Mother’s Day is upon us; are you ready? You may have planned out this day for months, or maybe you’re just realizing that Mother’s Day is this Sunday. In either case, if you’re a scrapbooker or paper crafter, you have the tools and supplies to make Mother’s Day special. Here are some ideas that you can pull together in a flash to wow your mom this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Cards and Tags
Did you buy a Mother’s Day card? If you have some basic materials on hand, there’s no need to run to the store and pick up an overpriced card. Cards are easy and fun to make, and they can be personalized with your mom’s favorite colors.
- Cut a piece of white or ivory cardstock to make a rectangle 6” wide by 10” long. Fold the cardstock in half and score the crease to make a card base that is 6” x 5”.
- Pick out some patterned paper, cardstock, and embellishments in colors that your Mom loves. Cut a piece of thick patterned paper to make a rectangle 5.5”x 4.5”. Adhere this rectangle to one face of the card base so that there is a ¼” border showing around the colored paper.
- Cut a strip of colored cardstock into a rectangle 1” wide and 5.5” long. Adhere this rectangle to the card horizontally, so about ½” of the patterned paper is showing beneath the strip.
- Adhere a paper or silk flower to the left side of the cardstock strip, positioning it so that it is completely on the card. Adhere a button or jewel to the center of the flower.
- Using alphabet stickers, chipboard, or letters cut using a die cut machine, spell out the word “Mom” on the cardstock strip.
- You can choose to stamp a sentiment inside the card, or just write out how much you love your mom. Use a pre-made envelope, or create your own using coordinating paper. Remember to add about ¼” to each dimension of the card when designing the envelope so the card can easily slip in and out.
Check out some other creative Mother’s Day card ideas from Scrapbook Etc. magazine.
Another option if you’ve bought a fabulous present is to make a beautiful tag to go with it. Tags are like mini-cards, don’t need envelopes, and can help you use up lots of little bits from your stash. Use some vintage ribbon to tie your tag to your present for a great touch.
Quick Mother’s Day Presents
What if you need a present for your mom? Never fear, you have the skills to make a gift your mom will treasure. Here are some examples of handmade gifts using your scrapbooking materials.
- Altered wooden frames – Give your mom a personalized frame with pics of her children or grandchildren.
- Altered notepad holder – A great pocket sized gift that holds a pad of sticky notes.
- Personalized gift card envelope – Don’t give your mom a gift card in one of those standard cardboard holders they give you at the store!
- Mother's Day scrapbook - If you have a little more time and materials to spare, you can create a great Mother's Day scrapbook.
Better Homes and Gardens also has a collection of Mother’s Day crafts that you and your children can make.
What if my Mom is a Scrapbooker?
Is your mom a scrapbooker or paper crafter herself? Visit one of the Boston area scrapbooking stores to get her a gift certificate, or sign her up for a class. She’ll love being able to pick up some of the latest products or learn something new. But hurry! Mother’s Day will be here before you know it!