Tuesday, 22 March 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!
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8 comments:

Julie said...

Fabby tut - so simple but so stylish!! Thanks for sharing! Juliexx

Caroline Hallett said...

fantastic tutorial for a quick and simple yet effective flower - a new one on me too - thanks

Lesley said...

Quick and simple my kind of flower.
Thanks Monica.

Juhi said...

This is soooo cool, love the ribbon center!

Chelsea said...

these flowers look AWESOME (and esay) ... thanks for sharing!

Scatter said...

These will be a hit at my house. Thanks so much for posting!

Leíse França Cruz said...

Lindo, lindo, lindo!!!!!!!!!! Vou fazer com meus alunos no cartão do dia das mães. Obrigada por compartilhar! Bjo, leíse/allegroartes.

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

I've seen tutes for these kinds of flowers before,but yours is, by far, the easiest yet. I love the idea of stapling the ribbon on and hiding it with a knot. No glue. Awesome. Thanks
Deanne
Sydney, Australia
xx