Turn Art Into A Mother’s Day Card with Cardstore.com

mother's day card from cardstore.comThanks to Cardstore.com for giving me the chance to brag about my mom with this sponsored and heartfelt post.
 

My mom loves being a grandma and if you asked me I would tell you that I love her being a grandma too. She adores my two trouble makers and every single thing they do. She endures the torturous phone calls where my daughter grabs the phone and talks too loud while running all around the house. She spoils them with treasures from her travels bringing back funny hats from Venice , a chess board from Moscow and countless things with maple leafs on them from home so they don’t forget they are half Canadian. What I love best though is that when you come over to my house when my mom is there I can bet she is doing 1 of 3 things with my kids – sitting on the floor playing, sitting in a chair reading or making a mess in my kitchen baking with my kids.

Now if you go to my mom’s house the first thing you might notice is her fridge. It looks like a preschooler lives there because it’s covered in art from my two kids.  The art work is proudly displayed not just for her but so my kids can see how much she loves their creations.grandma

She is a great grandma and deserves a great mother’s day card from me to say thanks for this and so much more. When I was browsing Cardstore.com for the right card I saw so many I thought would be great . Funny ones, sappy ones , even edgy ones for hip mamas.  There are multiple ways to customize your card with text, your own photos and even a signature. When I saw this one and it was just perfect!  It let me upload a photo of my daughter’s painting and turn it into a card for my mom.  Absolutely perfect for us!

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Pretty cute right? It was really easy to make and I got a notification the next day that it had shipped.

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Now the best part I have a rad coupon code for you to make a Mother’s Day card for your mom, grandma or wife for only $1.99 this is an exclusive offer not available onsite!

The exclusive promo code is CSF3199 

Did I mention that Cardstore.com can also stamp and ship your cards to your mom? Pretty awesome for everyone who doesn’t want to miss out thanking the wonderful moms in their lives.

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Fine Print

Create any Mother’s Day card for $1.99 when code CSF3199 is applied at checkout.  No minimum purchase necessary.  Offer valid through 5/6/13.  Coupon code CSF3199 must be entered during online checkout. Coupon does not apply to shipping & handling charges and cannot be combined with other offers.  Coupon code is not valid on previous purchases, and excludes all plush and greeting card bundles as well as non-card items.  Coupon code may be used to purchase more than one Mother’s Day greeting card but is not valid on orders of 150 cards or more.  Discount applied at checkout. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. Offer is subject to change and expires at 11:59 pm PST on 5/6/13. Offer intended for use in the United States, US territories, and Canada.

As stated above this post was sponsored by Cardstore.com but the kids, grandma, artwork and all the opinions are mine.

 

 

Silhouette Mother’s Day Card

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I very shamelessly borrowed then modified this idea from my son’s preschool who sent a large canvas project home last year . You don’t have to make this a card, it would be precious framed as a gift for Mom or Grandma too!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 blank card or 2 large pieces of cardstock, a bath poof, plate, paint, double stick tape, contact paper, pen, scissors, crayons or colored pencils. As well as a picture of your child in profile.
  2. Start by cutting out the picture of your child. Tip use sharp fine pointed scissors. I luckily had 2 photos on hand, this is not the first which when cut with my dull old scissors made my son look rather alien-esque. Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a card from your martian child .
  3. Place on your contact paper and trace with your pen.
  4. Cut out. Make sure you place the picture in the right direction, I had to do this twice because I wanted the profile facing right. See a trend? I was up too late watching the news the night before.
  5. Peel the contact paper off the backing and place on card stock. Make sure to place it on the finished side , if it’s on the unfinished paper it may rip a little , it did for me, but I wasn’t going to have my daughter redo it , it looks ok but would have been better if I’d been paying closer attention or got more sleep.
  6. Pop some paint on the plate, dip your bath poof in it…
  7. And paint. She squished the poof in her hand for a good 3 minutes before attacking it. Yes it was messy. Unlike her brother she didn’t eat too much paint, bath poofs tend to elicit more touching with hands than tasting.
  8. Let dry.
  9. While it’s drying use another piece to make a mat , even though it’s behind it will look like a mat when it’s done. Color however you want, write words , whatever your child wants. The big guy put his playmobil away to come do the part his sister couldn’t . Although you could totally just add another color of paint to the plate and paint more. This was just a good way of making one craft with two siblings.
  10. Remove the contact paper and cut the silhouette out in an oval when dry.
  11. Tape to the mat using permanent double stick tape.
  12. Trim and tape to the card.

Besides this wonderful card( or equally awesome kid made creations)  what do you hope you are given this Mother’s Day?