Thursday, April 27, 2017

Book Lovin’ Mother’s Day Card

Lorraine Masonheimer, our crafter extraordinaire, has already shown us how to make a You Wrote the Book Mother’s Day card. Today she’s here to show us another book themed idea for a card to give to Mom.

8 1/2” x 11” cream cardstock
Pattern paper
Two color coordinated solid color paper
4 buttons
Blooming Lotus Outline & Background #99099 & 99097 Die-Cut
Big Shot machine
Book page
Library check-out card
ColorBox Chalk Charcoal Ink Pad
Happy Mother’s Day MOM stamp
Glue dots
X-acto blade 

Step One:  Card Base
Score an 8 ½ x 11” cream cardstock at 5 ½” and fold in half. Cut the patterned paper to 8 ½” x 5 ½”.  Cut the lighter solid to 3 ½” x 5 ½” and the darker solid to 2 ¾” x 5 ½” and glue to the front of the card.

Step Two:  Die Cut
Take a page or copy of a page from a book and cut to 5” x 5”. Using the Lotus Background die, cut the flower from the text. Take a 5” x 5” dark solid paper and cut the Lotus outline and glue together. If desired, cut an alternating color for the center. Draw and cut a flower if preferred.

Step Three:  Text Block, Embellish & Assemble
If you have a library check-out card, Stamp a mother’s day message on the card. If you don’t have a card, using the computer, create a text box about 1 ¾” x 3” and draw lines as shown. Create text boxes with the words "AUTHOR Your Daughter," "TITLE Loving Mom," "BORROWER’S NAME," "DATE RETURNED" and "happy mother’s day MOM" in the appropriate spaces. I used Berlin Sans typeface at 8 points in dark gray. Print onto a light color paper, cut to size and glue to the card as shown. Glue three buttons to the top right corner.

Step Four: Inside Message
For the inside of the card, type, cut and glue the sentiment "I love you more than books. Well…ok. Yes. Yes, I DO love you more than books. Best Mom Ever!" onto a 5” x 4” rectangle as shown. I used Berlin Sans 14 points and FreeStyle Script 20 points.

Thread a button with scrap twine through the back of the button and tie on the top of the bottom and glue to the card. Extra postage is required for the larger size card.   

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