Are you sick of them yet? They are just so easy, quick, and you can use them for so many occasions, even just a simple hello to an old friend.
Back in April, I made some paper flowers based on a Creative Jewish Mom tutorial. I wasn't very happy with how I used them, but I loved the flowers themselves. So I let some ideas brew in my head of how to use them. This is one of those ideas.
- cardstock in two coordinating colors
- green patterned paper
- red and light pink tissue paper
- permanent marker or pen
Step 1: Choose a card stock backing for your card and then a coordinating top panel. I choose a simple blue backing with some sparkling off white for the top panel to get some glitz in there.
Step 2: Cut the top panel on all sides slightly so that the backing shows, then glue them together. My backing was 4.5 wide by 6.5 long, and I cut my top panel down to 4 by 6.
Step 3: Cut the green patterned paper the same width of the top panel, and about 2 inches long. Cut the top in narrow strips (about 1.5 inches) to make it look like grass. Glue it to the top panel.
Step 4: Draw the stem on the top panel.
Step 5: Make the flower with tissue paper following the tutorial on Creative Jewish Mom. The only change I made was that I didn't secure the petals together with paper brads. Instead I glued them down on the card and on top of one another.
Step 6: Glue a button on the center of the flower.
You can add whatever sentiment you want to the card or leave it as is.
Here's another one I made with a paper flower:
I really like how the flowers pop out of the cards and create some dimension.
How would you use the paper flowers?