Make a Pretty Handmade Flowering Tree Card!

This pretty handmade flowering tree card design can be adapted for TONS of reasons and is the perfect all occasion spring card!

I love spring and all the colors and flowers and gorgeous displays of nature that we get to watch unfold. I especially love when trees are covered with blossoms and looking forward to that is what inspired this pretty handmade flowering tree card that is actually so much easier than it looks. This card was made using Rubbernecker’s Full Tree, Old Wooden Cart, Grass, Small Butterflies, Tiny Leaves and Tiny Flower Buds and below I am showing you how you can put it all together like this or using your own favorite color combos.

A pretty handmade flowering tree card mad with dies for the trunk, blossoms and garden details.

Card Base and Grass

  • Use light blue cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut two grass sections using green cardstock and trim to 4.00″ wide to fit the blue layer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back grass layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the second grass layer and attach it to the grass layer.

Full Tree, Leaves and Flowers

  • Cut the Full Tree using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Pecan ink to the tree die cut using a wet baby wipe.  Pro Tip:  Using a wet baby wipe makes it fast and easy to apply ink to large die cuts.

Baby Wipe Tree Inking

  • Use a heat gun to dry the ink on the tree.  Pro Tip:  Adhesives like glossy accents or glue dots don’t stick well to damp cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the Tiny Leaves and lavender cardstock to cut the Tiny Flower Buds.
  • Place the leaves face up o the molding pad and gently form them using the leaf tool from the Paper Sculpting Kit.
  • Place the tiny flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down hard in the center with a small tipped stylus.  Pro Tip:  I layer two or three molding pads together so I can create a deep impression when pushing down in in the center of a flower.
  • Attach the leaves and flowers to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the tree trunk and to a couple of the larger branches, tiny pop dots to the back of a few key leaves, tuck the tree trunk in behind the grass and attach it to the card base. 

    A close up look at the details of the flowers and leaves made from paper on today

Old Wooden Cart

  • Cut the Old Wooden Cart using cream cardstock and apply Mocha ink with a wet baby wipe.
  • Attach the cart to the front grass section using glossy accents.
  • Attach the wheel section to the cart using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the foliage branches and attach some of them to the cart using glossy accents.
  • Tuck several of the foliage branches in behind the back grass sections and attach in place using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny flowers to the foliage branches using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching pink Small Butterflies to the scene using glossy accents and apply silver gems to the center of each.

A pretty handmade flowering tree card with a few of the dies and die cuts used to create the tree, leaves, flowers and decorative details.

Here are the  dies and ink I used from Rubbernecker to make this pretty handmade flowering tree card:

5522-01D Full Tree Die
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5507-01D Old Wooden Cart die
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Tabbed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Color Fuse Set #3
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And here are the other everyday tools I have in my stash that I used in the making of this project:

Spellbinders – Self Adhesive Gems -…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH | SBC ]
Scor-Tape 1/8′ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]

As I mentioned above, you can adapt this pretty handmade flowering tree card design for so many occasions, change up the colors, swap out the vintage cart for something else, add in critters, etc. It’s a great jumping off idea for you to execute your own creativity and have a never ending supply of great designs!

9 thoughts on “Make a Pretty Handmade Flowering Tree Card!”

  1. This is one amazing card and all those beautiful flowers you added to the tree, a truely wonderful card and just adore this x

  2. Hi Kittie, it’s so cold and snowy where I am and this card is such a treat. It reminds me that spring is coming – eventually – and there will be flowers again! Your attention to detail is just amazing. I love your creations.

  3. Kittie, this card is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see all your creations in person at the upcoming Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. The Rubbernecker booth is always one of my favorites.

  4. Thank you, Kittie. Please note that I adopted your very smart practice of die cutting many pieces in different colors and keeping them ready to use in divided containers. Having options makes it even more fun when creating cards and tags.


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