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Mother's and Father's Day Button Cards




This Mother's Day or Father's Day, catch a parent's attention with a buttoned-up seaside-inspired note card.

Copy our templates onto sturdy paper, and embellish them with basic sewing and a few small buttons.

Button Card Templates:
Father's Day Card
Mother's Day Card


Martha Stewart Living, May 2003



Reviews (14)

  • hammerose 26 Apr, 2010

    I have made Christmas gift tags with buttons and learnded that it is much easier to thread and tie the string on the button before attaching it to the card! You just glue it in place rather than try to push the needle through the cardstock.

  • Regenav 10 May, 2008

    I made this card for my mother in law since my mom passed away last year. I decided to color the buttons to correspond with her children's birthdays. Since she had 3 children it fit with the card perfectly. I also glued another card on the back with a poem to cover the knot. I then just put Happy Mother's Day on the front and signed my name to the back.

  • CraftTestDummies 10 May, 2008

    I love the button idea, but I really think the card is...well... kinda dull. How about making some flowers out of the buttons instead?

  • magnusonart 9 May, 2008

    great idea and BOY do I have BUTTONS! Buttons collected by any family hold memories and recollections to its family history, use them creatively. That's what I try to do.

  • cottagegarden 9 May, 2008

    Please!!! Can the commericals!!

  • ym1228 8 May, 2008

    PLEASE get rid of the commercials.

  • TTMedel 8 May, 2008

    very cute idea. even i can do this one!

  • plsullivan 8 May, 2008

    Tired really tired of all the commercials!

  • Margie41 8 May, 2008

    What a great idea. I am a rubber stamper and will carry this idea forward.
    Thank you, also, for the wonderful clip art.

  • momdig 8 May, 2008

    This is great! I can use up the left-over buttons from our "button bracelets" to make cards for moms and dads. The kids in my children's ministry program will love this, even if we just glue the buttons on! And thanks for sending it out ahead of time so we can do it before Mother's Day-you do listen to our comments!

  • beckaboo 8 May, 2008

    I can't wait to try it out, very fun.

  • LouLou2007 8 May, 2008

    Now this is a totally Kewl idea; and I was racking my brain for the proper Card this year and I make hundreds of cards every year but this had never come to mind. Leave it to Martha.....YOU GO GIRL!!!! This idea is so refreshing and well, I don't have the words; it's just KEWL!!! OH, and Martha, I just started receiving your Magazine and I am in love. It's so much more than I ever thought it would be; I love it. Thanks Bunches

  • chalkwarebyLea 30 Apr, 2008

    What wonderful Mother's and Father's Day cards. Thanks Lea

  • chalkwarebyLea 30 Apr, 2008

    What wonderful Mother's and Father's Day cards. Thanks Lea