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Mother's Day Bouquet Card

This sweet bouquet card, created using flower craft punches, is sure to brighten any mother's day!

Materials

  • Swan craft stock or other card stock, from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Hydrangea, rose leaf, cosmos, daisy, and frond craft punches
  • Double-sided tissue tape 
  • Ribbon
  • Ribbon-style label
  • 1/8-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Craft knife
  • Precision craft scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut and fold a 5-by-7-inch card out of craft stock. (Add a decorative border using an edge punch, if desired.) 

  2. Step 2

    Punch various flower and leaf shapes out of colored paper or craft stock using craft punches. Cut stem shapes out of paper with scissors or craft knife. 

  3. Step 3

    Arrange the bouquets on card front and affix with double-sided tissue tape. Embellish with a bow using ribbon.

Reviews (14)

  • 23 Apr, 2013

    I love the unique edge on this card...I will be using this technique! Thanks to Martha and her team for all the creative ideas!

  • 2 May, 2011

    I purchase punches one at a time, usually using a Michael's coupon, as I can afford a little splurge. I started with more intricate punches like the frond and cut flowers by hand. I've been able to acquire several of these punches this way, and now have enough to make nice cards like this.

  • 7 May, 2010

    I'm with DebbieDurham on this, I don't want to have to buy all these punches, etc. I feel like it's cheating, too! I want to do more of the craft using my own two hands, scissors, etc. Back to basics and re-using items. Reduce, re-use, re-cycle!

  • 7 May, 2010

    I love Martha's ideas too, but this is very pricey if you have to purchase all the punches. Of course, we have to remember, it is their job to suggest ways to use their products. We have to be clever enough to take the idea and make it our own. I thought about using either stamps or stickers I already own to make a similar card.

  • 30 Apr, 2010

    Great idea Jamerlynn. I'm all for saving $$.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    If you Google Flower Patterns/Clipart (as an image search), some shapes of flowers come up. You can always shrink the size of them in a program such as Microsoft Word and use that as a template to trace onto colored paper. That would work just as well. Some of them might not be as complicated, but just as pretty and would save you from buying the paper punches.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    If you Google Flower Patterns/Clipart (as an image search), some shapes of flowers come up. You can always shrink the size of them in a program such as Microsoft Word and use that as a template to trace onto colored paper. That would work just as well. Some of them might not be as complicated, but just as pretty and would save you from buying the paper punches.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    If you Google Flower Patterns/Clipart (as an image search), some shapes of flowers come up. You can always shrink the size of them in a program such as Microsoft Word and use that as a template to trace onto colored paper. That would work just as well. Some of them might not be as complicated, but just as pretty and would save you from buying the paper punches.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    If you Google Flower Patterns/Clipart (as an image search), some shapes of flowers come up. You can always shrink the size of them in a program such as Microsoft Word and use that as a template to trace onto colored paper. That would work just as well. Some of them might not be as complicated, but just as pretty and would save you from buying the paper punches.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    If you Google Flower Patterns/Clipart (as an image search), some shapes of flowers come up. You can always shrink the size of them in a program such as Microsoft Word and use that as a template to trace onto colored paper. That would work just as well. Some of them might not be as complicated, but just as pretty and would save you from buying the paper punches.

  • 17 Apr, 2010

    amen

  • 6 May, 2009

    ***PLEASE READ AND ADD SUGGESTIONS!*** I have to agree with the comment left by "bug32". With the economic situation as it is I prefer crafts that can be made with out expensive purchase requirements. PLEASE show us old fashioned crafts that we can just use scissors and shapes we can either trace or cut out free hand. I'd love some ideas of how to use items I already have. I'm sure Martha's creative staff has lots of ideas for things like that!

  • 6 May, 2009

    Think about making a bunch of them and bundling them together with ribbon to use as gifts. That cuts the cost per card way down, and makes a very nice personal gift.

  • 6 May, 2009

    I adore all things Martha, but 5 punches for one card is way over my budget. Any way to get the same effect with fewer?