My mom has always preferred hand made mothers day cards – but what mom doesn’t? This year I was so excited to have my Zink hAppy for Mothers Day so I could create a truly customized mothers day card. With some fun photos, a few decals and a lot of help from my ZINK hAppy I made this adorable hAppy Mothers Day Card.
12in x 8in card stock folded in half
Misc Card Stock at least 3in x 3in
Razor Blade/Exacto Knife
ZINK hAppy Printer
2 inch Z-roll
1/4 inch Z-roll
One of the great things about assembling a mothers day card is that it’s really a matter of preference. There really is not a ‘right’ way to go about it. However, I do have a few tips:
- Do not glue/stick anything until your design is finalized
- I recommend you start by placing the largest elements & work from there
- For intricate designs use an Exacto knife/razor blade instead of scissors
- Work with at least 3 colors
I began by choosing a few of my moms favorite photos from our impromptu family photo shoot on Easter Sunday. I printed them on a 6in photo strip (2in Z-Roll) and placed it about 3/4 in from the bottom. From there I moved to the next largest item, the scallops.
But it was still a little plain and didn’t have the custom “Happy Mothers Day Greeting.” So I shopped around the ZINK hAppy App Store where I found a ton of free extras – even complete projects – to download. I ended up printing 2×2 flowers I found in the Flower Symbols 2 and Flower Symbols 3 app download. I also downloaded free backgrounds, one of which I used to create my 4in Happy Mothers Day banner using the 1/4in Z-Roll.
Once everything was arranged I finalized my design by gluing/sticking anything down that needed it. Lastly, it just needed a message inside, which I printed out with my 2in Z-Roll. Ta-Da super easy mothers day card.
What craft projects did you come up with for Mothers Day this year?
Surf and Sunshine is a ZINK hAppy Club Member. All thoughts are our own.