Mother’s Day Card to Make - A Step By Step Tutorial


Posted on 13th March 2017 by Angela Dodson
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Seasonal Crafts, Mothers Day Crafts, Design Team

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Hello, it’s Angela here to share a Mother's Day card to make. It could also be for a Mum’s birthday.

The ‘papercut’ panel effect is very popular at the moment and dies are a great way to achieve a similar look in an easy way.  I have been playing with one of the new Craft-A-Card dies and some of the gorgeous Papermilldirect Lustre Print cardstocks.  These are 300gsm, fabulous quality cardstocks with a luxury lustre finish and they cut beautifully through my Big Shot die cutting machine

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Step by Step:

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Cut the 5x7” craft a card die from Papermilldirect Periwinkle Lustre Print Silver card.

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Remove the waste from the die cut by shaking it, use a pokey tool for any tiny bits.

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Trim the die cut panel down to leave an even border all around (I cut to approx. 18.5 cm x just over 13cm).  Add foam squares to the back of the panel, add them around the outside and to the larger shapes, cut them smaller if required for some areas.

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Score and fold an A4 sheet of Papermilldirect Natural White Pearlised cardstock in half, trim down to create a 5 ½” x 7 ½” card base.  Carefully position die cut panel onto the front and when happy with positioning press down firmly to secure.

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Die cut letters to spell ‘MUM’ from PMD Natural White Pearlised card using an alphabet die set.

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Glue letters to centre panel on card front, using a clear drying glue.  For even spacing, glue the first and last letter in place and then add the centre letter.

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Die cut a selection of flowers and leaves from PMD Lustre print Silver card.  Spring Green for the leaves and the pink shades for the flowers.

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Shape the flower petals and leaves in your fingers to give shape, layer some up using 3D foam pads and then glue as desired to card front. 

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To finish add an adhesive gem to the centre of each flower.

I love the pretty colours in Papermilldirect’s Lustre Print card range, The Periwinkle is sooo pretty and my favourite colour, so I themed this card around the purple and pinks.  There are lots of other shades to check out too, why not try experimenting and if you make a project using PMD card then please do share it over on the Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram, we love to see what you have been making.

Angela x

Products Used:

Lustre Print Silver 300gsm Card in Periwinkle, Spring Green, Persian Pink, Misty Rose, Red Wood – Papermilldirect.

Natural White Pearlised card 300gsm – Papermilldirect.

Craft A Card Die 5x7” FEDIE179 – First Edition

Alphabet Headliner Die XCU503153 – X Cut

Faux Quilled Blooms Dies CED1402 – Creative Expressions

Self Adhesive Pearls

Adhesives: Cosmic Shimmer clear drying glue, 3D foam pads

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