Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hand Made Crepe Paper Flower

Over the past few years we have seen coffee filters used for all sorts of hand crafted projects.  Well I have to say I haven't bought any coffee filters and jumped on that band wagon of fun.  However, with the addition of Crepe Paper to Stampin' Up!'s Spring catalog I have made my own variation of puffy (coffee filter) flowers in an array of sizes and they whip up in no time at all.  Yesterday, I made a giant crepe paper flower the size of a grapefruit, which I added to a package, and an itty bitty flower the size of a peanut M&M (it's so cute).  

For this card, sketch hosted by Create with Connie and Mary, I embellished with one of my puffy crepe paper flowers and here is how I made it:

1.  Fold a rectangle sheet of crepe paper in half and in half again for a total of eight layers.
2.  Use a 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch to punch eight layers all at once.  Trust me it will punch with ease.
3.  Spritz with Baja Breeze and water mix.
4.  Add a Mini Brad to the center to hold all eight layers together.
5.  Fluff each layer in toward the center.  
6.  Ta done!

SU!pplies for this card:

  • Stamps:  Feel Goods
  • Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, and Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Markers
  • Papers:  Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stocks, Twitterpated DSP
  • Accessories:  1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Basic Rhinestones, Mini Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have you heard about Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions for All Occasions, it's not too late to join!  What's Card "Create"tions for All Occasions all about?
  • 3 weeks of FABULOUS card ideas - 18 different sets (not including our two Preview sets). 
  • Each SET is presented with 4 based on the weekly sketch, one the designers choice then one simple and one 'stepped up' version of the same 4 cards for EACH set - 72 EXCLUSIVE card ideas NOT SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE!
  • Each Saturday we will each do a small favor using the same set we use during the week as a bonus item.  These WILL be displayed publicly but only subscribers will see the cards!
AND...are designers are:  Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Elizabeth Price, Melissa Davies, Debbie Henderson, and Deb Currier.
    The Create with Connie and Mary Card "Create"tions mini session started March 31 and runs thru April 20!


    1. Beautiful card! Love the scallops peeking out! And I do love your flower! Such a perfect accent on the card!

    2. Your card is so pretty and I love the flower made with the filter paper. Great tip for giving it color!

    3. That flower is so pretty! I love the variety of sizes you've been playing with. This one really makes the card!

    4. Such a beautiful card, Elizabeth! I love the flower and thanks for the directions on how you made it. It sounds pretty easy but it sure does add a Wow factor to your card!

    5. I really like it when people let the greeting be the main image on the card...something I am not good at! Great flower!

    6. Beautiful card!! I love the variation of color on the greeting and the handmade flower!

    7. Very pretty flower Elizabeth. My crepe paper still sits in my stamp room waiting for me. I haven't had time to play with it yet. Let's hope it carries over to the new catalog!

    8. Aren't those flowers fun? I LOVE making them with different framelits and punches, too! Sweet & frilly card for any occasion! Adorable!

    9. As usual, your details amaze the flower and the trim peeking out along the side...gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!