Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs


Learn how to create stunning handmade floral cards with these nine fabulous floral card designs.

We know how much you love flower card making ideas, so we've gone soft and sophisticated with these nine vintage botanical card designs. No matter the occasion or recipient, handmade flower greeting cards are always on trend and universally loved, so check out these fanciful floral card designs and show some exciting and elegant love with your handmade floral cards with MC&P.

Flower card making ideas

Made by Kelly Lloyd

Handmade with love

Just for you

Scent with love

Somebud-y to love

Bloomin' beautiful

Great in green

Blossoms

How does your garden grow?

A pair of pansies

Handmade with love

Flower card making ideas: handmade with love

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 10.5x14.5cm.
  2. Cut a piece of orange Core’dinations card measuring 9.5x14cm.
  3. Use scissors to carefully scrape the edges of the Core’dinations card to create a distressed look.
  4. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 9x13cm and glue together.
  5. Wrap both pieces with twine before sticking to the front of the card blank with foam tape.
  6. Fussy cut the flower image and stick to the centre of the patterned paper with silicone glue.
  7. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto white card and die-cut using a tag die and fix to the card front with silicone glue.

Top tip: Silicone glue is great for adding depth to your layers! Be sure to check out our expert advice on the best glue for cards to learn more about card adhesives. Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - handmade with love

Just for you

Flower card making ideas: just for you

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 15x20.5cm.
  2. Cut a piece of orange Core’dinations card measuring 13.5x19.5cm, distressing the edges of the Core’dinations card with scissors then fix to the card blank with double sided tape.
  3. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 12.5x19cm and glue to the card front.
  4. Cut a second piece of orange card measuring 10x17cm, again distressing the edges.
  5. Cut patterned paper measuring 9.5x16.5cm and stick to the orange card and securing at an angle to the card front with foam pads.
  6. Cut a 3x19cm strip of distressed orange card and stick on the left-hand side.
  7. Cut out the flower image measuring 10x11.5cm and matt and layer onto orange card, again distressing the edges.
  8. Cut triangles of orange and gold card, distress, and then stick down with silicone glue.
  9. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto white card and die-cut, securing to the card front with silicone glue. 

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - just for you

Scent with love

Flower card making ideas: scent with love

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 14.5cm square.
  2. Cut a piece of gold Core’dinations card, 14cm square and an orange piece 13cm square.
  3. Distress the edges of both pieces before matting and layering to the card blank.
  4. Cut a strip of patterned paper measuring 14x4.5cm and mount onto gold distressed card measuring 14.5x5cm.
  5. Attach to the card with silicone glue.
  6. Cut out the topper image measuring 9.5x11cm then mount onto gold card measuring 10x12cm.
  7. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto white card and die-cut, securing to the card front with silicone glue.
  8. Finish with a burgundy bow.

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - scent with love

Top tip: Create a distressed look by scraping the edge of the card with scissors.

Somebud-y to love

Flower card making ideas: somebud-y to love

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 10x20cm.
  2. Cut a piece of purple card from the Core’dinations set measuring 9.5x19.5cm, and a piece of white card measuring 9x19.5cm.
  3. Add stitching to the white card with a purple fine liner pen then fix to the card blank.
  4. Cut out the flower image measuring 9x12cm and matt and layer onto burgundy card, again adding faux stitching.
  5. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto white card and die-cut.
  6. Finish with a pink bow.

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - somebud-y to love

Bloomin' beautiful

Flower card making ideas: bloomin beautiful

What do I need?

Method

  1. Fold a piece of A4 white card in half and place a scalloped circle die just over the edge and die-cut to produce a circle card blank, fold one of the panels in half and score.
  2. Die-cut a scalloped circle using the same size die and fix to the folded half of the card blank to create a circle easel card.
  3. Die-cut different sizes of circles from burgundy and purple card from the Core’dinations set and patterned papers using the Moonstone dies, then layer them up using double sided tape and foam pads.
  4. Stamp a sentiment with black ink on one of the smallest die cut circles and trim across the top so it acts as a stop for the easel.
  5. Fussy cut the flower image and attach to the card front with silicone glue.

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - bloomin' beautiful

Great in green

Flower card making ideas: great in green

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 17.5x12.5cm.
  2. Cut a piece of green card from the Core’dinations set measuring 17x12cm.
  3. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 16.5x11.5cm, then matt and layer.
  4. Cut a strip of patterned paper and again matt and layer on to green card before securing to the bottom of the card.
  5. Cut out image and matt and layer onto green card securing to the horizontal band with silicone glue.
  6. Stamp a sentiment with black ink onto white card and die-cut. Finish with a green gingham bow. 

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - great in green

Top tip: These vintage botanical card designs are great for all occasions, simply change the sentiment for any and all types of greetings card.

Blossoms

Flower card making ideas: blossoms

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 15cm square.
  2. Cut a piece of green card from the Core’dinations set measuring 14cm square.
  3. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 13cm square and then matt and layer.
  4. Cut two smaller pieces of patterned paper and again matt and layer onto green card.
  5. Cut out the flower image measuring 10.5x8.5 and matt and layer onto green card.
  6. Arrange the pieces to the front of the card blank securing down at different heights using silicone glue.
  7. Stamp a sentiment with black ink on white card before securing to the card front with double sided tape.

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - blossoms

How does your garden grow?

Flower card making ideas: how does your garden grow

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 20cm square.
  2. Cut a piece of bright green card from the Core’dinations set measuring 19cm square.
  3. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 18cm square and then matt and layer.
  4. Cut another piece of bright green card measuring 17cm square and then die-cut an aperture using a Moonstone die.
  5. Fussy cut a selection of flower images and arrange in the aperture at different heights using silicone glue.
  6. Stamp a sentiment with black ink on white card and die-cut, securing to the card front with double sided tape. 

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - how does your garden grow

A pair of pansies

Flower card making ideas: a pair of pansies

What do I need?

Method

  1. Create a white card blank measuring 10.5x15cm.
  2. Cut a piece of purple Core’dinations card measuring 9.5x14cm.
  3. Cut out the flower image measuring 8x12.5cm and matt and layer onto coloured card.
  4. Draw faux stitching around the edge of the image using a purple fine liner pen, then attach image to the card with foam tape.
  5. Cut out the petals from a secondary sheet of papers and decoupage using silicone glue.
  6. Stamp a sentiment with black ink on white card and die-cut, securing to the card front with double sided tape.

Flower card making ideas: 9 vintage botanical designs - a pair of pansies


If that's not quite enough flower card making ideas for you, why not download our free Aquarius star sign digi stamp to create gorgeous garden-themed handmade floral cards?

If you're not sure where to start, you can get great advice with our handy article on card making for beginners and get crafting handmade flower greeting cards like a pro!