Mother’s Day occurs on May 13th this year. If you’re anything like me, you probably know a lot of amazing moms whose hard work you would love to acknowledge! That’s why this card is great: it comes together quite quickly because of the free printable in this post, which means you can easily make multiples.
One of the facts of life is this: the older you get, the more mothers you know. Slowly, Mother’s Day becomes a day that’s not only acknowledging your own mother: it’s also about your friend, your sister, your daughter, and many other women in your life. It’s wonderful that we all know so many fantastic moms, but it’s difficult to find the time to make a thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day card for all of them! That’s why this year I focused on making a quick card card concept that can be customized and streamlined if you want to make more than one. You can read the steps below to learn how to create it!
This Mother’s Day card owes its speediness to a printable PDF file! You can find the file for free by clicking here. Once you download the file, print it off on high-quality paper. I used 80# drawing paper, but 32# laserjet would make a fine substitute.
2. Create the Base of the Card
Choose a piece of cardstock (60# or higher weight) in a color that appeals to you. Cut the cardstock to 10″ x 7″ (254 mm x 178 mm).
Fold the cardstock in half, then cut out the “Template for Cutting Inside of Card” rectangle from the Tulips Mother’s Day Card Components PDF. Center the template about 1/2″ (13 mm) under the top edge of the card, and trace around it.
Now, cut the card along the template guidelines.
3. Color in the Tulips (Optional)
Cut out the “Card Insert” portion of the Tulips Mother’s Day Card Components PDF, which is the tulips illustration. Then, use whichever medium you are most comfortable with to give the flowers some color.
While a little color can contribute a “pop” to this quick Mother’s Day card, you can always forego adding it. The drawing looks quite elegant when left black and white!
4. Assemble the Card
Use washi tape or glue to secure the tulips illustration to the inside of the card. Make sure the illustration faces out such that it’s the feature of the outside of the card!
If you want to give the card a nice, hefty feel, you can glue the cardstock cutout that you made in step two onto the back of the illustration. Restoring the cutout to its original position helps to give the card a more polished look on the inside.
5. Add Lettering
Use a pencil to make a quick “Happy Mother’s Day” draft under the tulips illustration. Creating a pencil draft ensures that you won’t make any lettering mistakes!
Once you’re happy with how the draft looks, go over it with the ink of your choice! When the ink dries, you can erase your guidelines.
If you want to, you can polish this Mother’s Day card off with a bit of jute twine or a nice ribbon. It’s not a necessity, but adds a touch of polish to the project!
I hope that you enjoyed this quick tutorial! If you have a bit of time this weekend, you can set aside an hour or so to make several for all of the mothers in your life. Feel free to customize — experiment with cardstock colors (kraft cardstock would be awesome), colors for the tulips, and lettering styles! If this Mother’s Day card isn’t quite what you’re looking for, you can always try making 2017’s Elegant DIY Mother’s Day Card Tutorial or 2016’s Simple Mother’s Day Card Tutorial. Both of those cards are also fun, artistic, and come together fairly quickly!
If you like your personal result of this tutorial, I’d *love* to see it on Instagram; you can tag @thepostmansknock or hashtag #thepostmansknock. It’s always so neat for me to see the projects that tutorials like this one bring to life! 🙂 Thanks very much for reading TPK, and have a wonderful weekend!