I’ve been making handmade cards for years, but once I started making cards on my Cricut Explore Air 2, they seemed to get simpler in design and I cut way down on embellishments. That is completely fine of course, but when I made that Moulin Rouge card a couple of months ago, it reignited my love of making fancy, embellished cards. I’m participating in the Monthly De-stash challenge again this month, so I thought it would be fun to make a Handmade Embossed Mother’s Day Card only using supplies I already have in my craft room. Easy peasy, I have a forest of paper in here and I bought all of these Anna Griffin super fancy die cuts, embossing folders, and stamps months ago that will work perfectly.
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Handmade Embossed Mother’s Day Card
- 1 Sheet Pretty Floral Paper
- 3 Sheets Coordinating Solid Cardstock
- 1 Sheet Gold Cardstock
- Paper Trimmer
- Cricut Cuttlebug
- 5″ x 7″ Decorative Tile Embossing Folder
- Tufted Fabric Embossing Folder Strip
- Happy Mother’s Day Die Cuts
- Fancy Lace Border Die Cut
- Rose Stamp and Die Cut Set
- Acrylic Stamp Block
- Coordinating Ink
- Paper Adhesive
- 3D Dots
- Gold Cord
Handmade Embossed Mother’s Day Card Steps
Paper Cuts, Stamps & Embossing
1. Choose a color for your card base and cut it to 7″ x 10″. I chose green. Score it at the 5″ mark and fold it in half to make a 5″ x 7″ card. Now emboss the front only with the decorative tiles embossing folder.
2. Cut the floral paper into a 4″ x 5″ piece.
3. Cut two 1/2″ x 5″ pieces from coordinating solid cardstock. I chose the lighter pink. You’ll emboss these with the tufted fabric border embossing strip.
4. Cut two 6.5″ x 2″ pieces from the darker coordinating cardstock. You may need to adjust your sizing depending on the size of your die. Now cut them with the lacy border die. You may need to trim them to make them 5 inches long.
5. Cut two lighter pink 3″ x 4″ pieces to fit your rose stamp and smaller rose die. Stamp the rose on both pieces then cut both pieces with the smaller rose die.
6. Cut one darker pink 3″ x 4″ cardstock piece, then cut it with the larger rose die.
7. Cut two pieces of the gold cardstock to fit your Happy Mother’s Day die cuts. Mine are 2″ x 4″. Cut out the wording with the dies.
8. (Optional) I decided to add a couple of swirls of dark green cardstock using a die cut.
1. Glue the lacy border pieces to the top and the bottom of the floral piece. You want the lacy edges to peek out from under the top and the bottom of the floral piece. Center the light pink strips over the top and bottom edges of the floral piece and glue them down.
2. Stick the lacy/ floral piece to the center of the card front.
3. Adhere one of the stamped rose images to the darker pink cutout. Glue that one flat against the card and then stick a few of the 3D Dots onto the back of the second stamped rose and layer it on top of the first rose.
4. (Optional) Stick on a couple of the dark green swirls from underneath that rose.
5. Glue the “Happy Mother’s Day” wording to the front of the card so the words span from the floral center to the bottom area of the card.
6. Cut a 27-inch length of gold cord. Fold it in half and tie a knot 3 inches down. wrap the cord around the fold of the card and then tie it in a knot at the top.
Okay, so I know these fancy embellished cards take a little more time to make, but I honestly think they’re worth every minute. I know there are plenty of moms out there who would love to get a pretty Handmade Embossed Mother’s Day Card like this. If pink and green aren’t your jam, simply use a different floral paper and coordinating cardstock. Personally, I’ve always been fond of pink and green together. Besides, it’s a nice, springlike card that fits in with the season, too.
If you absolutely love looking at and making handmade cards, you have to go see all of the card projects over at All Free Paper Crafts. I could spend hours and hours looking at them!
So now let’s see all of the other fun craft projects people made with supplies from their stash!