Mother’s Day Greeting with an “Edge”

I was supposed to send cards enclosed in handmade envelopes for this year’s Mother’s Day celebration. Plans had to change at the last minute because the cards I bought are ‘small’ compared to the envelopes I made.

(L-R) A length of ribbon, card, single puncher

(L-R) A length of ribbon, card, single puncher

Beribboned cards all in a row

Beribboned cards all in a row

In the end, I think things turned out well. To make the store-bought 4 x 5 packets pop out a bit, I decided to stick “Happy Mother’s Day!” labels on top of the sealed flaps. Labels with an “edge,” that is.

If you’d like to give it a try, print or type “Happy Mother’s Day!” on paper that’s thin enough so you can easily shape the edges, but not too thin that a small tear can ruin your entire work. When doing the lay-out, make sure to leave about half an inch of border around the words so that you’ll still have that space framing the greeting even after you’ve torn around the edges.

Labels with an "edge"

Labels with an “edge”

Make it straight . . .

“Straight-laced” label

“Straight-laced” label

. . . or curved.

"Curvy" label

“Curvy” label

Either way, you’ll end up with pretty labels that pack just the right amount of “wow.”

Mother's Day cards ready for their intended recipients

Mother’s Day cards ready for their intended recipients

Happy Mother’s Day!

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One response

  1. Very clever way to add something extra! Thanks for sharing this idea.
    Have a good week. ~Vickie

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