Handmade Mother's Day cards
May 12, 2012
Today I finished up my Mother's Day cards for my mom and mother-in-law, and I thought I would share them with you. Because I'm crazy and can't do anything the easy way, I kind of went all out.
First, I had my daughter paint pictures for each of her grammies. The kid loves to paint, so it was a win-win. I also took pictures of her while painting and used PicFrame and Instagram on my iPhone to create a little photo collage. I printed the collage and sewed it to the front of each card so they could see how much love and labor my little one put into making their special cards.
Second, I focused on my 2 main cardmaking obsessions... stamps, and sewing paper. I used stamps to put "happy mothers day" on the front of each card, "thank you" on the inside, and "mom" on the envelope. I made the envelope from an old grocery bag; I folded down one edge and stitched around two. Then I cut the top with pinking shears, slipped the card inside, and tied some twine around it.
Voila! Crafty and cute.
Do you like to make your own cards, or purchase? I'd rather save the $!