Bonus post, you guys! Since Mother’s Day is Sunday I thought I’d show you a couple of easy cards to make. Even if you are giving Mom a store-bought gift, you still have time to make it extra special with a handmade card.

Easiest card of all, print a picture onto cardstock or even construction paper. Just make sure you trim it to 8.5 x 11 inches. It sometimes helps your printer feed the paper to have a couple of extra pieces in the printer, I don’t know why.  You can design your card in Word, or what I always use, PowerPoint. Make sure you change to print “landscape” and have your image on the right side of the page so when you fold it, it’s on the front of the card. Could not be easier.

Photo Card (This was a birthday card for my husband)

Photo Card (This was a birthday card for my husband)

Another fancy card I like to make is decorated with sequins. The catch is you need to have sequins and beads on hand. I always do, maybe you don’t. There’s still time to get to the store and buy some sequins, though.  Make it even easier by taking a blank notecard you probably do already have on hand and sequin that.  If you are sequining a letter or specific design onto the card, trace your design on the back of the part you are sequining. Don’t forget to trace it on backwards. The best way to do this is write it on a plain piece of paper then use a sunny window as a light box. I was planning to sequin the word “Mom” onto my card, but totally messed up by attempting to cram it into a too small space. Dang. I was able to salvage it and still make a pretty card by embossing “Mom” onto a like piece of scrapbook paper and attaching it (with my glue dots!) over the offending area. Then I just sequined on some accents to the flowers. I covered the strings on the back side of the image with a piece of scrapbook paper.

Sequined Card

Sequined Card

Cover Up The Strings With Pretty Paper

Cover Up The Strings With Pretty Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, if you’re feeling ambitious and really want to impress, read all about  this awesome pop-up bouquet card. So cool.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms, Step-Moms and Surrogate Moms!! You are appreciated!!