Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flower Punch

One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is a magazine they call "Stampin' Success".   I really enjoy this monthly magazine and have kept them since joining Stampinn' Up! back in 2005.  There are always really cute projects from cards to scrapbook pages and 3D items.  One of the things that caught my eye this month were these beautiful flowers.  They were made with our Blossom Petals Builder Punch item #121808 for $16.95.   I have had this punch since it came out and really like it, but I usually use it with the matching stamp set and large petals, or for other things, like bunny ears .   I saw these flowers and decided to give them a try.  Im not sure where I will end up usinng them, but I do love them!
The first step is to punch out your petals.  I cut my card stock into two strips about and inch and a half wide.  I punch them out by holding my punch upside down to get the exact petal I want.  When punching out the smaller petal, you end up getting some of the medium petal, so Im sure you'll see a project with those soon :)   I then rolled the flowers by wrapping them around a pencil.  I made 12 of
both sizes.  I then cut out a square of sticky sheets and started sticking my petals down.  I stuck them down by first putting down four, one in each corner, then added two more inbetween each of the first four, this way the petals fit evenly around the flower.   

Once I had the main flower done, I used an old tool, the anywhere hole punch.  I havent used this tool in a long time! I decided to use this tool because my hole punch wouldnt go through two layers of sticky paper, and I wanted my flower center to go through the flower.  You can use many things for the center, buttons, ribbons, whatever.  I wanted some paper fringy centers, so I cut a small strip of paper and cut fringes into one side.  I then rolled that up and put it inside the punched hole.  I then folded the end over to stick onto the underside of the flower, where I have the sticky paper. 
Hope you like the flower and will give it a try too!  I can see it as a great addition to a photograph, a name frame, or a wreath.  So  many places that could use a pretty flower!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing how it is done....


  2. Thank you so much for the instructions to make this beautiful flower!

  3. Thanks Beth, I have this punch but haven't used it, I am going to have a go at making your flowers.
    Rene from OZ xo

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. The flowers looks sooo beautiful.
    German greetings from Tanja

  5. Thank you for giving me another way to use this punch. I have only used it to make beautiful pointsetas. I turn the petal around with the pointed end outward and the fatter end towards the center.I made two rows of 5 petals each offsetting the second row. the next row I used the smaller, but fatter petal and just trimmed the sides a bit cutting 2 rows of 5 petals.The centers I put gold beads or pearls.


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