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As I was putting the Easter decor anyway last week, my daughter asked what was next. I told her mother’s day was coming up; a special day for mommys. Being the 3 year old that she is, she asked when her special day is.
Our conservation prompted me to start thinking about mother’s day cards and gifts. May is so busy with teacher appreciation, end of school activities, graduations, and mother’s day that I like to get a head start on my projects.
We do a Christmas letter every year that we send out to family and friends. Occasionally I mix it up by doing a take on an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem uses the letters of the word you have chosen to start each line of the poem. Each line relates or describes the word you have chosen.
This year I decided to write a couple of acrostic poems for mother’s day. I wrote one spelling out Mother and another one spelling Mommy. Next up was creating cards to display these poems.
I really enjoyed making these cards. Before we had kids and even when we had just one, I enjoyed scrapbooking. As we had more kids and life got busier,I did not have time to complete an entire scrapbook. Making cards still allows me to be creative and uses many of the items I used in scrapbooking. All the items I used in making these cards were purchased at Hobby Lobby. I have links below for similar items if you prefer online shopping.
I just love how this card turned out and it was so easy to make! I purchased a pre-folded 5×7 card. Using my washi tape I made a horizontal line and then a vertical line over it. I hot glued the 3 paper flowers onto the card. For the inside, I cute a piece of yellow dot scrapbook paper so that it was just smaller than the card. The next step was to add the acrostic poem (print below). After printing it, I cut the paper so that it was slightly smaller than the yellow paper and used a corner punch to round the corners.
This card was a lot of fun to make. I took a pre-folded 5×7 green card and laid paper flowers out in the shape of a heart. Next was the tricky part…how to glue them. I took a piece of paper, placed it over the flowers, and flipped the card so that I now had the back side of the flowers (like you would flip a cake). I put hot glue all over the back of the flowers and flipped again. I just had one spot I had to adjust. For the inside, I chose a piece of orange cardstock and cut it so that it is slightly smaller than than the card and rounded the edges with my corner punch. I repeated the process for the poem (print below) after I printed it. I cut it slightly smaller than the orange paper and also rounded the edges. I had some paper flowers leftover from the outside, so I glued one to the top corner.
Print the poems here: Mother Poem ~ Mommy Poem
Below are links for items similar to the materials and tools I used in making these cards.
EK tools Mini Corner Rounders Punch Set
Swingline Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch, 10-Sheet Capacity
Wildflower Pillar, Mixed
K&Company Bright Flower Layered Accents
Wrapables Striped Japanese Washi Masking Tape – Yellow Chevron
Array Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 10 color, 100 Sheets (101169)
“[email protected]! Color Vibe Collection Paper Pad 6″”X6″” 36 Sheets-“
Diecuts with A View Box of Cards and Envelopes, Assorted Solids A2 Size, 50/Pkg
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Judith Swagerty says
Way to go Kim!! Terrific ideas and with enough lead time that people can get
You are awesome!!
Thanks Judith! I appreciate your comment! I fixed the picture on the Facebook post!
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
Hey Kim – Your Mother’s Day poems, cards and printables are wonderful! Your thoughtfulness really shines through your words. We can’t thank you enough for sharing with us at Something To Talk About Link Party!
Thank you so much Vicki and Jennifer! I really appreciate your kind words! Thank you for hosting a wonderful link party!
Thanks for sharing with us this week at Bloggers Brags. I am pinning this to our group board on Pinterest. Have a great week!
Sharon Rowe says
This is fantastic it is going to save me some time! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂
Rose who's busy being creative at FineCraftGuild.com says
Hi Kim, these cards are gorgeous! Thank you for linking it up! See you again at next SHARE IT Sunday Linky Party ! Hugs, Rose
So lovely. Love the bright colors!
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing on #MommyMoments!
Bethany at The Southern Couture says
Very cute and creative. Another great project. Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you share this Sunday night.
Bethany from The Southern Couture
Create With Joy says
What a sweet card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
Thanks! I enjoy your link party!
Betsy (BPhotoArt.com) says
I love acrostic poems. Thanks for sharing these cards!
I’ve pinned your post, thanks for sharing at #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup …hope to see you again this week!
Thanks Betsy! Looking forward to it!
Nina Lewis says
This is such a wonderful idea — and so easy for kiddos to do. Thanks so much for sharing it at my GrandmaIdeas.com Sharing Time link party.