Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to make Oh Happy Day Flower Card Tutorial



I just can't get enough of flowers....so here is my next tutorial, Oh Happy Day Flower Card! It looks hard, but trust me it is really really easy!
First, for the colored cardstock background, I used orange Coredinations cardstock. I got it at Joann Fabrics and it is new. It's awesome, because the core is light, so when you rip it, you get that look as you can see in the picture. It looks really cool, but you can use any cardstock.

Next, I cut out flowers freehand from patterned paper. For this card I used KI Memories paper, because it all coordinates! When I cut the flowers I cut in a wavy pattern with my scissors. It was totally a random cut, and however you cut them will look fine! I cut them in 3 different sizes.

Then I took each flower in my hand and crumpled them...yes, get your aggressions out and really get those flowers wrinkled! The more wrinkled, the better they look. Then flatten them out on a hard surface. When you glue the flowers on your card, go around the flower to lift up the edges of the paper. It makes the flower looks 3-dimensional.

For the stems and leaves, I used tiny rick rack (not the regular size). For the stems, I just tied a piece of rick rack in a knot and glued them on the stems.

The grass is random cut pieces of green paper, in all different heights. Having a paper cutter helps, but you could also do it by hand.

To finish off the flowers, I glued a button in each of the centers with tacky tape. This tape is extra strong and I glue all buttons and heavy embellishments with this stuff. It's great!

For the center of the large flower, I used a round stamp with the "Oh Happy day" and stamped it on a separate piece of orange paper, then cut it out and glued it in the center of the flower.

Glue the background paper on first, then the large flower, small and medium. Then glue the rick rack on with the stems. Next, glue the grass on the bottom of the card. Lastly, glue the buttons in the center of each flower, and the "Oh happy day" stamped circle. If you don't have a stamp, just use a button!

This card could be for just about any occasion! I don't know anyone who doesn't love to get a handmade card! Your friends and family will be so impressed!

If you have any questions about how to make this card, or where I got any of the supplies, please feel free to e-mail me at kweight@byu.net.

NOW FOR THE GOOD PART! I want to give this card away to someone....From the first 25 people who make a comment on my blog with who they would give this card to and why, I will randomly select a winner on at 10am on July 3rd! Good luck!!

17 comments:

  1. LOVELY card!! I would give it to...hmmm...my mom, she is such a card freak! She has always sent cards every week to my daughters!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

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  2. WAHOO!! Finally got your button on my blog! Thank you so much for having mine! I have a new one!
    ~Michele from By Your Side

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  3. Very cute card! I would give it to my mom-in-law because she is always so sweet to me and I like doing sweet things for her in return!

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  4. Love those flowers!
    Kimmy from SavvynSassy.com/

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  5. I love this card (and all the others you've got on your blog). Very pretty :)

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  6. Beautiful card! I would send to my bff because she's currently going through chemo and it would brighten her day.

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  7. I have a friend whose b-day is at the end of July. I would love to send the card to her!
    Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  8. Hey - just stumbled upon your blog. I love flowers too! I have a friend who is battling cancer. I would send the card to her to cheer her. Love your blog! :)

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  9. Beautiful card! I tried to add the buttons to my blog and I get the message that the picture is not available now. I'm not too tecky, so I don't know if its me or if your button is on the fritz. I was able to get the button for diecutsrus, but I can't get either of yours to work.

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  10. Do I HAVE to give it away, or can I keep it for myself, since it is so cute? If I must, I would give it to my one and only granddaughter, age 3. I think she would like this.

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  11. Yipee! very cute card and learned some things about card stock and 'rick rak'....getting new lingo goin on for me! LOL I would give this card to my Web Sister Michele from By Your Side! I have had so much fun getting to know her in the last while. She is an awesome artisan too!
    Crystal from KIZZ

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  12. I would give it to my little sister, because she is such a happy person, is always singing, and she loves beautiful things! I think she would die if I gave a card like that to her! It's so beautiful!

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  13. So cute! I think I would send it to a friend that lives in AK! Haven't talked to her in awhile! I think she would love to receive it- I know I would! :)

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  14. My mother in laws birthday is comming up, this would be nice to give to her (I usually homemake all the cards, and I'm feeling carded out!)

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  15. hello - thanks for beomcing my facebook fan- i'v just 'fanned' you too. Cute card. it's my birthday on 10th July when this competition is up so I will send it as a thank you card to whoever gives me the best present! Cheers, Lara
    (La Rara/ larara.etsy.com)

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  16. So cute! Lovely work, it'd almost be sad to give it away. Thanks for becoming my Facebook fan, too! Count me into your fandom =D

    Georgia

    Vera Luna Jewellery
    veraluna.etsy.com

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