Friday, May 24, 2013

Crepe Paper Puff

I love the soft look of the flowers made with Crepe paper.  Stampin' Up! started selling Crepe paper in the spring mini and I went through it pretty fast.  I did notice that it was very similar to coffee filters so I decided to try them.  I had recently bought a new coffee maker that has a re-usable filter basket, so I happened to have an almost new pack of coffee filters on hand.  I cut TONS of these with a scallop die that I have.  I made tags for the flowers that were given out at church on Mother's Day.  For this card I thought I would just free hand some flowers and I think they look really great.  I grabbed two coffee filters and layered them, giving me four layers.  I used my paper snips to cut wavy circles in two sizes.  I think the uneven edges of the circles make for pretty flower petals, more natural, if coffee filter flowers can be natural :) 
I then used my paper piercer to poke holes.

I used my dental flosser to thread my button and flower holes.  You can find these little dental flossers in the toothpaste aisle by the picks.  It really makes threading things SO easy!!  Its a trick I learned from a Stamp Camper named Lois and I use it all the time!! 

Once you have your flowers attached together with a button or brad, gather the circles up toward the center layer by layer.

Once you've gotten all the layers proofed  up, spread out the center a bit to reveal your cute button or brad. 

Now just attach you flower to your card! yea! pretty!!  These are so simple and fun I think you'll find yourself making them all the time. 
You can add flowers to gift bags and presents.  Look for sales on Coffee filters next time you are at the grocery store.  The paper here is Rose Red with Garden Party Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is Curly Cute, which retires at the end of this month.  This is one of my most used stamp sets, the size of the font is just so perfect.  Get it while you can!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


  1. LOVE this fun flower Beth !! I don't drink coffee, but may have to purchase some filters so I can try these for myself !! LOL I am your newest follower - drop by my blog if you can !! Cheers !!

  2. what a fabulous card love love that flower ~ thanks so much for stopping by at my blog!
    Enjoy your day...


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