The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Excuses To Make Flowers!


I LOVE making paper flowers. It's a good thing too, because last year about this time, my daughter and I were making HUNDREDS (I'm not exaggerating) for her wedding decor. Even the "father of the bride" was die cutting and pasting!
Today, on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #61, Dawn McVey shows us a clever way to make adorable flowers by using leaf die cuts. I decided to use the leaf die cuts and matching stamps from the Frilly Flowers Collection by Papertrey Ink. First, I stamped the die a gorgeous tangelo orange. Then, to give the leaf a little dimension and make it look a little more like a flower petal, I squeezed the more pointed end.


I used a square punch at the base to make my flower (this helped me find the center more easily) and glued the "squeezed ends" of the leaves at the center. Then I glued and layered...


With the Frilly Flowers Collection, you get three sizes of leaves. I used the medium and small size leaves to make the petals. For the center of the flower, I folded two small stars from a Papertrey die cut, glued, and added a little pearl.


I decided to adorn a tag with the flower I made. I LOVE adding tags to all kinds of gifts. As with all the Make It Monday Ideas, there are so many possibilities. You can make a flower using any kind of die cut...Take a look at the Make It Monday AND all the projects that are submitted. Lots of imagination going on out there!
To see the Make It Monday for this week go to:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/04/make-it-monday-61.html


Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-Frilly Flowers
Die Cuts: Papertrey Ink-Frilly Flowers, Super Star Borders, Limitless Layers 1 3/4 Circle
Punch: Martha Stewart Square punch
Inks: Memento Tangelo, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: DCWV Coral Couture Stack

15 comments:

Lindsey said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the flowers and the colors.

Mendi said...

Your tag and flower are so pretty! Love the colors! :)

victoria h said...

Love your flower- those orange petals rock!

Jodi_E said...

Beautiful.Beautiful

bjmartin said...

I love the details on your tag - the bright orange flower is fabulous!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I love this- it's one of the very few ways I've ever seen anyone make orange look good!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your tag ~ the bright orange flower is amazing!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful flower and tag!!

Nancy Guse said...

Carolanne, you did an awesome job on that flower, so beautiful!!! The color is gorgeous, your tag is wonderful!!

Kelly Griglione said...

So love your colors, the orange and blue combo is great. And I love how you used a star for the center of the flower - I was trying to figure that one out! Beautiful tag!

Marybeth said...

This is such a beautiful tag, love this stamp set you used, one of my favorites . The leaves make a nice large flower, thanks for showing step by step how you made yours. Love the bright orange as well.

Cassi said...

gorgeous, i love how your flower turned out!

Sadielaine said...

So very pretty! That orange is perfect for that flower

Greta said...

Beautifully done & the color combo is so lovely!

Suzanne Russell said...

This is a fabulous tag! I love to make tags AND flowers-thanks for inspiring my weekend activity!