Mom, I Love You Pop Up Cards with Free Silhouette Cut Files

Mom, I Love You Pop Up Cards with Free Silhouette Cut Files

You, like me, might have seen a picture of an “i {heart} you” pop up card floating around on the Internet. I even pinned it to my Paper Crafts board.  But I decided to change it up a bit and make it on my Silhouette instead of cutting it out by hand.  And since I can’t let a good thing go, I also made a Mother’s Day card to go with it.  So, today I’m sharing the free Silhouette cut files for my “Mom, I Love You” pop up cards!

Go ahead, pin the image below.  You know you want to, and I’d love for you to share this post on your social media outlets!  Of course, the “mom” card is appropriate for right around now with Mother’s Day coming up, but the “i {heart} you” card can be used for all sorts of occasions, year-round.  We’re sending these to our moms this year…which reminds me, I should probably get these in the mail!

There’s nothing special you need to do with the Silhouette file – no print and cut, no double cut, no switching of blade depths.  I’ve included which lines are perforated so one pass is all you need.  Cut it out on plain cardstock, then back it up against colored or patterned  cardstock of your choice.


“i {heart} u” card:

  • Inner card: 5″ x 7.5″, which when folded = 5″ x 3.75″.
  • Outer card (full card size): 5.5″ x 8.5″, which when folded = 5.5″ x 4.25″.
  • Fits in an A2 envelope, which is 5.75″ x 4.375″.

“mom” card:

  • Inner card: 6.75″ x 9″, which when folded = 6.75″ x 4.5″.
  • Outer card (full card size: 7″ x 10″, which when folded = 7″ x 5″.
  • Fits in an A7 envelope, which is 7.25″ x 5.25″.

Mom and I Love You pop up cards with Silhouette cut files |

After the card is cut, peel it off your mat carefully, and remove the little bits of cut-outs.  Fold along the perforated lines to “pop out” the letters.  You should be able to fold the card in half along the center fold.

Mom and I Love You pop up cards with Silhouette cut files |

Then, just assemble with glue or tape to your outer card.  I’ve also included a cut-out heart in each cut file that you can use for the outside of the card, so it’s not super plain.  But that’s completely up to you.  You can decorate the front (and back) any way you’d like.

I’m really loving paper crafting and having a Silhouette makes things so much more fun!  I hope your loved ones enjoy these cards as much as I did making them!

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

Upcycle a mason jar into an affordable and thoughtful gift using supplies you most likely have on hand! This makes a great DIY gift!

This post originally appeared on the blog several years ago and I recreated the project just for fun today!

I’m Savvynana and every month we get a project challenge…should we choose to accept it? In March, we were tasked with presenting the Radiant Orchid color of Pantone’s Valspar. I recently gave you 3 tips for decorating with Radiant Orchid. This is a bold color and definitely not for everyone. For this project, I wanted to create something in Radiant Orchid that is easy to replicate, appeals to many, and screams YAY SPRING! I came up with a simple mason jar photo frame vase. I think this would make a great Mother’s Day gift, right? It’s simple, and kids can do most of the steps on their own with adult supervision.


For this project you will need the following:

Clean mason jar

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid paint by Valspar

Paint brush

Vinyl shape or sticker and picture

Painter’s tape

Clear spray paint


To create your picture frame window on your jar, place vinyl or painter’s tape on the area that you don’t want painted. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out a decorative square in black vinyl. There were some gaps in my vinyl, so I filled them with painter’s tape. If you don’t own a Silhouette, you could create a square using painter’s tape and decorative edge scissors. Paint the outside of the jar and immediately remove your sticker. You do not want to wait until the paint is dry or else it will be difficult to remove your sticker.


I tried out a few different pictures before deciding on the one I liked best. I sized my pictures in a Word document and then just printed them off on my laser printer. The painter’s tape allows you to easily change out the picture.


This is an optional step. I like the look of the lettering and pictures on mason jars and wanted it to show more clearly. I took a metal file and scraped off the paint where I wanted the lettering to show.

Here you can see what the back of the jar looks like with the paint scraped off of the lettering.


The paint will easily scrape off of the jar if it is not sealed. To add durability to the paint, spray it with a clear spray paint.

Seal painted mason jar with spray enamel.


Your picture will be ruined if you fill the inside of the jar with water. Place a paper cup inside the jar, fill the cup with water, and place your flowers in the cup. I used a foam cup and had to cut off the lip of the cup in order for it to fit but it worked great.

You can also fill the jar with epsom salts or a sugar scrub!

paintd mason jar gift

Or just fill the jar with your loved one’s favorite candy for a thoughtful and inexpensive gift!

painted mason jar gift idea

Note: Some of you are having difficulty finding the right mason jars. Use Golden Harvest mason jars which do not have writing on both sides.


Accordion Folded Spring Flower Collage

Accordion Folded Spring Flower Collage

Tomorrow is the first day of spring! We’re off to a very rainy start around here – our house could definitely use some spring color to brighten things up.

To welcome spring, we made cheery flower collages on accordian-folded strips of cardboard for a spring flower collage. They stand up on my mantle and make us dream about gardens full of blooming flowers.

Aren’t they pretty?

You’re going to love this super easy spring craft. Grab your kiddos and get started here. You will need some sturdy paper, poster board, or light weight cardboard for your base. I cut a cereal box into three strips for our project. Accordion fold your strips, so your finished piece will be able to stand.

cereal box accordian fold

Time to gather your stem collage items. I gathered these ahead of time and presented my girls with a “stem buffet.” Your kids might enjoy helping you with this step, too.

Accordion Folded Spring Flower Collage


  • plastic straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • strips of colored & patterned paper
  • felt
  • craft foam
  • yarn
  • ribbon
  • popsicle sticks, painted green
  • green tape
  • draw stems with green crayons, markers, paint, etc.

flower collage stem ideas


Once you have all your stem materials gathered, glue, tape, and draw stems on your board. Be prepared – pipe cleaners take a lot of glue to stick! Set this aside to dry while you work on your flowers.

spring flowers collage

There are many different ways to make your flowers – use what you have on hand! This is a great time to use up extra craft supplies. We cut circles and tulip shapes out of watercolor paper. The girls made designs with oil pastels and crayons, followed by watercolor painting.

If you’re needing other ideas for flowers try there: colored paper shapes, mini cupcake papers, flower pictures cut from magazines and catalogs, or flower stickers.

spring flowers collage

When your flowers are finished and dry, attach them to your stems. We used a combination of glue stick and white glue for this part. Glue dots would also work great, with no drying time. Using glue is good hand-eye coordination practice.

glueing spring flowers

That’s it! Easy right? Now you have some cheery flowers to tide you over till the real ones are blooming. Display this on your mantel, in your child’s room, on the fridge, or hang it from the wall. My girls also decided these would make great backdrops for their Playmobil and animal set-ups. So super fun!


Spring Flower Bouquet Craft

Spring Flower Bouquet Craft

The colors of spring are in full bloom right now making it perfect timing to enjoy a fun spring flower bouquet craft. You can hang these colorful flower bouquets up on display at home or in the classroom to be festive for spring, or personalize the flowers to create a flower bouquet as a precious Mother’s Day gift for Mom or Grandma.

Spring Flower Bouquet Craft

Using Oriental Trading’s pre-cut watercolor flowers makes prep for this fun flower craft a breeze. The set comes with several different variations of flowers so children can use their own unique combination of flowers and can paint them with a variety of different watercolors when creating their flower bouquet.

For a fun twist, personalize the inside of the flowers with photos and/or love notes and use the bouquet as a sweet Mother’s Day craft. Mom or Grandma will squeal with delight when they take a look at their flowers and they will treasure them as a keepsake forever.

Head over to Fun365 to see the full supplies list, detailed instructions and to grab the free flower vase printable. While you are there, check out more of their fun spring craft ideas and Mother’s Day crafts.

More Spring Flower Crafts:

These paper straw tulips are super easy to create with construction paper and paper straws and they would also look darling displayed in a vase.

We love enjoying Hyacinth flowers every year in our front yard. Here’s a simple way to create a beautiful paper hyacinth craft.

Here is another way to create a flower bouquet craft with colorful paper doilies. You’ll love the unique way we folded our craft paper to create the bouquet.

Looking for more fun spring crafts?

This ladybug and butterfly stained glass craft is a perfect art project for spring time.

Observe some colorful birds around your home this spring and then head indoors to create these awesome paper birds. The accordion fold wings make them look like they are in flight.

Kids will not only love creating this beautiful butterfly craft but they can use it as a puppet afterwards and enjoy watching their butterfly fluttering above the flowers on their paper plate.


Flower Crown out of Cupcake Liners

Flower Crown out of Cupcake Liners

I was up in the middle of the night thinking about plastic fruit cups yesterday…I’ve been trying to use up some of my overgrowing collection of them. So far we’ve made a Polar Bear Mask and last week in our Leprechaun Hat Treats. Since yesterday was the first day of Spring and we have had some pretty bulbs pop up in the front yard, we decided to get out our favorite Springtime book Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert and some of our plastic fruit cups and we planted ourselves a very pretty rainbow flower garden craft.

This spanned out to be a two day project for us. We painted everything one day and let it dry completely overnight. Then we finished assembling it the next day. It is now the centerpiece on our kitchen table and every time I walk by it, it is greeted with a cheery smile! I love Spring!


Supplies you will need:
-an empty Egg carton (we used one for 18 eggs)
-plastic fruit cups (we used 9)
-colorful paint
-large wooden craft sticks
-large pom-poms
-green construction paper
-green Easter grass (we used the paper kind)
-craft knife (for adult use only)

1. Start by painting the inside of your fruit cups all of the colors of the rainbow (No need to paint the outside). We threw in some pink and a couple different shades of blue as well. Also, paint your wooden craft sticks green and the bottom of your egg carton brown. We used acrylic paint. Let the paint dry completely.

2. Affix the bottom of the fruit cups to the wooden sticks. You can use tacky glue or school glue but since we are inpatient around this house, we used a hot glue gun.

3. While you have the hot glue gun out, glue a large pom-pom in the center of each cup. Try to use a variety of different colors instead of just yellow. I let my kids choose the colors and place them inside the cups once I had put some hot glue in them. Then my kids cut some stems out of green paper and glued them onto the stems with school glue.

4. In order to poke the flowers into the egg carton, an adult will have to use a craft knife to cut a small slit in the middle of each egg carton section. You won’t be able to place a flower in each section because they will be too crowded, so scatter them out over the egg carton.

5. Now you can poke all of the flowers into the egg carton. Last, we diluted some school glue with a little bit of water and used a paint brush to paint it all over the egg carton. Then spread the green Easter Grass all over the egg carton.


Yarn Pom Flowers Kid Craft with Creatify Products

Yarn Pom Flowers Kid Craft with Creatify Products

My husband bought me flowers for Valentine’s Day and my daughter has been mesmerized by them. Some of the petals fell off one of the roses and my daughter stashed them in a little heart box next to her bed. After she saw them start to wither she asked me sadly why the flowers wouldn’t last forever. Oh how I wished they would last forever for my little girl! But since they won’t, we decided to make this Yarn Pom Flowers Craft together that she can set on her nightstand. We used some fabulous new products from Creatify to make our flowers and I’m excited to share them with you today.

When I first learned about the Creatify line and read some of the names of their products…Bling & Things, Glitz & Glam, Junk Drawer…I thought “Whoa…You had me at Bling!” These fun containers full of crafty supplies live up to their fabulous names. They are awesome! The new products can be found at Target starting in March 2015. Here’s a little sneak peek of some of the products to make you drool a little:

Creatify’s mission statement in itself is truly inspiring:

Here are some things I love about the products:

  • I love how each container has such a variety of different materials. Sometimes I don’t want to buy a big package of one type of crafting item and these products are a great solution.
  • The craft items are trendy, cute and appealing for all ages. Whether you are a preschooler or an adult, you will adore all of the products and feel inspired to create with them.
  • Each container has enough supplies to last for several different projects.
  • The containers! No need to invest in additional storage containers to hold all your craft supplies because they already come contained in lovely containers.
Supplies you will need:

Creatify On the Bright Side

Creatify Junk Drawer #2

Creatify Bling & Things

Green pipecleaners

Tacky Glue

pink cardstock paper

mason jar


1. Start by spreading the yarn apart on one of your yarn poms, as close to the center as you can get. Add a generous dab of tacky glue onto the pom.

2. Press your green pipecleaner into the yarn pom and press the yarn around the pipecleaner and glue to make it secure.

3. Trim the end of the green pipecleaner to fit into your mason jar at the length you want. Continue making yarn pom flowers to fill your mason jar. We made 8.

4. Cut a pink strip of cardstock paper in half lengthwise. This is where your child uses their creativity and imagination. Pull out some glitter tape and gems and let your child design their vase cover however they choose.

“Look Mommy, I made a pattern… purple, green, purple, green, purples green.”

5. When your vase cover has finished drying, use some pink twine from the Bling & Things container to wrap the cover around your mason jar and then secure it closed by tying a bow.

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