How to Make Homemade Cards for Mother's Day

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How to Make Homemade Cards for Mother's Day
Embellished butterfly and flower cards (Cards by Natasha Lawrence)

What mother wouldn't be happy to receive a handmade card wishing her a Happy Mother's Day. It's always the thought that counts, but a card made with love and affection is appreciated whether it's simple or complicated, large or small. This is a project that children and adults can make to express their creativity.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Card stock (white and coloured)
  • Decorative papers
  • Envelopes
  • Scissors (plain)
  • Fancy scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Double-sided tape
  • Markers
  • White glue
  • Assorted images
  • Embellishments
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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  1. 1

    Fold one sheet of card stock in half to make the basic card. Trim it down with scissors (plain or fancy) or with a paper cutter to fit into an envelope, if necessary.

    How to Make Homemade Cards for Mother's Day
  2. 2

    On the front of the card, create a three-dimensional Mother's Day-themed design. Cut a piece of decorative or plain paper a little smaller than the size of the main card. Center and attach with double-sided tape onto the card.

  3. 3

    With markers, write "To Mom With Love," "Happy Mother's Day" or other greeting on the front of the card. You can also write greetings on little pieces of card stock, then attach them separately with white glue.

  4. 4

    Embellish the card with cutout images such as fabric butterflies, textured flowers from wallpaper sample books or images with foam stickers on the back. Add other embellishments like shiny buttons or ribbon bows with hot glue. Write a personal note inside the card.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep a craft box handy with embellishments, images and decorations that can be used for craft projects.
  • Buy craft supplies and decorations after a holiday when they're on sale or clearance.
  • If a child is participating in this project, an adult should handle the hot glue gun.

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