the card. I did both as my in-laws are French. You may choose to only do 1 of the cutouts.
Step 6 – Glue the inside of the card in place. Make sure you have the lettering going in the right direction. Open the card to test it before gluing it in place.
Step 7 – Assemble the pansies. See the diagram below on how to put them together. I made several different sizes and ended up with 3 smaller ones to place inside the card.
Step 8 – Glue the pansies inside the card – you can choose the layout here but did put one on the top and two on the bottom.
Step 9 – Assemble the envelope. See the directions inside the template package for details.
Step 10 – Sign the card, place it in the envelope and send it to your Mother. This is the Best Ever Mother’s Day card.
Other Mother’s Day Card Ideas
There are hundreds of options when it comes to Mother’s Day cards. The one we have created today is absolutely gorgeous when it is finished. Of course, t was made with love. Here are some more ideas for you from YouTube!
20 Really Special DIY Mother’s Day Cards
Handmade Mother’s Day Card – Pop Up
Surprise Message Card for Mother’s Day
The Last Word on The Best Ever Mother’s Day Card
I do hope you had fun making this card. I know I did even with my glued fingers! The toughest part was making the pansies and putting in the center piece. The rest was just making sure all the measurements worked out and the card fit together. As a precaution, you should refrain from gluing your pieces together until you are sure everything does fit perfectly. I have been known to give my cards so edge trimming when I have finished.
As a reminder, you can download the pattern for this project from my resource library – do tell others about this project so they, too, can download the template.
I would love to see photos of the Mother’s Day cards you make, whether it is this pattern or one of your own. So do share in the comments below or on my Facebook page.
PS the password for the resource library is love