Mother's Day card making featuring a Robin and her Egg

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day

A Fun Image for Card Making

While searching for a fun image for another handmade Mother's Day card idea; made with my Cricut machine, I came across the image on this card.

A Robin and her egg brings to mind motherhood, in the animal kingdom, as well as humans. The nurturing for the Robin is during the time before the egg hatches; she keeps close watch.

Cardstock

The importance of using solid-core cardstock shows through with this handmade card- seeing the sides of each shape as white wouldn't work.

This card only requires a patterned piece for the background- the rest of the shapes can be made from traditional Robin, Egg, Plants and Flowers colors.

What You Will Need

Cricut Cartridge: Kate's ABC's

Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan (Or a similar cartridge with which you can cut out the sentiment)

Cardstock: Both patterned for the background and solid colors for the Robin and her egg along with the flowers & plants.

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #4

Cricut Machine Speed: High (I recently started to use this setting and it works fantastic)

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Adhesive: I use the Zig 2-way Adhesive Pan

Photos How To

Base Card
Base Card
Background piece
Background piece
Background for phrase
Background for phrase
Background shape
Background shape
Plants
Plants
Red Breast, Flowers, and Beak
Red Breast, Flowers, and Beak
Robin's egg
Robin's egg
Robin's Feet
Robin's Feet
Flower Center and Robin's accent
Flower Center and Robin's accent
Adhere plants
Adhere plants
Adhere Egg
Adhere Egg
Adhere Feet
Adhere Feet
Adhere Robin's breast and Beak
Adhere Robin's breast and Beak
Position Flowers
Position Flowers
Happy Mother's Day shadow & top layers
Happy Mother's Day shadow & top layers
Adhere to background piece
Adhere to background piece
Adhere finished Robin shape
Adhere finished Robin shape
Adhere Flowers with Centers above plants.
Adhere Flowers with Centers above plants.

Base Card

Cut one piece of solid cardstock to measure 12" x 7 1/4".

Fold on the long 12" edge for a finished card measuring 6" x 7 1/4"






Card Background

Cut one piece of patterned cardstock for a background piece measuring 5" x 2".






Happy Mother's Day background

Cut a piece of solid colored cardstock to measure 5" x 2" then...

Adhere the Happy Mother's Day phrase centered.

Set completed piece aside until you are ready to assemble the rest of the base card.

Complete Bottom Layer

Cut one <Bird>, measuring 3", using the Robin keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the entire shape which includes the Robin, Egg, Plants, and Flowers. I chose a Dark Brown cardstock because the body of the Robin would be showing.

Plants

Cut one <Bird-s>, measuring 3", using the Shift and Robin keyboard key. This will cut out the Plants. I used a Green cardstock.





Robin's Body, Beak, Flowers

Cut one <Bird>, measuring 3", using the Layer 1 and Robin keyboard key. This will cut out the Robin's red-breast, beak, and flowers. I used a lighter orange cardstock.





Robin's Egg

Cut one <Bird-s>, measuring 3", using the Layer 1, Shift, and Robin keyboard key. This will cut out the Robin's egg and what other color is there to choose from except a Robin's egg blue cardstock :)



Robin's Feet

Cut one <Bird>, measuring 3", using the Layer 2 and Robin keyboard key. This cuts out the Robin's feet. I used a soft brown cardstock.



Accent and Flower centers

Cut one <Bird-s>, measuring 3", using the Layer 2, Shift, and Robin keyboard key. This will cut out the small accent strip on the Robin and the centers of the flowers.



Plants adhered

Take each piece of the plant and adhere as shown.





Egg

Adhere the egg as shown.





Those Feet

Adhere the feet to the bird as shown.






The Red Breast & Flowers

Adhere the Robin's red- breast to the bottom of the Robin as shown.

The Flowers will be adhered to the card.



The Flowers and Accent

Adhere the small accent piece to the Robin's body as shown.

Adhere the flower centers.

Don Juan cartridge Letters

Cut one each, measuring 3/4", of the Happy Mother's Day letters using the Shadow and each letter key. This will cut out the larger, bottom layer.

Cut one each, measuring 3/4", of the Happy Mother's Day letters using just each letter key. This will cut out the top layer.

Don Juan Letters adhered

Adhere the smaller top letter shape to the middle of each bottom letter shape-centering each.



Adhere the finished shape

Adhere the finished Robin shape to the middle of the card. I place mine with the plants just touching the background piece.






And That's it

All finished!






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