Simple and easy to make; this Paper flower card is perfect for mothers, grandmothers, teachers and more!
Here’s what we used
Quilling strips OR coloured paper cut into long thin strips
Cocktail stick (optional)
How to make this adorable Paper flower card
First you’ll want to Start by making your card. We made ours tall and narrow by folding a square piece of card. Once you have your card, cut out a white paper rectangle to glue onto the front and create the frame effect.
Next take your quilling strips/ long thin pieces of coloured paper and begin rolling them tightly. We did ours just by hand but some people find it handy to use a cocktail stick. Once you have reached the end glue the loose end down onto the paper roll.
Glue down a rolled peice of paper for the centre of the flower and then cut out and glue down a thin strip of paper for the stem.
Build up the rolled paper petals around the outside of the flower. 5-6 normally works perfectly.
To make the leaves, roll and glue your paper a little less tightly and then pinch it at opposite ends. Add a paper flower pot and a name/message and this adorable paper flower card is complete and ready to gift!
How cute is this little Best teacher thank you card? Teachers work so hard to help children learn and also to help them grow and develop as individuals. When i think back on all that my teachers did for me and the patience that they had for me as an anxious young kid, i am eternally grateful. Everyone likes to feel like they’re doing a good job and when i worked in a preschool there was no better feeling than when a child thanked you, made something to gift you or drew a picture for you. So why not show a teacher some appreciation by hand making them a thank you card!
You will need
Coloured card (we used red, 3 shades of green and brown)
Black and white card
Take a sheet of red card and fold it in half. Draw an apple shape onto the front of your card. You will need to make the bottom of the apple flat so that it can stand up. Also, remember to make sure that you leave part of the fold line intact, otherwise you will end up with two seperate apple shapes rather than one joined card!
Once you have cut out your apple shape you will need to cut out a brown stalk shape and a green leaf. Glue the stalk down in place on the inside of your card and then the leaf down on the stalk.
Now to cut out the basic shapes of your caterpillar. Youll need to cut out; one black circle, four slighly smaller coloured circles (we used 2 dark green and 2 light green) and two antennae shapes.
Stick your antennae down on one of your smaller circles to make the head then glue the head down in place on the rest of the circles to make the caterpillar’s body. Attach the black circle to the back of the caterpillar to make the spot where it comes out of the apple and then glue your caterpillar down onto your card.
Now give your caterpillar two eyes, we used eye stickers but if you don’t have these you can simply cut out two white circles and draw on the details. Finish your caterpillar by giving him a cute smiley mouth.
All that’s left to do is add your special message to the front of your card and inside. Your special teacher thank you card is finished and ready to gift!