Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Handcut flowers

I'm getting there. With organizing that is. In the large open space between the upper cabinets I still want to add the rods for my punchs and a holder for my ribbon spools. I'm just not 100% sure how I want to do it so I'm not going to put them up just yet.
I bought the ink pad holder for SU! and LOVE it, don't know why I didn't buy it sooner. lol
I tell ya, I am lovin' my space. So blessed to have it.
I would also like to thank you all for your wonderful comments!
Last night was club night and I taught my girls how to make some homemade flowers that seem to be pretty popular right now.
These 4 are super simple, just punch out some circles and cut little snips out all around. Then glue on a second, smaller circle layer. Add a button/brad if you like. I could see a layout with multiply flowers like these and some being on dimensionals. Too cute.
These next flowers are called lollipop flowers and are super easy too. Okay they were all easy to make.
Just handcut 5 circles of different size out of cs or pp. Crumple. Ink the edges and creases. Then glue each layer together from largest to smallest.
For this first one, I used Melon Mambo cs and ink. Used my 2way glue around the edges and dipped them in dazzling diamonds. The center I put micro beads but I think a brad would have looked better.
For this one, I used Melon Mambo cs, pp & ink then did the same thing as the above flower. I did not add glitter to this one and used a button tied with linen thread instead of micro beads.
This last flower took the longest but was still very quick and looks amazing.
Take a piece of pp 1"x 12" long and punch with border punch. I used the eyelet one. Next, send the strip through your crimper 4 times (this breaks up the fibers so it's more pliable).
Punch a circle with your 1-1/4" circle punch and cover with sticky tape. Now starting on the outside edge start putting your crimped pp around the outside of the circle. Keep going around and gathering your pp at the bottom of the strip. For this flower I went around twice. You could do it just once too. Then lastly just pop the brad on.

Hope these directions made sense. If not, you'll have to join my club. ;)
If you make some homemade flowers and use them on a layout I'd love to see it!


carol said...

Space is lookin' hot, my girl! Love it!!! And nice blooms, I'm gonna have to try some of these this weekend I think.

cheri said...

Your space looks awesome!!

Leigh said...

Love these, Anne! Your club sounds super fun!