Blossom Punch 3D Flower Tutorial

Blossom Flower close up

Yesterday’s card had a 3D flower made with the blossom punch, so today I thought I’d show you how to make it. First, start with the blossom punch in strawberry slush.

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Then cut off one petal.

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Now punch a hole in the center with the 1/2 inch hole punch.

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Next, cut into the center to create a tab.

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Apply a piece of sticky strip to the tab.

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After that, peel the back off the sticky strip and attach the tab to the back of the flower. It will look like this:

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Lastly, gently pull a bone folder against each petal.

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For the center, cut a piece of daffodil yellow 6″ by 1/2″ and use the fringe scissors to fringe it, cutting 2/3rds of the way down.

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Tightly roll the paper and adhere with multipurpose glue.

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Fluff it, adjusting any petals that are too lined up.

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Insert the yellow center into the flower and attach with multipurpose glue. I like to attach the flower to my card with hot glue. If it stands up too high off the card, you can trim some of the center off the back of the flower before you glue it. The color combinations for this flower are endless! Be looking for more samples to come.

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Michelle

Blossom Punch Tag For A Welcome Gift

Blossom Punch Tag Close

Happy Monday friends!

I’m so happy to announce that I welcomed a new team member in March. Her name is Emmy Greatwood and I am so excited! You can find her brand new blog here.

I always like to give a little welcome gift to my new team members. For Emmy, I gave one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets along with four blank notecards and envelopes.

Blossom Punch Tag

Of course I needed a pretty tag! For the flower, I  used Crisp Cantaloupe and the blossom punch. The center was made with Soft Suede and fringe scissors. The little welcome sentiment is from a hostess set called Life’s Adventure.

When making paper flowers, I developed a really easy way to remove a petal and make the flower 3D. You can see my step by step tutorial here. It reminds me of a hibiscus flower. What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by today. May your day be filled with hope and joy and plenty of time for crafting!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

Best Mother Ever

Challenge try again

Today’s card was inspired by a challenge at http://www.fridaymashup.com. It features a beautiful sketch by Tara and the “Delft Tile Technique,” which has an excellent tutorial here. I found the challenge late yesterday night and woke up today excited to try it out. The real challenge, however, turned out to be remaining a patient, loving, playful mom to my much loved children while I raced to meet miss the deadline. It was rather ironic that I had chosen the sentiment “Best Mother Ever” for my own mother who is a faithful reader of my still new blogging adventure. I am happy to say that, while I did not meet the deadline or qualify for the “best mother ever” as I tried, I did make rockets, giant elephant masks, jewelry, hats, and one heck of a dinosaur machine instead.

Oh, and to my mom who’s support means more than I can say: Challenge inside

(She’ll get this card when I see her Thursday- sorry, mom, it won’t be a surprise!)

 

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Michelle