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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Little Girls' Flower Cards

Well, hello there! It's been a while hasn't it? I had a sick kiddo for almost a week...
Poor baby :-(
...and then just couldn't get back in the "groove" after Labor Day. I'm back now, though! Ready for a simple card? You saw it above, but here it is again.
Cute, right? It's pretty easy too.

I printed a flower template from Split Coast Stampers a loooooong time ago. Like before blogging, before having my son, before buying a house...you get it...it's been a while. Luckily, the creator put her blog address on the template! I searched her blog and found it, but while I was searching I discovered a really great blog! If you like stamping/card making, you should really check out Mel Stampz

On to the card!

  • Print the template from Mel Stampz.
  • Cut out the template that is at 78%.
  • Cut a piece of paper measuring 4.25x4.25 inches.
  • Place your template on top of that piece and cut out the flower.
    • Add a little color to the edge with a darker color ink and sponge or sponge dauber.
    • Rough up the edges a little. You can view a video of how to rough up edges here (it is in English and French). I used the tool she has in the video, but I couldn't find it on Stampin' Up!'s website. 
  • Punch two circles (one larger than the other--I used 1 1/2 inch and 1 1/4 inch)
    • Stamp "happy birthday" on one.
    • Sponge the same ink as above on the edge of the other.
    • Glue them together and then glue them to the center of the flower.
  • Glue the flower to a piece of complementary paper that is slightly larger than your flower. I only glued mine in the center so the petals would be loose from the complementary paper.
  • Cut the larger piece around the flower to create a thin border.
  • Glue the complementary piece completely to a piece of white card stock cut that is folded/scored to measure 4.25x4.25 inches.
  • Cut the white card stock to the flower shape, Be sure to leave part of the folded edge intact so you don't lose the fold.

I'm linking at these great parties:
Mondays: Sweet Sharing Monday *  The Girl Creative * Destination: Cutesy Monday * What's In The Gunny Sack * Etcetorize * Made by you Monday*Make It Yourself Monday*Mop It Up Mondays*Make The Scene Monday*Make It Pretty Monday*
Tuesdays: Riverton Housewives Roundup *  Show Me What You Got * Tuesday Time Out  * Tasteful Tuesdays * Too Cute Tuesday*Tuesday's Treasures*Crafty Tuesday*
Wednesdays: Super Link Party * Show & Share * {Wow Me} Wednesday *From Dream To Reality*Create & Share*What I Whipped Up Wednesday*What We Wore & Made Wednesday*The Creative Spark Wednesdays* Milk & Cuddles*Made By Me Wednesdays*Adorned From Above*
Thursday: Pin'Inspirational Thursday Recipe Roundup *A Crafty Soiriee * Creative Thursday *Taylor House Thursday*Transformation Thursday*Hookin Up With HoH*Creative Juice Thursday*Live Laugh Linky Thursday* Link Party Thursday*Taking A Time Out Thursday*Eat Make Grow*
Fridays: Delicately Constructed Fridays * Flaunt It Friday * Financial Friday Link Up  *Friday Fun Party* Friday Flair*Pity Party*Frugal Friday*Friday Favorites*Weekend Craft Soiree*
Saturdays: Strut Your Stuff Saturday * Once Upon A Weekend * Sharing Saturday * Dare To Share Saturday * Craft, Create and Inspire * A Pinteresting Party*
Sundays: Nifty Thrifty Sunday * It's Overflowing Sunday Party  * Cooking & Crafts Party

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  1. Hi Erin,

    Your flower card is adorable! I just love the shape of it. I hope your cutie is feeling better. I'm visiting from Crafty Tuesday. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  2. the card looks great! I hope the little one feel better :)

  3. Erin,
    Totally cute card! I so need to get back into making cards. I usually make all our Christmas cards by hand (around 60) and my Thanksgiving ones too. But I'm SOOOO far behind! We need to start a monthly card making club or something so that I'll set time aside once a month and actually MAKE some. lol wouldn't that be fun :)
    Thanks for linking up.

  4. So cute!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:



  5. So pretty! I love your cards!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  6. It's so pretty! Hope the little man is back into action. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Oh, so pretty! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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