Handmade Mother’s Day Card (+ free SVG cut file!)

Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift idea? This handmade Mother’s Day Card is an easy gift that is perfect for a spa day gift card!


Ever since I became a mother I’ve started to truly understand what my mom went through all these years… Turns out, she’s a rockstar! In fact, all mothers are awesome! So what better way to show how much we love them and care about them than with a handmade Mother’s Day card?!

Handmade mothers day card using a cricut cutting machine

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These cards are super simple to make, and you can completely customize them with fun colors or patterns on the papers you choose!

Handmade Mother’s Day Card

  • Time spent doing stuff: 5 minutes
  • Time spent waiting around: 2 minutes
  • Total project time: 7 minutes




Start by creating the base of the card itself. This card is 5″ x 4″, so cut a rectangle out of kraft paper that is 5″ x 8″ (twice as long as the finished card so you can fold it in half).

If you want to use the design I used, you can download the free SVG file at the bottom of this post

Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the SVG file. You can see my full tutorial on how to upload your own image to Cricut here.

Once the design is uploaded into a new project, change the image to whatever size you want and click the green “Make It” button in the top right corner.

Follow the on-screen instructions to prepare the mats and then send them to the Cricut for cutting.

Cut out the mothers day card svg file on your cricut machine

Weed away the cut out shapes and letters, but make sure to leave the center pieces for the flowers and letters like “a” and “o”.

Apply a piece of transfer tape or washi tape over the project (making sure to cover the flower and letter center pieces that aren’t connected to anything else) and gently peel the card off of the cutting mat.

Transfer paper or washi tape to hold mothers day card together

Cut your patterned paper to size to fit inside the folded card. Then, using a glue stick, glue the paper (patterned side face down) over the cut out portion of the kraft paper card so that the pattern will show through the cutouts.

Patterned paper background for handmade mothers day card

The glue will dry after a few minutes. Then, gently peel the transfer tape off the project, and you’re done!

Handmade mothers day card made with a cricut machine

Your mom will love this homemade Mother’s Day card!

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Happy Mother’s Day & Flowers SVG Cut File

This SVG cut file comes bundled with a PNG and JPG file as well, so you can use it in whatever software you’d like!

What can I make with these cut files?

Well, anything you want! I made this card this time around. I also love to make baby onesies, t-shirts, and mugs with vinyl, or you can also make Christmas ornaments, tote bags, cards, plates, holiday decor, and more!

Where do you get your vinyl and fun cutting materials?

I get all of my fun cutting materials from Cricut.com. They have vinyl and paper (of course), but they also have tons of other fun stuff like craft foam, leather, chipboard, foil acetate, window clings, and more! I also go to Expressions Vinyl for my adhesive and iron-on vinyl sometimes because they have tons of fun patterns and you can buy a larger roll if you need a lot for a project.

Can I sell items I make with these cut files?

These cut files and graphics come with a free personal license, so you can make as many personal projects (or gifts!) as you’d like! (And please tag me on social media if you share photos: @practicallyf, I’d love to see what you create!)

If you would like to make items to sell, you can purchase a commercial license here.

I’m already a subscriber…do I have to enter my name and email address again for every free SVG cut file?

Yep. I’m thrilled you’re already a subscriber, but this is how I track which files and designs are popular so I can make more like that in the future! (By the way, if you have a specific design you’d like to see, send me an email and let me know!)

Want to share this SVG cut file with your friends? Just click any of the share buttons on the left to share with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.!

Download the  SVG Cut File


Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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