Welcome to another round of homemade greeting cards, this edition featuring simple DIY Mother’s Day cards! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love handmade cards for all seasons and holidays. I enjoy the challenge of creating new greeting card designs and love giving homemade cards to everyone I know. Simple DIY Mother’s Day cards are ideal for all of the moms in your life from daughters to grandmas to friends.
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you also know that I firmly believe that DIY projects don’t have to break the bank. I have no problem spending money on high-quality craft supplies. But I also don’t believe you need to break the bank to create your own beautiful greeting cards or any other DIY projects. You can create all of my simple DIY Mother’s Day cards with craft supplies that you have on hand or can purchase in a single trip to Michaels.
I’ve worked hard not to make my Mother’s Day cards too girly. There are so many pink and purple floral Mother’s Day cards, and I know that this is not every mom’s taste (including my own). Of course, all of these simple DIY Mother’s Day cards are intended to serve as inspiration. Feel free to switch up the designs as you like to serve the recipients’ preferences. Happy crafting!
Note: I link all of the templates and stamps that I use at the end of the post.
Mom in multiple languages! I experimented with about 10 different versions of mom in varying fonts until I found a combination I liked that fit well on an A2 card. I love how they look printed on kraft paper. The stamped hearts around the words add the perfect pop of color.
There is something so sweet and simple about a mason jar vase. It’s perfect for a Mother’s Day card. I’ve made a few other cards with larger mason jars and flowers in them. I love this tiny vase, too.
You know that I have to include at least one greeting card design with buttons. I choose a floral scrapbook paper and a cheery, non-girly color palette. Don’t feel limited to these options.
Who doesn’t say “awwww” when they see a mother animal with her little babies in tow? If you decide to make a mom and babies Mother’s Day card with stamps, I highly recommend practicing on scrap paper first. It took me a handful of tries to get the grass and animals placement the way I liked.
I love three-panel designs and want to play around with them more, both for greeting cards and photography. It took some trial and error to get the sizing just right. I started with the background pink and got it the way I wanted before I cut into the leaves pattern, so I didn’t screw it up. I’m so happy with this design. Splitting up the image into three panels adds such nice visual interest without making the card too busy.
It’s a little garden for Mother’s Day. But the flowers are hearts! A little rainbow of hearts. I added the stamp and leaf details by hand with a black Uniball.
I’ve created a few different “April showers bring May flowers for Mother’s Day!” designs over the years. The card you see above is my most recent design. I’ve linked the rain drops stamp I’ve used at the end of this post. For me, it completes this design perfectly. But there are so many ways you can mix up the rain drops and flowers to create cute cards with this theme.
I love the visual interest of using a different scrapbook paper for each petal of the flower. I simply took one of my flower templates (linked at the end of the post) and cut individual petals intead of one whole flower.
For this simple DIY Mother’s Day card, I broke my size A2 rule because I wanted a larger floral design than you’d be able to create on an A2 card. So I used an A7 card instead, which is my other go-to greeting card size. I filled in the leaves of the large stamps with acrylic paint. Colored pencils are another great option.
I am not really into butterflies (I don’t have anything against them, I’m just not huge on butterfly designs), but this card ended up being one of my favorites in the entire Mother’s Day set. I love the dimension of the 3D butterflies in different sizes, and the dots fill in the rest of the card so nicely.
Mini Mason Jar – A2 Size (original source) | “Happy Mother’s Day!” text | “April showers bring May flowers for Mother’s Day!” text | flowers 1 (original source) | flowers 2 (original source) | butterflies (original source)
I left my simple DIY Mother’s Day cards blank inside. It’s completely up to you if you want to include messages inside the cards.
With the exception of the large floral card, which is size A7, all of the cards that I feature in this post are size A2. I get my card blanks from Paper Source and my envelopes from Uline. You can also find a nice selection of card blanks with matching envelopes at Michaels. If you make greeting cards on a regular basis, consider buying a nice paper cutter. Double sided tape gives large paper greeting card components a smooth, professional finish. I use Scotch scrapbook glue (similar, you’ll find the exact scrapbook variety that I use at Michaels) for all of my greeting cards.
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