Friday, February 10, 2012

Blooming Lollipop Card

I found this cute idea at Homemade Simple. I thought these  three-dimensional paper flower cards  are so adorable and wanted to let those with children know about it.  I know my kids would have loved this when they were younger. 

Downloadable templates 
Scrapbook paper
Craft paper
Glue stick
Pen, paint pen or marker


  1. After cutting out the two templates, lay the larger of the two on a piece of solid-colored craft paper— pink and red are perfect for the occasion—and trace the outline onto the paper. Cut out the shape.
  2. Trace the outline of the smaller template onto a piece of Valentine’s Day patterned scrapbook paper and cut out the shape.
  3. Use a glue stick to apply a coat of glue to the back of the patterned craft paper cutout (the smaller piece). Glue this on top of the larger solid-colored cutout so that the smaller cutout is now perfectly centered within the larger one.
  4. At this point, have your child write a special Valentine’s Day note to a friend or classmate. This can be done on the petal of the card or you can glue a strip of paper to the lollipop with a personalized message.
  5. Poke a hole in the center of the paper heart petals and push the stick of a lollipop through it to act as the stem of the flower.
  6. Bend the petals of the flower upwards using the dotted lines from the petal template as your guide, and your card is complete!
Tips for Personalization:
  • To make each card unique, purchase a variety of seasonal scrapbook papers and lollipop flavors so that no two cards are alike. Feel free to repurpose materials like newspaper and book pages as substitutes for craft paper.
  • Metallic pens, paint pens and markers are great for letting kids personalize each card with a special message. Try using a variety of colors like white or pink.
  • Consider making your cards shimmer with glitter glue, or add texture with puffy paints. Try using a yellow puffy paint to add a polka-dot effect to the petals of the flower.

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