This is a great way to use your computer to make your Mother’s Day look sharp and professionally done.
Blank greeting cards (available at craft stores),
scrapbooking paper with floral pattern
coordinating solid piece of scrapbooking paper
creme or white colored cardstock (whichever matches other papers best)
paper cutter or scissors
computer and printer
Directions for the project: Cut a piece of the solid colored paper to fit the front of the greeting card and glue it in place. Cut an approximately 2-inch strip of the floral paper and glue on left-hand side of card as a border. Using your sewing machine stitch* along the right-hand side of the floral border and around the outside edge of the card. Cut a large square out of creme colored or white card stock and glue to the center of the card. Type “Happy Mother’s Day” on your computer and print out on white or creme colored cardstock. Cut out the phrase (narrow strip) and glue to the bottom of the square in the center of the card. Choose a flower from the floral paper and trim to fit in the center of the square on the front of the card. Glue in place. You can then print out a nice poem or other sentiment for the inside of your card.
* Stitching tips: If you have never used your sewing machine to make cards, it is easy to do! You can just sew on the paper like you would on fabric. You might want to reserve a needle just for paper so you do not dull the needle for your fabric projects. There are two ways you can include stitching in your card making projects. You can either stitch directly on the card, or you can stitch on a separate piece of paper and then glue that piece to the card (then the stitching won’t show through the card).
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