Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day Card

DIY Mother's Day Card
I made this colorful card a couple of months ago when it was snowy outside and I was longing for flowers, but I waited to post it because I thought it would make a perfect Mother's Day card. We all know our moms' favorite gifts are the ones we make ourselves, right? And this card is super simple and quick to make. It would be a great project for dads to make with kids too. :)

What you'll need:
- card stock, construction paper, or a blank card. I used card stock, which I cut to 5x7". (You can really use any paper you have lying around the house, even printer paper will be just fine.)
- pictures of flowers from magazines or catalogs. This time of year, just about every magazine you pick up at the newsstand or in the grocery store will have some floral pictures inside, and a lot of catalogs do as well. (There's no need to spend money though, lots of beautiful magazines are probably sitting in recycling bins right now; just ask neighbors, friends, or coworkers if they have any they don't want anymore.)
- scissors
- hole punch. I used a single hole punch that is cranky and older than I am, but a 3-hole punch will work just fine too.
- black paper (or any color paper that will stand out against your card can also punch holes out of your magazine if you don't have any colored paper)
- glue stick. I used Elmer's All Purpose glue stick, but any kind will work.

Cut out your flowers. I opted for large flowers, all in pinks, oranges, and yellows, but you can obviously do any color combination you like. Any size flowers will work too.

Punch out little polka dots. You only need a few.

Glue everything down, overlapping the flowers as you go. Don't worry if the flowers run off the side of the card; you can trim them to the edge of the card after you've glued everything down.

Why flowers and polka dots? I love mixing patterns in just about everything: clothes, crafts, home decor. Why not? It's fun. :)

If anyone does their own take on this card, please leave me a link in the comments. I'd love to see! xo, Mary


  1. A beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing ♥

  2. This is so cute (and stylish!). Love the design and so would my mom. Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Love it! I used to make a lot of magazine image collages, but I haven't thought to do it in years. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Oooh super stylie, Mary!

    Am going to give this a whirl with my six year old and his friends after school this week...I love mixing patterns too :)

  6. is so cute, love the print :)

  7. I've been liking the handmade cards you've been sharing. (You did that tissue paper circle one awhile back, too.) I actually used to make cards like this when I was kid! Cutting out things, gluing them. It was one of those crafts that always left me with sticky glue all over my fingers.