Flower greeting card ideas are ideal at any time of year, but especially in the spring and summer! They are always a fun way to share sunshine with others.
Today I’m featuring the Painted Poppies Bundle from Stampin’ Up! Matched with the soon-to-be-retired Peaceful Poppies designer series paper – now THAT makes me sad 😢 – it makes super duper short work of stunning card designs like this.
What’s the first thing you notice? Colour! And lots of it! Such a wonderful punch of bold and bright Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White.
How did I pick my colours? From the back of the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper! Stampin’ Up! lists all the colours in each package for us. It makes it so easy to get perfectly coordinated cards.
What’s the next thing that stands out? Those absolutely gorgeous poppies! So easy to recreate with a stamp and some Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Poppy Parade cardstock.
This fold is called a stair step design. If you like it, you might remember I shared a slightly different, but super simple idea in this video post.
Jo’s Design Tips for Flower Greeting Card Ideas
Want some tips for how you could also make an amazing card like this?
- Mix in different textures for variety. Can you see the vellum cardstock peeping out from behind the flowers? I used the sprig punch to add some ooomph to the poppies themselves by attaching the sprig behind the flower and leaves. And I also layered the double poppies on an Everyday Label punched vellum piece for interest. You can just see it on the top middle in this pic.
- Add some hints of shine. The Peaceful Poppies Sequins are a mix of black, gold, clear and Poppy Parade which coordinate beautifully with this paper. Plus there are two designs in the package – a cupped poppy sequin as well as the regular old run-of-the-mill variety. Can you spot all 5 of the sequins I added?
- Vary the placement of the poppies. I first stamped then cropped two small and one large poppy. Then rather than have them all cluster together, I separated them into two. You can see a small one layered in behind the large one here on the right hand side with leaves peeking out. The remaining one emphasizes the greeting. Then I also placed the two smaller ones going in different directions from each other. So even though they are identical, they don’t really look like it.
On a card like this you might ask, where do I write my greeting? That’s easy! Crop a Whisper White piece and glue it on the back!
Now It’s Your Turn
Great news! The Painted Poppies Bundles is returning in the soon-to-be-released 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and you will be able to still save 10%! Just awesome for those of us who want to maximize our savings right now on the retiring bundles. (see them all here).
But what’s NOT returning?
- Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
- Peaceful Poppies Sequins
They’ll both be gone as of June 2nd (or while supplies last). So order those now so you don’t miss out.
Here are all the supplies I used for this card.Flower Greeting Card Ideas
Hope to See You Again Soon!
I love sharing lots of different designs – like this stair step card – with you. Fun folds, neat techniques, unique colour combos, money saving tips & tricks! Be sure to check back often so you don’t miss out on any of them!
Take another look at this vibrant card before we go.
And if you or someone you know needs a pick-me-up? Add this and other flower greeting card ideas into your stamp room designs for a continuous source of inspiration and joy for them and you!