flower-of-kindness.jpg Kindness

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, or doing whatever else it may be that you have planned.

I don’t have an Easter card! GASP!! But, I do have a tutorial that I  have been asked to do, in it’s place.

Before we begin don’t miss your chance to enter the MYTIME MAIL—>HERE<—!! I will now draw the winner Tuesday.

Many of you contacted me, in response to my Pretty Paper Flower Favor, asking HOW did I make my paper flowers.

Well I am SO happy you enjoyed it, and are wanting to make your very own. It was VERY easy!

So here we go!

For the SMALL photo’s click to enlarge! Sorry but I only get so much room to post with :C.

Now I know this is going to most likely sound “info-mercial-ish”, but I assure you, its my HONEST opinon and I’m not getting paid! LOL! I just LOVED this book. I would recommend it to anyone.

table-favor-book-tut.jpg Pretty Paper Flower Favor

I bought this amazing book-well more of a magazine with step-by-step directions on HOW to use different shaped punches and shapes, to create paper flowers!

You can use them on cards, boxes, bags, frames, and all sorts of gifts.

I wanted to do a paper flower favor for myPapertrey Ink project’s when I came across this book!

The Paper Garden Summer Blooms collection by Susan Tierney Cockburn

I got my book from —->HERE

I LOVE creating paper flowers, and own MANY punches. This was SOOOOO up my alley!

The directions are clear, and very easy to follow. Each step includes a photo as well, so I truly believe ALL skill levels can create these flower bouquet’s, with this book.

book-and-punches.jpg Here is a photo of the page I used to create my Papertrey Paper Flower favor. I adapted my flower to suit my needs, and match my project.

I say feel free to take creative liberty!

 You can see it clearly shows you the punches you need, as well as supplies. Each step has a photo so you know you are doing it correctly.

The neat thing is if you purchased some of the recommended punches, like I did, they are used in numerous flower’s through the book! So that is really cool too. You would be surprised at what you can do with some of the shapes.

It cost $15.25, and to me was well worth every penny. There are several series,  each feature different types of flowers. So make sure you get one that YOU feel you will most likely use.

My book here features directions on how to make the following flowers:

Buddlegja* Dahlia* Daisy* Geranium* Hydrangea* Lily* Magnolia* Nasturtium* Rose* Sunflower

These are some of my favorite’s, and upon viewing the book, you can certainly adapt a lot of the ideas 😀

Now for HOW I made my flowers!

I used the following punches

punches.jpg A star-burst, A Pear, and a leaf punch. I then added my SU! punch.

I then looked at my stamped flower from Boxes, Bags & Tags, and created the same number of petals.

I used Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush & Spring Moss-cardstock & ink for this collection

color-petals.jpg PUNCHED-6 petals, 2 leaf’s, 1 star burst, and one mini SU! flower.

1-You color the bottoms of the “pear shaped” petals.

2-Then you take your embossing stylus, and press the bottom of the petal  in. This makes it pop up at the petal top.

3-Use your paper craft tweezer’s to curl the petal tops back.

4-Use a clear pop up glue dot. Lay on starburst shape. Then layer on your petals.

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5-Next your place your smaller flower in the center-and push it down with your embossing stylus. This makes it all curl up, like  natural flower. I added a adhesive rhinestone to my center, but you could use a variety of other things, like liquid pearls.


6-For the leaf, you simply take your embossing stylus and draw the spine!!! Attach where needed!

Here is a top view from my favor


Now here is a card using that same flower idea

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I used Everyday Blessings and Circle Borders & Corners on this card, as well as the Pink Patterns paper.

Now here is a close up view of the flower for the card sample at the top of this post. I used the book as a guide to create my own flower. It also shows you how to trim up some punches and get a whole new variety of looks!! REALLY EASY & FAST


On this card I used:

Define your life by SU!, Borders & Corners-square set, and Mixed Messages.

For punches I used a Marvy flower-layered 3 x’s, and My SU! flower punch (same as above), and the same leaf punch. DIMENSIONALS are crucial to this technique! The more volume you have the BETTER!!! IMO!

In the center of this flower I used Mirco beads.

So that is that! I hope you enjoyed it.

I still have a few tutorials left to put together, and I want to share my Daisy thank-you tomorrow. I MAY have time to get the kids room’s into a Smilebox for Tuesday-we shall see.

Anyway-thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of the tutorial, and if you try it on your own-or buy the book!

Happy Easter!