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Monday, January 25, 2010

...Paper Flower Tutorial

You asked for it, so here it is! There are probably other tutorials that show the "right way" to create these paper flowers, but after a whole lot of trial-and-error...this is the way I wound up doing it. The pictures are posted below the supply list and step-by-step instructions...Enjoy!
Supplies Needed:
Patterned Paper (I used the Esther's Guest List pack by KaiserScrapbook)
Paper Piercer
Piercing Pad (optional)
Brad
Scallop Circle Punch
Step One: Punch ten (10) scalloped circles from the patterned paper of your choice.
Step Two: Crinkle each scalloped circle until they are tightly packed.
Step Three: Unfold each scalloped circle.
Step Four: Stack each circle on top of each other, then pierce the center with a paper piercer...be sure to pierce all the way through the bottom of the circle stack.
Step Five: Stick a brad through each layer, and secure the brad of the bottom.
Step Six: Fold each layer up tightly one layer at a time...be sure to get the first layer super-tight as seen below
Step Seven: Continue folding the layers until they look like this...
Step Eight: Starting with the bottom circle, unfold each layer loosely to create your flower blossom.
Optional Effects:
  • Spray the completed flower with Glimmer Mist that coordinates with the patterned papers, and heat set with a heating tool. This makes the flower sparkle, and also makes it hard. This tip was past on to me by my sweet friend, Susan Liles...thanks, Susie! :)
  • You can also open the flower up more to expose the inside of the the "blossom"(as seen below), but I recommend using a larger brad or a button for the centers instead of a small brad.

That's it for me today! If you decide to use this tutorial to create a flower for one of your own projects, please leave a comment here...I would love to see how yours turn out! Thanks for stopping by to see me, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch Challenge. Until then...

55 comments:

WickedPixie said...

Hi Mercy! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I don't know when, but I will definitely use it!! :-)Traci

Gabby said...

Oh Mercy...I always wondered how those were made! Thanks for the tut! I will definitely try that soon!

Gabby

Javablustamper said...

Mercy, this ROCKS!! Thank you SO much for sharing!! I too, wondered how to do that!! Yours were and are GORGEOUS!! Although.....I must say....ALL of your creations are!! I just LOVE seeing what you create!! You are SO talented lady!! Hope you are well!



Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Natalie said...

That's very cool, I can even do that!! ;-) Thanks for sharing, especially about the larger brad for the center, and the great tip about the glimmer mist and heat setting, too.

Sammi said...

Great tutorial thanks!! Looks like I need a scallop puncher!
Sammi
xxx

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Mercy, I must have a go at this :o)
Jackie xx

Tasha said...

Mercy this is a fantastic tutorial and so easy to follow, so i am going to give it a try - thank you
love tasha xx

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...who would of thought the finished product started as scalloped circles???!!!....Amazing Mercy! I can't wait to make some! Thanks for the tutorial! {SMILES}

Peggy said...

Great tutorial! I will definitely have to try these! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I can't wait to try! You are so wonderful keeping up this great blog so full of inspiration - thanks again for keeping the right side of my brain going!!

Nicci

Vicki said...

Thanks for a greast tutorial Mercy!

Here is a card I made back in December using this same technique, without the glimmer mist, I am trying that soon!!!

http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2009/12/sssc47-thank-you_05.html

Thanks again sweetie!!!

Michele Boyer said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Mercy! Thank you so much for sharing how you make those GORGEOUS flowers! I will definately be trying this! :)

Kerri said...

Thank you for the AWESOME tutorial, girl! I've been wondering how people were making these!

Robin McK said...

THanks for that Mercy! Those are co cute!

Sarah Lehman said...

I actually used one of these to decorate a gift because I didn't have the color bow I wanted--but I had paper!!!

jimlynn said...

This is amazing! Can't wait to try one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Cammy said...

This is awesome, Mercy! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the how to!

w.joakima said...

Thank you very much

EileenMV said...

Thanks for the terrific tutorial - can't wait to make these flowers with my daughter!

Danni said...

I LOVE this!! Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial!!

Sharon said...

Thanks so much! This is such a cool technique - I can hardly wait to try it out!

Holly said...

So awesome! Loved this tutorial - you made it look so easy. Now I want to make some. Thank you so much!!

Thanh said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Mercy! They are so pretty

Debi said...

Fabulous Mercy! Thank you for sharing this!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for showing this tutorial. Your flower is definitely the prettiest I've seen and easy to do!!

Jodi C. said...

THANKS SO MUCH!!! THIS is BEAUTIFUL!!! I will try it soon and hopefully use it with one of your sketches!!! TFS!!

Julia Aston said...

Oh Wow!! thanks for this wonderful tutorial Mercy!! I saw your flowers on someones card and didn't know where they found out how to make them - and then I came upon this while checking out your weekly sketch!!! Whoo Hoo!!! I'm making some of these for sure!!

America said...

great tutorial!!! Love this, thank you!

Christine said...

Hey Mercy! Thanks for this awesome tutorial! It really got my creative juices flowing and I've made and posted a card to my blog using this flower! It's actually my new FAV card!!!

Stampin' Hugs and Wishes
Christine

http://thestampingwell.blogspot.com/2010/01/mojo-meets-mercy.html

Charlene said...

Very cool...thanks for the tutorial.

Terry Oulboub said...

WOW! That is incredibly GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing this with others. I need to make a flower (paper or fabric) and through all the tutorials I've found, this one SEEMS easiest. I hope I can make it work like you did. :D If it does, I'll reference back to you.

Krista said...

Loved the tutorial! Thanks so much. You can see my project here - http://kristasstampspot.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday-sketchers-87.html

Julia Aston said...

Hi again - here is my project on SCS - I used your flower as this weeks challenge for the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with some friends every week on SCS I linked here for them to find your tutorial

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1610140?&cat=500&ppuser=93535

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Mercy,
Thanks for the fabulous flower tutorial! I was shown to your wonderful post by Julia for our Doubledog Dare Challenge on Splitcoast.
Here is my project with your flower:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1611962?&si=sc266
Thanks again!
Joanne (sleepyinseattle)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Super cool! LOVE the look you got & can't wait to try it. AWEsome tutorial!

Kari said...

Super cute flower! Can't wait to try it out!!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Mrs B said...

Oh, I just love this flower! I am off to try it now!!!! Thanks for sharing!
CindyB

Лена said...

Thank you so much for tutorial! That's quite simple, but so nice!)))I'd like to try it in my works, if it is possible!
Welcome to my place:
http://l-e-n-tochka.blogspot.com/

Secret said...

Wow !!!as soon as I post this comment I am off to the craft room!!

KC said...

I can't wait to make these flowers. Thank you for the tutorial.

Karen

Debadoo said...

These are wonderful!! I have done 2 other versions of these that I found, but these are my fav in the way they come out, and they are the easiest ones. Thanks for the photo tutorial!!
Deb B.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful tutorial and one day plan to try it..thank you so much

pat

Janice Wilson said...

Hi Mercy, I made a flower using your tutorial, you can find it on my blog janice-wilson.blogspot.com or on my website jwilson.myctmh.com Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I know I will use it a lot.

Janice

kathy/North Carolina said...

Love these! Such a great idea, easy and inexpensive but a whole lot of WOW! Thanks!!!!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

What a great tutorial. I can't wait to make some of these.

BrendaLea

simonesmom said...

I just made one of these paper flowers! WOW so easy and it turned out great, thanks to your great tutorial. I sprayed the finished flower with Memories Mist, and while still wet sprinkled on crystal glitter.--It looks great. Thanks for showing me how!
Joyce

Cindy Haffner said...

How did I miss this, FABULOUS, thanks for such a great TUTORIAL!!! I love making these flowers.

Betty Wright said...

Mercy, this is wonderful! I linked this tute with my blog today cause I sort of used your flowers! Wanted to give you credit! Amazing look and design! TSMFS!

Ashley said...

wow...this is awesome!!! TFS :)

delightfuldaisy said...

So simple, even I can do this! Love your paper choice, too! TFS!

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thanks for the tutorial, it looks so difficult to make it. the finishing touch so lovely.

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Rozelle Faulkner said...

Just found this tut through papercraft planet. I love these flowers and would love to make some. Do you mind if I CASE this?