'I Love You This Much' Printable Mother's Day Card

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'I Love You This Much' Mother's Day card cover
Before opening…
'I Love You This Much' Mother's Day card inside
…after opening - that's a lotta love!

Show Mommy how much you love her with a cute I Love You This Much Mother’s Day card.

It’s inspired by the I Love You This Much conversation every parent has had with their kids… you know, the one where you take turns saying ‘I love you this much’ as you move your hands further and further apart.

It’s the perfect card idea for Mother’s Day!

What will I learn?

1) You don’t just have to fold a greeting card in half… unusual fold placements can open up creative opportunities.

2) Everyday observations such as the I love you this much conversation are a great source of ideas for greeting cards.

3) The ‘before and after’ technique used in this card is very effective because it rewards the recipient for interacting.

Step by step guide

Making your own ‘I Love You This Much’ Mother’s Day card is super easy… especially if you use my printable, which you can download by subscribing below.

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Printable artwork

Let’s get cracking…

Measure & fold
How to make a cute 'I Love You This Much' Mother's Day Card: Step 1-2

I designed the card to fit US A4 Letter, so if you are using UK paper sizes trim a sheet of A4 card (210gsm) to 280mm x 216mm.

STEP 1: Mark two fold lines 34mm from each end of the card.

STEP 2: Fold the card (along the lines) to create a Z-fold.

Draw & colour
How to make a cute 'I Love You This Much' Mother's Day Card: Step 3-4

STEP 3: With the card still folded, draw a picture of a person (or a robot etc.) on the front panel, with the right arm extending past the fold onto the back panel.

STEP 4: Unfold the card and fill in the missing section of arm.

Finally, if you haven’t done it already, colour in the picture and write “I Love You This Much” on the front… then refold it… and go deliver it!

Cheat!
How to make a cute 'I Love You This Much' Mother's Day Card: image of printable artwork

Of course, if you want to speed things up, just print out my artwork… I’ve made a girl version and a boy version.

Materials

  • A4 card (210gsm)
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Colouring pens or crayons
  • That’s all!

Give it your own twist

Do you know why greeting cards are so rewarding to make? Because the recipient will cherish them whatever they look like!

So please, don’t be put off… even a simple heartfelt drawing is better than a card bought in the shops!

Thank you Workman

This project was first published in my book, Made by Dad: 67 blueprints for making cool stuff… my lovely publisher Workman has made it available online for free, so a big thank you to them.

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Scott Bedford

Maker, Illustrator and Author