Last-minute Mother’s Day Cards … from scraps! (with custom envelopes and petal wraps)

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Anyone else completely space that Mother’s Day is this weekend?

I’m scrambling today to get Mother’s Day cards put together and in the mail by nap time. In the mean time, I thought I’d pass along a quick, no-trip-to-the-store idea that I made last year using only scraps.

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Last year I made little mini 4” x 4” cards with butterflies. Since I was using scraps, each one is different (which I actually like better anyway).

I started with left over cardstock with printing on the back and some scrap vellum (although regular cardstock or printed paper would work find, too.)

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I created a mother’s messages in Microsoft Word and ran it through my printer on the plain side of the paper.

I trimmed down my messages to 2.75” x 2.75” square, cut my vellum to 3.25” x 3.25” …

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… and attached my message cards to the vellum with double sided tape. And since no one will see the printing on the back or flaws in the vellum, this is a perfect project for using up stuff that might get tossed.

The message was taped/glued on the right and a 3.5”x3.5” picture of the kids got taped to the left side.

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Embellishing the front was easy with images cut on my Silhouette, but you can use punches, cut these by hand or use another shape of your choice.

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And just for fun, I made a petal wrap to go around my card. For extra embellishment I cut a design out of the back on the silhouette, but it’s so cute without it, too. (A left over butterfly was glued onto the edge of the petal wrap on a whim).

Blog Pics2You can download the petal template HERE.

No envelopes to match? No problem!

Just make your own.

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I printed out the shipping info on a regular piece of copy paper and trimmed it down to make a custom fit envelope and glued it together with scrapbook adhesive. (Regular glue works fine, too.)

100_3197You can download the word document for mailing envelopes HERE or plain envelopes with just a name on the front HERE. You can change the names/font/color choice to match your card. Make sure you select a word document download version so that you can make changes to the text.)

So there you go!

Quick, mini cards using scraps and custom envelopes and wraps using regular paper!

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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4 comments:

  1. Ho wvery thoughtful of you!! They are beautiful! Thanks and Happy Mother's Day to YOU!!

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  2. They are beautiful any Mum would be lucky to get one. I was raised by super Dad no Mum... But I know alot of wonderful ladies!!

    Evielynne

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  3. These are so pretty! Purple and green is one of my fav color combinations, and I don't even like purple that much on its own. I must really like green :). Thanks for the reminder about Mother's Day, too. We've been busy packing and sorting in preparation to move, so my head isn't really in the game right now. My mom is local, but my husband's mom isn't. Thanks for the heads up :).

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