Mommy Bucks – tear off coupons [Free Printable]

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Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons

I think I’ve started writing this post 15 times already. I just can’t put my feelings about my mom down in words. Everything I write sounds so trite and overdone. “She supported me, raised me, taught me…” It’s difficult to describe a person’s influence on you when it has been so vast. Moreover, its not just me she influences. My mom is still raising a 12 and a 15 year old- on her own I might add- since my father’s death in 2008. What words are there for a homemaker, a breadwinner, a disciplinarian and a counselor all rolled into “mother”? How can I possibly put something reasonably short into this post that could even remotely convey the debt of gratitude I owe my mom? I suppose I can’t. So, these past few sentences will have to do.

So, with Mother’s Day less than a month away, I’m already thinking of ways to treat my mom. Its difficult, because she doesn’t need a lot of “things.” Even if I could think of something to buy her, I’d likely botch it because our taste are exactly opposite. My mind wanders back to days before I had any money- when poems and drawings were enough for Mother’s Day. When making something with my own hands was far more valuable than a fancy trinket.

This year I resolve to go back to those days, and make something for Mom. They’re called Mommy Bucks and they’re gift coupons especially for mommies. I designed them all myself, with my siblings in mind as well, offering Mom moments to brighten her day, lessen her workload, and make her smile.  And of course, I’m sharing them with you!

This project is particularly fun because it involves creating tear-off coupons by using a sewing machine. You’ll see- its neat!

What You Will Need:

  • Sewing Machine (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Mod Podge (or stapler)
  • The template

How To Make It:

  1. Print the template on paper of your choosing. (I’m doing a tear-off version so I used regular text paper.)
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
  2. Cut out all of the coupons. Look through them, if there are any that don’t apply to your mom, just leave them out.
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
  3. Following the dotted line, “sew” through all of the coupons. (Not the Covers!) Its so easy! Just make sure you don’t have any thread loaded, and pass the paper through the machine at a medium stitch length. Voila! Perforations for tear-off coupons!
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
  4. Stack the coupons in a book (in the order you want them to appear) and place the front and back covers in place. Use a binder clip or clothespin to hold the paper in place. Then you can either staple the booklet, or glue the edge. To glue, simply paint the edge with mod podge and let dry. Repeat several times unti binding is secure.
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
  5. That’s it! Wrap this up with a sweet bow and give to to Mommy on Mother’s Day. I’m sure she’ll love it!
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons
    Mommy Bucks - Mother's Day Coupons

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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16 thoughts on “Mommy Bucks – tear off coupons [Free Printable]

  1. This is a wonderful idea! I love how you used the sewing machine to make the perforations. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
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  2. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and this is the best idea for the kiddos. I love that you sew, without thread, the booklet to make the perforations. Brilliant!

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.
    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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