Show your affection with a heartfelt, handmade Mother's Day card featuring everlasting flowers.
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For moms near and far, this gorgeous greeting card makes for a special flower delivery. A flat card blooms into a three-dimensional arrangement that's much more unexpected than a vase of roses. It looks intricate but takes only some snippets of paper and cleverly placed tape to create. This project may seem complicated at first glance, but once you follow the instructions here, you'll realize just how easy it is to re-create.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut seven 4-inch squares of paper in desired colors. Fold a square into quarters. Fold-down one flap diagonally; flip the square of paper over and fold down the other flap, forming a triangle as shown. Print petal template; trace it onto the triangle, and cut out. Unfold, and cut one petal from the flower; close the gap by overlapping petals on either side and securing with a glue stick. Repeat with other squares.

Step 2

Attach pieces of double-sided tape to the petals, as indicated by dots. Start sticking flowers to one another: Flowers B and C each overlap a petal with A; then flower D goes on top, completely overlapping A.

Step 3

Attach flowers E and F to the stack to overlap B and C.

Step 4

Attach G to the top, overlapping D. Cut out some freehand leaves from green paper, place double-sided tape on the bottom, and attach them to the flowers.

Step 5

Cut a piece of card stock into a 10-by-6-inch rectangle, and fold it in half to form a card. Place the folded flower stack inside of the opened card as shown. Place a piece of double-sided tape as shown; close card, and press firmly to adhere. Open the card and repeat, attaching the other side of the flower stack to the inside of the card.

    Comments (1)

    How difficult was this project?
    Martha Stewart Member
    April 29, 2021
    Difficulty: Very Hard
    I checked "very hard" because I'm not finding any of the photos referenced in the instructions. This project seems fairly simple, but without instructional photos it is difficult to understand the written steps, especially considering that the written steps rely on photos that are not there.