Saturday, February 5, 2011

Use those Scraps!!!

This flower technique is a really fun way to use up some of your leftover scraps! All you need are a few items – a piece of double-sided patterned paper, a circle punch (I used a 2″ punch but any size will do),a larger circle punch (for the base – or you can just freehand cut this),a large brad or button, and some adhesive.
First you need to punch out 8 circles with the smaller circle punch and one with the larger circle punch (I used a 2 1/2″ punch for the base circle).

Next, fold all of the smaller circles in half, and then in half again so that they are bent into four quarters.

Fold back two of the edges of all of the smaller circles so that they form a point.

Now, turn the circles over and fold the edges back so that they meet in the middle.

After you finish folding all of the smaller circles, apply adhesive all over the large circle and start applying the small folded circles as shown

This is what the completed flower should look like

I used a large brad for the center - you can use whatever you'd like - a jewel or button would look great too!! - and I used my flower on this card

That’s it! Have fun using your leftover paper to make some awesome embellishments!
Valerie

9 comments:

ann said...

Lovely flower.
Thanks for sharing.

heirloomscrapping said...

wow I really love this how clever and cute

kristie said...

ohhh this is soo cute!!

chrisw said...

Wow that is a fabulous tutorial,is it Oragami.I love it thanks for sharing

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I've only made this once but am so pleased to see the idea brought up again! Its such a neat way to put together something that matches so well...really cute!!!
Thanks for sharing this again!!!

annette said...

fabulous ..love your flower technique .. will definitely make one or two or more LOL !!! X:)

Ness said...

oh Valerie, I just love this, very clever indeed. thank you for sharing with us. Love Ness xx

Tina said...

Ohhh this is so pretty !!! Very clever !! TFS xx

Irit Shalom said...

Just love this flower- great tutorial!