Floral Mother's Day Cards for Every Age of Mother

by Anna Rose Johnson | May 09, 2014

Every year I struggle to find the perfect gift to show the amazing women in my life how much they mean to me. The perfect gift, in my mind, is something meaningful and thoughtful, but also useful. So, this year, I put all of my creative efforts into making fantastic handmade cards to accompany an awesome gift card. The gift is thoughtful and meaningful because I designed and cut out the cards just for them. AND it is useful—because everyone loves gift cards!

Want to see the cards I made?

A set of three Mother's Day cards

Aren’t they beautiful? I kept within a similar color scheme, but tailored each card with a specific mother in mind.

The doily card is for my mother. She loves, loves, loves to make quilts, so I wanted to give her card an extra feminine touch.

Mother's Day Card for my mother

The drawn floral card is for my sister. She’s younger and cooler than me, so her card had to be sleek, yet beautiful.

Mother's Day Card for my sister

The floral bouquet card is for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers and would probably have fresh cut flowers around her house all the time if she could justify the expense. Now she has a paper bouquet!

Mother's day card for my mother-in-law

Want to make one, two or all three of these cards for the special women in your life? You still have time! Break out your cardstock and let’s get cutting!

Materials Needed:

Cricut Explore™ machine
Cricut Design Space™ software
Cricut Explore™ Scoring Stylus
Cricut® Metallic Pen in Silver
12" x 12" StandardGrip Cricut® mat
Dark gray cardstock
Light gray cardstock
Silver cardstock
Pink cardstock
Mauve cardstock
Green cardstock
Adhesive

Personalized mother's day cardsSearch for the project under “Cards” in Cricut Design Space™. Follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space™ to cut, score and draw the cards and card elements from cardstocks.

For the Doily Card:

Glue the small rosette liner to the back of the MOM cutout.
Glue backing to rosette

Layer the doily down on the card and glue in place.

Glue the doily onto the card

Adhere the wrapper on top of the doily.

Glue the MOM phrase on top of the wrapper.
Glue other elements to the front of the card

Fold card on score line.
Final touches to the Mother's Day card

Embellish as desired.  (I embossed the wrapper with a Cricut Cuttlebug before I attached it to the card.)

For the Drawn Floral Card:

Glue the small rosette liner to the back of the MOM cutout.
Glue rosette liner on the MOM phrase

Adhere the long rectangle on the top half of the card.
Glue rectangle to the top of the card

Glue the MOM phrase onto the rectangle.
Adhere final touches on the card

Fold card on score line.
Fold the card in half

For the Floral Bouquet Card:

Glue a rosette liner to the back of every rosette cutout. (This is where you can get creative with colors—feel free to mix and match your rosette liners and toppers.)
Glue the backing to the rosette cutouts

Glue finished rosettes to the face of the card in desired pattern.
Arrange flowers to the front of the card

Put a tiny bit of glue on the end of each leaf pieces and carefully stick them under the rosette bouquet in desired pattern.
Glue the leaves onto your floral bouquet.

Fold card on score line.

Make this year’s Mother’s Day even more special with a handmade card. Because let’s be honest: if anyone is going to appreciate a handmade card, it’s Mom.

xoxo,

Anna Rose

4 Comments

  1. 1 Michelle N. 16 May
    You should enter these at FCCB-they're giving away a $50 SVGcuts.com prize! They are allowing backlinking and 3 entries-you'd have 3 chances to win!
  2. 2 Maizie's Mom 11 May

    I like the 3 cards and will make extra's without the MOM for other occasions.  I guess I'm in my second childhood.

     

  3. 3 Lisa 10 May
    I think they look great, especially the drawn floral card!
  4. 4 barbara 10 May
    I won't be making any Mother's day cards since my new Cricut Explore doesn't like to score or cut very well.    (And those three card samples aren't so great looking anyway.  They're all pretty childish looking.) 

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