Make your Mother’s Day Cards Pop!

 

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Show your Mom some love with this fun Mother’s Day DIY!

With Mother’s Day just two days away, many of use are scrambling to find/ create the perfect card and gift. If you don’t have a lot of time to shop around, printable Mother’s Day cards are perfect! They download instantly to your device, typically cost about the same or less than a store bought card, and you can print them off at home. I love using printable cards for their convenience, but sometimes I like to add a little something to make them pop. A great way to do this, is by mounting your printable card on decorative card stock. You can purchase this kind of card stock at any craft store like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby and there are many great designs to choose from. For this project I chose to go with a 12×12 in piece of gold striped card stock and I used the LovelyHomeParty’s Mother’s Day printables.

What you will need:

Printable Mother’s Day Cards (You can order our’s here for just $1!!)

Card stock (Any size works as long as its bigger than the printable card)

Scissors or a Paper Cutter

Modge Podge

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The first thing I did was to print off my Mother’s Day Cards. I decided to print them on glossy 8.5 x 11 in photo paper and then cut them out, but you can also print them off on 8.5 x 11 in. card stock.

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After printing and cutting out the cards, I cut my 12 x 12 in. gold and white striped card stock in half so that the stripes would be horizontal when I placed my cards on top.

I then trimmed my card stock so that it was just slightly larger than my Mother’s Day Cards, and used Modge Podge to adhere them together.

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Once your glue has finished drying and your cards are complete, they can now be given to the most important woman in your life, your mama!

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— Happy Mother’s Day!!

Spring has Sprung!

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I absolutely love spring! The weather is warmer, everything is in bloom, and you can finally shed those winter clothes! Spring printables are a great way to bring a little warmth inside your home, without putting a dent in your budget. If you aren’t familiar with using printables in decor, it may be a little intimidating. I just started using them in my home and it took me a while to figure out how to make a 6×9 printable on the mantle not look plain and boring. ┬áThe solution…use 8×10 canvas boards, paint, and a little modge podge! Modge podge is a wonderful craft tool and if you’ve never used it, this project is a great way to start.

What you need:

8×10 Canvas Board

Paint & Brush

2 6×9 Spring Printables

Modge Podge

First, I painted my canvas. I decided to use bright pink and a really nice sea blue to create a bright bold look.

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Next I printed off my 6×9 spring printables. You can find both in our shop @TheLovelyHomeParty and they download instantly to your computer, tablet, or phone. When printing, I chose to use 8.5 x 11 glossy photo paper because I knew it would hold up to the modge podge.

After I printed off my images and my canvas’s dried, I used a paint brush and covered the entire canvas in modge podge. Make sure to spread the modge podge evenly, but be generous! You want to make sure your image sticks to the canvas. Next place the printable in the center of the canvas, and spread modge podge across the entire image, and even onto the canvas. You want to make sure that the image is completely covered with modge podge because this will adhere it to the canvas, and give your printable a little texture.

To Finish, just wait for everything to dry, and find the perfect spot for it to go! I used our mantle and the printables provided a great pop of color right in time for Easter.

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