Design or typographical message to your mom
2 pieces of different colored construction paper (choose contrasting colors, or two colors that look nice together)
Painter's (masking) tape
Glue stick or Elmer's glue
Print or draw your designed pattern on plain white paper.
Place one of the pieces of colored construction paper on a cutting mat. Place your pattern on top of the colored paper so that the design is aligned with the bottom of the page. Secure the papers to the mat with painter's tape.
Using the X-acto knife cut out the black parts of the pattern. Remove tape gently to reveal your cut-out design. Fine-tune any areas that might need extra attention.
Take the second piece of colored construction paper and coat it evenly with glue. Quickly align your cut out piece with the coated paper so they match evenly.
Fold your card in half. Allow a few minutes for the glue to dry clear. Write a happy message to your mom inside.
Gina Houseman sells beautiful hand-crafted greeting cards on Etsy, at Papersheep; she contributed this craft to Holidash through Seed. Visit Seed.com to learn more about becoming a contributor.