Flower Card

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Late spring/early summer is such a busy time for celebrating: mother’s and father’s day, graduations, first communions, weddings, and for me – lots of people I know and love have birthdays this time of year! I made this lovely flower card for my mum for mother’s day but you could easily make it for another occasion as well.

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You will need: double sided tape, puffy tape, marker (to match your color scheme) pen, needle, thread, button, a rubber stamp for the occasion, colorful paper, and a blank card and envelope.

 

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First, cut out your flower petals. I folded my paper in half and cut out somewhat of a heart shape. You will need 4 petals total.

 

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Tape the petals onto the blank card using your double sided tape.

 

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Then cut out a leaf and tape that underneath the petals, peeking out. I thought just 1 leaf looked good, but it’s up to you!

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Next, you’ll want to cut a circle out of paper (different color than your petals) with a small circle drawn in the center. Then, start cutting strips in the circle, stopping at the perimeter of the center circle. Do this around the entire circle.

 

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Now comes the fun part! Sew a litle button right smack in the middle of the circle.

 

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Then one by one, curl each cut out around your circle, do it by hand, or I curled some around a pen, too.

 

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Draw some black lines with a sharpie coming out of the button. Then use some puffy tape to secure this piece in the center of your petals.

 

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Make sure to customize the inside with a stamp or hand-written message. And there you have the cutest flower card!