Mother’s Day Cards

7 05 2011

Here at ACM, we are making our mothers cards for Mother’s Day. We found a fun way to make a card and show our moms how much we appreciate them.

Continue reading after the jump to find out how to make these card gardens for your mom!

All you will need is construction paper, card stock, glue, scissors and markers.

After gathering your supplies, fold and cut an 8½- by 11-inch sheet of card stock in half lengthwise. To make our base look fancy, we used decorative scissors.

After cutting your strip, fold over a ½-inch tab on the end of the short side of the strip.

Fold the resulting rectangle in half widthwise, then fold it in half again. Unfold the card stock. Glue the tab to the opposite end of the rectangle, forming a box.

To help support the flowers, use the left over card stock to create a center piece. Do this by,  cutting a 3¼-inch-wide section from the other strip of card stock. Fold a ¼-inch tab on each long end.

Next, cut three small strips of construction paper for your stems. You can use green construction paper or color white paper like we did. Glue these strips of paper onto the center piece either in the front or the back.

Then, cut out your flowers from your scrap paper and glue them to the stems. We cut out tulips, but you can create any flower you or your mother would like!

Now, your center piece is ready to be glued into the box. Put a line of glue on each tab. Slowly, slide the center piece into the box.

Finally, use a piece of scrap paper and write a message to your mom.

Cut the piece of paper to make it fit onto the box. Glue your message onto the box and let it dry. Now, you’re ready to give your mom her garden and card!


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4 responses

7 05 2011
Kate

Love it! Too bad I’ve already put my mother’s day card in the mail. Maybe next year.

8 05 2011
Mac Kid Mom

this is such a cute idea and easy, we enjoy your blog

11 05 2011
austinkids

Thanks for reading. Hope you and your family had a great Mother’s Day!

9 05 2011
Jenn

This is really cute! I like the idea that the garden can ‘grow’ with more messages for Mom just past Mother’s Day! I think I’ll have to write some letters and postcards and start my Mom a cute garden!

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