October 31, 2011

Pretty Paper Flowers

Just a reminder before we start.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the Silhouette promo.  Use the code ROAR to get the Cameo and a starter kit for $299.

I know it's Halloween, but once Halloween is over I start thinking about Christmas.  Today I'm sharing a few fun embellishments to make your presents look pretty.

They were fun and pretty easy to make.  I'll show you how I did all three.

The first one made by cutting out four wavy circles.  After cutting them I tried to curl the edges in a little and I used an ink pad to antique the edges of each layer.  I used Aleene's Tacky Dot singles to hold the layers together and to attach it to the present.  I love glue dots for paper crafting.  They are easy and clean.

I think it makes a really pretty gift topper.  I made some flowers like this to put on top of a jar when I made my neighbors honey butter last Christmas.

The second flower was done just like the felt flower I made HERE.  I cut a long strip of paper with pinking shears.  Then I cut slits down the entire strip and rolled it.  I cut a small square of Aleene's tacky double stick sheets for this one and planted the flower on it.  Both sides are sticky, so it essentially makes your flower a sticker to use when you want to.

I added a few leaves and trimmed off the sticker part I didn't need.

For the last flower I took a scalloped paper punch and cut out two of the circles.  I antiqued the edges of both and cut slits in the top one, curling the edges inwards a bit.  Then I made a smaller circle to go on top of it.  I used the tacky dots on this one as well.

It could even be a to and from tag.

And now it's time to start the Christmas shopping!

Thanks for reading.


Unknown said...

oh I love love love those!

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

I love making paper flowers! Your way of inking the edges produced a lovely effect. I will be trying this soon. :)

Ashley said...

OOOO I LOVE it!!! thanks for sharing:) totally rocks:) happy halloween:)

aimz said...

Gorgeous! I make fabric flowers almost daily, but I never would have thought paper could be so beautiful!

Emmy said...

Those are so cute! Love it

Blissful & Domestic said...

Love these! Thanks so much for the ideas;)

Maggie Muggins said...

Super Cute and this will be easy to do on my Silhouette! Thanks for sharing. I'm almost ready to start my Christmas Wrapping and shipping. Just a few things left to make and buy! Goal is to be all done before Thanksgiving.

Delia said...

Oooh...I adore that last one! Great ideas Cheri.

The Miller Five said...

Wow those are so pretty!!

Tara said...

So, that blue reminds me of the blue leather from previous posts. I got so excited about the leather that I got two hides myself - blue and green. I think I am going to try the wavy flower in leather and see how it works. Wouldn't that make a cute clip? Maybe if I am really awesome and actually get it done, I will leave a comment so you can actually see it. Thanks for all the inspiration. I want to be just like you when I grow up!


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