Happy Mothers Day To All Moms!
Celebrate With A Handmade Card

Happy Mothers Day is just round the corner and it's time to bring a surprise to mom again. Put a smile on her face by making your own handmade Mother's Day greeting card.

happy mothers day/Flowers & Butterflies Mother's Day Card

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I created this Happy Mother's greeting card on a white card stock with a rough sketch of the visualised handmade card in my mind. But once I sat down at my craft table to work on it, it begins to take a different direction after I laid down the first stamped image and die cuts. Then as I began to play with the watercolor, the color kind of change too and in the end, this is what I got.

Well, though this Happy Mothers Day greeting card isn't what I visualised it to be and the paper is a bit buckled and wrinkled, I'm sure mom will still be happy to receive this handmade card.



Mother's Love Quotes

Richer Than Gold 

You may have tangible wealth untold; 

Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. 

Richer than I you can never be -- 

I had a mother who read to me.

~ Strickland Gillilan

click here for more Mother's quotes and Mother's poems.

Happy Mothers Day Card Making Supplies:

  • White Cardstock 12" x 6"
  • White Card Strip 6" x 1.5"
  • More White Cardstock or scraps for stamped images and die cuts
  • Flower, running stitch and Happy Mother's Day stamps by Hero Arts
  • Grunge Circles stamp from psychedelic grunge by Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz Collection)
  • Back Rounds Medium and YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST cling stamps by Technique Tuesday
  • Butterflies Stamps and Dies by Hero Arts
  • Scallop edge circle and circle dies by Life Style Crafts
  • Die Cut Machine - I used Big Shot by Sizzix
  • Paper flowers
  • Water color
  • Distress Ink by Ranger - Wild Honey
  • Brush
  • Clean water
  • Tissue paper for wiping brush
  • Glitter glue
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Button
  • String
  • Trimmer
  • Score Board and scorer

Happy Mother's Day Card Making Instructions:

Instructions here are a bit longer than usual because of the many elements added. Please do refer to the above image of this Happy Mothers Day card for placement and details.

  • Fold white cardstock to make square blank card.
  • Ink flower rubber stamp with wild honey color distress ink and stamp 2 images on scrap white card.
  • Wet brush and pick up the red color and apply to the flower petals. Just brush onto the inside of the petals.
  • Cut out the flowers. Cut around the inner petals of second flower image.
  • Attach double sided foam tapes and paste over the bigger flower to create a 3D flower.
  • Thread string into button holes and tie knots.
  • Attach button to 3D flower centre with glue.
  • Ink Happy Mother's Day stamp with same ink and stamp on the right of the white strip.
  • Stamp runing stitch on the top and bottom edges of strip.
  • Tear edge along right side of strip.
  • Wet brush and pick up the yelowish brown color and paint the strip adding more color along the edges.
  • Stamp running stitches along the four edges of white blacnk card front to make a stitched frame.
  • Curl right torn edge of strip with a toothpick.
  • Glue strip with Happy Mothers Day onto the bottom of card front.
  • Stamp grunge circles on centre more to the left of card front.
  • Arc YOU ARE SIMPLT THE BEST cling stamp onto acrylic block.
  • Ink and stamp on card starting from the big grunge ripple circle.
  • Ink and stamp smaller circle to the left of YOU ARE SIMPLT THE BEST.
  • Paint yellowish brown color all over card front inside the stitched frame.
  • Die cut scallop edge circle with design paper and attach to bottom left of card above the strip.
  • Attach 3D flower at bottom left of scallop circle with double sided foam tape.
  • Stamp and die cut two circles: one big and the other small and attach to card above scallop circle top and left respectively.
  • Stamp and die cut butterflies.
  • Water color butterflies with orangish red.
  • Attach to card with double sided foam tape and glue.
  • Add paper flowers underneath 3D flower as well as nder the butterflies near the 3D flower.
  • Add glitter glue to butterflies, 3D flower and paper flowers.
› Handmade Card for Mom

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