How To Make The Best Mother's Day Cards

How To Make The Best Mother’s Day Cards: 8 Options

Last Updated on May 23, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

It’s truly delightful that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This presents an ideal chance to express our gratitude towards the incredible mothers in our lives. Rather than opting for conventional presents, how about channeling your creativity into crafting a personalized card to convey your affection and admiration?

Crafting a one-of-a-kind card is sure to make your mom feel extra special. 

Today, we’ll show you how to make the best Mother’s Day cards with our step-by-step instructions, so grab your crafting supplies and read on. 

8 Ideas For A Mother’s Day Card With Instructions

1. Fingerprint Butterflies Card

Butterfly Card Design for Mother's Day

First, you’ll need to create a butterfly shape out of cardstock. Outline the butterfly [1] with a pencil and then paint it with light or watercolor. 

After the paint dries, use an ink pad to press your finger around the outline of the butterfly to create the look of wings. 

Allow the fingerprints to dry, then paint thin stripes around the edges of the butterfly. Finally, complete the card with a heartfelt message to your mom written with a marker. 

2. Paper Cutout Bouquet Card

You only need a sheet of colorful paper, scissors, and a glue stick. Cut out various flowers, making sure to vary the size and color. Then, fold each flower in half to create a 3D effect. 

Place the flowers on the front of the card as a bouquet, then secure them firmly with glue. To make it extra special, add a heartfelt message inside the card.

3. Pop-Up Surprise Card

You will need construction paper, scissors, and a trusty glue stick to make this card. Fold that construction paper in half to make the base of your card. 

Then, cut out some shapes – flowers, hearts [2], whatever your heart desires. Glue those shapes inside the card, but stack them at different heights. 

When your fantastic mother opens the card, BOOM! The shapes will pop up and surprise her.  Check out these Mother’s Day wishes to tell your boyfriend’s mom here.

4. Felt Heart Card

Start by cutting out a large heart shape from felt, then fold it in half to create the card’s base. 

Get creative using different felt colors to make a multi-colored heart, or keep it classic with one color. 

Then, cut out smaller heart shapes and glue them to the card to make a beautiful collage. Check out these messages to write on a Mother’s Day for grandma here.

5. Fingerprint Family Card

Gather your family and have each person press their thumb or finger onto an ink pad, then carefully onto the cardstock to create a series of individual fingerprints. 

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”

Victor Hugo, Former Senator of France

With a fine-tipped pen or marker, turn each fingerprint into an adorable character that represents every family member, making sure to place the mother figure at the center, surrounded by her loving family. 

But what do you write on a Mother’s Day card?

6. Tea Bag Folding Card

First, pick a selection of colorful and coordinated decorative papers. Cut them into evenly sized squares, about 2×2 inches each. 

Next, find a tea bag folding pattern or follow an online tutorial to fold the squares into elaborate designs that resemble tiny paper medallions. 

Then, arrange it on a piece of cardstock, creating an appealing pattern highlighting the mother figure at the center. Use a glue stick or adhesive dots to fasten the folded elements.

7. Watercolor Wonders Card

Hand Painting on a card

First, you need a blank card, watercolor paints, a paintbrush, and a pen. First, grab that paintbrush and splash some watercolor magic on the front of the card. 

And don’t be scared to make a mess. Once it’s dry, it’s time to add a personal touch. Finally, write a sweet message to your mom inside the card. 

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8. Magazine Lettering Card

First, you need to gather a few things:

  • A blank card
  • Colorful markers or pens
  • A magazine cutout with a fun pattern or image 

First things first, let’s find the perfect background for our card. Flip through that magazine and choose a page with a color you love. Cut out a piece that fits the front of the card and glue it on. 

Now, think of phrases that perfectly capture your love for your mom, like “Happy Mother’s Day” or “Love You, Mom.” 

Then, grab those markers or pens and write that phrase in big, beautiful letters on the front of the card.

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What item sells the most on Mother’s Day?

Greeting cards are the item that sells the most on Mother’s Day because they can easily be personalized to make the recipient feel even more special on that special day. 

Additionally, they are a thoughtful and inexpensive way to show appreciation for your mother.  But what’s the popular gift for Mother’s Day?

Key Takeaways

Whatever kind of Mother’s Day card you make is about expressing your love and appreciation. 

Put your heart into it, and include a personalized message. Show your mom how special she is, and make this Mother’s Day extra special. 


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