There’s something special about a handmade card. It tells the receiver that they where worth the time and effort to lovingly craft a gift to express love and affection.
It’s so much more meaningful (and affordable) than store bought cards. This paper flower tutorial will help you and your kids create a lovely card perfect for Mother’s day, Easter, or just because it’s spring time!
Let’s begin crafting this unique card!
Table of Contents
Tulip Paper Flower Card
Step 1. Prepare All the Materials Needed Paper Flower Tutorial
♥ Several pieces of colored cardboard (yellow, green, light green and brown)
♥ A black pen
♥ ½ centimeter wide satin ribbon
♥ A pair of scissors
♥ Hot glue gun + glue
Step 2: Cut A Rectangle
Cut a rectangle from the yellow cardboard. The dimensions should be at least 15 centimeters by 12 centimeters. This will be used as the flower part of the tulip card.
Step 3: Fold
Fold the right side of the yellow board towards the center. Make room for the left part of the board.
Step 4: Fold Again
Fold the left part of the board towards the center, over the right folded one.
Step 5: Unfold
It should look like this when unfolded. Refold before next step.
Step 6: Create The Tulip Tips
Cut several small triangles on one side of the folded yellow cardboard.
Step 7: Should Look Like This
It should look like this once done. Take note that the cardboard must be folded to achieve the result.
Step 8: Make The Curve Of Bottom Of The Flower
Cut a curve on the opposite side of the folded yellow cardboard.
Step 9: Unfold
The tulip should look like this when unfolded.
Step 10: Make The Stem
Cut a short strip of brown board. This will serve as the stem of the tulip.
Step 11: Make the leaves
Cut two pieces of leaves from the green cardboard.
Step 12: Making The Leaves
Hot glue the leaves on a lighter shade of green cardboard.
Step 13: Cut out The Leaves Again
Cut the light green board in reference to the shape of the green leaves. Make sure to leave a small clearance on the sides to create a 3D-ish, floating effect.
Step 14: Attach the stem and flower
Hot glue the stem on the back of the folded tulip flower.
Step 15: Attach the leaves
Hot glue the leaves on the stem. Make sure that they are properly placed on the opposite side of each.
Step 16: Make a Bow
Create a small bow from the satin ribbon and hot glue this on the bottom of the folded tulip flower.
Step 17: Write Your Message
Write your personal message to your mom by unfolding the tulip flower.
Step 18: Ta-Dah!
All done! You can now give this personalized tulip card to your favorite special someone.
This is a perfect gift for your mother and can be used on all occasions.
You can also make a cute envelope for this if you like and add some designs on it to personalize it further.
You mom will definitely appreciate your effort on this one! Hope you liked it!