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Fabric-Punched Mother's Day Card

Send homemade greetings to Mom with a Mother's Day card full of lifelike blooms made from petal- and leaf-shaped craft punches.


Select lightweight fabrics, such as voile or Indian cotton, and craft punches in any of several dozen petal shapes. Follow these instructions to make the card.


  • Lightweight fabrics, such as voile or Indian cotton 
  • Tray Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Craft glue
  • Paper or blank premade cards


  1. Step 1

    Begin by punching fabric flowers: Lay a piece of fabric in a shallow tray. With a paintbrush, apply enough fabric stiffener to saturate, but not soak, the fabric. Let it dry, about 1 hour. Repeat with any remaining fabric.

  2. Step 2

    Using craft punches, punch out petals and leaves as close together on the fabric as possible.

  3. Step 3

    Glue just the centers of leaves and flowers to a card, so their tips curl upward. Draw stems and a message by hand.