How to Make Small Paper Flowers for Cards

Come see step by step photos that show you how to make small paper flowers for cards that I bet people will want to sniff to see if they are real!

I first posted this project back in April of 2020 and apparently there are lots of people who want to know how to make small paper flowers for cards – this is my sixth most popular post of all time! Since then I have published tons more projects using tiny paper flowers and I love to see that this one has endured because it’s one of my personal favorites.

When I made this, I had the four rectangle sections left over from cards like this and thought they would be perfect used with small flower pots and a sweet sentiment.  I paired the rectangles with Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Tall Terracotta Pots, Leaves and Greenery and a sentiment from the Kittie Says Phrases #1 all of which made by Brass and Bliss.

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Here are the steps to make these petite blossoms along with the whole card.

The Rectangles and Card Base

  • Cut a green card base 4.75″ x 3.50″.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the green layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.
  • Use black ink to stamp the sentiment on one rectangle layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the rectangle layers and attach them evenly to the green layer.

Shaping the Flowers

Small Flowers 1

  • Place the three sized small flowers face up on the molding pad.
  • Shape the two larger flowers using the small round stylus.

Small Flowers 2

  • Shape the tiny flower buds using the tiny tipped stylus.

Small Flowers 3

  • Attach the three sized flower layers together using glossy accents.

Arrange the Small Paper Flowers in Pots

  • Cut the pots using yellow cardstock and color them using Color Fuse Set #2 Pumpkin ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut the foliage using green cardstock.

Small Flowers 4

  • Attach the foliage sections to the back of the pots using glossy accents. Note:  I use my reverse tweezers to hold my foliage and flowers.

Small Flowers 5

  • Attach the flowers to the foliage using glossy accents.

Small Flowers 6

  • Use glossy accents to attach tiny white premade Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.  Note:  I always keep a small craft sheet filled with Nuvo Crystal Drops on hand.  I use my paper piercer to pick them up off the sheet and to attach them in the flower centers.

Click on the card to see my technique for how to make small paper flowers for cards.

Adding the tree tiny flowers and foliage to the sentiment layer created interest and carried in the small flower theme.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my how to make small paper flowers for cards tutorial.  Using such tiny pots of flowers can make such a big impression on a card front.  Did you find the step by step pictures helpful?  I lovemaking paper flowers and I have several hundred projects in my Flowers Category.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you are having a good week.

Here are the dies and stamps used for this project.

5148-03D Window with Double Stitch Die
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5147-16D Tall Terracotta Pot Die
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die —…
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3 Die
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5147-10D Tiny Flower Buds Die
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1 – 4×6…
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For all the other goodies I use from my stash, you can see all my favorite crafting tools here.

Now you have some basics on how to make small paper flowers for cards and you can apply these new skills to all the other dies you have in your stash. Go make bouquets for days!

14 thoughts on “How to Make Small Paper Flowers for Cards”

  1. YES! I LOVE the step by step pictures, Kittie! Your card came out BEAUTIFULLY!!!! LOVE EACH LITTLE POT of blooms! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! ;)<3

  2. Thank you so much for doing this tutorial… you do a nice job explaining what to do. I would love it even more if you did youtube videos… maybe?
    Do you know if Rubbernecker is going to have a sale anytime soon?
    Thanks again! Stay safe!

  3. Thanks Kittie – I feel like this is your “signature” – making these flowers! I love your picture tutorials because I can easily see what you are doing! You are so gracious with your time!

  4. Thank you so much for this detailed tutorial with photos (which is great). This is going in my Kittie Kraft file for sure!


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