Cute Mother’s Day Card



Paper punches and washi tape are the cutest accents to this easy Mother’s Day card!




  1. Fold each piece of cardstock in half to form a 4×6″ and 3×5″ rectangle. Center the white cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock piece, aligning the folds; glue in place.



2. Cover a piece of cardstock with washi tape. Using paper punches, cut out washi tape shapes for your  card (we used heart and “love” punches). Glue the shapes to your card and add washi tape corner accents as shown in the top image.



Mother’s Day Photo Gift


Need a fast gift for Mother’s Day? Kids and adults will love making these fun photo frames! Get creative with washi tape and your fave pics for a quick present Mom will treasure!



  • Washi tape in a variety of colors
  • Craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Scissors (we used the Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors, which have non-stitck blades to easily cut tape)



  1. Cover craft sticks with strips of washi tape. Trim the ends with scissors.


2. To make the top photo frame, arrange four covered craft sticks in a square. Glue the sticks in place where they overlap and let dry. Tape or glue a picture to the back for a retro photo display.



3. To make the bottom frame, cut a piece of cardstock big enough to fit the amount of craft sticks you’re using. Glue covered craft sticks to the cardstock and let dry. Attach mini clothespins to the top using glue. Clothespin a picture to the frame for a fun gift.


TIP: Want to make these as cute fridge decor? Simple attach a magnet to the back of the frame!

What are you making with washi tape? Share pics with us on Instagram using #MIYmaglife!

A Mother’s Blessing Embroidery


Designer: Sarah Wright


A timeless and endearing piece, this heartwarming mother-and-child sampler is destined to become an heirloom.


  • 8-1⁄2×15″-wide oval wooden quilting hoop
  • 15×21″ piece of white 100% cotton fabric
  • DMC embroidery floss: #3821, #744, #3761, #807, #798, #304, #3806, #3713, #169, #168, #632, #436
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery pattern (download it here)


1. Using a light box or sunny window, lightly trace pattern onto white fabric using a sharp pencil. Place fabric in quilting hoop if desired, centering design inside opening. Pull fabric taut and tighten the screw.

2. Referring to color key on pattern for embroidery floss colors, complete solid lines using three strands of embroidery floss and a split stitch (including mother’s and child’s hair and faces, pillowcase, bunny ears, dress, loops on left-hand side of quilt, quilt edges, waves on right-hand side of quilt, and the word “blessed”). See our basic stitch instructions here.

3. Referring to color key for stitch motifs and stitches, stitch corresponding motifs on quilt in colors indicated.

4. Remove embroidery from hoop. Using a warm iron, press finished embroidery. Insert embroidery into hoop, centering design and pulling fabric taut.

5. When all stitching is complete, turn the hoop over. Stitch a running stitch approximately 1-1/2″ outside the hoop in the fabric that extends past the hoop edges. Pull the thread to gather the fabric; knot the thread. Trim away the extra fabric approximately 1″ outside the gathered line.

6. If desired, cut a felt circle that is slightly smaller than the back of the embroidery hoop. Whipstitch the felt circle to the gathered fabric on the back side of the hoop.

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