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Friday, June 15, 2012

Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers for Leslie Rahye's Scrappy Challenge

Last month I played along with Leslie Rahye's Scrappy Challenge! AND I'm going for it again.

OK - to be perfectly honest, I only played along last month...for fun because I had made a mini scrapbook page. AND I WON!!! So I thought I would try my hand again and make some handmade embellishments for the current challenge set forth from Leslie Rahye's Scrappy Gig! So I made these lovely flowers. 

Can you believe these roses are tissue paper??? That's it! All you need is a sheet of tissue paper folded over several times, a circular or scallop paper punch, a small hole punch and a brad. Super easy! You punch 15-20 circles {I used a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch} then layer them all together. Punch a hole in the center and affix with brad {I used a small floral shaped one}. The shape of the brad need not matter because after you scrunch up each layer of tissue towards the center, you won't see it anyway. These aren't even chalked or distressed yet and they are so lovely. I made about 18 of them in about two hours. All the work was in the fuss about with the petals to make them just so. I finished them off with some green mulberry paper cut with pinking shears in leaf shapes. So now you know what to do with that lone leftover piece of tissue...make flowers!!!

These are so lovely and the more mushed up...the better! I have to make some more because these were mailed off to a handmade flower swap. With some ink and spritz - these could be so shabby chic, too.

Here's the link to get to tonight's live stream via USTREAM! CLICK HERE to go there. Tonight Leslie will focus on special event scrapbooking while I working on her OWN wedding album. This month she will be married 20 years, and has YET to scrapbook that momentous occasion. Leslie will share some tips and techniques for working with extra special memories and memorabilia. "Scrappy Gig" live stream begins at 8p.m. CST/9 p.m. EST on Leslie's ustream channel [please click the link on the scrappygig logo above to take you there].

Have a great evening! It's finally the weekend : ) Sb

1 comment:

  1. Love those tissue flowers, Susan. Very pretty, and sound so easy to make. I may have to try that with all my already scrunched up tissue paper.


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