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Our dear mothers deserve the perfect card on their day, so show your appreciation with these excellent ideas
Roses have always been symbolic of love, but did you know that the different colours mean different things in flower language? Red symbolises ‘beauty, respect and courage’; white symbolises ‘reverence and humility’; pink symbolises ‘appreciation, grace and gentleness’; yellow symbolises ‘joy and friendship’; and peach symbolises ‘sincerity and gratitude’. Why not use a rose die, such as the Tattered Lace Pressed Rose Die Collection (464688), to craft your dear mum a loving floral message?
If you’re interested in conveying even more words of appreciation through flowers, you can pick up more flower dies, such as Fleurs’ Flower Dies Collection (437573). It has a fuchsia for ‘confiding love’, an orchid for ‘beautiful lady’, carnation for ‘pure love’, fern for ‘sincerity’, and more. Plus, florals always look lovely on a card
If you really fancy going all out this Mother’s Day, why not use a gorgeous lacy border set, like The Paper Boutique’s Springtime Blooms Die Collection (465003)? Whether you’re making a rectangle, circle or square card, fancy borders and spirals will add a touch of elegance to the make. Pair it with foil or mirrored card, and the result will be really special.
For a meaningful card, you can use dies that symbolise big events in your shared history. Tattered Lace’s To and Fro Celebrations Collection (454749) includes a baby in a cradle die, for when your lovely mum brought you into this world, and popping wine bottles and a present die, for the wonderful celebrations you’ve shared together. You can even add some scrapbooking elements on too, for something that’ll truly be treasured.
Different coloured matts always make a card look high-quality and gorgeous, so now’s a great time to whip out the nesting dies, such as Tattered Lace’s Half Essentials and Half Decorative Dies (365528), which allows you to mix and match different styles to achieve fantastic graded, textured and multi-dimensional effects. Used in combination with some lovely coloured card, the end result will be amazing.
Of course, if your family prefers lighthearted jokes to heart-to-hearts, a cocktail or sweet treat-themed die might be better for a card that says “It’s your day, enjoy yourself!”. Tattered Lace’s Picnic Table, Spring Leaf Collection, Art Deco Cocktail Glass and Frou Frou Dies (427300) is one such example, and features appetising drinks and picnic food – yum!
Remember that song, ‘you are the wind beneath my wings’? It’s super appropriate for our lovely mums, who support us throughout our lives. So, bird dies such as Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Collective Bird Dies (400364) are perfect for the occasion. Plus, they just look gorgeous. If you fancy whipping out the paints or pens too, you can get really creative on the birds’ plumage.