Use the design of this handmade card for Spring to use up all those pretty patterned papers you have in your stash!
I just love Spring and making cards with a Spring theme makes me so happy! I wanted to use up some of the gorgeous patterned papers I’ve been
hoarding saving and so this idea for a handmade card for Spring was born. I love this design because it’s actually pretty basic – frame, container, flowers – and the placement of all of the die cut details is as you like it.
For this card I used one of my favorite frame dies- Rectangle Combo OPC #3 to highlight my floral bouquet. The can is from the larger Watering Cans set and the bouquet was made using the new Tiny Flowers #2 and Flower Stems. I finished by adding another touch of yellow using the Small Butterflies.
Card Base and Frame
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the Rectangle Combo OPC.
- Use yellow cardstock to cut the smaller frame section. Pro Tip: I had the yellow frame leftover from a previous post and stored with my die set. I thought it was the perfect touch to bring out the small yellow pattern in the designer paper.
- Turn the white frame sections face down on the table and apply double stick tape to attach the three sections together.
- Apply 1/8″ double tick tape to the back of the yellow frame section and attach it directly over the white frame.
- Cut an A2 sized designer paper layer and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attach it to the card base.
The Watering Can Bouquet
- Use blue cardstock to cut the Watering Can and Tiny Flowers #2 and green cardstock to cut the Leaves and Greenery sections.
- Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the centers using a tiny tipped stylus.
- Attach three or four of the the Tiny Flowers to each stems using glossy accents.
- Create the bouquet by attaching the flower stems to the back of the watering can using glossy accents.
- Continue adding flower stems until you are satisfied with your arrangement.
- Attach tiny yellow circles to the center of each flower using glossy accents.
- Pro Tip. I had the small yellow eyelet oval from the combo die leftover in my stash so I punched out the tiny circles from the eyelet to use as my flower centers.
- Pro Tip. I punched the circles out on my molding pad instead of my desk. The molding pad makes it much easier to slip the tweezers under the circles to pick them up.
- Pro Tip: It is much easier to attach the tiny circles to the flower centers when the flowers are secured in place on the stems.
Finish the Card
- Apply a few small pop dots to the back of a few key flower sections and a piece of mounting tape to the back of the watering can.
- Tuck the can in behind the frame and secure it to the card base.
- Cut the Small Butterflies using yellow cardstock and attach them to the card base and watering can using glossy accents.
- Finish the butterflies by adding a touch of bling using small gems from a Spellbinders embellishment set.
I hope this idea for a pretty handmade card for spring gets you inspired to first use up some of your patterned papers and second get you feeling the delights of Spring. There are so many great reasons to send cards in this season and all you have to do is pop on just about any greeting and this card design will be perfect!