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Mother’s Day Card

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending the day with my Mom. It was great. My hubby was gone, so us girls treated ourselves to a little early Mother’s Day shopping. Nothing grand, (as we spent more time at Toys R Us than the actual mall) but it was a lot of fun to hang out together! 
In addition to shopping, I had a few gifts for my Mom. Some gourmet chocolate and an Amazon Kindle gift card went perfectly with this adorable homemade card. She of course, loved it! 
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d share how I made it. I started with two pieces of Micah’s artwork, a cute picture of him, a utility knife, and a glue stick. That’s it!
Both pieces of artwork were made on card stock using this Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set. The Do-A-Dot set is great. My son is 10 months old and he can do it all by himself. It’s less messy than painting, yet still creates great masterpieces! We used Do-A-Dots, but really any artwork will do. 
*Toddler Tip: Tape all four edges of the paper to the table with a little painters tape. It makes this project much easier when there is not paper to crumple, rip or eat 🙂

Fold both of the pieces of paper in half. Keep one piece with the artwork on the outside, and one piece with the artwork on the inside. Next, mark and cut using an exacto knife, four small slits on the “inside” piece of artwork, one for each of the corners of the photo.

Then, place the photo’s corners in the slots that you have created.

Now, place the pieces of cardstock ‘white sides together.’ Using a glue stick, glue one half of the paper, and press evenly until the paper is smooth. Do it again on the other side of the card.

Put the card inside something heavy, such as a big book to help the card dry flat. It’s that easy! When the glue is dry, you can add any embellishments that you want. I wrote, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ on the front of the card and Micah helped me add a couple foam flower stickers.

Happy early Mother’s Day to all you Mamas out there! 

Nikki Stenson

I am a wife to my husband, Matt and a Mom to my son, Micah. I live a simple life and eat a lot of oatmeal.

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