DIY Greeting Card - Simple Flower Cutouts in 7 Steps

DIY Greeting Card - Simple Flower Cutouts in 7 Steps

It being Thinking of You Week this week, we have prepared a tutorial to help inspire you to make a greeting card and share the love. It's a great craft project for the weekend with the added bonus of making someone smile with the colourful result  :)

What is Thinking of You Week you ask? It is a lovely initiative organized by the Greeting Card Association to highlight and celebrate the important and meaningful tradition of sending cards to one another.

You can find out more about this special week that harnesses the emotional power of greeting cards to create a wave of love and caring right HERE.


Now for our colourful flower cutouts in 7 steps. Lets get crafting!

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What you need to get started...


- a blank card (or fold some thick paper)
- scraps of colourful paper
- a pair of scissors
- a pencil
- a ruler
- glue
- a toothpick

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STEP #1 : the centre of the flower

- Choose which colour you would like to use for the center of your flower
- Cut a small square (roughly 1.5 x 1.5 cm...or whatever you are comfortable with)
- Make curved markings on the square to guide you in cutting off the corners to make a circle

**Cutting Tip : when using scissors to cut curved lines, it is easiest to move the paper as oppose to moving the scissors along the markings you've made
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 STEP #2 : the second layer of the flower

- Choose another colour for the second layer of your flower
- Glue the circle you have just made near the edge of the new coloured paper
- Snip a square around the circle that you just glued
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STEP #3 : the next layers of your flower

- Use the outer edge of your circle to guide you in cutting the second layer of your flower (no need to be precise, wobbly circles look great as you can see)
- Choose the next colour and glue your now two-coloured circle down and cut a square around it as you did in step #2
- Keep repeating step #2 and #3 with new colours until you are happy with the size of your flower
- Then make a second flower by doing steps #1, #2 and #3 again

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STEP #4 : the stems and leaves


- Cut 2 thin bands of green paper to make the stems of your flowers
- Cut 4 random sized elongated triangles of green paper to make the leaves
- Glue the stems to the back of your flowers
- Turn the flowers over, put a point of glue on the tips of the triangles and slip them under the stems to stick them on
- Once you have built the flowers, glue them onto your card

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STEP #5 : the grass


- Cut a 2.5 cm wide strip of green paper (make sure the length of the strip is longer than the width of your card)
- Snip, snip, snip little bands of grass along the whole length of the green strip of paper (no need to be precise here)
- Repeat the same thing with a strip of 1.5 cm wide green paper

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STEP #6 : finishing off the card

- Spread glue along the non-grass side of the 2.5cm wide strip of grass
- Glue it onto the bottom of your card, covering the bottom of the flower stems
- Turn the card over and cut off the excess grass on each side of the card
- Repeat the same thing with the 1.5 cm wide strip of grass

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STEP #7 : your message and the post


Write your message, prepare your enveloppe, get a stamp, send your card and deliver a smile :)

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STEP #8 : optional bonus step to be done before step #7


- Take a nice photo of your card
- Share your beautiful card by doing one of the following:
1. Share it on Instagram/Facebook and tag us and the Greeting Card Association --> @bluesnailgarden / @gca_uk
You can also add these hashtags if you like: #thinkingofyouweek #sendacarddeliverasmile
2. Send the photo to us in an email --> contact@blue-snail-garden.com

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We would be delighted to see your craftwork!

 

 

September 25, 2020