“Mother Bird” Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

Mother Bird Mother's Day Card Tutorial
Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday. Even if you can’t visit with your mom because of pandemic restrictions, you can still make her feel extra special by making her a lovely handmade card to express just how much she means to you.
 
Give her a “hug” this Mother’s Day by making her this extra special handmade “Mother Bird” card. It will touch her heart!

 

Approximate time to make: 30 minutes

 

Tools Needed

 

Pencil

Ruler

Paper cutter

Scissors

Crafters glue stick

Printer

 

Supplies Needed

 

One (1) sheet of printer paper

One (1) sheet of coloured cardstock (8.5” x 11”)

One (1) sheet of white cardstock (8.5” x 11”)

One (1) sheet of decorative scrapbook paper (4” x 6”)

Coloured scrap paper large enough to draw the bird templates

One (1) white shipping label (2” x 4”) or white printer paper cut to size

One (1) white return address label (1.75” x 0.5”) or white printer paper cut to size

One (1) envelope (6” x 9”)

 

Card Directions

 

1. Fold coloured cardstock in half along long edge to make a card size of 5.5” x 8.5” (bottom fold card). Using a paper cutter, trim off one inch along short edge of the folded card to reduce the length from 8.5” to 7.5.”

2. Measure white cardstock into two segments of 4.5” x 6.5” and cut. There will be two sheets of white cardstock for this card.

3. Measure and cut decorative scrapbook paper into a 4” x 6” rectangle.

4. Print Template – Mother Bird Mother’s Day Card Tutorial onto printer paper and trace onto desired coloured cardstock. Then cut out each piece.

Mother Bird Mother's Day Card Tutorial
Mother Bird Mother’s Day Card Tutorial by The Ticking Heart, Photo Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved

5. Glue one pre-cut white cardstock on cover of coloured cardstock and the other inside bottom flap, leaving a border all around of approximately 0.5”.

6. On cover, glue decorative scrapbook paper onto white cardstock, leaving a border all around of approximately 0.25”.

7. Position and glue the two birds on the cover where desired, positioning the mother bird to face the baby bird with her wings wrapped around the baby bird in a hug (see photo below). Using a black marker, draw a half moon on the head of each bird to form the eyes.

Mother Bird Mother's Day Card Tutorial
Mother Bird Mother’s Day Card Tutorial by The Ticking Heart, Photo Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved

8. Print Labels – Mother’s Day Message on a 2” x 4” label and Labels – Signature (Blank) on a 1.75” x 0.5” label (alternatively, print on white printer paper and cut to size). Change letters to colours of choice, as needed.

Mother Bird Mother's Day Card Tutorial
Mother Bird Mother’s Day Card Tutorial by The Ticking Heart, Photo Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved

9. Attach “Mother’s Day Message” label to inside bottom flap of card in the centre of the white cardstock. Attach Signature label to the back of card (bottom centre).

Mother Bird Mother's Day Card Tutorial
Mother Bird Mother’s Day Card Tutorial by The Ticking Heart, Photo Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved

10. Include an envelope with card.

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