Easy Flower Card Tutorial with Pattern

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Make a card filled with floral charm with my simple flower card tutorial! This step-by-step guide will walk you through creating beautiful and personalized flower-themed cards. It’s ideal for beginning crafters and for those who need a pretty card fast.

The free template pdf includes templates you can use to cut out your own pieces of paper and also a color version so you can cut those out and use them. You have a variety of choices. With just a few basic supplies and a dash of creativity, you’ll create stunning cards that are sure to brighten someone’s day.

A colorful paper craft of flowers in a pot on a yellow background.

Say goodbye to generic store-bought cards and hello to charming homemade flower cards. You can express your unique style and thoughtfulness using simple techniques and step-by-step directions. With suggested card making variations, the possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting these delightful floral cards.

Flower Card

This DIY flower card is perfect for a variety of occasions:

  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Mother’s Day
  • Thank you
  • Get Well
  • New Neighbor Gift
  • Thinking of You

You can also make 4-12 of these homemade flower cards to give as a gift. Add envelopes and package them nicely tied with a ribbon. They’re a great gift for almost anyone on your list.


  • Colorful Craft Paper
    • Select white or light color cardstock to make the base of the card
    • For the flowers, stems, leaves and flower pot, you can use:
      • Card stock
      • Construction paper
      • Decorative paper
      • This is a great opportunity to use up paper scraps you’ve been holding onto
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue – I find it easiest to use a glue stick because it holds quickly and is less messy than liquid glue, but you can also use:
    • Craft glue
    • School glue
    • Glue dots
    • Double stick tape

Flower Card Step-by-Step Tutorial

  • Gather the listed supplies and print out the pdf flower templates.
Two templates for creating paper flowers, one uncolored and one colored with pink and yellow flowers and green stems.

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  • Use the template to cut out the flowers pieces from your decorative paper or use the color printed images included in the pdf.
  • Glue the leaves to the stems and glue the flower centers to the outer petals.
  • Glue the flowers to the top of the stems.
Three stages of paper flowers craft progression on a white background.

Cut out a pot or vase from cardstock paper.

  • You can choose to make it the size you’d like depending on the size of the card you’re using.
  • Fold the sides of the cardstock paper diagonally to create edges you can use to attach to the card. This also makes the flower decoration 3D rather than flat on the card.
  • You can cut the top of the pot with decorative scissors or you can cut it straight across.
A flat green sticky note with scalloped edge next to the same sticky note folded to stand upright.

Glue the flowers inside the pot/vase.

Glue the vase onto your card to finish your craft.

Paper craft artwork of colorful flowers in a green vase against a blue background.

You can print out the instructions to have on hand while you’re crafting using the card below.

Print the Tutorial for Making a Flower Card

Flower Card Tutorial with Template

Craft a delightful pop-up flower card with this straightforward tutorial. Bringing a touch of whimsy to any occasion, this lovely design is perfect for Mother's Day or any celebration that calls for a heartfelt gesture. Best of all, a complimentary pattern is included, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable crafting experience.
Active Time15 minutes
Yield: 1 Card
Cost: $1-$2


  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 1 Ruler


  • 1 piece White or light colored cardstock paper
  • 1 piece green paper or cardstock
  • 1 piece lighter or darker green paper/cardstock
  • 1 piece white and pink cardstock paper or color of your choice
  • 1 piece yellow cardstock paper or color of your choice
  • 1 piece green cardstock paper for the vase/pot or color of your choice
  • 1 container craft glue or glue dots
  • 1 template print out the free template


  • Use the template to cut out the flowers pieces from your decorative paper or use the color printed images included in the pdf.
  • Glue the leaves to the stems and glue the flower centers to the outer petals. Then glue the flowers to the top of the stems.
  • Cut out a pot or vase from cardstock paper.
  • Glue the flowers inside the pot/vase and then glue the vase onto your card to finish your craft.

Flower Card Variations

  • Use different color papers for all the flowers or choose the card recipient’s favorite colors for the flowers.
  • Chose decorative papers to change the look of the flowers and pot.
  • Use papers with different textures.
  • Choose metallic or glittery papers.
  • Add a butterfly, bees, clouds or other embellishments on the card behind the vase of flowers. You can:
    • Draw them
    • Use stickers
    • Stamps
    • Cut images out of magazines
  • Include photos with the design.
  • Add rhinestones, ribbon, lace and other embellishments to dress up the vase, the flowers and the background.

  • Use a different flower shape. You can adapt my plumeria flower template to use in this card craft.
  • Make different shapes of cards:
    • Portrait rectangle
    • Landscape rectangle
    • Square
    • Round
    • Heart-shaped
  • If you fold your card to make a horizontal card, you can add several vases and flowers of different sizes.

How to Make a 3D Pop Up Card

You can turn this simple card into a pop up card with a few extra steps.

  1. Fold a piece of cardstock or thick paper in half to create a card.
  2. Inside the card, on the center crease, lightly draw two lines perpendicular to the fold. The lines should be about 1/2 to 1 inch apart depending on the size of the image you want to pop up.
  3. Cut a slit along each line you drew, making sure to cut it carefully.
  4. Pop that cut strip up into the inside of the card by gently pushing it up from the backside of the card.
  5. If you’re using the flower pot design above, you’ll need to attach a strip of paper across the back to use to attach the design to the pop up fold.
  6. Glue or tape your decorative image to the the folded strip that is inside the card.
  7. Close the card, making sure the image folds flat inside of the edges of the card when the card is closed.
  8. When you open the card, the folded strip will make the image pop up!
  9. Decorate the rest of the card as desired.

This allows you to attach an image or design that pops up out of the card when opened. You can use drawings, photos, cut-out shapes or anything flat to attach to the folded strip. Have fun experimenting!

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Easy Magazine Flowers – Put old magazines to use making these simple magazine flowers. A great project for children or beginning crafters.

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