Mother’s Day Card with Handmade Flower

With Mother’s Day fast approaching I am on the lookout for ways to make the day even more special.  A handmade touch is one sure way to make mom smile and today I am going to share with you a card that you can make for her using a few simple tools and cardstock!


Mother’s Day Flower Card Supplies:

Mother's Day Card Supplies

Step 1: Use the embossing folder to emboss the blue cardstock. Sand it to bring out the Kraft color and dust it off with your dust buddy.Cut it down to be a 4 X 4 inch square and attach it to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card base.

Technique Tip: Embossing weakens cardstock so as you are sanding be gentle and try be deliberate in what direction you are going.  I like to sand all one direction and then turn the card and sand another direction until you have brought out as much of the core as you want to show.

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Step 2: Punch out triangles and fold the short side of the triangles over like pictured.

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Step 3: Fold the triangles in half so that they will have dimension.

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Step 4: Using a strong adhesive like hot glue attach the “petals” to the circle (the circle won’t show so any scrap paper is great – it just gives you a base to build before adhering it to your card).

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Step 5: Once all the petals are glued down attach it to your card and add a button to the center.

Step 6: Add leaves underneath the flower petals and attach the Mom sentiment.  I cut my sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo but letter stickers would also work great!




Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Card

Are you intimidated by Shabby Chic styles?  No need to fear, they are really pretty easy and very fun.  I’m going to show you in a few steps how to add some easy techniques to achieve this trendy look.


Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Card Supplies:


Step 1.  Begin with a 4 x 6″ card base.

Step 2.  Cut a slightly smaller panel and emboss.  Sand the raised design.


Step 3.  Cut remaining mats as shown for card.  Use a distressing tool to roughen the edges.


Step 4. Have you ever wished that you could match embellishments to a patterned paper, and you just didn’t have the right colors?  It is so easy to create your own designer papers using Core’dinations and a simple background stamping.  That way, you can create whatever you imagine. Randomly stamp a small image using an opaque ink.


Step 5. Machine stitch the stamped panel and the backing panel together.

Step 6.  Add flower clusters, cheesecloth and sentiment as shown.

eSee, it’s really easy to put together your own shabby chic card.  Here are the key ideas to incorporate to get this look -

  • Soft, muted colors
  • Distressed edges
  • Stitching
  • Sanded embossed designs – especially florals
  • Lots of layers with textures



Tuesday Tip with Kim Jeffress

May 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Design Team Member Kim Jeffress created these gorgeous cards for this very special occasion. And her Tuesday Tip is get out that Core and print on it!!!

Take some time and create these gorgeous cards for the special  women in your life.

And guess what!? Happy early NSD!!! Kim created a document just for you to print and make your very own cards at home! You can download it here:


Here is a little bit about this project from Kim,

Mothers day is getting closer and my eldest’s school was asking for donations of handmade cards for their mothers day stall.  I whipped a few sets of these up over a couple of hours on the weekend. I made 50 cards in total.
I have used Core Essentials in matching tones. I had a friend make some simple word art pictures in photoshop, I created a file with mulitple copies and I then printed them out onto the Core cardstock that was cut to size to fit in my printer. I then cut them up into individual cards and sanded the edges with my sanding block. Finally I cut more Core Essentials into a card shape and glued the word art to the card. Easy and quick!

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