Friday, February 11, 2011

Elegant Paper Flowers


     I was recently given the honor of demonstrating a paper project for a local Girl Scout troop.  The young ladies are working for their Paper Badge and I wanted to show how card stock can be altered.  I’m loving the vintage look that seems to be so popular right now and Mother’s Day isn’t too far off, so I went with it. 

100_2481     The card shows ink distressing, which I added using the Distressing Essentials kit and the Tea Stain ink.  I, also, distressed the paper’s edges using the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit.  The Rose Red flower on the card is created using the Faux Suede technique (click here to see how) and the Scallop Circle punch.  The Victoria Crochet ribbon is so vintage and elegant.  DSP u100_2490sed is from the Springtime Vintage pack (I’m loving this DSP).  Again, I used the Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder…I can’t seem to stop using it :)  The sentiment is found in the All Holidays set.

     The  Matchbook Cover (see how-to here) coordinates with the card.  I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing folder and Eyelet Border punched the top flap edge.  The sentiment on the Word Window tag is from Teeny Tiny Wishes

100_2488     The flowers on the treat holder are very easy to make…and I’ve been making lots lately :)  They are such fun to do.  I’ll give you a quick how-to…

  • Punch a 1” circle in card stock and a Scallop Circle around that.  This will give you a scallop circle with a hole in it.
  • Cut between a scallop and roll up tightly.
  • Push back the scallops to create a look of the rose opening up.
  • Adhere to a large pop up glue dot (which Stampin’ Up! no long carries and I’m bummed). 
  • Center flower on a 5-petal flower punched in Always Artichoke to create leaves.
  • For the ‘buds’: fold a 1” circle in half and roll up tightly.
  • Glue bud onto leaf, cut from a 5-petal flower and adhere alongside of flower using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue.

     The young ladies seemed to enjoy the project.  I think they are well on their way to receiving their100_2492 paper badge.  Of course, it could have been just the chocolate square that they were working for???  Never-the-less, I had a great time!  They are a great group of young ladies and I’d be glad to help them out again anytime!  Thanks for having me ladies!

     And thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to try a paper rose or matchbook cover of your own.  Okay…so maybe you’re just after the chocolate too?  That’s perfectly fine…chocolate and stamping go hand in hand :)  Enjoy!



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1 comment:

  1. Oh my -these are GORGEOUS!! How lucky the girls were to have you teach them these projects. They are simply stunning :-)