Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Paper flower card }{ Tutorial Thursday

And I'm back with a card tutorial!

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
  • scissors
  • glue
  • buttons
  • permanent marker or pen
How to make it:

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? 
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  1. Lindos e delicados, amei!!!
    nunca trabalhei assim com esse material.
    Ótima dica!
    Esse pão é ótimo ,no meu coloquei queijo minas e tomate picado, menina foi um sucesso.
    Há vale mesmo por uma refeição.
    Bjos Carinhosos.

  2. Wow, that is so adorable and so easy! I need to make me something like this. :)

  3. This is so beautiful - and you make it look easy.

  4. gorgeous! just love your ideas for using these flowers and thanks so much for linking to me!

  5. Oh, I love these! I might just use these as thank-you cards for the teachers. :)

  6. These cards are so pretty! I too like the dimension the flowers give! Definitely worth a try!