Mother's Day Cards Stitched with Love
By Rachel Paxton
This Mother's Day, make your mom a homemade Mother's Day card she
will treasure forever. These two card designs are very easy and
will only take you about an hour to make. Using your sewing
machine to add accent stitching will give your card an extra
Blank greeting card
Scrapbooking paper with floral pattern
Two coordinating solid colored pieces of scrapbooking paper
Cream or white colored paper
"Mother's Day" rubber stamp
Floral rubber stamp
Note: For my cards I chose yellow daisies for my floral print and
gold, brown, and white for my coordinating papers. My ribbon was
light brown with dark brown polka dots and I chose gold ink for
my rubber stamps and gold thread for my accent stitching.
This card will open horizontally. Cut a piece of the floral print
paper to fit the front of the greeting card, and glue it in
place. For the left hand side of the card, cut a white piece of
paper into the shape of a small rectangle (horizontal) and stamp
"Happy Mother's Day" in the center*. Mat this piece with
slightly larger rectangles of the two coordinating solid colored
pieces of scrapbook paper. With your sewing machine, stitch
along the inside of the white rectangle**.
For the right hand side of the card, cut a white piece of paper
into the shape of a slightly larger rectangle (vertical) and
stamp your floral stamp in the center. Mat this piece with the
same two coordinating solid colored pieces of scrapbook paper.
With your sewing machine, stitch along the inside of the white
* You can vary the sizes and orientations of the rectangles
depending upon the sizes of your rubber stamps.
** Before you begin stitching, practice on scratch paper first.
You may need to adjust the tension to stitch on paper.
Arrange the two rectangles next to each other on the card,
slightly angled away from each other, and glue in place.
Cut a piece of ribbon the width of the card. Glue in place with
glue dots about an inch from the bottom of the card. Cut another
piece of ribbon and tie into small bow. Use a couple of glue
dots to glue the bow near the right end of the other ribbon,
about an inch from the right hand side of the card.
This card will also open horizontally. Cut a piece of the solid
colored scrapbook paper to fit the front of the card, and glue it
in place. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the floral scrapbook
paper, center it, and glue in place.
For the center of the card, cut a small horizontal rectangle from
white paper. Stamp "Happy Mother's Day" in the center of the
white rectangle. Glue this piece onto a slightly larger piece of
coordinating solid colored paper. Use sewing machine to stitch
along the inside of the white rectangle. Center this piece in the
center of the card and glue in place.
Cut two pieces of ribbon to fit the height and width of the
floral paper. Using glue dots, secure one ribbon vertically
about a half inch from the right side of the floral paper.
Secure other ribbon horizontally about half inch from the top
edge of the floral paper. Cut another piece of ribbon and tie
into a small bow. Use a couple of glue dots to secure the bow at
the intersection of the other two ribbons.
Photos of finished Mother's Day cards: