Monday 25 January 2010

Punches Border Strip Flower Tutorial

Ilina Crouse is a creative stamper, cardmaker and scrapbooker... and has gladly accepted to share with us this *clever* tutorial. I just can't wait to give it a try! ;-D


Materials you will need:

12x1 strip of dsp (cardstock would work, but it's better with dsp)
sticky strip
1 3/8" punch
scallop trim punch (or any other border punch)
buttons late ( or other buttons or large brads)
linen thread
paper crimper
scrap cs to punch the circle

1. Punch your 12" x 1" dsp strip with the border punch, only on one side.2. Run it through the crimper 4-5 times, each time flattening the folds. Don't flatten them the last time you run the strip through the crimper.

3. Punch a 1 3/8" circle and cover it with sticky strip. I was out of sticky strip so I used artist tape from the art supply store.

4. Start adhering the strip around the circle making little pleats.

5. After you have finished one layer continue to the second one. My ends met at same point, so I didn't need to cut the strip. But you can finish where ever you would like and cut it there.

6. I used chocolate chip button and made a bow using the linen thread. Added a dimensional and adhered it to the middle of the flower. And there you have it. You can use it on a card, scrapbook page etc.


Eveline said...

That's a great way to make a flower and I love the extra use of a border punch you get with this technique.

pinky said...


Anonymous said...

What is dsp?

Unknown said...

Very useful tutorial and a great flower!! Thanks a lot!

Stampin Mindy said...

Super cute idea. Thank you for sharing!

Gez Butterworth said...

Wow! That is so clever & very pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)

Do What You Love said...

Incredible! I love how easy it looks. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us. ;-)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Lovely tutorial! Thank you for your generousity,

Fiorella said...

Great tutorial, thanks a lot

Mirabelka said...

How clever!
Thanks for sharing this idea!

Unknown said...


Julie Allain said...

Oh this is WONDERFUL!!

shirley said...

Can`t wait to try this. Wonderful!
Thankyou for sharing.

Shelly Hickox said...

I love this! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

Vixykins said...

Thanks for this Ilina, I pinched my old paper crimper back off the kids and had a go of this here

Lorraine said...

What a great idea. Thanks so much. I'll definitely be giving this a try.