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Simple "Yellow Daisy" Thank You Card Ideas

yellow daisy thank you card

This is a really easy handmade paper greeting card. Thank You Card Ideas can be simple, the most important aspect of your greeting card is really what you say inside of it.

I created this yellow daisy thank you card using mostly paper and a craft jewel for the center of the flower.

The most time consuming part of this homemade thank you card was probably cutting the petals, but even then it didn't take too much time and the rest of the card was a breeze.

Once you have some easy Thank You card ideas in your arsenal, then putting one together should get easier every time!

I thought of this card as either a Thank You Card or perhaps a Mother's Day greeting card.

I wanted to keep it simple, so I chose not to write a message on the outside of it. This way the main focus of the card is the beautiful three dimensional paper flower.

If you are feeling really ambitious you can always make smaller petals and create a bouquet of flowers which would be really beautiful.

Material Needed:

  • Cardstock for the actual card, I chose brown cardstock

  • Cardstock for the petals, I chose yellow cardstock.

  • Patterned paper for the background of the flower, I chose a light green with cream polka dots.

  • Craft jewel for the center of the flower

  • Scissors

  • Craft glue or adhesive of your choice

  • Bone folder

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Cut and fold your cardstock to the desired size.

  2. Cut your patterned paper to fit just inside the front of the card.

  3. Start cutting your petals, make sure that they are a size a little bigger than the patterned paper, but small than the front of the card - considering that two petals will form the diameter of the overall flower size.

    TIP: I found that the best way to keep a somewhat uniform petal size was to cut strips of the colored paper. For instance, my petals were going to be about 2.25 inches long, so I cut strips of yellow paper 2.5 inches thick.

    Then I started at one end of the strip and folded it about 0.5 inch over, then cut the petal as if I were cutting a really long and skinny heart, see picture.

    Then I continued on down the strip cutting out the rest of the petals.

    Having a fold down the center of two petals is ideal because it will contribute to a more 3-D flower.


  4. Glue your patterned paper onto the front of your card.

  5. Start gluing your petals to the patterned paper. Just add craft glue to the inner corners of the petals to maintain the three-dimensional effect for the ends of the petals. Feel free to layer the petals to create a more full flower.


  6. When the petals have dried, glue the craft jewel to the center of the flower.

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