World Craft Week 2018 runs from 16th to 22nd April and there are lots of ways you can get involved!
This year, World Craft Week is supporting Bliss, a charity for babies born premature or sick. Visit www.worldcraftweek.com to find out more and get a FREE digi magazine packed with loads of craft projects for you to try, as well as details of how you can help raise money for Bliss through crafting!
Whether you want to host a Craft4Bliss coffee morning, donate via JustGiving or simply have fun creating some new cards, join in with all the crafting fun throughout the week!
You can also download more special crafty projects and patterns for just £3 each – the money raised will be donated to Bliss, to help this important cause.
To get you into the crafting mood, we’ve got lots of World Craft Week card projects for you to try, including this pretty bouquet flower card created by Sarah Jackman-Read! This is the second of our scrap-busting projects, which have been designed so you can easily make them with bits and bobs already in your stash, plus our free templates. These quick and easy ideas will be ideal if you’re planning to host a crafting event with friends and family – whether they’re new to crafting or not! – to help raise money for Bliss.
Follow our step-by-step guide to start creating this beautiful flower card!
Look out for more exciting World Craft Week projects coming soon on our website! You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too.
You will need
- Free templates
- White card blank
- Kraft card
- Gingham paper
- Floral paper
- Sticky foam pads
- Pearl gems
How to make a bouquet flower card
1. Create a 13.5×13.5cm white card blank then cover the front with kraft card, leaving a narrow border. Trim gingham paper to 12.5×12.5cm then attach it on top of the kraft card.
2. Trim floral paper to 11.5×11.5cm then adhere it on top of the other layers. Draw faux stitching around the edges of both papers then lift up the corners, to create a a distressed look.
3. Use the free templates to cut out flowers from contrasting papers. Attach five large flowers to strips of kraft card, arrange them on the card front, then glue them in place.
4. Attach small flowers on top of the large flowers, and add two underneath, then cut out circles of kraft card for the centres. Pull up the petals of each flower, to create a 3D effect.
5. Cut out the three bow template pieces in patterned paper then fold the two ends of the long piece into the centre, to create the body of the bow, then glue the small strip around the middle.
6. Attach the base of the bow to the stems of the flowers then adhere the body of the bow on top. Create a tag from contrasting paper, add a handwritten sentiment and faux stitching then tuck it under the bow, securing it with sticky foam pads. Finish by adding pearl gems to the centres of the flowers.
More papercraft ideas
- Make a sweet boat card for World Craft Week
- Create a Twist and Pop card for World Craft Week
- Make a swing card for World Craft Week
- Create a slider card for World Craft Week
- Fantastic flower card ideas
- Make stamped flower cards