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Mother's Day and Father's Day Button Cards

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.

Photography: Photoraph by Sivan Lewin

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2003


  • Cardstock

  • Glue stick

  • Sewing needle

  • Thread or embroidery floss

  • Scissors

  • Buttons


  1. Print these cards onto textured cardstock; cut them out.
  2. Dab button backs with a glue stick, and place where desired. Using a small sewing needle, poke through the card at buttonholes.
  3. With the needle, run thread or embroidery floss through all buttonholes at least three times, and then knot it at the back of the card. Dot the knot with glue, and adhere it to the card to secure and prevent fraying.
  4. Add a personalized greeting at the bottom of the card.

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