Saturday, January 8, 2011

Making handmade paper flowers.

I am someone who likes to go looking at time to time at online scrapbook stores.  You never know when you can find a good deal or two.  So I am looking at all the beautiful Prima flowers wanting them all but for some reason I have not been able to pick the right lottery numbers to achieve this goal.  I thought maybe I can find some new flowers to make by watching videos on you tube.  Well I found one I wanted to try, and I am sorry I can't even remember the name because I looked at so many.  Here is my try at some handmade paper flowers.  For the colors I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Green is peeled paint, Blue is broken china, and the bigger off white one I used antique linen, and the 2 smaller brownish ones I used vintage photo.

They were fairly easy to make.  I just took 8  2inch paper scalloped circles for the bigger flower.  I used the Ranger's blending tool and did each edge of the scalloped circle making sure to get it well covered.  Spray each circle with a squirt of water.  Crumple each circle up and then uncrumple it.  You take a paper piercer in the middle through all the circles and then insert a brad in that hole.  After that you crunch up each layer one at time.  Then open it up till you get the desired shape you want.  I also sprayed some tattered angels to give them a bit of glitter.  The little ones I used a Martha Stewart 1inch scalloped circle punch and only 6 of them not 8. 


  1. really the pearls in the middle.

  2. Hey Jen, Just checking to see if you got your award on your blog, and I see you have. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help everyone is so ready and willing to help around here. You can't imagine some of the questions I have asked!! lol Love your flowers!! Have a good day, Karen <3