Mother's Day is right around the corner -- May 13! -- and while finding the right gift can take a lot out of you, the same need not be true for the card. Each of the following cards came together in just minutes, using cardstock, some scraps, a few stickers, a bit of adhesive, and a sewing machine.
The first card is intended for the mother who is truly the heart of the family.
To create this card, grab a heart-shaped punch and punch away! Adhere the punched hearts side by side using pop dots, and then add a little accent (like the red chipboard heart from the Sidewalks Chip 'n Stick shapes). Of course, you need not use hearts. Any shape repeated this way is bound to be eye-catching. It also helps to use similar colors and/or papers from the same line. I used the Cakewalk line here, repeating similar colors for a unified effect.
The next card has a retro feel.
We've all heard the expression, "You're the man." On Mother's Day, though, this card gives credit where credit is due. Building on that idea, I trimmed images of women from a sheet of "Shorthand" 9 to 5 paper, clustered them together, and machine-stitched around them.
The final card is simple yet bold. I'd like to think that it's perfect for holding a gift certificate for a spa day, or at the very least, a massage. Every mom needs a massage from time to time -- believe me!
I get a kick out of the sense of movement created by the black and white chevron design (from the B-side of the "Coffee Break" 9 to 5 paper), and I love the added texture of the red fabric, which is part of the new "Fly a Kite" fabric collection. I folded a strip of the fabric in half, and ran it through the sewing machine, creasing sections of it along the way to create a ruffled effect.
So there you have it -- three ideas for quick, can-do Mother's Day cards. I'd love to see your ideas in the OA Flickr gallery, too!