Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easy Paper Flower Tutorial

I had made this card for the design team I'm on and wanted to share a tutorial for the flower I made per your request!  Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my other post with the card.  It's so easy!

 I've seen many of these flowers made using a brad in the middle to hold it together.  I wanted to do something different with ribbon so here's what I came up with:

 You will need some old dictionary pages or pages from an old book.  I use pages from a huge dictionary I bought at a thrift store.  It has the thinner, lighter pages than an ordinary book.  I like the weight of those pages because they are easier to crimp and crinkle.  You also need some ribbon, a stapler and a scallop punch.

 Punch out six scallop circles.

 Stack your scallops together and lay your ribbon across them in the middle.  Staple the ribbon to the scallops.

 Tie a knot in the ribbon, the staple holds it in place.

 Trim the edges of your ribbon.

 Crinkle and fluff up each scallop until it's as fluffy as you like. 
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Wow!, you weren't kidding about the easy, were you? You come up with the neatest little goodies! That's it! You have to change the blog to Giddy Greetings and Goodies! Thanks for the tut, Monica! Blessings to you!

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  2. That is so cool, I have a lot of old magazines, I could use for the flower!THanks for the idea.Paula

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial! I will definitely be giving this a try!!!

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  4. What a great idea, i love that you used a ribbon instead! So cute. I can't wait to try this out. :) Tnx for sharing!

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  5. Just gorgeous! I make a ton of these with different centers too! It just makes them so unique. I made some over the weekend from an old louisville street map - they turned out REALLY CUTE!

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