This Flower Box Card is a nice way to say “Welcome Summer”. Just send this card to say Hi or for a special occasion. This card is simpler than it looks! This is similar to the Mother’s Day Box card I did last year.
If you want to fancy up this card, change the flowers to something with more detail or use fancier paper. The card needs a 6 X 6 envelope so if you can’t find one, you will need to make one using my custom envelope tutorial.
What you need:
- Heavy cardstock for the base
- various other cardstock scraps
- liquid glue
- tape glue (optional)
- Download File
Paper Selection for the Summer Flower Box Card
The base card needs to be fairly heavy paper, at least 100 lb weight. And it needs to be 2 sided. The rest of the embellishments on the box sides can be any paper
The base card for the Summer Flower Box card can be patterned paper if you want but patterns would work better on the embellishments.
Cutting the Files for the Summer Flower Box Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. (The writing is behind the flowers and you can’t see it in the pictures.) I used two different color gel pens. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used a font called Crown and you can get it free at Dafont
Some of the embellishments are thin so be careful removing them from the mat. And there are lots of them so keep track of them. I spent 10 minutes looking for flower parts that fell on the floor. The stems on the flowers are just made from the edges of one of the pieces of paper left over after cutting.
Assembling the Summer Flower Box Card
Re-crease the fold lines with a Popsicle stick. Form a cube with the large shape. The flaps should fold to the outside. Glue the tab to the box with liquid glue and let it dry. I did this mock up in blue and orange so that you could see it better.
Fold and glue the box so it looks like this
Fold the long rectangle so that it looks like this.
When you expand it back to a cube the box should look like this. It may take a couple of tries to get it just right.
Work the box a few times before you go on to make sure it flattens. Then glue on the printed panels. The tall ones go in the back on either side. The larger rectangles go on the bottom sections and the smaller ones go on top of the box flaps.
Assembling and Attaching the Embellishments to the Summer Flower Box Card
The embellishments are pretty straight forward. The green piece of the tree goes under the beige piece and then attaches to the long overlay. Attach it to the back of the box. Next, the long rectangle with writing goes on the opposite side and partially inside the box.
Only two of the embellishments are two parts, the pink flower and the beige flower. Assemble them and attach all the embellishments to the tabs as in the pictures above.
Cut small strips to attach the center flowers from scrap paper. The sheet the boxes were cut from has some that will work. Next glue the flowers to the leaves and then to the tabs you just cut. Attach them to different slats in the box. Be careful to keep them within the area that will be inside the folded card. As I said earlier, if you want a more fancy card, cut fancier flowers for these parts or use glitter paper for more bling.
And your Summer Flower Box Card is done! The sides fold up like in the last two pictures above and it is 6 inches square.
Fun Facts About Wildflowers
- Generally the term applies to plants growing without intentional human aid.
- Although most wildflowers are native to the region in which they occur, some are the descendants of flowering plants introduced from other lands
- The common dandelion and the violet are the most familiar wildflower.
- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 1,500 varieties of wildflowers, more than any other national park in North America.
- A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which an unusually high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time.