Make a “Mother’s Day Gift” for Mom! 5


yellow-purple-flower-barMake a “Mother’s Day Gift” for Mom

With “Mother’s Day” being this weekend, I figured that this would be a wonderful thing to do for my #TBCCrafters post.  This is pretty easy to do and even if you don’t have a machine, you can cut things out and write it yourself – my penmanship is horrible, so I’m blessed to have my Silhouette to fake it! ha/ha

I wanted to share some info on Mother’s Day – so many people just figure that it’s a card companies way to make money, but here’s more about what it is:

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. (e.g., April–May in the northern hemisphere, October in Argentina, but northern hemisphere spring, May, in Australia). It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day.

The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a celebration of the mother church, not motherhood).  Despite this, in some countries Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.

So with that, I want to give eHugs to my Mom and send everyone “Mother’s Day” blessings and hugs!

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I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

flower divider Mother’s Day Gift” DIY/Craft

Materials/Tools Needed: 

  • Design & Cut System (or Scissors)
  • Scrapbook/Craft Paper
  • Tape/Glue
  • & Time!

Instructions:

I started by picking the scrapbook paper I wished to use.  I chose a 6×6 piece, so that it was easy to mail (since my Mom lives in Oregon) and wouldn’t take up a lot of room.  I used my new Cricut Explore to cut out the word “Mom” on the bottom of the paper.

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Once I had that cut out – I removed the extra pieces like usual, saving the middle of the “O”.  Then I cut a piece of another color of scrapbook paper in a size that fit behind the opening, and glued that into place.

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After I had that secured, I used a poem I found online to add to the front.  I tried it on the Explore on a different paper to test it out, but with the pens being thicker, it just didn’t work.  I had to head to the other corner of my desk and use my Silhouette Cameo with a pen to do this part.  Once I had the poem written on the paper and it dried, I added some stickers and used a Transparency sheet to cover it up and make it look a bit finished, as well.

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Next, I wanted to add a frame to the piece, so I used my Explore to cut out a frame (which I found out that I should have just made it a square, since I was covering the back up anyway – duh!).  Then, I cut a piece of cardboard to put over it to secure it and make a better stand.

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Next, I created a stand for the back of the frame – since it was having an attitude and didn’t want to stand on it’s own! 🙂

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Now you can just display it wherever you wish and enjoy the love that was put in to making it.  I sure hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

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“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” –Psalm 139:13
 

All pictures and text are my own and have not been copied in any way.  I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.TigerStrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences or creations with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing or using their service/product. The information that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

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Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs)

That is so cute! I need to get my cricut out again soon.

Dawn Pruitt
8 years ago

Very lovely! I love the idea of giving hand made cards, especially for Mother’s Day. Sure wish I had one of those cutting machines!

Andrea Kruse
8 years ago

What a sweet Mother’s Day idea. My Silhouette is a lifesaver. I tend to have trouble cutting straight… even with all my scissors, rotary cutters and grid rulers.