How to Make a Spring Flower Card

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diy
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How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyBy Angela Poole from Papercraft inspirations

This dazzling 3D spring flower card is perfect for spring birthdays. You can use your favourite patterned papers to make the clever folded petals, then top with stacked buttons, or even a fancy brad or giant gem. We’ve got templates to help you along too!

If you love this, then we’ve got another great floral card project for you in the June issue of Papercraft inspirations  – learn how to stamp and colour beautiful blooms with our special masterclass! The June issue is also packed with other fabulous projects – including sweet Russian Doll cards, 3D makes for Father’s Day and Fairy Sweethearts cards by Hunkydory Crafts. You’ll find the issue in shops from 29 April 2014, or you can buy a copy of Papercraft Inspirations online.

Spring Flower Card

Time to make : Around one hour

Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need

Your basic card kit, plus…

How to Make

Step One

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyEdge a panel of green paper with black and stick it to your card blank. Attach an adhesive trim across the bottom of the card and punch parts of its pattern with a small hole punch.

 Step Two

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyUse the template to cut out the stem and leaves from red card. Add some more leaves cut from patterned paper, then fix the stem to the card with sticky foam pads.

 Step Three

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyCut or punch circles from patterned papers. Overlap the circles and punch again to make two-colour circular petals! Repeat until you have made seven patterned paper petals.

 Step Four

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyScore and fold two lines across each circle, using your template as a guide. Glue the edges together to form a large flower, using mini pegs to hold it together while it dries.

 Step Five

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diy

Add black patterned circles around the edge of your flower. Use sticky foam pads to attach the flower at the top of the stem – add them behind each petal and the flower centre.

Step Six

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diyStack two buttons and sew them together with a needle and thread, securing with a knot at the back. Finish by sticking the buttons in the centre of your 3D flower.

Top Tip!

Turn your circle punch upside down when making the funky two-colour petals – this makes it easier to see where the punch will cut and helps to avoid waste!

How to Make a Spring Flower Card #cardmaking #diy

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Papercraft inspirations Commissioning Editor, I'm passionate about card making and absolutely love putting together the very best papercraft projects for our readers each month. I'm a keen follower of new crafting trends and my favourite techniques include stamping and découpage and I'm also a massive fan of die-cutting with intricate dies at the moment.

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