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Handmade Cards Your Mom Will Love
Mother's Day is on the horizon, which means now is a good time to start searching for Mother’s Day cards and gift ideas. You don't want to leave it to the last minute and then have to scramble to find something. If you don’t want to be that kid who buys Mom a generic, last-minute card from the drugstore, this list of unique and eye-catching DIY cards can help you. Show the woman who carried you for nine months how special she is by making her a personalized card.
DIY Card Ideas
- Bouquet card
- Flowerpot card
- "I love Mom" pop-up card
- Coffee pop-up card
- Cut-out message card
- Butterfly card
- Momma bird card
- Free printable color-in card
- Free printable grandmother certificate
- Handprint flower card
- Periodic table of elements “mother” card
1. Bouquet Card
Flowers are one of the most popular Mother's Day gifts, and every mom loves them. However, before you spend big bucks on a beautiful bouquet that will end up in the trash or compost bin, consider making this awesome card, featuring a little bouquet of bright, 3D flowers. A card like this one lets you give Mom flowers that will last forever.
For the picture tutorial on how to make it, go to MasterClassy. (Note: This site is in Russian, but the Google translate feature works really well, and the visuals provide most of the information you'll need, anyway.)
2. Flowerpot Card
Here is another gorgeous idea for a floral Mother’s Day card—a whole bunch of flowers in a pot “pocket.” The interesting thing about this card is that the bouquet is attached to a panel that slides in and out of the pot, and you can write your personal greeting on it.
The idea for this card comes from Julie Davison, and if you want to know how to make it—just follow the video tutorial.
3. "I Love Mom" Pop-Up Card
Pop-up cards are fun to receive, so make this Mother's Day special by giving Mom a pop-up card that you made yourself. This one has a very simple, yet elegant, design and can be made with just a few basic supplies. You can download the free card template at Creative Pop Up Cards and watch the video tutorial to learn how to assemble it.
4. Coffee Pop-Up Card
This next DIY pop-up card would be perfect for the coffee-loving Mom. It features a coffee cup with the phrase “I Love Mom” written in the “cream.” To create this interesting card, download the free step-by-step instructions and printable patterns from Canon Creative Park.
5. Cut-Out Message Card
Paper cutting is a popular technique for card making that creates very detailed and uniquely personal cards. These types of cards are perfect for Mother’s Day and are sure to delight Mom all year long.
The idea of this cut-out message card is to write a personal message in a cursive script and then cut out the text, so it looks like it is floating over the background of the card. A detailed tutorial on how to make the card can be found at Envato Tuts+.
6. Butterfly Card
The design of this darling butterfly card is perfect for many occasions, including Mother’s Day. You can download the free template at LiveInternet. Print and cut out the template, fold the card as indicated, and decorate it any way you want. This card is sure to stay on display well past Mother's Day.
(Note: This site happens to be in Russian, but the visuals are very well done and will help guide you through the craft.)
7. Momma Bird Card
These gorgeous Mother's Day cards will definitely make your Mum feel loved on her special day. You can craft this three-dimensional bird family by using the free printable template and step-by-step instructions from mmmcrafts.
8. Free Printable Color-In Mother's Day Card
Printable, color-in cards allow even the youngest kids to create extra special Mother's Day crafts. The free template for this cute card can be downloaded from Spoonful. Personalize it even more by adding a family photo or text to the background.
9. Free Printable Grandmother Certificate
Tell Grandma how much you value her with this creative, custom certificate from Spoonful. It is a fun alternative to a card for Mother’s Day.
10. Handprint Flower Card
Whether it's for Grandma or Mom, the influential lady in your life will treasure this card forever because it is something that only her child or grandchild could create—a custom handprint flower. To learn how to make this craft, check out the instructions on Krokotak.
11. Periodic Table of Elements “Mother” Card
This periodic table Mother’s Day card is perfect for a mom who is a chemist or scientist—or perhaps a big fan of the show Breaking Bad. Chemical symbols from the periodic table of elements are cleverly used to spell the word “Mother.” Also, some of the properties of these elements are listed to describe the typical Mom—Molybdenum (Mo) is "essential for plant growth"; Thorium (Th) is "high in energy"; and Erbium (Er) is "soft, bright, and turns rosy in the sun."
This card can be easily made with just a marker and paper, or with a program such as Word or Photoshop.
Happy Mother's Day!
I hope you found a unique DIY card idea that you can use to show Mom or Grandma just how much she means to you. When you make something from scratch, whether it's a cake or a beautiful handmade card, it's more meaningful than picking up a last-minute gift from the store. It shows that you took the time and spent the energy to create something special—and that will mean the world to Mom.
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