Hands-On Mother’s Day Cards

One of my favorite holidays is just around the corner!  This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I’m excited to spend the day with Little Crafter and Hubby touring some gardens.  I’m also looking forward to sharing the little cards and gifts I have up my sleeve to show my wonderful mom and mother-in-law how much we love and appreciate them.  You’ve already seen the “big” gift idea, but I wanted to get Noah in on the action too, so I spent some time with him making special cards.  Since there are a few days left, I thought I’d share these ideas with you in case you want to make some too.
{Grammy and Grandma, sorry to do this to you again, but you get to stop reading now.  I promise no more secrets after Sunday!}
Unfortunately, I can’t claim either of these ideas as my own.  But that’s what I love about blogging and sharing inspiration…I get as much or more than I give!  This first idea came from the weekly Macaroni Kid newsletter I get every Tuesday.  It’s a handprint foam flower, and boy is it sweet!

Materials: colored craft foam, colored cardstock, pencil, scissors, glue, photo
STEP 1: Trace child’s hand on foam with fingers spread apart.  Cut out.  Repeat for the number of “flower petals” you want.  We used six; the sample I saw used eight.  If you have multiple children, you can do a few prints for each child and combine them into one flower, or have each child make his/her own.
STEP 2: Cut out a circle of cardstock as a base and arrange handprints around it to form flower petals.  Glue in place.
STEP 3: Cut out photo in a circular shape to form center of flower.  Size will vary depending on the size of your child’s hands/the flower.  I just found something to trace that looked like the right fit.  Cut out a slightly larger circle of colored cardstock.  Adhere photo to cardstock circle, then to flower.
STEP 4: Cut stem and leaves from green foam or cardstock.  Glue in place.
TA-DA!  The sample I saw took it a step further.  They wrote “Reasons I Love Mee-Maw” on the stem, then wrote something they loved about their grandmother on each “petal.”  I am still debating whether I want to do this or not…I really like the look of it as is and am afraid to add writing. :p  Either way, it’s sooo sweet!
The second idea came from a cute blog called Serving Pink Lemonade…Jeanine shared it on a linky party I visited this morning, and I fell in love with it.  Here’s our version:
Materials: inkpads in various colors {we used pink, purple, yellow, and green}, white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Optional Materials: wording stamp, blender pen {you can also use green marker}
I didn’t dare take step-by-step pictures while Little Crafter’s fingers were covered in ink, so you just get the finished product pic:
STEP 1: Fold cardstock in half.  Have child press thumb into ink pad and place it onto the paper in a flower shape.  Then, add a flower center using a different finger.  Repeat, changing colors if you like.
STEP 2: Add stems using marker or a blender pen in green ink.
STEP 3: optional – Add a stamped greeting.
I thought these were really sweet keepsakes and something easy a child can make with minimal assistance to give to a mother or grandmother.  Hope you like them!
In the meantime, I’ve been working more on my jewelry skills…here’s the latest.  My first bracelet with a real hook closure!
Well, I guess it’s time I get busy around here.  My Bible Study buddies will be here in a few hours and the house needs a little work.  Then again, I hear my beads calling…which do you think will win? 🙂
Oh, and speaking of winning; I promised to do another giveaway when I hit 75 followers.  I just noticed today that I’m only 10 followers short of that goal!  YAY!  Tell your friends to come check out One Artsy Mama and it’ll be giveaway time again before you know it…I’m feeling a jewelry giveaway this time, I think!
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  1. Hi! I am so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! I love your projects with your son—how special! One day when I have babies….I would love to do all of these fun projects! In the mean time I am loving your jewelry, I have dabbled in jewelry and it is something I want to keep working on! I am your newest follower :o) Have a good day!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  2. Amy, I LOVE the necklace that you sent me the link to, and this hand print flower picture above is adorable! Thank you for some much needed inspiration!!!
    Also, I’m LOVING the bird’s nest necklace!!!! Do you have an Etsy or sell those?! You’re so talented!


  3. What a great way to spend Mother’s Day. Hope you have a wonderful day! I really envy crafty, artistic people as that is not my talent at all!

    I’m here from the Mingle with Us Blog Hop! Hope you can hop over to ours. Our members are really great and I’m sure you’ll get get some followers there! If you make it, please add the Featured Members to your Profile list as they will surely follow you if you do!

    Take care and Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

    Lexie Lane

    BTW, we also have a Hopper Strategized blog hop that would surely help you gain followers. They are all really great.

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