Mother's Day theme – Focus on DIY cards.

If you read my post from yesterday; I had yet to get my Mother’s day stuff ready.  Well, am rejoicing because what I finally decided to go with is in the mailbox as we speak.

I love cards since they are less expensive to mail then larger packages. And it is easy to add a gift card to the inside for the price you could have spent on shipping.

I have been doing home done cards for many holidays and occasions for quite some time.  And this is a quick tutorial of the ones I did today:

 

 

Supplies plus toothpick.

Supplies plus toothpick.

 

 

card stock light green cut after folding in 1/2 lengthwise into 2 sections then folded into a  card. (makes an odd size kind of, but is also stand out from norm. done this way.  Plus save on paper which some may not need, but I am frugal that way!

card stock light green cut after folding in 1/2 lengthwise into 2 sections then folded into a card. (makes an odd size kind of, but is also stand out from norm. done this way. Plus save on paper which some may not need, but I am frugal that way!

 

 

white paint with tooth pick dipped in it and pressed`on diagonal at top of green stems

white paint with tooth pick dipped in it and pressed`on diagonal at top of green stems

 

 

 

Using other end of the q tip, add blowing dandelion seeds as dots.

Using other end of the q tip, add blowing dandelion seeds as dots.

I wrote happy mother’s day on the inside and signed.

 

 

For the envelope I am using beautiful art work my sign did in art last year. ( I take pictures so that a digital record is kept. This is a great way to use up art that is hard to store and keep.

For the envelope I am using beautiful art work my sign did in art last year. ( I take pictures so that a digital record is kept. This is a great way to use up art that is hard to store and keep.

 

 

Cut and wrap like flat presents. Add gift cards to cards first. lol. Address  labels and postage. Takes 2 stamps to be safe. Weight is about 2 oz.  MAIL......Fun and satisfaction....

Cut and wrap like flat presents. Add gift cards to cards first. lol. Address labels and postage. Takes 2 stamps to be safe. Weight is about 2 oz. MAIL……Fun and satisfaction….

I mail cards with envelopes like this a lot and it is no problem as long as you have the correct or above postage. Wait for smiles…..

 

Found this idea here and yes I like to do art projects geared towards kids that is simple and not to involved and time consuming; I am always running late. Thanks for viewing and let me know what you think or if this inspires you.  More ideas here:

 

http://www.sassydealz.com/2014/04/q-tip-dandelion-mothers-day-card-kids-make.html

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