mother's day: thumbprint card with mommy and me rainbow loom® bracelets

Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Mommy and Me Bracelets:
*Make one bracelet using 12 mm pearls for “Mommy” and one using 8 mm pearls for “me.”

Download your Original Rainbow Loom® grid here.
Step 2
Working in the direction of the red arrow pointing up (or away), load Rainbow Loom® bands onto the loom using the grid as a guide:
Layer 1:
Add a Grey band from peg B1 to peg A1
Add a Grey band from peg A1 to peg A2
Add a Grey band from peg A2 to peg B3
Add a Grey band from peg B1 to peg C1
Add a Grey band from peg C1 to peg C2
Add a Grey band from peg C2 to peg B3
Add a Grey band from peg B3 to peg A3
Add a Grey band from peg A3 to peg A4
Add a Grey band from peg A4 to peg B5
Add a Grey band from peg B3 to peg C3
Add a Grey band from peg C3 to peg C4
Add a Grey band from peg C4 to peg B5
Add a Grey band from peg B5 to peg A5
Add a Grey band from peg A5 to peg A6
Add a Grey band from peg A6 to peg B7
Add a Grey band from peg B5 to peg C5
Add a Grey band from peg C5 to peg C6
Add a Grey band from peg C6 to peg B7.
Layer 2:
Add a Rose band from peg B1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg A1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg A2 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg B3 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg C2 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg C1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg B3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg A3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg A4 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg B5 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg C4 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg C3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg B5 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg A5 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg A6 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg B7 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg C6 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg C5 to peg B6
Layer 3:
Add a White band from peg B1 to peg A1
Add a White band from peg A1 to peg A2
Add a White band from peg A2 to peg B3
Add a White band from peg B3 to peg C2
Add a White band from peg C2 to peg C1
Add a White band from peg C1 to peg B1
Add a White band from peg B3 to peg A3
Add a White band from peg A3 to peg A4
Add a White band from peg A4 to peg B5
Add a White band from peg B5 to peg C4
Add a White band from peg C4 to peg C3
Add a White band from peg C3 to peg B3
Add a White band from peg B5 to peg A5
Add a White band from peg A5 to peg A6
Add a White band from peg A6 to peg B7
Add a White band from peg B7 to peg C6
Add a White band from peg C6 to peg C5
Add a White band from peg C5 to peg B2

Push down all bands.
Step 3
Wrap a White band on the below pegs twice (capping bands):
B2; Push down
B4; Push down
B6; Push down
B7; Push down

Turn the loom around so the direction of the red arrow is pointing down (or toward you).
Step 4
Insert Rainbow Loom® hook into peg B6, push the capping band out of the way with the back of the hook and move the Rose bands as directed below:
Move the top Rose band from peg B6 to peg C5
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg C6
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg B7
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg A6
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg A5
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg B5

Repeat pattern in this step for the other two rounds.
Step 5
Insert hook into peg B7, move the Rose and White bands out of the way with back of hook and move the top Grey band to peg C6.
Step 6
Insert hook into peg B7, move the Rose and White bands out of the way with back of hook and move the top Grey band to peg A6.
Step 7
For the rest of the round, move Grey bands as directed:
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C5 to peg B5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg A6 to peg A5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg A5 to peg B5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Step 8
Repeat pattern in Steps 6 and 7 for the other two rounds.

Note: For the remaining rounds, there are the overlapping Grey bands on starting peg from previous round.
When repeating Step 6, be sure to take the top of the two bottom Grey bands first, moving it to the C column and the last one to the A column.
Step 9
Thread Stretch Magic® into peg B1 and tie a secure knot.
Be sure all bands on peg B1 are inside Stretch Magic® before knotting.
Step 10
String glass pearls for “Mommy” onto Stretch Magic® for desired length.
String glass pearls for “Mommy” onto Stretch Magic® for desired length.
Step 11
Carefully remove the first two rounds of bands from loom, gently rocking bands in a side-to-side motion.
Make sure to keep a strong hold on beaded end.
Leave the last one on the loom.
Step 12
Thread opposite end of Stretch Magic® onto peg B7. Make sure all bands are “captured” within the Stretch Magic®.
Pull tight and tie a secure knot.
Gently remove the bracelet from loom.
Step 13
Happy Mother’s Day Card:
Cut white cardstock in half so there are two 8½"x5½" pieces. Set one aside.
Step 14
Fold other piece in half to make card. Folded size is 4¼"x5½"
Step 15
Cut a piece of Hot Pink cardstock from Butterfly Wings value pack to 3¾"x5".
Step 16
Using tape runner, attach ribbon to Hot Pink cardstock cut across the center. Trim ends to be flush with the edge.
Step 17
Attach to front of white card base.
Step 18
Have child stamp thumbprints in the shape of a heart onto white cardstock piece that was set aside.
Step 19
Punch thumbprint heart out using 1" circle punch.
Step 20
Punch a larger circle from purple cardstock from Butterfly Wings value pack using extra jumbo circle punch.
Step 21
Layer white circle over purple circle and adhere with tape runner.
Step 22
Attach layered circles to front of card, overlapping a portion of the ribbon. Use image as a guide.
Step 23
Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” in the top portion of the card.
Step 24
Stamp hearts as desired around card.
 

Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Craft Smart® Washable Ink Pad (sku 10116708)
  • Hero Arts® Celebrate Everyday Stamps (sku 10231266)
  • Darice® Glass Pearl Strand (sku 10229275)
  • Inkadinkado® Small & Medium Stamp Block Set (sku 10380458)
  • Recollections™ Lever Punch, Circle (sku 10358830)
  • Recollections® Butterfly Wings Cardstock Paper, 8.5" x 11" (sku 10356407)
  • Recollections® Cardstock Paper Value Pack, 8.5" x 11" (sku 10023428)
  • Fiskars® Premier Original Orange-Handled Scissors (sku 10405225)
  • Celebrate It® 360°™ Grosgrain Ribbon, Polka Dots, 3/8" (sku 10139282)
  • Stretch Magic® Bead & Jewelry Cord, 0.7mm (sku 10347419)
  • Recollections™ Lever Punch, Circle (sku 10358829)
  • Craft Smart® Pigment Ink Pad (sku 10116813)
  • Recollections™ Adhesive Runner, Permanent (sku 10147423)
  • Recollections™ Signature Paper Trimmer (sku 10202471)
  • Darice® Glass Pearl Strand (sku 10229258)
  • Rainbow Loom® with Metal Hook (sku 10347513)
  • Rainbow Loom® Kit
  • Rainbow Loom® Rubber Bands – Grey, White and Rose
  • Darice® Glass Pearls, 12 mm – White
  • Darice® Glass Pearls, 8 mm – White
  • Stretch Magic®
  • Recollections™ Value Pack Cardstock, 8½"x11" – White and Butterfly Wings
  • Craft Smart™ Washable Ink Pad – Fuchsia
  • Recollections™ Craft Punch – 1" Circle
  • Recollections™ Craft Punch – Extra Jumbo Circle
  • Celebrate It® 360° Ribbon – Pink/White Dots
  • Hero Arts® Clear Stamps – Celebrate Everyday
  • Recollections™ Acrylic Blocks
  • Craft Smart® Pigment Ink Pad – Black
  • Recollections™ Adhesive Tape Runner, Permanent
  • Recollections™ Personal Paper Trimmer, 12"
  • Scissors
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Mommy and Me Bracelets:
*Make one bracelet using 12 mm pearls for “Mommy” and one using 8 mm pearls for “me.”

Download your Original Rainbow Loom® grid here.
Step 2
Working in the direction of the red arrow pointing up (or away), load Rainbow Loom® bands onto the loom using the grid as a guide:
Layer 1:
Add a Grey band from peg B1 to peg A1
Add a Grey band from peg A1 to peg A2
Add a Grey band from peg A2 to peg B3
Add a Grey band from peg B1 to peg C1
Add a Grey band from peg C1 to peg C2
Add a Grey band from peg C2 to peg B3
Add a Grey band from peg B3 to peg A3
Add a Grey band from peg A3 to peg A4
Add a Grey band from peg A4 to peg B5
Add a Grey band from peg B3 to peg C3
Add a Grey band from peg C3 to peg C4
Add a Grey band from peg C4 to peg B5
Add a Grey band from peg B5 to peg A5
Add a Grey band from peg A5 to peg A6
Add a Grey band from peg A6 to peg B7
Add a Grey band from peg B5 to peg C5
Add a Grey band from peg C5 to peg C6
Add a Grey band from peg C6 to peg B7.
Layer 2:
Add a Rose band from peg B1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg A1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg A2 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg B3 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg C2 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg C1 to peg B2
Add a Rose band from peg B3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg A3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg A4 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg B5 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg C4 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg C3 to peg B4
Add a Rose band from peg B5 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg A5 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg A6 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg B7 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg C6 to peg B6
Add a Rose band from peg C5 to peg B6
Layer 3:
Add a White band from peg B1 to peg A1
Add a White band from peg A1 to peg A2
Add a White band from peg A2 to peg B3
Add a White band from peg B3 to peg C2
Add a White band from peg C2 to peg C1
Add a White band from peg C1 to peg B1
Add a White band from peg B3 to peg A3
Add a White band from peg A3 to peg A4
Add a White band from peg A4 to peg B5
Add a White band from peg B5 to peg C4
Add a White band from peg C4 to peg C3
Add a White band from peg C3 to peg B3
Add a White band from peg B5 to peg A5
Add a White band from peg A5 to peg A6
Add a White band from peg A6 to peg B7
Add a White band from peg B7 to peg C6
Add a White band from peg C6 to peg C5
Add a White band from peg C5 to peg B2

Push down all bands.
Step 3
Wrap a White band on the below pegs twice (capping bands):
B2; Push down
B4; Push down
B6; Push down
B7; Push down

Turn the loom around so the direction of the red arrow is pointing down (or toward you).
Step 4
Insert Rainbow Loom® hook into peg B6, push the capping band out of the way with the back of the hook and move the Rose bands as directed below:
Move the top Rose band from peg B6 to peg C5
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg C6
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg B7
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg A6
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg A5
Move the next Rose band from peg B6 to peg B5

Repeat pattern in this step for the other two rounds.
Step 5
Insert hook into peg B7, move the Rose and White bands out of the way with back of hook and move the top Grey band to peg C6.
Step 6
Insert hook into peg B7, move the Rose and White bands out of the way with back of hook and move the top Grey band to peg A6.
Step 7
For the rest of the round, move Grey bands as directed:
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C5 to peg B5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg A6 to peg A5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg A5 to peg B5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Move the bottom Grey band from peg C6 to peg C5
Step 8
Repeat pattern in Steps 6 and 7 for the other two rounds.

Note: For the remaining rounds, there are the overlapping Grey bands on starting peg from previous round.
When repeating Step 6, be sure to take the top of the two bottom Grey bands first, moving it to the C column and the last one to the A column.
Step 9
Thread Stretch Magic® into peg B1 and tie a secure knot.
Be sure all bands on peg B1 are inside Stretch Magic® before knotting.
Step 10
String glass pearls for “Mommy” onto Stretch Magic® for desired length.
String glass pearls for “Mommy” onto Stretch Magic® for desired length.
Step 11
Carefully remove the first two rounds of bands from loom, gently rocking bands in a side-to-side motion.
Make sure to keep a strong hold on beaded end.
Leave the last one on the loom.
Step 12
Thread opposite end of Stretch Magic® onto peg B7. Make sure all bands are “captured” within the Stretch Magic®.
Pull tight and tie a secure knot.
Gently remove the bracelet from loom.
Step 13
Happy Mother’s Day Card:
Cut white cardstock in half so there are two 8½"x5½" pieces. Set one aside.
Step 14
Fold other piece in half to make card. Folded size is 4¼"x5½"
Step 15
Cut a piece of Hot Pink cardstock from Butterfly Wings value pack to 3¾"x5".
Step 16
Using tape runner, attach ribbon to Hot Pink cardstock cut across the center. Trim ends to be flush with the edge.
Step 17
Attach to front of white card base.
Step 18
Have child stamp thumbprints in the shape of a heart onto white cardstock piece that was set aside.
Step 19
Punch thumbprint heart out using 1" circle punch.
Step 20
Punch a larger circle from purple cardstock from Butterfly Wings value pack using extra jumbo circle punch.
Step 21
Layer white circle over purple circle and adhere with tape runner.
Step 22
Attach layered circles to front of card, overlapping a portion of the ribbon. Use image as a guide.
Step 23
Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” in the top portion of the card.
Step 24
Stamp hearts as desired around card.