Thursday, February 11, 2010

Paper Flowers

I've seen this technique on a few blogs and thought I'd try it myself.  I've seen several different techniques, but this one seems to be the easiest.  I used my SU! Scallopped Circle punch to cut through 8 layers of tissue paper, and a single layer of coordinating cardstock.  I followed Lauren Meader's flower video.  I also experimented with larger scallopped circles by Marvy -they seemed to turn out good too.  But I thought the size of this flower was perfect for an embellishment to a card.  I recommend at least 8 layers of tissue paper. 
I really like the cardstock base - I think it made it easier to adhere.  I found that Blush Blossom cardstock worked best with these colors.  Pretty in Pink seemed to be too dark and just didn't look right next to the red.

My other recent projects have been these teacher gifts.  They'll have to wait until after Feb. 14th - no school until the 16th.:(

I can't take any credit for these.  I totally copied the idea from a fellow blogger - but I wanted to put it out there.  These are mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups.  I used a 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  

This one is my personal favorite.  I think because I love the pink and silver chocolate hearts.  I used pink stickles to go over the bottom portion of this stamp.


  1. Love your teacher's gifts, and that card? Just GORGEOUS!!

  2. They all turned out really cute! That clear container would be perfect for my hugs, kisses, and Valentine wishes idea.

  3. Very nice. Where did you get the heart paper you wrapped around the boxes? Are those the boxes your PTI stamps came in?

  4. we really need to live closer so you can show me how to do this stuff, that side of my brain does not work!!