Posts Tagged ‘mother’s day’

2021 Mother’s Day Card Printable


Happy Mother’s Day week! I’ve had a heck of a time with this card design. I wanted to do something with the 100 days flowers, so I sifted through my stash to find a few that worked best. 

Initially, I went with my poppy painting, the first painting I made with the series, but poppies represent death. Not sure I wanted to go with that theme for Mother’s Day, so I continued my search. I had a few pieces that I wanted to use, but ultimately I wanted to go with something that really meant something for motherhood.

The clematis just screamed at me. In Victorian times the clematis was associated with cleverness, wisdom and aspiration. All traits that I associate with my own mother. So I wrote a little blurb on the back of the cards explaining that. Fill out the inside with a heart-felt sentiment to the woman you admire most. See link below to download. 

Save the below image to your phone or computer to share with your loved one digitally! 




The printable is formatted to standard letter size (8.5×11 inches). Print using borderless settings, if you have them and cut the paper in half, fold the design in half and send using A2 envelopes. If you don’t have borderless printing, print as usual and trim off excess white on the sides and bottom before folding in half. 

Printable and artwork is free for personal use only. Message me on Instagram if you have questions. 

FREEBIE: 2020 Mother’s Day Coloring Card


This idea came to me last night. A little late, you might think? Well, if it’s late, just use this for next year. Or really any time you need to tell someone they’re amazing. Because this is really for just about anyone. But we all can agree that mothers tend to crush it in the amazing department on the regular. 


Since we’re all bored and stuck at home, I thought I would take a coloring book approach with the cards this year. Send the card as-is, black and white, or have your little ones color them in (or you can color them in) for that added personal touch. These cards are one-sided, two cards print to a page and in black and white. So, this is about as low maintenance, low-fuss as you can go and still make a great impact. 

I had a blast making my kids color these cards for their grandparents. I hope you do too!! 

For best results: use crayons or a non-liquid pigment like colored pencils if you’re printing with an ink jet printer. If you’re printing with a laser printer, feel free to bust out those watercolors or fabulous markers you’ve got lying around. 



Click the above link to download/print the artwork. Artwork is free for personal use only. Alteration, reproduction or redistribution is prohibited. If you’d like to share with family and friends, please send them directly to this post. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

Hugs and Happy Mother’s Day!

2017 Mother’s Day Card Freebie


Mother’s day is basically here! Today is a great day to send a note in the mail to the women in your life who have been there to guide you through life. I feel so grateful to have both a fantastic mother and mother-in-law. I’ve been privileged to have been surrounded by hard-working, strong, amazing women. It’s about time that I let them know I’m grateful for them. 

Download the printable file and print! The file fits 2 cards on a page, so send more than one note out today! 



Click the image above for a high-res sharable version to post on Instagram. Be sure to tag @melissapher when you post. Thank you!

*By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

Calligraphy Kits Available Tomorrow in SLC


This week has been nuts! I was down for a day and a half with a horrible stomach flu. I’ve been meaning to share this with you since Wednesday, but I’ve been such a slacker!


I’m participating in tomorrow’s SLC Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Salt Lake! I’ll be there with so many great artists and crafters, I can’t wait!


I’ll be there with 40 calligraphy kits, and my pens and inks! You can purchase a kit with the accompanying online course subscription or get some hand lettering made for you on the spot! Both are perfect for Mother’s day which is right around the corner.


I’ll be available to hand write little things like above on the kit as well. Cash and credit card are accepted.


Here’s a preview of what the kit includes:

  • 1 box
  • pencil
  • pencil sharpener
  • nib holder
  • 2 pen nibs (Gillot 303 and Hunt 22b)
  • acrylic ink
  • cleaning wipes
  • a paper sampling (tracing, gridded and plain)
  • lettering guide and alphabet sheets
  • 1 coupon code for workshop

It’s everything you need to get started with calligraphy.


Gift it to a mother this Mother’s day or for yourself! I hope to see you at the Pop-Up Shop this weekend!

Miss out on the pop up shop? You can order your kit here!

Mother’s Day


This mother’s day wasn’t very exciting. Chris forgot to make breakfast in bed and we were in a rush to get to church by 9am. He was definitely in the dog house (BIG TIME) until the afternoon and he made sure I got a mega nap in uninterrupted by the kids. That was nice.

I got some sweet texts from family and friends. That was great, too.

For my mom, Mother’s Day and her birthday are often times on the same day. Maybe it’s lazy of me, but I usually give her a gift and a letter for both (even when they’re not on the same day). This year I went out on a limb and made her a two-toned dolman top.

I completely guessed at the dimensions for the top. I still don’t know if it fits her right (or if she’ll want to wear it). I used leftover fabric from Penelope’s sportswear outfit. My mom lives in North Carolina where it’s infinitely more humid than Utah. The fabric used here is very light weight and breathable, so hopefully it’ll be just what the doctor ordered when it’s 80 degrees with 100% humidity. The print is a bit bold for my mom’s taste so I made a plain back out of a lightweight chambray. She can pair this top with regular jeans, her olive clam-diggers, her white pants or black slacks. It’d also look great paired with a black cardigan and jeans in the winter.

I’m working on making a few summery tops for me this week in anticipation of hotter weather. I found some gorgeous fabric I can’t wait to share with you.

What did you do for Mother’s day? Any fun projects?

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