June 12 is National Red Rose Day, so today, we're sharing 21 rose greeting cards you can easily make, along with our most popular crafting supplies that feature roses. These handmade cards are perfect for any occasion, and with a little bit of effort and creativity, you can create something truly beautiful. Whether you're a card making pro or just starting out, we know you'll find something here to inspire you. So, get creative and let the rose-themed crafting begin!
What Is Red Rose Day?
Every June 12, National Red Rose Day is celebrated in the U.S. in honor of the most evocative symbol of love. With weddings being popular in June and the rose being the birth flower for June, it is only fitting that June is also the National Rose Month.
When Is National Red Rose Day?
June 12 is National Red Rose Day! This should not be confused with National Rose Day (February 7) and National Rosé Day (June 11). It is well-known that red roses symbolize love and romance, making this lesser-known national holiday a great way to show your loved ones just how much you care.
What Is National Rose Day?
National Rose Day is celebrated every year to kickstart Valentine's Day celebrations. The popularity of roses during the month of love is why we celebrate National Rose Day in February. In fact, about 100 million roses are grown for Valentine's Day each year.
When Is Rose Day?
Rose Day is celebrated annually on the 7th of February. While not as well known as other national holidays, it is a great day to celebrate the beauty and symbolism of the rose flower.
Fun Facts About Roses
- Roses are perennials, meaning they live more than one year and return every spring!
- On November 20, 1986, President Ronald Reagan officially made the rose the national flower emblem of the United States.
- Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and Washington, D.C. all have a different rose variety as their state flower.
- Roses are also the national flower of England.
- April 23rd is St. George's Day in Catalonia, Spain, where traditionally, people offer red roses to their partners as a symbol of their love.
- Flowers are a traditional gift for both men and women in Japan. White roses stand for innocence and purity, while red roses are a powerful symbol of love, romance, and passion.
- Botanists refer to the thorns in roses as "prickles." So, in other words, roses are protected not by "thorns" but by "prickles."
- The world record, earned in October 2020, for the tallest rose bush ever recorded is 28 feet. It belongs to Hafizullah Khaled in Vienna, Austria.
- The oldest living rose is over 1,000 years old! It is growing in a large bush beside the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
There are a few National holidays centered around roses. Here are some of them:
|National holiday||Celebrated on|
|National Rose Day||February 7|
|National Rose Month||The month of June|
|National Red Rose Day||June 12|
|World Rose Day||September 22|
A Quick Guide to Rose Color Meanings
Flowers, especially roses, mean different things to different people and cultures. The color, and sometimes even the number of roses, could depict various things. For example, what is the meaning of red roses? What does a white rose symbolize? What do yellow roses represent? Here's a quick guide to different rose colors and their meanings.
|Red Roses||Romance, Love, Beauty, and Courage|
|Pink Roses||Love, Elegance, Friendship, Grace, Gratitude, Happiness, Admiration, and Appreciation|
Marriage, Remembrance, Innocence, Purity, and New Beginnings
|Yellow Roses||Happiness, Friendship, Joy, Care, and Good Health Fun Fact! Yellow roses are the quintessential friendship flower. They are a delightful way to show that you care and want to continue your friendship!|
|Purple/Lavender Roses||Love at first sight, Majesty, Fascination, and Splendor|
|Ivory Roses||Charm, Luxury, and Elegance|
|Peach Roses||Modesty, Genuineness, Gratitude, Appreciation, and Sympathy|
|Orange Roses||Love, Admiration, Energy, Fascination, Enthusiasm, and Passion|
21 Card Ideas for National Red Rose Day 2022
National Red Rose Day is just around the corner, and that means it's the perfect time to make some handmade cards with a rose theme! Here are 21 rose card ideas to help spark your creativity. Whether you're into clean and simple cards or more elaborate and layered designs, there's something here for everyone.
With beautiful brushstroke floral images and lovely sentiments, this delicate set of roses has many elements that can be used to build gorgeous floral designs. Whether you color in the images or leave them as-is, you will get beautiful and elegant results every time. It is sized perfectly to fit on an A2 card, yet would also be a stunning addition to any scrapbook or journal page.
Yoonsun’s beautiful thank you card featured the roses and leaves from this amazing stamp set. She simply stamped the images, added color with alcohol markers, and, for some interest, added tiny black dots between the images using a black marker.
If you have been dreaming of layering dies based on our popular Antique Roses Stamp Set, then your dream has finally come true! The gorgeous fan-favorite rose from our Altenew original stamp set is coming to life in 3D. With this die set, you can create a gorgeous floral bloom with nothing more than paper and your die-cut machine! Watch as the separate elements perfectly fit together to compose a blooming rose. It's just like making a puzzle!
Nicole’s thank you rose card might look too complex at first look, but, believe it or not, you can easily recreate this tulle shaker card! She used our Blushing Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack for the background and die cut the Antique Roses out of ink blended cardstock. Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial.
The only one of its kind, this stamp set features roses and leaves with a unique stroke line, as they were painted with a hand-carved bamboo stick. Imagine that! The name of this stamp set draws from this technique.
This set also features lovely little background elements including butterflies, berries, sticks, flower petals, and leaves. Whether you color in the images or leave them as-is, you will get beautiful and elegant results every time.
Lydia’s rainbow rose card featured the unique Bamboo Rose images, which were white heat-embossed, and then watercolored.
Who doesn't love the look of hand-painted roses? You can now create the look easily using this magical set! Simply stamp the images using two or more colors for a bold look or use them as a guide to watercolor over by stamping in a light color. These images look great on their own or mixed with other stamp sets to create many different looks. The set also includes a number of uplifting sentiments and quotes from childhood classics to add to your handmade projects.
The simple and elegant rose congratulations card by Sveta is super quick and easy to create. She simply stamped the flowers and leaves with Yellow Ochre Crisp Dye Ink on watercolor paper and blended each carefully with just water on her brush. In addition, she used a regular BB pencil to add more details for some depth and interest.
This project kit features a stamp including two beautifully drawn roses with three layers each and four leaf outlines. Leave these unfilled, or add color with the stencil set! One stencil acts as a coloring/mask stencil, one includes bold stripes, and the third contains three words that go with the sentiments in the stamp set. Finally, add texture with the 3D embossing folder for a stunning project!
Emily's classy and lovely rose thank you card featuring the Garden Rose images from this kit. Here's a tip from Emily for creating with floral layering stamps. Start by combining the stencil base layer and the stamped detail layers. It's also good to stamp/stencil a big bunch of them and then play with various arrangements until you find the right one.
Fancy a cup of tea? The name of this beautiful stamp set actually has two meanings! One image consists of a bouquet of roses in a teacup, and the other is a cup of warm rose tea! The Altenew-inspired hexagon tea bag is the perfect finishing touch. We have also included a separate rose, a cluster of leaves, and four comforting sentiments.
Don't you just adore this monochrome rose greeting card by Jaycee? He white heat-embossed the Rose Tea images (stamped onto a lavender cardstock) and then die cut and added them to a lavender cardstock. It's a great technique to try to highlight your favorite color!
If you're a lover of wild roses, this set will hit the mark! This stamp set features a beautiful wild rose with cupped semi-double flowers. The flower image includes an outline layer and three coloring layers for the petals and the stamens. There is also a branch bearing five leaves with an outline layer and three coloring layers. Eight uplifting sentiments and a couple of mini flower clusters finish off the set.
Add adorable flowers to your paper crafting projects with this fun floral stamp set! This fun stamp set has been designed in a cartoon-like style with thick lines and bold color layers. It's sure to add an impact to any project! We have included two roses and two leaves, as well as a simple "hello" in a casual cursive font.
In this blog post, Svitlana showcased the versatility of this stamp set and created three different rose greeting cards with three different techniques. The Mother's Day card above featured a fun, hidden dimensional sentiment technique! Learn more about it HERE.
This stunning die set features a four-layer rose, a three-layer leaf cluster, and a single three-layer leaf. With this die set, you can create a gorgeous floral bloom with nothing more than paper and your die-cut machine! Watch as the separate elements perfectly fit together to compose blooming roses. It's just like doing a puzzle!
If you need to whip up quick and easy rose cards and other DIY projects, this layering die set is perfect for you! Aside from this layering die set, Terri only needed her die-cutting machine, some double-sided adhesives, and gradient cardstock sets to create her rose card and DIY tag.
This multi-functional stamp set has the most adorable floral sprig images with a unique color layering style! The two bouquets each consist of a solid "shadow layer" that can be used as-is or paired with the additional layering images. The shadow layer is meant to be stamped in a light neutral color, and the additional layers may be stamped in any other color of your choice, preferably the darker tones from our color families. This combination will give you a very unique and awe-inspiring result!
Speaking of awe-inspiring design, check out Therese’s rose greeting card! She created a colorful background by spraying a card panel with various ink sprays and popped up a stamped floral silhouette from the Dainty Bouquet Stamp Set.
Take your projects to a new dimension with our 3D Embossing Folders! This embossing folder features a large rose that can be used as the focal point of your next project! The delicate petals can be left as is or inked with the help of blending brushes.
3D embossing folders are super fun and easy to use! In her rose card above, Amber chose to color the background with some ink to folder techniques (using Altenew’s Pigment Inks) and did a bit of finger painting and swinging to highlight the blooms.
Add unique and lovely Art Deco roses to your next handmade creation! Beautiful Mackintosh-stained glass windows inspired these beautiful rose and leaf images. The images are in a simple yet classy style and are great for using with your favorite coloring mediums and using for fun techniques. This 4x6 set features four rose heads in varying sizes, two rosebuds, and seven various leaves, so you will be able to create a myriad of different floral designs.
Erum's fun and vibrant thank you rose card is something you can easily recreate! She stamped the Rennie Rose images, colored them with Artist Markers, and popped the die-cuts on a colorful patterned paper with a similar color palette.
This 6x6 stencil will help you create a big, bold, and beautiful rose for your project. Altenew stencils look beautiful when blended with our Crisp Dye Inks, or you can add a splash of color and pattern with our line of ink sprays.
Looking for a card idea that will help you stretch your supplies? Here’s one from Lydia! In her rose greeting card, she showed how to combine stencils with watercolors. Find out how she did this technique HERE.
This gorgeous floral layering stamp set will help you form an elegant rose to add to your paper crafting projects. The accompanying cursive sentiments pair perfectly with the floral image, fitting in with the theme of happily ever afters. You can use these stamps on your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, bullet journal pages, DIY gift tags, and other crafting projects. We can't wait to see where your imagination takes you as you use this set in your craft room!
Another great way to stretch your supplies is to make two different cards with the same stamp set. In this blog post, Therese showcased how easy it is to get a different look on your cards while still keeping the same design layout.
Are you looking for the perfect, versatile, and beginner-friendly floral stamp set? You just found it! This stamp set features some lovely, whimsical, and loose floral images that you can color in with any medium. This set is perfect for beginners in coloring and a versatile choice for many different card making techniques. It also includes ten uplifting sentiments to help you add a special message to your card, scrapbook, or DIY home decor projects.
If partial die-cutting is your jam, you'll enjoy Norine's rose birthday card ideas using this set! Her Wavy Rose images were white heat-embossed and colored with our Watercolor Brush Markers. Learn some partial die-cutting tips and tricks from her HERE.
Who doesn't love roses and romance? This stamp set celebrates friendship and deep personal connections. This stamp set has two gorgeous rose bouquets that you can color with Altenew's alcohol markers or any other coloring medium of your choice! The featured floral images are intensely detailed and realistic, which will allow you to create beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts. The set also includes many romantic sentiments for the loved one in your life.
Whether it’s watercolored with Watercolor Brush Markers or colored with Alcohol Markers, TaeEun proved that the rose cluster in this stamp set is simply stunning! Check out her rose greeting card ideas here.
Fancy some Vintage Roses? This classic Altenew-original layering stamp and die set is a must-have for your stamping collection. One of the very first Altenew floral layering stamps we ever released, this highly detailed multi-step stamp set will help you add floral elegance to your paper crafting projects. With five different roses of various sizes and plenty of corresponding leaves, you will be able to make endless floral arrangements.
The beauty of roses is that you can easily create your own unique stamped pattern. Yana did just that and created a one-of-a-kind, vintage fabric-like pattern for her rose cards. Here's a step-by-step on how she created her stunning rose card.
This stamp set has a large, beautiful bouquet of roses and rosebuds and a single blooming rose outline image surrounded by leaves. Roses represent love, so this stamp set is about happily ever afters and wedding wishes. Use this set for wedding cards, anniversary celebrations, Valentine's Day gifts, and more!
This rose-themed stamp set is ideal for various coloring mediums, from watercolor paints and colored pencils to brush pens and alcohol-based Artist Markers. In Norine's rose greeting cards, she white heat-embossed the Fresh Cut Rose images and did a wet-on-wet painting technique.
Add mouth-watering treats to your paper-crafted projects with this delicious stamp set. The set contains a realistic-looking bowl with four scoops of ice cream, mini heart-shaped chocolate, and two roses that you can place beside the ice cream bowl to complete your image with a floral twist. Each ice cream scoop has two layers, the roses have three layers each, and the chocolate has three layers. In addition, the outlines of the images are fully detailed, so you have the option to color them in with your favorite coloring mediums instead of stamping the layers. Use this set to cheer up a friend, send love to a family member, celebrate your significant other, or pair it with a sweet gift.
Tenia's Valentine's Day rose cards featured lovely roses and yummy chocolates from this set. We love how quick and simple her cards are, and we know you can easily recreate them.
This die set honors the beautiful Virginia Rose with two detailed flowers and accompanying leaves. They can be layered with different colors of cardstock, or you can go for a subtle monochromatic look.
This stunning 3D floral die set can be die cut out of white cardstock and colored with your favorite medium or out of our gradient cardstock sets. Jen took it to the next level by die-cutting her Virginia Roses out of Vellum paper! Find more rose card ideas with this die set HERE.
This rose die set contains five beautiful multi-layered roses, three-leaf clusters, and a spray of flowers. It is so much fun to layer these flowers in coordinating colors, and the results are simply stunning! You will create beautiful dimensional embellishments that can be used to decorate any paper crafting project!
This 3D die set is a fan favorite, and for a good reason. The super realistic results will indeed transform any handmade project. For Therese's clean and simple wedding card, she thought a single-stemmed rose would be perfect. And we totally agree! We love the beautiful and elegant look of that red rose that was popped up against her sentiment.
Celebrate National Red Rose Day 2022 Using These Rose-Themed Crafting Supplies!
With National Red Rose Day 2022 coming up, these stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders will help you celebrate in style with beautiful paper crafting projects. From realistic roses to abstract designs, there's a rose for everyone here! We hope these 21 rose greeting card ideas have inspired you to get creative with your crafting supplies and enjoy this special day with gorgeous roses! If you're still in need of more crafting tips and tricks, make sure to drop by our All About Crafting page.