Hello Cardstock Warehouse friends, welcome back to another post with myself, Neftali. I am so excited to be here today to share with you three beautiful Mother’s Day cards using two quite unusual paper pairings.
Have you ever mixed two very different papers from Cardstock Warehouse yet? What about pastels and metallics? Sounds crazy, but stick with me here. I decided to use the Pop-Tone Pastels mixed with the Metallics assortment pack, and I created these three chunky and fun, tri-fold cards just in time for Mother’s Day:
These were very simple to make, but fun at the same time because the decor is to the level of your own liking. Plus, the mix of tones and metallics is so fun and eye-catching!
Let’s make some cards! Check out the supply list below for all the supplies you’ll need for today’s project:
- Scoring Tool
- Double Stick Tape
- Foam Adhesive
- Paper Trimmer
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Pretty In Pastels Cardstock Collection - 12x12
- Precious Metals Cardstock Collection
- Embellishments, Stickers, Ephemera, etc.
Alright, so the foundation of these cards is SUPER easy to make. I decided to bring out my 12x12 Pretty In Pastels multi-pack and I chose the colors Banana Split, Sno Cone, and Pink Lemonade for my three cards.
I decided to score the 12x12 sheet every 4 inches to create a tri-fold card. I scored at 4”, and then at 8”. That gave me three panels which I folded accordion style.
Once they were scored, I cut out a corner from the first score line at an angle to the left edge of my page to create a staggered look when my card folds. Finally, I took about 2 ½ inches off the bottom of my card to make it a bit shorter.
(You can find a better description and steps of what I did on the Process Video at the end of this post. Keep reading for more!)
Once my cards were cut, I stitched a ½ inch strip of the metal cardstock to the middle panel of each one of them and finished off by adding stitching all around my card. There’s something about giving card stitching that makes it a much more beautiful and sweet finished look.
After that, I cut out three 2-inch strips of the metal cardstock in Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. With these strips, I made three rosette medallions, one for each card. I used my score tool to score every ½ inch and then used double stick tape and glue dots adhesive to attach and assemble.
I wanted these cards to have a fun exaggerated look. I wanted them to feel heavy in my hand and draw attention to my eyes. So I went ahead and brought out some of my older Crate Paper collections and used up all the pretty ephemera, stickers, and icons I could find that would best create a Mother’s Day feel.
I used stickers, sentiments, tags, and loads of dimensional adhesive to bring each card to life. Check out the dimension that these metallic medallions give….
So, come watch the process to see how I finished these beautiful chunky statement Mother’s Day cards, click below!
Well, my crafty friends, that’s it from me today. I’m excited to spend my Mother’s Day weekend relaxing and crafting. I hope all you crafty moms also have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend safe at home. Thanks for stopping by today!
If you make something with our Cardstock Warehouse papers, we would love to see! So don’t forget to use hashtag #cardstockwarehouse. Plus, you can find more inspiration if you follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Bye for now, friends. Xo