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When Mother’s Day rolls around each year it really makes me feel grateful for all the wonderful Mother figures I have around me. From my own wonderful mother to my sweet next-door neighbor, to my friends who became moms before me, and so many more. Often I’ve visited the store in hopes of finding special cards for each of them… let’s see there’s mom, my mother-in-law, my aunt, my mom’s best friend, my mom-friends, and my one dog mom friend who desperately wants to be a human mom. How do you find the perfect card for each of them? You don’t, so you have to make them, which is exactly what we are doing today. I’ve created an awesome batch of mix + match Mother’s Day cards where you get to choose the front design and the inside message! All are free to print thanks to Canon and they look store-bought also thanks to Canon since I used my PIXMA TS9521C Crafting Printer and my favorite paper ever, the Canon Double-sided Matte Photo Paper. Choose from 26 different inner messages to create an absolutely perfect card for any woman on your list!
6 Card Designs
These mix + match cards are so fun! With coffee, wine, tea, flowers, crafts, and sweets – there’s sure to be at theme that will fit your favorite Mom. Download all six designs at the end of the blog post.
Watch Jen Make These Cards:
Beautiful Double-Sided Print
Any Canon PIXMA will create a beautiful double-sided greeting card that is sure to put a smile on your favorite ladies face. You pick the front and the inside to create a truly custom message.
List of Inside Sayings:
I tried to include all the special verbiage that I could to fully celebrate all types of mothers out there. Below is the list of the exact inside messages that you can print in your cards:
- To the most wonderful mother there is!
- To the most wonderful grandma there is!
- To the most wonderful neighbor there is!
- To the most wonderful aunt there is!
- To the most wonderful mother-in-law there is!
- To the most wonderful extra-mom there is!
- To the most wonderful step-mom there is!
- To the most wonderful sister there is!
- Thank You for all you do for our family.
- We are so lucky to have you!
- Everyone wishes you were their mom.
- I’m so grateful to have you in my life.
- To the mom I never had.
- I’m sad that mom isn’t here, but I’m grateful that you are.
- You will make a wonderful mother one day.
- It’s your first Mother’s Day, yea Mama!
- To my future baby mama!
- To the best fur-mom there is!
- To the most wonderful mom-friend there is!
- It takes a village and I’m so glad you’re in mine!
- To the most beautiful flower in the bunch!
- You are the vintners selection!
- You’re brewed to perfection!
- You’re steeped in perfection!
- You are the sweetest!
- You’re the glue that holds us together!
Print The Front + Back
Visit the end of this blog post and find the clickable graphics that say 6 cards and inside sayings and download them both. When you click on the graphic your download will start instantly. Many smartphones now allow you to save files to your phone, which you can print from there, or of course you can do it from your computer.
Under “Media & Quality” make sure to choose the settings, Rear Tray (where your paper will go), Photo quality paper, and then Best quality print.
Flip For The Inside Print
With my logo facing down, flip and insert the paper back into the printers rear tray so that you can properly print the cards inner message.
Print The Inner Message
Pull up the second file and choose the personal greeting that you will print inside the card. There are 26 to choose from and you can see a full list above. You can of course, leave the inside blank.
This step is totally optional but makes it super easy to fold the card and gives a crisp line to the fold. Using a paper trimmer with a scoring blade attachment like mine or a scoring board and bone folder, score the fold of the card by following the line of my design.
Using a paper trimmer or a ruler and scissors, cut your greeting card out and then fold along the score line. Depending on your cut, you may have to clean up the card and do another cut or two to make the fold even.
This is a fun little optional step; round the corners of the card. I think this is a nice touch. Using a corner rounding tool, cut all the corners… and your ultra personal card is complete!
A6 Sized Envelope
You can find A6 sized envelopes online and in most craft stores which are sized 4.75″ x 6.5″. These cards are designed to cut down to 4.5″ x 5.25″ to fit perfectly inside the typical A6 envelope.
Hands-Down The Best Crafting Paper
There is a unique smoothness and weight to this double-sided matte photo paper that produces the most beautiful print, while also being stiff enough to make fantastic things with it. If you have a crafty-mom, you might want to buy her a pack of this paper for Mother’s Day, I’m telling you she’ll love it!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey-Kidder of Something Turquoise // Canon PIXMA TS9521C Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer and Double Sided Matte Photo Paper: courtesy of Canon // A6 Sized Envelopes: Paper-Source // Corner Chomper: WeRMemory Keepers // Fiskars Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade: Amazon