Handmade Fall Greeting Cards Loaded With Flowers!

These handmade fall greeting cards are perfect for any occasion and truly fun to make!

The Fall is such an iconic season and when you create handmade fall greeting cards for all the different card-sending occasions, you get to put your own twist on every one. You all know I love flowers – I even designed a line of my own dies to make them – and I think flowers in fall colors are just as gorgeous as their spring and summer counterparts. So you know I had to make a card with them! The addition of the pumpkins really anchors this card to the fall season and they are the perfect size to complement this arrangement.

handmade fall greeting cards loaded with flowers can be just as spectacular as spring and summer, using dies from KittieKraft by Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ white layer.
  • Emboss the white layer using the Taylored Expressions Garden Party folder.
  • Use an an oval die to out a frame opening on the embossed layer. 
  • Use a scallop die to cut and oval shape using white cardstock.
  • Cut the frame opening in the scalloped oval using one size smaller oval die.

building the wreath element on handmade fall greeting cards using die cut frames and dimensional adhesive

  • Secure the embossed frame layer to the card base.  Pro Tip:  I find that securing the base with tape helps to keep it secure while lining up and attaching the frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.

building up the frame element with die cute to enhance the dimension on today

  • Line the frame up over the embossed layer and attach.

adding dimensional layers to handmade fall greeting cards using foam tape

  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the embossed frame layer.
  • Place a few pieces around the border of the frame to keep it from collapsing flat on the card base. 
  • Line up the card base over the embossed layer and attach.

The Fall Flowers and Pumpkins

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the yellow flowers  and pumpkins and white cardstock to cut the red flowers.
  • Cut the flower stems using green cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to apply light orange and dark orange ink to color the flowers and pumpkins.  Pro Tip:  Using bright yellow cardstock when coloring and shading orange flowers and pumpkins allows the yellow show through for highlights.
  • Color the white flowers using red and darker red ink.
  • Color the flower centers using brown ink and a mini applicator.  
  • Assemble the flower and stem sections using glossy accents. Check out the first video on my How to Make Paper Flowers Step by Step post to see how I assemble these flowers.

Arrange the Fall Flower Bouquet

  • Use green cardstock to cut a few sets of the foliage.
  • Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the top section of the tree and color with brown ink.
  • Begin the arrangement but attaching the flower stems together using glossy accents.  
  • Fill in the arrangement by attaching foliage branches and tree branches and attach using glossy accents.  Check out the second video on my How to Make Paper Flowers Step by Step to see how I arrange and attach flowers and stems to create a bouquet.

Complete the Card

  • Trim off  the bottom stems off the bouquet.
  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach to the card base inside the frame opening.
  • Round the pumpkins gently with your fingers.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the pumpkins and attach to the frame.
  • Apply shimmer to the flowers and pumpkins using a shimmer pen. This step is not necessary but I like to see the sparkle.

a closer look at today

I love how the beautiful fall colors show against the all white background.  Check out this Fall Card that I made a couple weeks ago to for more fall inspiration.

Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Nested Oval Die Cut Set 5004D
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5402-02D Gentian and Stems Die
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5402-03D Buchnera and Stems Die
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5402-04D Classic Flower and Stems
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5404D Branches and Leaves Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5403D Half Tree Die
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #10
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scrapbook.com – Mint Tape – Low Tack…
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Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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When you think about it, there are just as many reasons to send handmade fall greeting cards as there are any other time of the year – why not make your fall flower cards as spectacular as any other season? 

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