7 Steps to Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Cards

Hello, G45ers!

Nothing says love like a handmade card.  Today we have a #SimplyG45  Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Card seven-step tutorial by Brand Ambassador, Pam Bray.  Both cards highlight our easy to use paper collection, Penny’s Paper Doll Family So pull out your stash and let's get busy creating cards for all the moms and pops in your life.  

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Card

By Pam Bray

“Hi Graphic 45 fans! Do you love making cards using one design, same collection and just changing out the sentiments? I am sharing today how to create simply Mother’s and Father’s Day Card doing just that. So, grab your favorite Graphic 45 Collection, Sentiment Stamps, and a couple paper doilies!” Pam



Graphic 45 Supplies:


Penny's Paper Doll Family 12x12 pad

Penny's Paper Doll Family Ephemera Cards

Penny's Paper Doll Family Chipboard


Other Supplies:

  • Sentiment Stamps
  • Paper Doilies
  • Burgundy and Kraft Card Stock.
  • 5” x 6 ½’ Kraft Card Base
  • Tan Twine
  • Black Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Pop Dots





  1. Add pattern paper to cardstock mats. Adhere to top of card base.


  1. Add pattern paper border to top of card front.


  2. Add doily to top of card.


  3. Place Epherema Card to Kraft and Burgundy Mats; wrap with twine and tie bow.


  4. Fussy cut second Epherema Card add to over twine bow with pop dots. Place on card front with pop dots.


  5. Add twine to chipboard button. Place at top of card.


  6. Stamp sentiment on Kraft Card Stock; mat on pattern paper. Add to front of card with pop dots.


Looking for more Mother’s Day Ideas? Check out our Pinterest board.


Mother’s Day Ideas Pinterest Board


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Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes a Ladies’ Diary – Deluxe Collector’s EditionPortrait of a Lady 12×12 Paper Pad, 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Ephemera, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $100+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, May 11th. 


We hope you enjoyed this easy peasy step by step tutorial.  Big thanks to Pam for sharing these two heartfelt cards.  We hope you have been inspired to create.  Be sure to share your projects on Instagram using #Graphic45, we love to see your genius ideas!  


Happy Papercrafting!

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