Make It Monday: Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

Article published at: May 5, 2014 Article author: thepinklocket Article tag: arts crafts
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With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be fitting to have our Make It Monday series be a DIY project for Mom.  My mom is a retro DIY queen (which is where I get my DIY love from).  She’s been DIY’ing way before the term DIY even became mainstream.  For her, as a single mom she just did what she could on what her budget was back in the day.   One of the things my sister and I look forward to are the handmade cards that she gives on holidays and birthdays.  Today’s Make It Monday are steps to creating a beautiful and simple Mother’s Day Card for mom using remnants of scrapbook paper.

Mothers Day DIY Card 1 and 2


Step 1:  Gather all your tools.  I used the following:

– Several remnants of scrapbook paper

– Circle paper cutter

– Glue stick

– Scissors

– Metallic markers or Sharpies

– Clear tape

Step 2: Using the circle paper cutter, cut out a few circle shapes.

Mothers Day Card DIY 3 4 5


Step 3:  Next lay out all your shapes.  I cut a heart shape out using my Cricut, but feel free to get creative and cut other shapes.

Step 4 and 5: Next, take one of the scrapbook papers and using a ruler outline a rectangle shape with the dimension 3 1/2 wide by 10 inches long and cut out the rectangle.  Then fold in half and you’ll have  3 1/2 by 5 inches card.

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Step 6: Then arrange the cut out shapes on the top of the card as you like.

Step 7: Glue cut out shapes in place on the front of the card.

Step 8:  Cut clear tape about 2-3 inches long and they snip the ends on a slant.

Mothers Day DIY Cars 9 10 11

Step 9: Align clear tape on the front of your card in whichever direction or slant you like.

Step 10: Using the metallic markers I created circles that give a polka dot effect.

Step 11:  Take one of the larger cutout pieces and place in the inside of the card.  This is going to serve as the “personal message” section for your card.


Mothers Day Card DIY Final


This is the final product of my card.  Are you making your own DIY cards?  Leave me a link in the comments I would love to see.  Be sure to subscribe to our list for more Make It Monday series.