National Scrapbooking Day: 2 Mother's Day Cards

Hey y'all! I'm back again this week with another National Scrapbooking Day post! Last week, I celebrated a birthday AND the Kentucky Derby with a versatile card. This week, I'm celebrating Mother's Day with two floral, feminine, and fun handmade cards. Don't quite understand how 'Congrats' fits in with Mother's Day? You'll just have to wait until the end!

Another HUGE thank you to Tombow USA for including me on their National Scrapbooking Day celebrations this year, and providing me with the tools I needed to create these two sweet cards. Don't forget to take a look at the card I made last week!

Let's Dive In!

Mothers Day Card Ideas

First, I cut down a sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock, and scored it, creating two 4.25x5.5in cards.

Mothers Day Card Ideas

Because I want a feminine, pretty design, I chose the floral paper to use as a cardfront on both my cards. The laser cut piece by Amy Tangerine is just rocking my world right now, so I had to include it in at least one!

I thought the laser cut paper looked gorgeous layered on top of the floral pattern. I found a good spot to cut the paper down, to include a little bit of the laser cut design, and save the rest for later. 

But before I can put that gorgeous laser cut paper to use, I had to trim down my floral paper to fit flush on top of my cards. I adhered the paper using the Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive, and I positioned the pattern to look "correct" (does that make sense?) for using one card as a side-folding card, and one as a top-folding. Variety is the spice of life!

Once the floral paper was adhered, I decided to use the laser cut paper with my side-folding card. I laid the card beneath the paper, and positioned it where I wanted the laser cut pattern to be. I was mainly concerned with getting the "love" and the bird/branch onto the card front. I used a pencil to roughly sketch where I should cut, knowing I would trim it down further once it was detached from the rest of the sheet. I used my scissors to carefully trim away the remaining pieces I didn't want to use, and was really happy with the section I ended up with!

I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid to secure the laser cut piece onto my card front. I began by placing a little glue on one portion of the card (the L in 'love') to serve as an anchor for getting the delicate die cut secured. Once that was in place, I gently applied glue to other key places in the die cut, and pressed them down, until the whole thing was secured. I used my sharper scissors to trim away any excess paper hanging over the edge of the card.

Consider this one done! I chose to leave the inside blank. I created this card with Mother's Day in mind, but it could serve so many purposes....thinking of you, birthday, just because, thank you...just to name a few!

Let's move on to the next card! For this one, I'll be using the top-folding card.

You know I had to add a little sparkle, so I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid to add foil embellishments. To see a more detailed tutorial on how to do this, take a look at this blog post!

A sweet little cat distracted me from taking photos of the next few steps, but luckily they are very simple! I wanted to add a sentiment to the front of this card, so I cut down a strip of blue pattern paper, and trimmed the end with my scissors to be a banner shape. I adhered the banner paper to the front of the card using the Tombow Mono Adhesive.

Next, I sketched out my sentiment, then traced it using my all-time favorite pen, the Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip! After tracing, I erased the excess pencil marks.

And on the inside....... ;-)

Here's a closer peek at how this card turned out.

All in all, I'm so happy with the final result, and I think my momma and mother-in-law will love them! What do you think? Are you hand-making your Mother's Day cards this year? 

Let me know in the comments below!