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

Posted by Graphic 45 05/08/2018 83 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,

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


Weekly Blog Contest

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 12x12 Paper Pad, 12x12 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!

83 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
05/08/2018, 09:57:26 AM

I like the rich colors! The doily is a nice addition to the pretty look!

Michele Lewis:
05/08/2018, 10:31:44 AM

These two cards are just lovely! I would never have thought of Penny's paper Dolls for them.Still hungering after that Portrait of a Lady prize package!! That would truly be a dream come true. That collection is my all time favorite!

05/08/2018, 10:43:01 AM

Beautiful cards!

Carla Hundley:
05/08/2018, 10:57:26 AM

Gorgeous cards, One for her and one for him. Carlafrom I

Michelle Chmelar:
05/08/2018, 11:02:12 AM

These are just gorgeous cards. The sentiments are wonderful!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Amazing! I love them all!

05/08/2018, 11:22:34 AM

What great cards. I'll have just enough time to make the Mother's Day card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debby Abad:
05/08/2018, 11:37:16 AM

G45 papers are the best! Beautiful colors and designs! I would love

Donna Nuce:
05/08/2018, 11:44:43 AM, http//

Would love to win such an amazing prize package. The cards Pam made are amazing. Thanks for the ideas.

Becca Yahrling:
05/08/2018, 11:47:59 AM

These are both beautiful; lovely details & sentiment. Great layers!

Rebecca Rosas:
05/08/2018, 12:02:49 PM

Nice cards, Pam!

Suzy Q:
05/08/2018, 12:18:05 PM

Luv your beautiful cards Pam! Very beautiful! And absolutely luv the Graphic 45 prize package this week! Would luv to win this prize!

Cheryl Wells:
05/08/2018, 12:18:46 PM

The cards are just gorgeous, Pam - beautiful colors - perfect!!!

05/08/2018, 12:20:28 PM

Pam did a wonderful job making these cards to honor both mother's and father's!

05/08/2018, 12:20:29 PM

Pam did a wonderful job making these cards to honor both mother's and father's!

05/08/2018, 12:20:29 PM

Pam did a wonderful job making these cards to honor both mother's and father's!

05/08/2018, 12:20:29 PM

Pam did a wonderful job making these cards to honor both mother's and father's!

Lisa Buchanan:
05/08/2018, 12:25:59 PM

Another great idea for Mother’s Day AND Father’s Day! This idea can help with 2 projects at once - brilliant!

05/08/2018, 12:27:15 PM

Lovely cards!

Bettina Kreuer:
05/08/2018, 12:28:35 PM

These cards are fantastic. Gorgeous colours and such a classic look. Thanks for sharing.

05/08/2018, 12:33:03 PM

Great cards-especially the dad’s - men are so difficult to design for!! Loving the papers too.

Martie Rollin:
05/08/2018, 12:38:12 PM

I think I would have not used a paper doily on the Father's Day card. LOVE the Mom's Day card! Fantastic prize package!!

Betty Sherman:
05/08/2018, 12:42:49 PM

So detailed and lovely! I keep seeing more and more little things every time I look at these cards.

05/08/2018, 12:44:46 PM

Thanks for the ideas...doesn't get much easier than this..:)

05/08/2018, 12:45:59 PM

So stinkin cute..I already have the emph cards and they are so sweet, as must have!

Sylvia Rivera:
05/08/2018, 12:50:08 PM

Thanks for the tutorial. Both cards are just perfect!

Vanessa LeClear:
05/08/2018, 01:13:22 PM

Both cards are beautiful!

05/08/2018, 01:21:37 PM

I just love this collection very sophisticated! And the card projects are gorgeous xx

Susan Ashby:
05/08/2018, 01:42:27 PM

Beautiful. Wish my parents were alive si I could make one for them.

05/08/2018, 01:51:58 PM

Such great color combo's!

Beth Beery:
05/08/2018, 01:52:48 PM

Just starting to make cards, this tutorial couldn't come at a better time! Thanks for sharing!!

Michele Check:
05/08/2018, 01:55:54 PM

I can't get over the beauty in these cards. I just stop in my tracks and gaze at the talent of how the colors and patterns work so well together. I think the tutorial was OUTSTANDING! She made it easy to follow and with the photos and explanations. Gotta get to work, YIKES, it's this Sunday already. . . .

Diane F:
05/08/2018, 02:23:38 PM

Beautiful cards with great instructions! Thank you for sharing these.

Heather park:
05/08/2018, 02:28:41 PM

These are so pretty and elegant,I've not used my penny doll papers yet, but this is definitely something I cud try.

Kathy Lutter:
05/08/2018, 02:43:06 PM

Nice cards! I love all the layering! So wonderful that the papers lend themselves to both feminine and masculine cards.

Barbara Daws:
05/08/2018, 02:48:43 PM

Beautiful cards! Love to fussy cut G45 to make interesting cards.

Anne McIntosh:
05/08/2018, 02:53:40 PM

Thanks for 2 lovely cards for 2 lovely holidays. I should be able to knock out the Mother's Day (in different paper) without too much difficulty. Thanks again!

Michelle Nettleton:
05/08/2018, 03:02:06 PM

I never would have thought to use Penny's Paper Dolls. What a surprise to see the finished creations!

05/08/2018, 03:31:13 PM

Beautiful cards! I love the layered look.

Kathleen E Capachione:
05/08/2018, 03:56:22 PM

Thanks for the inspiration! Layering several times.

05/08/2018, 03:58:37 PM

Love those papers a lot!!!

Jan Kennedy:
05/08/2018, 03:59:35 PM

Gorgeous cards - sure to be treasured! I'd love for someone to send ME one!

Mary Jane Pagel:
05/08/2018, 04:21:04 PM

Pam...thank you for the beautiful card ideas!!

Regina Harrison:
05/08/2018, 06:06:57 PM

These cards are both very well done. Maybe next year.

Sue D:
05/08/2018, 06:25:34 PM

Thanks for these 7 steps to fabulous cards.

Jan G.:
05/08/2018, 06:46:47 PM

Beautiful soft colors that would be perfect for mother's day gift.

Beth M Beery:
05/08/2018, 08:06:38 PM

This collection is so versatile, I've made several layouts using it for completely different themes and it goes so well with all of them. Love it!

Kate LeBlanc:
05/08/2018, 08:21:52 PM

Awesome cards, such great layering! Beautiful papers make such beautiful cards! Love you Graphic 45.

05/08/2018, 08:22:37 PM

This cards is amazing! Thank you, Pam! Thank you, Graphic45!

Kristina Vazquez:
05/08/2018, 09:11:19 PM

Oh boy oh boy...Jumping for joy! What an AWSOME Mothers Day win this is going to being. Fabulous collections and staples!

Denise Sayers:
05/08/2018, 09:12:46 PM,

I have looked at Paper Doll collection, but missed those sentiments. Very pretty cards.

Denise Bryant:
05/08/2018, 09:19:11 PM

Thanks for the card inspiration! Love the Mother's Day and Father's Day card ideas! Gorgeous papers!

Kelly Kennedy:
05/08/2018, 09:43:00 PM

Super nice cards! And thanks for the chance to win, I adore this collection.

Shirley Flavell:
05/08/2018, 09:52:25 PM

Lovely cards with great tutorial.

Deborah Anderson-Clarke:
05/08/2018, 09:53:15 PM

Great card ideas, as usual. I would love to win this vintage collection to add to my G45 paper hoard! It's perfect for any romantic occasion and would make very elegant cards.

Glenda Buster:
05/08/2018, 10:01:04 PM

Both cards are awesome! ❤️ Penny’s Paper Doll Family Collection.

Yi Chen Fan:
05/08/2018, 10:14:22 PM

beautiful card ideas.I would love to win this Ladies Diary Deluxe Collector's Edition,love ladies such elegant.

Teresa Trump:
05/08/2018, 10:17:39 PM

I absolutely love G45 paper. The detail and vibrancy lends itself to multiple projects and each series that comes out is fantastic. I want it all, lol. I have some for cards and some for mini-albums.

Dawn Belger:
05/08/2018, 10:52:53 PM

These are beautiful cards with great helpful tutorials. And what a beautiful prize package to use for beautiful female cards and projects.

Jill McAuley:
05/08/2018, 11:16:01 PM

A great template for any occasion!

Dianna Dean:
05/09/2018, 12:43:26 AM

Beautiful cards! Great prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy Phillips:
05/09/2018, 01:49:02 AM

I love these cards! Pam Bray, you have a new admirer!

Debbie Siddle:
05/09/2018, 02:00:54 AM

Wonderful father's day cards. How I wish I could give my dad one. x

Susie Doucet:
05/09/2018, 02:14:47 AM

Would love to win

Robin Bissland:
05/09/2018, 02:30:33 AM

I live using the same card sketch and changing out the paper!!! Easy use for cardmakers. Thank you again for giving such a great collection to one lucky G45 fan!!!

Peggy Mazzone:
05/09/2018, 03:39:57 AM

Lovely colors for family love!

Marjorie Peila:
05/09/2018, 05:51:22 AM

These cards & all your paper are unbelievably gorgeous!

Olena FP:
05/09/2018, 05:54:39 AM,

This is just perfect! I will gladly make a personal diary from these products))

Heather White:
05/09/2018, 06:51:33 AM

These cards are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie Pukish:
05/09/2018, 07:31:57 AM,

Wow stunning graphic45

Dorothy McCarthy:
05/09/2018, 07:39:25 AM,

Love the cards!!!

Colleen Cordts:
05/09/2018, 08:11:01 AM

Really great cards. Well Done.

05/09/2018, 08:28:29 AM,

What beautiful inspiration! Thanks so much for a chance to win.

Sandra Featherston:
05/09/2018, 08:40:21 AM

What a wonderful way to use Penny's Paper Doll Family collection. I love the layers on the cards, Very dramatic.

Sue MacFall:
05/09/2018, 08:40:39 AM

I always enjoy Pam's projects - she makes everything so attainable by us. Many thanks, Pam.

Piia Hiltunen:
05/09/2018, 10:05:53 AM, https//

Lovely cards and wonderful prize!

Cathy Frailey:
05/09/2018, 10:16:51 AM

Lovely cards - so many layers and textures!

Dottie Sims:
05/09/2018, 10:17:30 AM

G45 papers are so versatile! Love the cards and all the project ideas!

Ellen Haydon:
05/09/2018, 02:05:47 PM

I love all the colors and the messages for these cards. Ellen from Phoenix

Judy Hodges:
05/09/2018, 05:16:12 PM

I would LOVE to win this beautiful set. G45 is the best!

Renee Robinson:
05/09/2018, 06:41:01 PM

I love Graphic 45. Every single one of your collections is beautiful, but i have to admit that my favorite so far has been Penny's Paper Dolls. This collection always reminds me of a time that seemed so much simpler than today. I loved playing with paper dolls when i was little, but none of them were as beautiful as G45's collection. And your latest collection is just as beautiful as Penny's Paper Dolls!

Beth M Beery:
05/09/2018, 08:11:37 PM

Love all the layering! The warm rich colors of this collection are so beautiful!!!

Julie Draewell:
05/09/2018, 08:56:12 PM

Love those papers

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