DIY Tutorial - Handmade Mother's Day Card
What to do:
1. First off, print your sentiments on the computer to gauge how big your heart needs to be. If completely copying my design, I used the same font as on the label for the biscuit - Amienne. 'Mum' was in font size 40 and 'Your Love has BLOSSOMED me' was in font size 30. If you choose a different font, do experiment first on plain paper to check your sizing as it could well be different. I printed mine on the bright pink stiff paper.
2. Next arrange the sentiments with 'Mum' at the top left hand corner and 'Your Love..' at the bottom right hand corner. Double check again the size fits and how big your heart needs to be. Don't glue them yet.
You will need:
4. I used brads with my paper blossoms and if using, simply attach them in the middle of each set of blossoms. I also used the brads to secure the blossoms to the heart. If not using, you can simply fix them with glue dots, Pritt Stick etc. Arrange and glue them on the heart for best fit and coverage.
5. In each corner of the card, glue a square sized piece of your floral patterned craft/background paper, so that you have a blank cross shape in the middle. It doesn't have to be accurate, mine isn't because I realised after I'd glued the heart down it needed a bit more! So had to carefully add my patterned paper under the already glued heart!
6. Arrange the heart onto the card, placing the sentiments as described but still don't glue them. Once satisfied with where your heart is going, glue to the card. Glue your buttons around the heart so that they overlap the outline onto the card blank.
7. Finally, glue the two sentiments, top and bottom using foam pads.
8. If you want to add a sentiment to the inside, simply print off and glue. I've used 'Giving thanks on Mother's Day' and printed off on the bright pink stiff paper to match the front.
And to adapt the design, as already stated, you could still use the exact same design for your Mum for her birthday and just change the inside sentiment for your preference. For a friend, here's a few sentiments you could use that revolve around the flower theme:
'Friends are like flowers in the garden of life'
'Life is the flower for which love is the honey'
'A single rose can be my garden; A single friend my world'
Instead of a heart shape, just use a circle or say, a diamond shape. Then add a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment inside or for whatever occasion it's for. Simples!
That concludes the crafty makes for this week. I definitely gave myself a bit too much work, hence why the schedule didn't go as planned! As much as I've enjoyed it all, it's quite a relief to have finished it. Next week I will do more of a writing article. Enough craft stuff for now! Hope you enjoyed it too, please get in touch and show me your makes if you have a go yourself. Always nice to hear from you.