Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Simple Kraft Flowers

Hi everyone! Today I'm here to share with you how to make super simple kraft flowers. All you need to make this stunning embellishment is:  
  • a recycled brown bag or a brown lunch bag 
  • decorative brads 
  • glimmer mist (or shimmer/glitter spray) 
  • flower punch
To make flower:
Grab a bag and a medium and/or small flower punch
Punch away
Spray punched flowers with glimmer mist
After flowers are dry, crumple them up (If you have little ones asking to help, this is the perfect job for them;)
Gently flatten your flowers back out, stack together, and punch a hole through the center
Secure with a decorative brad
Voila! A super quick, easy (and green if you use what you have on hand;) embellishment for your card or scrapbook page!  
Patterned paper (Ava and Homespun Chic by Melody Ross); brad (Artsy Urban by Melody Ross); epoxy sticker (Homespun Chic) other (rhinestone by K & Co., Offray ribbon, thread & kraft paper)

To create card:
1) cut card from kraft
2) adhere patterned papers and sew
3) apply sentiment
4) embellish with ribbon and flower (add bling by placing a crystal in the center of flower's brad)
Card measures: 4.25" x 5.5"

Vary flower sizes for a different look or to add a cluster of flowers to you project.
Patterned paper (Artsy Urban and Homespun Chic by Melody Ross); fabric brads (Homespun Chic by Melody Ross); other (rhinestones by Queen & Co., Offray ribbon, clear Stamp by Technique Tuesday, DMC floss, kraft and Tsukineko ink)

To create card:
1) cut card from kraft
2) adhere patterned papers and stamp sentiment
3) embellish yellow flowers by stitching with floss and adding red crystals
4) add kraft flowers and ribbon
Card measures: 5.5" x 4.25"

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

absolutely stunning!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Awesome! A paper bag... who knew?! =)

Tracy said...

These are super beautiful. You make them look so easy!

Fern said...

Windy, gorgeous end result! I love how it looks on the final product. Your cards hardly ever fail to inspire and amaze me. Thanks! ... on a side note: along the way in your post, here's what you said: "Viola! A super quick, easy (and green if you use what you have on hand;) embellishment for your card or scrapbook page!" It hurt-ed my musical heart to see the wrong spelling of the exclamation. It's VOILA I believe... you see, I play the viola (if you know what that is)... and erm, the name of that lovely instrument shouldn't be used for an exclamatory punctuation... SOB SOB.... *laughing now* nevermind, I just had to say all this for fun. I constantly see this in print on so many cardmaker's blogs. You're not the only one. Ok, thanks for letting me comment here. Bye!

Windy Robinson said...

Thanks Fern for the tip on voila! My mom always called me a creative speller:)

Desiree said...

What a fabulous idea!

Rae said...

Beau-ti-ful!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

I wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Bev J. said...

Saw the link on Nancy's blog-neat idea. tfs