Easy DIY mom birthday cards give you tons of inspiration for creating beautiful greeting cards for all of the moms in your life.
I took the messages from my free printable Mother’s Day cards collection and created mom birthday cards. The Mother’s Day cards have been very popular. Many of the messages in those cards are perfect for mom birthdays and any other time that you need cards for the special mothers in your lives. While you can’t beat the convenience of the printable cards, I know that quite a few readers are also interested in making their own cards. Having the printable components available makes it so easy to create greeting cards in minutes. While a few cards have birthday-specific messages, many of the messages are ideal for Mother’s Day and beyond.
I created all of the DIY mom birthday cards in A2 size. I love A2 size because it’s large enough for detailed designs and for writing just a few sentences. You have enough room for a short message without feeling obligated to write a lot. All of the free printable components that I’ve created and are making available to you are sized for A2 cards. If you would like components for other card sizes, please let me know! Making these printable components allows me to use so many more fonts and messages than are available on rubber stamps. I hope that you enjoy using them as much as I do!
I printed all of my mom birthday card messages on white card stock as I wanted to have fun pairing the sayings with different colored and patterned backgrounds. Don’t feel limited to this option. You can use any color card stock that you like. I recommend printing the messages on card stock so that they will be more durable than they would be printed on regular paper.
As so many of the greeting card designs in this post are fairly simple with just a handful of components, I used foam mount squares to add visual interest to quite a few of them. I used the 0.2-inch square size for all of my designs, as I wanted dimension but not too much of it.
A handful of greeting card designs feature washi tape and stamped components. I cannot ever guarantee that the exact washi tape and stamps that I used will be available. My favorite resources on Etsy for washi tape are BBBSuppliesCRAFTSHOP and GoatGirlMH and for stamps are NoraJane and ModernMakerStamps. I sourced the vast majority of washi tape and rubber stamps for my mom birthday cards from these four shops.
I also use ribbons for a few of my mom birthday cards. I buy almost all of my ribbon from Michaels. For A2 size greeting cards, I recommend ribbon with a maximum width of 1/2″ or smaller.
I’ve linked all of the free printable components within the post. You’ll find each one right next to its corresponding card design. At the end of the post, I also have a download link with all of the printable components in a single PDF file, so that you can download and print the full set on just four 8.5″ x 11″ pages.
Finally, I have a comprehensive basic card-making supplies and tools post, in which I cover all of my favorite greeting card-making supplies and tools that I don’t highlight in this post, such as a paper trimmer, double-sided tape, and scrapbook glue. I also have a how to make homemade greeting cards look professional post, in which I explain exactly how to take your greeting card-making game up a level.
“Happy birthday to the sweetest mom in the world”
This card features the message “happy birthday to the sweetest mom in the world” on a yellow and white chevron background with heart washi tape borders.
“Happy birthday to you, Mom”
I can’t help making at least one music card design in almost every greeting card collection that I create. This card features the message “happy birthday to you, Mom” on a small purple background with a large music note background and stamped music note details.
I have not found a music note background that I like nearly as much as the original one that I used, so I’ve made it available to you as well.
You shouldn’t feel limited to the music theme here. I love the concept of creating mom birthday cards for various hobbies and interests.
“Practically perfect in every way”
This card features the message “practically perfect in every way” on a small brown background with a larger green textured background and stamped leaf detail.
“You’re the mom everyone wishes they had.”
This card features the message “you’re the mom everyone wishes they had” on a light blue background with happy birthday washi tape and white and black polka-dotted ribbon on either side of it.
“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother instead.”
This card features the message “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother instead” on a small gray background with a larger green patterned background and butterfly detail.
Mother dictionary definition
This card features the following dictionary definition for mother: “a woman who teaches, inspires, listens, supports, protects, and loves her children unconditionally” on a small brown background with a larger dictionary page background.
I took this dictionary page background from my collection of 50 free dictionary page printables.
“To my beautiful mom, happy birthday”
This card features the message “to my beautiful mom, happy birthday” on a small purple- and pink-dotted background with a larger sea green background and real birthday candle detail.
While I love creating paper candles for birthday cards, there’s nothing quite like using real candles. If you limit your design to a few candles, the card will still fit nicely in an envelope. You can buy candles in any grocery store and places that sell birthday supplies, including party stores, craft stores, and big box stores. You can also buy birthday candles on Amazon.
I recommend using tacky glue or another clear-drying, all-purpose glue to secure your candles, as the scrapbook glue that I use for paper greeting card components isn’t strong enough.
This card features the following words used to describe moms, lined up to spell out mom: amazing, loving, nurturing, happy, beautiful, and caring. I used a light blue background for the words on a larger vintage-inspired numbers background.
“To the best mom in the world, happy birthday”
This card features the message “to the best mom in the world, happy birthday” on a light purple background with a larger blue dotted background. It has heart-stamped detail on yellow and green circles.
“To the world you are a mother, but to me you are the world”
This card features the message “to the world you are a mother, but to me you are the world” on a dark red background with a larger teal and cream patterned background.
“To my dearest mom on her birthday, everything I am, you helped me be”
This card features the message “to my dearest mom on her birthday, everything I am, you helped me be” on layered purple and pink patterned backgrounds with red-dotted and purple ribbon detail on either side of the message.
Download all of the free printable Mom birthday card messages in one PDF file!
Finally, I have a free download with all of the messages featured in this post in one document, so that you can print the entire set at once using just four 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of paper.
For more information about exactly how I make my greeting cards, check out my basic card-making supplies and tools and how to make homemade greeting cards look professional posts. If you ever have any questions about the supplies, tools, or techniques I used, don’t hesitate to ask!
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