Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's (Almost) My Birthday So I Made Myself a Mother's Day Banner

The love between a mother and her child
is a bond of the strongest kind.
It is a love of the present, interwoven
with memories of the past and dreams of the future.
It is an unconditional, forever kind of love. 
-Barbara Cage


Sometimes we have to spoil ourselves and make our own Mother's Day gifts. And since my birthday is tomorrow, I figured I would share a recent Glue Dots® project I made featuring my two beautiful girls and yours truly.


Glue Dots Glue Lines®
Fancy Pants Love Birds cards
brown cardstock
brown ribbon (41" long)
brown ink
3 circle photos (2" diameter)
poem (see above)

Step 1: Create brown cardstock mats: 5 for the cards (3.25 x 4.25") and 3 for the photos (2.25" diameter). Attach the photos to the circle mats with Glue Lines®. Set aside.

Step 2: Adhere Glue Lines® to the left and right sides of each card mat to attach the ribbon.

Step 3: Use Glue Lines® to adhere the cards to the mats.

Step 4: Print out the poem, cut into strips, ink the edges and adhere to the cards with Glue Lines®.

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 Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


  1. This is beautiful, Danielle! Happy almost birthday!!

  2. Happy Birthday! (20th?!) Great banner - it's a real eye catcher with those sweet photos and happy colours. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. happy (almost) birthday. this is an adorable banner-really creative. love that blue bird, so cute! :)

  4. Love it!!!!! Super cute. I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday. I also hope to get with you soon about a guest post.

  5. Wonderful banner, the brown borders really make the colors pop! Happy Birthday!

  6. Thanks for the love! I'm having a wonderful birthday!

  7. Very nice banner. Happy Birthday!