A card with pressed flowers using Pansies. Want to give a different kind of card for a friend? Why not create a handmade pressed flower card using three beautifully pressed Pansies. Make a pressed flower greeting card your friends will love to keep.
Who wouldn't love to receive a handmade card? I know I would!
Whether you are a gardener or just have a few pansies in a pot by the front door, you can still press some Pansies and make some fantastic pressed flower ideas. Because a greeting card can be a personalized gift too.
Giving a pressed flower greeting card that shows the beauty of your garden, I think is the best.
You can make a greeting card from delicate flower like Pansies.
Pansies come in all colors so you can press any colors you like. What I like about these pretty flowers is they all have little faces.
To make this pressed flower card idea for a friend, follow these easy step-by-step instructions below.
How to Make a Card with Pressed Pansy Flowers
Pressed flower gifts made from dried and pressed flowers is a nice way to say thank you, happy birthday or congratulations to a friend.
Whether they helped you with something, maybe a special birthday coming up or just for being a good friend, this is the gift to give and if they are like me they might put it in a frame and hang it on the wall as a keepsake.
Things You Will Need to Make a Card With Pressed Flowers:
One sheet of yellow card-stock
One sheet of lavender card-stock
One sheet of white paper
One can of spray adhesive
Newspaper, to protect your work surface
One or two crayons or colored pencils
To make this card, cut a piece of yellow card-stock measuring 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/4 inches. (26.7 cm by 19.7 cm) folded in half measures 5 1/4 inches by 7 1/4 inches. (13.3 cm by 19.7 cm)
Also, cut a piece of lavender card-stock 1 inch smaller than the yellow card-stock.
With the lavender card-stock, glue pretty pansies using spray adhesive, I used three pansies, and you can use a fancy corner punch to make the corners pretty.
For the decoration I used the pieces that are left when you punch holes.
You can write some kind of wording on the front.
Why not decorate the inside of the card?
For this I printed off a pansy like flower and the words, "thank you!". I then colored the flower in yellow crayon and outlined it with black marker pen, so it stands out more and glued a bow in the middle.
I cut the white paper 1 inch (2.5 cm) smaller that the card; I thought it would be nice to make the corners of the white paper a little fancy so I used a patterned hole puncher.
Then I placed glue down the fold of the card and glued them together. Making sure the white paper was right in the fold of the card.
How to Make a Gift Tag
This easy to make gift tag can be used on it's own or part of the card with pressed flowers above, which would make the perfect stationary set for any thank you gift basket.
Gift tags can be used instead if a greeting card. You could write a few kind words on the back of your gift tag.
To make this thank you tag I cut a piece of yellow card-stock measuring 5 inches by 1 3/4 inches (12.7 cm by 4.4 cm) and used a hole puncher to make the edges look softer.
Print two more flowers like the inside of the card, but a little smaller and color them with pink crayon, you can outline them black.
Glue the flowers to the thank you tag. The lavender pieces are leftovers from hole punching lavender card-stock.
I wrote "Thank You!" on the bottom but you can write your own message on the front or on the back. It's up to you.
Pressed flower gifts are fun to make and even better to receive.
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Do You Make Your Own Cards?
What kind of cards do you make? What kind of pressed flowers do you use? I would love to hear your stories, ideas or tips for making gift baskets. Go to my contact me page and share your ideas with me and others.