How to Make Card Toppers

Written by michelle barry
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How to Make Card Toppers
Spruce up a plain card with a card topper. (sunflower greeting card image by Barbara Helgason from

Greeting cards can be pricey, especially any that have any kind of embellishment, so a smart choice for your wallet would be to create your own cards with card toppers or simply create toppers to go on your already purchased cards. This will make your card more interesting and personal, as well as guarantee that your recipient will not get a duplicate of your card.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Construction paper
  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • Newspaper
  • Photos
  • Fabric
  • Lace
  • Silk flower
  • Buttons

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  1. 1

    Lay lace over the edges of the card, and cut to form a border. If desired, cut an additional square of lace to place in the centre of the card as an additional accent. Glue all cut lace to the card.

  2. 2

    Cut three squares of different coloured and textured paper or fabric in three different sizes. Glue the largest square down first, then the second largest and then the smallest, overlapping all three. When complete, you should only see the outline of the two larger squares.

  3. 3

    Gather buttons that are different colours, sizes and shapes. Glue the button to the card either randomly or in a predetermined pattern.

  4. 4

    Pull apart the petals of a silk flower. Re-create the shape of the flower on the card by gluing down the petals on the top of the card. Create a stem for the flower by gluing down a pipe cleaner or simply drawing or painting it onto the card.

  5. 5

    Cut out people and things from photos. Glue the photo cutouts onto the top of the card. Draw in thought bubbles and fun sayings over the people in the photos for a humorous touch if desired.

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