Monday, May 3, 2010

T-N-T Tuesday! Circle Punch and Paper Flowers!

Happy Technique-N-Tool Tuesday and
Happy Mother's Day! 

Last weekend I saw a really cool way to make a paper flower & modified it a little to use our new Close To My Heart 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch. (Thanks, Veronica!)

Step 1: Punch out 8 circles from your favorite background and texture (patterned) paper!

Step 2:  Holding all the 8 circles together in a stack, use your piercing tool to create a hole through the middle and insert/set your brad!

Step 3:  Starting with the top circle, scrunch up your paper circle and continue scrunching each circle below it.  When you are done, mash the papers down a little and rotate circles to get the desired look you want to your flower.

Step 4: Creating Leaves.  Using your Circle Punch, punch out one circle.  Then punch out a portion of the circle creating the leaves.

Step 5:  Use your bone folder to create a crease down the middle of each leaf and fold in half.  Ink the fold and edges to create definition.  You can also distress the flower edges, too!

Step 6:  Assemble your flower as desired to create a BEAUTIFUL card!  When you create a flower like this for a card, you will probably want to hand deliver it or include as part of a package because of the bulk of the flower.  The technique is great for tags, too!

Visit  my website to order any of the supplies used for this project!
z1311     CTMH Circle Punch
z1114     Piercing Tool Kit
Z1204    Bone Folder
X7114B Bella Level 2 Paper Pack
z1126     Colonial White Ribbon Collection
Z1218    Metal Brad Assortment
Z1229    Chocolate and Colonial White Soft Set Eyelets
x1410     Colonial White Cards Value Pack


  1. Teri,

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I love your use of our punch - which I still have to order. I'll have to give this a try!


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