You’ve seen the gifts (click for more details)
and the recipient, now here’s the final piece – my Mother’s Day card.
I had a lot of fun creating this card because it incorporated one of my crafting favourites . . . buttons!
I have SO many buttons in all different colours, but I don’t think that I have ever actually used them on a card.
If I haven’t said it already, double-sided scrapbook paper is a great investment. The colours and patterns already co-ordinate which makes it simple to embellish cards with multiple papers.
For this card design, I chose several double-sided papers from the same pack and cut out a variety of flower shapes and sizes with my Silhouette.
As usual, I cut lots of extra pieces so that I will be able to make this card again. They now have their own storage case.
Since I’m a perfectionist, I find the initial card takes a really long time to design, but, once I have the pieces, it is always quick and easy to make duplicates.
I also used my white sketch pen to add “Happy Mother’s Day” to the Kraft paper pennant. I have several of these pre-cut with congratulations and birthday sentiments.
To assemble the card, I rounded the bottom corners of the background paper and mounted it on a card base cut from Kraft paper as well.
Some of the flowers have a foam square behind them to add some dimension. Other than that, everything (including the buttons) was attached to the card using my newest tool – a Xyron tape runner.
I bought a kit containing three different Xyron adhesives and refills for $12.99 at HomeSense. I can’t wait to use the sticker maker!
(Gee, can you tell my Mom loves flowers?)
I had a wonderful time creating these handmade gifts for my Mom. Now I need to focus my energy on creating something for my Dad’s birthday (May 30th) AND Father’s Day. He’s always a challenge! I think I’ll be getting some help from Pinterest!
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the long weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. My Mother-in-Law is an avid gardener, too! Check out the card I made for her this year here.
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Thank you to all the hosts!