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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Showers Bring #Handmade Paper FLOWERS

Hello Everyone! Another month is speeding along and the first Monday of April started another Designer Crafts Connection Bloghop... this month we bring you a floral fantasy! Our creatives are sharing projects and techniques with "Handmade Flowers" to inspire you for the Spring  and Summer seasons ahead.

What to do with that lone leftover piece of tissue... make flowers??! Can you believe these flowers are tissue paper??? Really - that's it! All you need is a sheet of tissue paper folded over several times, a circular or scallop paper punch, a pushpin and a brad. It's super easy and customizable to any colors you desire!

You punch 15-20 circles {I used a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch and this punch with three mini blossoms} then layer them all together. You want to make sure your punch is sharp (or the tissue will just tear}. You can certainly do this with steelrule or thinlet dies too.

My selected punches haven't been used in a while and were a bit oxidized, so I had to prime them by punching though some aluminum foil. **A BONUS... THIS GIVES YOU A WHOLE SET OF METAL BLOOMS! **

Layer a stack of 15-20 punched pieces {less if thicker paper or foil}, and punch a hole in the center using a pushpin or paper piercer {or a small hole punch}, and affix with brad.

I used a pushpin to poke a hole in the center of my blooms.

After poking hole through stack, I poked a mini brad through the center and opened the wings to secure. Depending on how large the shape of the circle, the brad need not matter because after you scrunch up each layer of tissue towards the center, you won't see it anyway.

The flowers look pretty enough like this... but I'm going for some eye-popping 3D blooms here! Now it's time for the fun stuff - the fluffing! 

All the work is in the scrunching... to fuss about with the petals to make them just so. I find myself obsessing a bit at this point - LOL! These can be finished off with some paper cut into leaf shapes, or added directly to a frame or shadowbox project. 

These were so fun and easy to make - I made all of these in under an hour. These are so lovely - not even chalked or inked; and the more mushed up... the better! Grunged up with a little creamy brown chalk ink or dry-brushed with white they would be perfectly shabby chic. Embellished with some ink, glitter or shimmer spritz... oh the possibilities!

"Fanciful Flowers"

Thanks so much for visiting! Continue on the Designer Crafts Connection "Handmade Flowers" Bloghop by selecting hop back/forward on the logo below to enjoy all of the wonderful inspiration. Happy Creating! Sb :)

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