I’m delighted to be able to share another post by Sara Davies from Crafters Companion. In her words it is “a simple project to get mums’ toes dipped into the wonderful world of crafting!” Aside from a machine that you might not have (not that it should stop you having a go and making something lovely either way), this is a great little project, complete with a free printable of all the images you need to make your very own Mother’s Day card!
How to Make a Mother’s Day Card
From Sara Davies
With Mother’s Day fast approaching this is a great opportunity to have a go at card making and show your own mum how much you care by making a beautiful handmade card which will leave a lovely lasting impression on her special day.
I have chosen a design which is really sweet and colourful, with the added touch of a miniature ‘wish bottle’ to make it extra special. Not only is this card easy to make in four simple steps, it also provides the opportunity for your own little one to get involved. When attaching the wish bottle, ask your little helper to whisper a nice wish for their Grandma before you add the stopper. Then, when you reach the final stage of applying the finishing embellishments, ask your child to choose where they go and help you to stick them on. Your mum will love it when you tell her about the teamwork that has gone into the making of it!
To make things super easy, I have compiled a sheet for you to download free of charge so that you have the images ready for when you want to start creating.
So, are you ready? Let’s get crafting!
- 14.5×14.5cm card blank
- Mid pink cardstock
- Dark pink cardstock
- 14x14cm cardstock
- 3D decoupage glue
- Clear adhesive
- Miniature bottle
- Printed download sheet
- Embossalicious cloud folder (optional)
- Die’sire Elegance die (optional)
1. Emboss the Cloud background (not essential if you don’t have an embossing machine) – Run the 14x14cm cardstock through an embossing folder and die machine then adhere centrally to the card blank.
2. Cut the mid pink background (not essential if you don’t have an embossing machine) – Using the Elegance Die’sire die, cut the shape with mid pink cardstock. Apply 3d decoupage glue to the reverse and apply centrally to the card blank. Cut around the butterfly catcher illustration, apply clear glue and adhere to the pink die cut shape.
3. Cut out the greeting and apply to the foot of the illustration with 3D decoupage glue. Adhere one of the flower images to the right of the butterfly. Fill the glass bottle with glitter, close and then adhere the glass bottle to the card, just above the letter D on the greeting. Cut out the “make a wish” quote into a tag shape, then mate and layer (stick down) onto the dark pink card. Now apply to the right of the bottle with clear glue.
4. Now apply the rest of the embellishments (hearts and flowers) with clear glue, like below, to finish.
Et voila! You have now created your very first card from scratch!
Tips to get you going:
- Allow time – you don’t want to rush your first creation so plan some time when you won’t be interrupted and you can enjoy each step of the process
- Set aside some space – clear the dining room table of your ‘life admin’ / crumpled up tissues / any sneaky primary colour objects and lay out your supplies in the order that you will need them
- Remove liquids! – if you’re putting the kettle on before you start, make sure you grab a coaster and keep it on the floor to avoid spillages that could ruin all your fabulous efforts
- Be proud! – when you’ve finished, take a picture and share on social media – you never know, you might start getting requests!
And if you have a go at making your own Mother’s Day Card, please share a picture on the Mums’ Days Facebook wall!