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Create A Meaningful Mother’s Day Card

By Whitney DePaoli | Designer TutorialsInspiration

Nothing says “I love you” like a thoughtful, handmade card. Sure, manufactured greeting cards might give your mom a laugh this Mother’s Day, but why give her something that’s a replica of what some other mom has? She’s one in a million, and deserves a Mother’s Day card that’s straight from the heart. Oh, and maybe some breakfast in bed too.

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Even if you don’t know where to start when it comes to handmade and don’t have an eye for greeting card design, the Mother’s Day card templates in BeFunky’s Graphic Designer have you covered! They’re the perfect starting point for your greeting card design, and can be customized to make it look like you spent ages (only it’ll really only take you a few minutes). We’ll show you how to make your mom feel extra-special this year!

Mother’s Day Card Inspiration

Whether you want to showcase your favorite photos of you and your mom or you’d like a pretty graphic-driven design, BeFunky’s Designer has all the Mother’s Day Card templates you need. The best part is, each template is pre-designed for you to use as a guide, yet fully customizable. That means you can easily inject your own personality and thought into this year’s Mother’s Day Card in just a few clicks! Here are some of our favorite templates:

Mother’s Day Card Collages

If you’ve got several sweet photos to showcase, a collage-style template is for you! Just drag-and-drop to swap out those images and make something special.  

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Photo-Driven Mother’s Day Cards

Is there one special photo you just love? A photo-driven card template is just what you need. Just drag-and-drop your favorite photo in, customize the text with a meaningful message that’s straight from the heart, and you’re golden.

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Graphic-Driven Mother’s Day Cards

Whether your mom’s an artist or appreciates design, the graphic-driven templates in our Mother’s Day card library are going to be perfect. You can use the background graphics we’ve provided, or switch it up by changing it out with something you love even more. Perhaps some hand-drawn art? Whatever will make her the most happy.

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Floral Mother’s Day Cards

If there’s one thing we know about most moms, it’s that they love florals. If that’s the case with your mom, a flowery Mother’s Day card is going to make her swoon.

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Whatever style you think your mom will love the most, we’ve got it all. The best part is, you can either use the designs we’ve created and only swap out a few things, or get crazy with your customization. We’ve got all the tools, graphics, fonts, and layouts you need for Mother’s Day card perfection.

How To Create The Perfect Mother’s Day Card

To get started with your Mother’s Day Card design, head to BeFunky’s Designer and expand the Events & Cards category on the left side of the Start a Design menu. Then, select Mother's Day to find the perfect Mother's Day Card template. You can click on each template for a preview, and when you find the perfect one, choose Use This Template to load it onto the canvas.

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Every element of your Mother’s Day Card template is fully customizable. If the template you chose has an image on it, it’s easy to replace with a photo of you and your mom. To do so, open the Image Manager tab in the main menu on the left and use the Computer button to upload your favorite photos.

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Then, drag and hover the image thumbnail over the existing photo in the template (until it turns opaque) and drop it in. Feel free to use the Image Properties menu to edit your image with tools and effects from our Photo Editor, add overlays, and more.

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If you wish to change the background color of your card, can choose any hue you want by opening the Customize tab. Click the color tile next to Background Color to choose a new one, or use the Eyedropper tool to select any color that already exists on your template.

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Clicking on any textbox will bring up a Text Properties menu for you to change the font, colors, and more. We wanted to give this card more of a retro artistic feel, and changing the main font to Vidaloka did the trick. The coolest part about BeFunky's font selection is that you can click the + icon in the Choose a Font menu to access to add any Google Font (there are hundreds!) or any font you have stored on your computer.

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We’ve also got a huge Graphics Library with hundreds of customizable design elements you can add to your card! Just click the Graphics tab (the heart icon) in the menu on the left and choose Search Graphics. If you’d rather add some simple shapes, click on any of the Basic Shapes in the Graphics tab to easily add and customize triangles, squares, lines, and other geometric shapes.

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Once you're in the Graphic Library, use the search bar to find all the graphics you need. Filter by Style to narrow down your results, or choose from Popular Tags and Editor's Choice to see what's trending. Click on any results you love to instantly add them to the Your Graphics section of the Graphics tab. When you click the x in the top right corner (to close the Graphic Library) you'll see all your picks there.

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Next, drag or double-click the graphic thumbnails to add them to your template and start customizing. Any time you have a graphic selected on your template, a Graphic Properties toolbar will appear, allowing you to change the Color Overlay, Blend Mode, Opacity, and more. To move graphics between layers, use the Move Forwards and Move Backwards buttons in the Options menu.

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Keep adding and customizing graphics until you love what you see. If you need to resize your graphic, click and drag the blue circles in the corners when you have it selected. If you need to rotate your graphic, click and drag the top blue circle to spin it around.

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Finally, be sure to personalize your Mother’s Day Card message by double-clicking on any textbox and typing something new. If you need to create a new textbox, the easiest way is to select a textbox on your template and press the “D” key on your keyboard. This will duplicate the text, as well as any text properties, so you can easily type something new and keep all the same styling.

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With your Mother’s Day card looking perfect, all that’s left to do is save it. Click the Save button at the top of the Designer to save your Mother’s Day card to your computer.

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If you’ve run out of time and need to come back to your project at a later date, the Save As Project option in the Save menu is a great way to do so. This way, you can save your Mother’s Day Card in editable format. Either choose to save your project to your Computer as a .BFD file, or save it to BeFunky. When you’re ready to re-open it, choose the .BFD file from the Open menu, or choose BeFunky to find it stored in the Project Manager.

Mother’s Day Made Even More Meaningful

Instead of browsing your local greeting card aisle this Mother’s Day, make your mom something way more thoughtful in just a few clicks with these beautiful card templates. We promise, she’s going to love it!

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Ready to start designing your own custom Mother’s Day Card? Click the link below to start customizing those templates!

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