mother's day brag book card | tutorial

As most of you know, I'm a Mom to three kids aged 20, 8 and 6, and even though Zach is in the Navy, I still try to find ways to incorporate him into our holiday celebrations. If I plead with him long enough, he sends me a photo every now and then and it's one of those photos that I'll be including into these photo brag book cards I've made for our Mom's this year.


I know how lucky my kids are to have both grandmothers {Nana and Oma} living so very close to us. Having grown up in a military family with a Mom of German heritage, I don't think that I was ever lucky enough to celebrate a Mother's Day with either of my grandmothers. Therefore, when both sides of our Family get together at our home each year, as we have for the past 13 years, I tend to create gifts and cards that are similar so that both Nana and Oma feels "equally" special. Wink, wink.


To create these two photo brag book cards with one sheet of 12x12 paper in less than ten minutes, here are your easy steps.
1.  Trim your 12x12 double sided patterned cardstock at 5.50" and then again at 11", which will leave you with two 5.50" x 12" wide strips with a 1" x 12" strip remaining.
2.  Using your scorer, score at 4 1/8" and 4.25" and then again at 8.50".
3.  Fold the score lines and fold in the right panel before corner rounding the two outer corners.
4.  Gather your small glassine envelopes and machine stitch them to the last panel of the card. If you don't want to stitch, you could also use your favorite adhesive, staples or even washi tape.

5.  Punch a 1" circle. With your Crop-o-Dile, attach the punched circle and grommet being sure to cut your baker's twine long enough to wrap around the card. Here you can see how I tied the twine on the underside of the punched circle before attaching the whole unit to the card.

6.  Wrap the baker's twine around the card and thread through the grommet to tie off a sweet little bow. 

TIP: This is a traditional sized greeting card that will fit into an A2 envelope, just in case you need to send yours in the mail. Bonus! 


Now the Grandmother's will have a cute brag book with a photo of their two sweet granddaughters and their grandson, too. {His photo is in the glassine envelope behind the girls' photo.} In the middle panel of the card, seen in the second photo, there's room for my husband and I to each write a personal message to honor the Moms.
Two cards in ten minutes...sweet!


  1. Such a great project! Love the colours you used, too!

  2. Really cute brag book card, Monika.
    Love the glassine envelopes inside.

  3. Super awesome! I wanna give this a try. I have to make mother's day cards so I might try this!


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