Polka-dotted Flower Card

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Dainty polka dots border this cheerful flower made from layers of paper to add detail. This page is about making a polka-dotted flower card.


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Use some simple materials to make a colorful, yet elegant, birthday card. Change the colors used to suit the recipient's personality.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one card


  • pattern of flower
  • tracing paper and pencil
  • 11.4 x 5.7 light yellow marbled cardstock
  • 5.7 x 5.6 yellow cardboard with red polka dots
  • 5.7 x 5.6 dark orange textured cardstock
  • 3 x 3 light orange cardstock
  • 3 x 3 light yellow textured cardstock
  • 11.3 x 5.6 yellow paper
  • brown seed beads
  • light yellow paper craft string
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • ruler


  1. Trace and cut two flowers - the big flower from the yellow cardstock with the red polka dots, and the smaller one from the dark orange textured cardstock.
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  3. Trace and cut two inner circles for the flower - the big inner circle from the light orange cardstock, and the small one from the light yellow textured cardstock.
  4. Score the light yellow marbled cardstock length-wise to create a card sized 5.7" x 5.6".
  5. With the fold at the left, position and glue the flower cut from the polka dot cardstock in place.
  6. Glue the second flower, i.e. the one cut from the dark orange textured cardstock, in place.
  7. Glue the two inner circles for the flower in place.
  8. Glue the seed beads in place to add "pollen" to the flower.
  9. Make a frame around the card with the yellow craft string and cut off any protruding pieces.
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  11. Score the yellow paper length-wise and glue it to the inside of the card.
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