20 Easy Mother's Day Card Ideas

Last Updated: February 3, 2024

Mother's Day is a time to honor the person in our life who has stood up to fill the role of a "mother." It could be anyone fulfilling that special role of motherhood - from our biological moms and adoptive moms to aunts and teachers! We celebrate their wisdom, courage, and compassion by remembering what they sacrifice for us and everything they do every day!

Celebrate their lives and what they mean to you with a gift showing how much you appreciate them— Altenew style!

Ombre Floral Mother’s Day Card With the Line “You Are the Best Mom”

You Are the Best Mom

When is Mother's Day 2022?

Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates every year. However, it will always be on the second Sunday of May. This year, Mother’s Day is on May 8. It’s fast approaching, and you are welcome to celebrate and prepare for it the way we do it at Altenew!

10 Simple Sentiments for Mother’s Day Card

Are you struggling to decide what to say on a Mother’s Day card? Words aren’t enough to express how much mothers mean to us. And if we tried to write it all down, it could fill an entire library! So keep it short and sweet, and let your card do the rest. We’re sharing a few simple sentiments that summarize all the great things you could say to the mother figure in your life.

1. Everything I Am, You Helped Me to Be!

One of the biggest goals mothers hope to achieve is for their children to be happy in life! Let them know just how happy you are. Imagine if she received a card with a sentiment like this, it would be monumental. It’s a simple gesture that lets her know part of your happiness is because of her.

Minimalistic Mother’s Day Card With the Line “Everything I Am, You Helped Me to Be; I Love You”

Happy Mother's Day Card

Create a card that delivers this message most sincerely. Go for a pure white cardstock like Aga did and add an alphabet die cut of the letter “M” for mother— or even the first letter of your mother’s name. Draw or stamp on minimal floral designs and let your sentiment stand out!

2. You Are The Best!

Most days, mothers gracefully lift the whole household. They are on top of things. They are the best— and they know it. However, some days, they need lifting too! Give back a little through a card that appreciates all that she does. Giving her credit does wonders for her emotional health.

Stamped Hibiscus Flowers Mother’s Day Card With the Line “Mom, You Are the Best!”

Mom, You Are the Best!

Layer die cut flowers on top of a stamped floral branch just like Aga did. It gives such a nice, subtle 3D look! Die cut a butterfly, a bird or anything that your mother is fond of!

3. M is for Mother

There’s just something about a generous amount of white space. Here’s another monogram card design that is easy to make for Mother’s Day!

 Minimalistic Mother’s Day Card With Green Leaves Decals and the Line “Everything I Am, You Helped Me to Be; I Love You”

Cute Card for Mother's Day

Make the monogram design extra special with some 3D effect. You can use a sticker for the letter or a die cut letter that you can color with your mother’s favorite colors!

4. Best Mom in the World!

Moms can be competitive — at least towards themselves. They are competing against time and responsibilities in and out of the house. Reward all her efforts with a statement that she will remember for many years!

Green Mother’s Day Card With Stamped Floral Designs and the Line “Best Mom in the World'

Best Mom in the World!

Here’s a super easy card you can make! Stamp on floral designs and sentiments using archival ink, so it lasts for years. This can be that little gift she keeps in her treasure box– something she can get strength and inspiration from!

5. Sending Love to My Beautiful Mother

Sending “love” is such an abstract thought, not unless it’s a beautifully made DIY card! Here you can literally send love to your mother with an ethereal, floating flower, just like Svitlana did.

Yellow and Green String-Tied Mother’s Day Card With the Line “Sending Love to My Beautiful Mother”

Send Love to Your Beautiful Mother

To achieve this look, you need to stamp and heat emboss the design first. Then simply create yellow and green watercolor washes on watercolor paper. Next, add some droplets of the same colors. Adhere the panel to a card base using dimensional adhesive, add sequins, and tie a yellow twine.

6. Nothing Like a Mother’s Love

Monochrome colors and stamped floral focal points are a perfect pair! It certainly holds attention. Add your sentiment in the middle, and you have yourself a card as beautiful and elegant as your mother!

Minimalistic Mother’s Day Card With Blue Colors Resembling Fine China and the Line “Nothing Like a Mother’s Love”

Nothing Like a Mother's Love

To recreate this, you’ll need blue ink to stamp gorgeous floral branches! Form them into a circle like Lydia did, so you’ll have somewhere to stamp on your sentiments.

7. Sending Love to My Beautiful Grandmother

Don’t forget to create a similar card for your grandmother! Guaranteed, our dear nanas are big fans of DIY gifts! A card will undoubtedly have a place in her heart and mantelpiece!

 DIY Painted Floral Mother’s Day Card With the Line “Sending Love to My Beautiful Grandmother”

Send Love to Your Beautiful Grandmother

Recreate a similar card using alcohol ink for the splatters and colors! On a separate small panel of card, emboss the sentiment with white or even silver embossing powder! Attach it to your card base, and now you have a card that will surely let your grandmother feel loved on Mother’s Day!

8. You Are Amazing

When we say let your card do the talking, we mean a card like this! This embossed overlay card seems complicated. But, believe it or not, you’ll only need three crafty items to recreate a similar design!

Floral Embossed Overlaid Mother’s Day Card With the Line “You Are Amazing”

You Are Amazing

Check out this video to follow along and make this stunning card for your special lady on Mother’s Day!

9. Never Lose Your Sparkle

All the exhaustion from duties and responsibilities can certainly make one feel tired. Hand your mother a gentle reminder not to let her shine fade!

Floral Mother’s Day Card Idea. Pink Embossed Floral Card With the Line “Never Lose Your Sparkle”

Never Lose Your Sparkle

Encourage her and remind her that she is beautiful and amazing through a card like this. You’ll need some embossing powder, watercolor, and watercolor paper to recreate it. Once you’ve got these main supplies, follow along with this video to create the card in no time!

10. Celebrating You Today

Why say let’s celebrate Mother’s Day when you can say let’s celebrate YOU today! Now that sounds like an icebreaker between the 365 days that mothers celebrate their families through their roles 24/7!

Mother’s Day Card With Floral Design on Black Cardstock With the Line “Celebrate You Today”

Celebrate You Today

To recreate a similar card, stamp on your floral outline with white ink on black cardstock. Color these in using colored pencils just like Emily did.

10 DIY Floral Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Flowers are a go-to gift for many of us. However, not everyone prefers fresh flowers for different reasons. Why not give them a 2-in1 card that allows them to enjoy the best of both worlds?! DIY cards and gorgeous floral designs will surely let your beloved mothers know how much you appreciate them!

1. Rose Flurries 3D Floral Card

It may look complicated, but it's an easy card to make since it is created with just dies! Layer alcohol marker-colored die cut pieces of this floral die set, and you'll have a similar card to present on Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Floral Die Set. Layered Floral Die Cuts on Cardstock

Layered Rose Floral Mother's Day Card

2. Peach Gold Hibiscus Goodness Card

To start, you can adhere this washi tape onto white cardstock. Because there is such a beautiful color wash pattern on the washi, you don't have to add anything to it. Follow the rest of the tutorial here and see how else you can decorate the card with sequins and sentiments.

Peach & Gold Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stam& Die Set and the Line “Forever Grateful”

Forever Grateful for My Mother

3. Springtime Azalea Card

To recreate a similar card, you'll need to stamp a couple of flowers from the Springtime Azalea Stamp Set using crisp dye inks. You can use the same colors that Svitlana used, or choose your own colors! Then adhere die cut pieces of the word “mom” to the card. There you go—an easy and super lovely Mother’s Day card.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Springtime Azalea Stamp Set. Die Cut Pieces of the Word “Mom”

Easy Mother's Day Card Idea

4. Snowdrops Floral Thank You Card

Start by cutting Floral Lace Die out of cardstock and add them as your background. Next, use the Snowdrops Layering Die Set to create delicate snowdrops. Before composing your flowers, color some elements like the stems with artist markers like Agnieszka did. Top it off with die cut sentiments or other embellishments!

Clean & Simple Mother’s Day Card With Floral Snowdrops and Lace Pattern Design; The Sentiment “Thanks” Across the Card

Thanks, Mom!

5. Whimsical Bouquet Card

To recreate this gorgeous card, simply emboss this breathtakingly detailed embossing folder on some deep maroon or red cardstock. Then lightly brush some white pigment ink over the raised areas of the embossed cardstock using a small sponge dauber. This subtle addition of white ink helps to highlight the stunning details. Your mother will love this touch of sophistication.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Whimsical Bouquet 3D Embossing Folder. Sentiment “Hugs” Across the Card

Hug Your Mom Today!

6. Floral Gratitude Card

For this card, you can ink this label stamp with two crisp dye ink colors of your choice. Then, stamp the sentiments in black ink. Stamp the Bergenia Builder Stamp Set as your background. Then color it once the ink has dried with watercolor just as Aga did!

Cute Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Bergenia Builder Stamp Set With the Line “Thank You; I’m So Grateful”

Thank Your Mom & Be Grateful for Them

7. Pansies Appreciation Card

Recreate this card for Mother's Day by combining two pretty pansies from the Pretty Pansies Stamp Set. Add other flowers from the Focus on You Stamp Set to create a floral arrangement inspired by some vintage illustrations and old prints! It's a bouquet on a card, and if your mother loves floral arrangements, she will love this!

Cute Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Pretty Pansies Stamp Set With the Sentiment “Love You” Across the Card

Happy Mother’s Day Card to Let Them Know They Are Loved

8. Leafy Floral Card

Here's a quick and simple, one-layered card made with the Mega Greetings Stamp Set combined with little floral images from the Mini Hello Stamp Set. Super simple, right? Try your mother's name with the sentiment "I Love You" or "You Rock" to mix it up!

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Mega Greetings Stamp Set With the Sentiment “Thanks for Everything”

Thank Your Mother for Everything

9. Thanks, Mom Card

Go loud and bold about how much you care for your mother with a card like this. You will need the Exotic Tulips Stamp Set and the Spring Garden Stencil to create this card. Next, you can follow the same teal and orange ink colors, or a couple of contrasting colors of your own choice. Follow through with this video to get started.

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Exotic Tulips Stamp Set With the Sentiment “Thanks” Across the Card

Bold Way to Say Thanks

10. Inspiring Gladioli Floral Card

Not only will you be recreating a lovely Mother's Day card, but you will also get to practice your watercoloring skills for this example. You will need the Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set and its coordinating dies. Stamp these onto your cardstock and color away!

Happy Mother’s Day Card Idea Made With the Altenew Hello Gorgeous Stamp Set With the Sentiment “You Are My Inspiration”

You Are My Inspiration

Celebrate Mother’s Day Through DIY Cards

Every day is a chance to celebrate our mothers, but on Mother’s Day, sprinkle on a little extra love by giving them gifts. Mother’s Day cards are a surefire way to show appreciation among other things. So we hope you have plenty of ideas and inspiration from this blog! There are plenty more from where they came from if you visit our All About Crafting page. Do stop by!


  • Altenew

    Hello, Mischelle! Thank you so much for sharing your heartwarming and inspiring story with us. This is beautiful! Hope we continue to inspire you with more project ideas using our products.

  • Mischelle

    I’m a mom of 4 wonderful daughters. Ages 38 – 44. 2 are mothers. Once my daughters started to become mothers, I have sent them a card about how proud I am.
    As for the other two, I thank them for making me a proud mom. I have been doing this for over 18 years. The Altenew Blog today gave me some wonderful ideas. I hope Altenew continues to show older stamps and products, using new techniques and products.

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