- Metallic Embossing Powder
- Heat gun
Hello everyone!! Tammy here! I have finally got my vine tute ready for you!! I hope you enjoy it. Please note the whole punch isn't needed.. It has been a awhile since I have make one and for some reason I thought I needed it.. I did forget to add a jewelry wire cutter. All well lets get this going! It is a very long tute so hang on with me.. lol Please be sure to read through the entire process before you start.
I used my Cricut to cut out the daisy flower. I did a tute on the big flower that matches. There are other flowers out there that have 7 petals needed to make this flower.
Birch leaf punch, Star shaped flower punch ( I don't know the name of it but it is by paperablities)
Stems, Floral tape ( I used brown in tute but there are also other colors available)
CS, Ink for edge inking, mists I used the one pictured and some lindy's for the leaves and flower cap.
Wooden stick, glue (quick drying), Paper piercer, needle (one with a head on it).
Cutting and punching and coloring
Cut out 15 1 inch daisy flowers, 3 punched star shaped flower, 10 leaves.
Color your daisy flowers by inking edges and misting. Note you will need to do the folding part right after you mist. They need to be damp not wet when you fold them. Shape leaves with your thumb nail by creasing with the design of the leaf. then mist them as well. The mist helps highlight the creasing. Also color the star shape flower the same color as the leaves. Pierce the center of the star shape one and kinda mold around your shaping tool. Here are the pics of my colored leaves and flowers.
Assembly of the flower:
You will need 4 for the petals and 1 for base. Fold in half and side to side, the back should be in the shape of a heart. Then glue the 4 pieces around where point of the petal faces middle (Note pieces need to be dry to glue them down). Do not glue center. After pieces have been glued and the glue is dry you are ready to pierce the hole. Take 2 floral sprays and cross them and fold in half, then twist them tight to run through the pierced hole. I used a needle to help me get the spray through the hole. Here are pics of this process.
Now you are ready to take the center and attach to stem. Twist around the stem and place a small amount of glue to hold it in place this adds extra stability to the flower. See pics.
Here are some photos of the stem lengths. I just eye it really. You need one longer than the others. The longest one will be the top part of your vine. I do the same on the leaves. They however don't need to be as long as the flowers. Once you do the step up above then let them dry and glue the leaves to the stem. Note glue the stem to the back part of the stem. I got in a hurry and did it backwards. All well it turned out ok anyways. Here are the photos..
The extra stems laying below the leaves are for the swirlies. Here is pics of how I made them. You basically just wrap them around your wooden stick leaving a little unshaped so you can attach to the vine. stretch them out a bit,not to tight of a swirl. Here are those photos.
Now take the longest one and attach a swirly and a leaf to the back of the bloom. Then wrap down about 2inches. I just eye it.. Then add the flower with the single leaf to the right with a leaf and a swirl. Pulling downward. Wrap around once or twice then add the flower on the right. After you wrap once then add a leaf and swirly in the back.. Wrap around whole piece twice and add a leaf below the one on the right in the front. Then wrap around whole piece once and add the last leaf on the left in the front. Continue wrapping all the way down till the whole piece has been wraped. Tear off tape and curl the end. If the tape tears no worries just start wrapping in the same spot that you stopped at. Here are the pics of this process and the final result...
I know this is very long but hope you find it worth it! Hope you enjoy!!
Denise here to share another easy flower tute that you can do in less than 5 minutes!! I am all about easy I know..but these flowers are super cute! They are similar to Frank's rolled felt flower but slightly different!! You will get a different look with both of the felt flowers!!!
What you'll need:
Felt strip 10-12 inches long by 1/2 to 1 inch wide
Taking your scissors, cut your felt along the edge making your snips about halfway up. Do this along the whole edge.
Your strip should look like this:
Now start rolling your felt in a circular motion, using small dabs of hot glue to glue down as you go.
Continue rolling until you get to the end and secure with hot glue so it does not unravel.
When finished, fluff out the top of the flower with fingers to get a puffy look. This is what your finished flower should look like
These are super fun and you can make them as big or small as you want.
Here is a lo I did using black felt and the March Kit from Flying Unicorn.
Be sure to put your finished flower in our Flower Fantasy thread!
Hi everyone, Maggi here with a tute on how to make pinecones using the Tim Holtz Alterations die.
Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Pinecones Die
Snowcap dabber or white paint & a paint brush
Diecut one of the spirals shapes for the pinecone.
Fold the edges of the outer petals and crease the center of each petal with your thumbnail so that it looks something like this when you are done folding and creasing.
Now take a toothpick and glue to the outermost edge of the spiral:
Roll the spiral around the toothpick, do not glue. You do not need to roll it tightly. Ok I am left handed so this probably looks bass-ackwards to you! If you are right handed you probably do it the opposite direction from me. Just be sure you start with the outer edge of the spiral.
After you have rolled the entire spiral around the toothpick, you can push it up or pull it down to get the shape you want. You can also tighten or loosen the spiral so that the petals are offset from each other. When you are satatisfied glue the last segment to the toothpick and the spiral.
Bend the petals back out and then take the snowcap dabber and touch the ends of the petals or use a paintbrush to dab a bit of white paint on the petals.
Ready to paint:
Then snip off the end of the toothpick and voila! Finished pinecones:
Don’t be discouraged if your first one doesn’t turn out well. Try again, I had to make 2 or 3 before I was satisfied with them. I also think adding the “snow” makes a world of difference in how they look.
I adore this flower! I learned the first few steps form Helen Croft but I changed the sizes added an extra step.
To begin with you will need some
punched hearts - 3 @ 3/4", 4 @ 1", 5 @ 1 1/4", 6 @ 1 1/2
ink, paint, or chalk
Punch your hearts and edge the hearts
pierce a hole in the bottom of each heart
turn a brad upside down and add the smallest hearts like this
Continue with the other sizes
when you flip it over it will look like this
petal by petal scrunch them up around the brad like this
when you are done it will look like this
This is where Helen stopped but I like it better this way
using your skewer roll back each petal of each heart
When you are done it will look like this
Here are a few examples I have done
can't wait to see yours!
Hi everyone...Laura here...I love making flowers but sometimes I don't have a lot of time so I use this one a lot....again I did not create this one but I do use it a lot...I wish I could give credit where credit is due but last year my computer crashed and I lost it...sorry!
so to start you will need three five petal flowers (I use my cricut George cartridge but you can use any one...the Tim Holtz die works great too)
hot glue gun
a skewer or something you can use to roll your flowers
one flower - one you need to cut one petal off
using flower one (the 4 petal flower) glue petal 1 and petal 4 together so it looks like this
The gently roll back the petals with your skewer
flower two you will need to cut two petals off (looks like a heart)
using flower 2 (the three petal flower) glue petal 1 & 3 together
and roll back like you did with the first flower
on flower three you need to cut an X in the middle
then roll back the petals
The single petal you cut off of flower one you will glue the edges together then roll back like this
The two petals you cut off of flower #2 you will glue the edges together and roll back like this
Place some glue on the single petal and insert into the double petal like this....
Glue your first two flowers together like this....
glue the smaller flower onto the larger one....you may need to trim the bottom part of the cone to fit them together
When you are ready to adhere it to your page I suggest hot glue or another form of sturdy glue as it is a little heavy and you will need to cut off the cone bottom so it will sit on your page!
here are a few examples of projects I have used them on
Our challenge for the last week of Flower Fantasy is to make a tag featuring flowers! Manor House Creations and the Flying Unicorn have teamed up to fill the month of May with lots and lots of flowers! Join us here for the tag challenge.
Happy Tuesday! Frank here, sharing another easy, and simple tutorial with minimal supplies and steps!
For this awesome rolled flower you will need:
Take your strip and adding some glue to the EDGES ONLY not the center fold it in half, only the edges should have glue to hold it in place.
With your scissors begin making cuts on the FOLDED side not on the side we glued on, the cuts shouldnt go all the way through, just barely to the edge.
Next begin rolling it, add dabs of glue as you go so it will hold in place.
After you completely roll it, add a generous amount of glue to the bottom to hold everything together.
You are done! Arent these so pretty!!!
Have a Happy Tuesday!
Happy Sunday! Frank here sharing a quick and easy tutorial to make some sugary flowers! All you need is:
Layer 2 or more flowers and using your hot glue gun adhere them together, take an embellishment and place it in the middle, I used a pearl here.
Take glossy accents and generously apply some on the petals and around the embellishment.
Take your diamond dust, or coarse glitter...
Pour some on top of the flower, cover all the parts evenly.
You are DONE! Aren't these super FAB! Love them!
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Have fun!
Hey flower friends! Denise here to share with you an easy flower tute using some pretty organza material!
What you'll need:
3 smalls squares of Organza
Button for center
Hot Glue Gun
(I didn't include my glue gun in the picture but you will need it)
Cut 3 circles freehand out of your organza. It's ok if they are not perfect! Don't worry about that. You can cut the same size or vary your sizes. I like to do both.
Using your tweezers to hold your circle, slowly burn the edges of each circle. Do a little at at time being sure not to burn too much or yourself! The fabric will curl as it melts. This is what you want.
When you're done..this is what they should look like.
After burning your edges, you can layer and glue your circles adding your flower center last. Buttons work great for centers!!
My pictures aren't the best as I had to use a different camera..these flowers are really pretty and you can layer up to 5 layers if you'd like. Just be sure to lay bigger circle on bottom and work your way up. I hope you try this out and have fun with it!!! Be sure to post your finished product in the flower fantasy section!!
Here is the flower in a LO I did.
Hi everyone! Today we are going to make a fabulous grungy flower! I love this one and make it all the time although I did not design it, I did alter it o fit what I need but the original is by Chris416ward.
Do create this flower you can do it two ways. You can use some white paper and your glimmer mist to change the color to what you want (the white paper that comes in your scrapbooks/page protectors is wonderful) or what I did was use my patterned paper and the Tim Holtz perfect pearl mist available at the store!
to start you will need
pearl mist/glimmer mist
glass bead or pearl for center
hot glue gun
glove if you have one and you are using glimmer mist or you will be scrubbing your hands
for the flowers you can use your cricut, flower punch or Tim Holtz die or any other flower you can can get 3 sizes from...I use 1 - 1", 2 - 1 1/2", 2 - 2" flowers
heat gun if you have it
Spray both sides of your flowers with your mist
scrunch them up...not so much you can't get them apart without ripping them.
unfold them carefully but leave them wrinkly
dry them with your heat gun if you have one....leave them a little damp so you can mold a little...I use a skewer to hold them so I don't burn my fingers
glue your two large ones together...alternating so your petals are alternating
Using your thumbs on the middle, kind of mold your flower up like this
do the same with your next size two (the 1 1/2")
glue your glass bead into the middle and kind of fold up your flower around it
Glue your three flower levels together and fluff the petals
and that is your finished flower!
here are a couple of examples
can't wait to see what you create!
Hi everyone...Laura here....I adore this flower.....it is so simple to make but is perfect for using up all the little tiny pieces you have left over after your done creating your projects.....I can not take credit for this one, I saw it made by Carlies first.
So to start you will need
a branch punch
a 1 1/4 circle
button, gem or whatever you want for the center of your flower
punch between 35 - 40 branches using your different scrap papers
put glue in the center of your circle. Start placing the branches, alternating papers, so the bottom of the branch is in the middle of the circle. Do one layer
add glue to the center again and do a second and if you wish a third layer
add your center to the flower and allow to dry.
a quick easy flower that you can use any color on!
Here are a couple of examples I used them on!
I would love to see what you create!
Manor House Creations and the Flying Unicorn have teamed together to bring you four exciting challenges during the month of May. This week the callenge is to do an altered project featuring flowers!! Visit to the challenge thread to see the requirements and more inspiration.
Hello everyone, I would like to show you how to make my "Maggi Magnolia" named after the wonderfully sweet CT member and friend Maggi Harding. I had done one on a LO that I had done earlier this year and loved making it and hope you do to!
Denise here to share with you an easy peasy flower tutorial!
Now I'm not sure if anyone else has come up with this flower before, but I was playing around one day and this is what I came up with. My daughter gave it the name Sassy Snip Flower.
This flower is super easy and it can be made as small or as big as you like.
What you'll need:
5-6 petal flower punch or you can use your Cricut or other die cutting machine. I used the flower from George's Basic Shapes Cartridge.
Adhesive (I used a dab of hot glue)
Flower center such as gem, button, etc.
Start by punching or die cutting your flowers using colored or white cardstock.
You will need 2-3 flowers all different sizes. You can make this as big as you'd like.it's just a personal preference. I used 3 flowers in sizes 1" , 1"1/4" and 1 1/2 ".
If you used white cardstock and want to mist your flowers, do so now. Let dry
After punching/cutting your flowers. Take your scissors and carefully 'snip' your petals making v shaped snips. You will want to do this at least twice on each petal. If your flower is larger you may have to do more snipping. Do this to all your flower petals.
Now add your dab of glue to the smaller flower and layer on top of the bigger one being sure to offest them. Add your center now if you'd like or you can wait until last. Carefully lift each layer of the flower and curl ever so slightly. Do not curl the bottom layer. You can also leave each layer flat for a different look. Try it both ways!!
Ink the edges in desired color if you'd like.
You can add leaves if you'd like as well. Here is a pic of some of these flowers I used in a layout.
I hope you get to make these easy to do flowers!!! They don't take long and are really cute!!
I love doilies and collecting vintage odds and ends for my layouts.
Here is a bloom you can easily make by raiding your scrap stash.
Maggi here - Making flowers is a great way to add a unique element to your projects, but it is time consuming. I like to combine handmade flower techniques with store bought flowers. I use one simple technique on most of my store bought flowers, simply mist, twist and stack. That’s all there is to it. These are the Prima Sprites that came in the May kit.
I usually chose 2 or 3 flowers and lay them out on my craft mat. Then I spritz them with mist or water. If I am misting them to alter the color, I usually give them a heavy spritzing. Then I partially dry them as they will not hold their shape in the next step if they are too damp.
Take your tweezers and grasp a single petal and give it a quarter turn. Do this to each petal, if the petal does not hold the twist it is probably still too damp. After twisting each petal, use a heat gun to dry the flower front and back.
Then stack your layers gluing each layer and staggering the petals so that they are don’t line up with each other. You can see that just that twist to each petal gives a flat flower dimension.
Here are some other flowers that I made using the same technique.
All the flowers in the picture below except the olive colored one and the rosebuds were made using this same technique. You can see that the effect changes with the shape of the purchased flower and by varying the center you can get a lot of different looks.
Here’s one other simple technique. All I did to these purchased flowers was to ink the petals heavily with Moonlight White pigment ink and add a gemstone to the center. The ink gives them the luminescent look.
Now I want to see you turn your flat flowers into garden beauties!
Happy Friday!!! Frank here, sharing a fun and easy flower for you to make, BUT first Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful and beautiful mother's in our forums and everywhere!!! Mother's Day was yesterday for the Latino community and I thought I'd congratulate everyone a little early!
On to the tutorial, enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today and get creative!
Hi everyone…its Shona again and I am back with some more KOM projects for May. What a gorgeous kit and there is so many ways to use the different paper collections.
First I have an easel card that I have made with the Inkado papers. I have never made one and it was fun to make. The cardstock in the back is from the cardstock add on.
I added a doily some punched butterflies from the scraps, a camoe and some flowers.
My next two projects are with the Melissa Frances papers. For the title SHE I have used the transparencies that are in the KOM and some inks on them. You saw this layout a couple of days ago but here are all of the close ups now. Lots of punching, inking, masking and distressing. The Chippys are from my stash and are Dusty Attic but they are in the store here.
My last layout I have done lots of distressing and inking as well.
For the textured background I have used a prima mask and covered it with molding paste. Once that is dry I added some distress ink to it.
All of the colourful flowers are the flat ones in the kit. I have misted them and scruched them up. When they dry just unfold and layer them.
I added a couple of tags cut from the papers and some chippys to finish it off.
Well that is it for today, don’t forget to head on over to the store for all your scrappy goodies
There were lots of gorgeous layouts posted for week 1 Flower Fantasy layouts. Designers from Manor House Creations and the Flying Unicorn have teamed up to make gorgeous flower laden cards to inspire you. Go here to see this week's Flower Fantasy card challenge.
Inspiration from Manor House designer Linda -
You will need: Cardstock for your flower and for your centers
Alterations Tattered Floral die or something similar
McGill starburst punch
McGill sun punch
Glimmer mist - I used Vanilla Breeze on the red Cardstock and Olive vine on the olive cardstock
Distress ink - pumice stone water spritzer (not pictured)
Glue - I use Diamond glaze and hot glue
Now take your tweezers and spread the suns out a little. Pick up the individual "stamens" from the starburst and lift so that the overall effect is "fluffed" And that's all there is to it!
Hi everyone…its Shona again and I am back with some of my KOM projects for May. What a gorgeous kit and there is so many ways to use the different paper collections. My first layout is made with the BoBunny collection and is called. Explore. I have done lots of distressing and inking on the edges and used a Prima brick mask stamp with gesso in the background.
I used the matching papers to make the rosette flowers banner tags and leaves.
My next layout is made with some of the Melissa Fransis and 6X6 inkado papers.
I painted the chipboard piece black and added in a black title piece.
The butterflies are punched from the same papers and I inked the edges and added some liquid pearls to the centers.
For my last projects for today I have used the KC papers in the kit. Adore is my first layout with these papers. I have done lots of punching and used my Prima Gate mask in the background.
The flowers are all from Manor House and I have misted the brown ones to make them match my layout.
My final layout for today is called Us…me an hubby. Once again I have misted all of the Manor House flowers except the big white one.
I have added in a couple of Dusty Attic chippys from the store here and finished it off with some liquid pearls. That is it for today. I have many more projects that I have created with the May KOM and they will all be posted in the KOM group page.
Hi Everyone! Shona here with another super simple flower tut!
2 punched flowers
water to mist them
You will need 2 punched flowers, or you can use your cricut to cut them out. I first ink the edges on the petals. Next step is to mist them slightly with water and use a skewer stick or pencil to fold the edges down. You can either let them air dry or use a heat tool to dry them.
Glue the 2 flowers together off setting the petals. Add a gem to the center and whalla you done. These flowers are always great to use up scraps of paper when making your project.
Hey everyone! Denise here to share some kit creations using the new May kit "Sweet Embrace!"
This month's kit was filled with some gorgeous papers, flowers and embellies! The OTP was fun for me as I love to make mini's!!
I made the OTP (paper bag album) for my neice who has a new baby girl. I used the 6x6 Inkido papers included with the kit and lots of Manor House flowers!! Here is the cover and a few peeks of the inside
The Fancy Pants transparent goodies that come with the kit are super fun to make. I used Glimmer Glam and alcohol inks to color.
I love painting, misting, masking..working with all different types of mediums! In this lo I did lots of distressing using Melissa Frances Papers from the kit. I also used Crackle Paints, Distress inks and a little gesso...
If you are one of the lucky ones who got a kit this month, you'll see how much more beautiful this paper is in real life..the pictures don't do it justice! I took a small brush and lightly brused some Gesso on the flowers..
Thanks for stopping by my Today post!! I will have more kit creations to share soon!!! Dn't forget to check out the tutorials this month!!!
Hey all, Tammy here! Welcome to my Flower tutorial on making my "Exotic Alda Lily"! I always name my flowers after someone so this one is for my sweet Alda! I wanted to name this one for her, because she and the team sent me some of the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen in my life when my FIL pasted away.. They had the most Gorgeous lilies in the arrangement. Now every time I see a Lily I think of the kindness I was shown during that hard time for my family and me.. So with out further a due.. Here is the supplies you will need to make this beautiful bloom!
White CS, Winter Woodland Cart, Mcgill Snowflake punch, Zig fine tip memory marker ( I think its size is .01), Ink of choice ( I used on this one TH "Victorian Velvet" Distress stain, Mist that is iridescent or a mica that is, Scissor sharp tip, Tweezers, Shaping stick, Shaping tool ( I use a BG rubbon tool hey it works!) and mat, Stylist, Glue and pearl is optional.. I have used it with and without..
Here is the sizes I used for this tute 1 3/4 and 2 3/4, but have used different sizes also! That is why I love my Cricut for flowers I can adjust the sizes! You will also need 2 snowflakes punched.
Cut the Shapes above following cutting instructions in pic. Do this on both pieces..
Color both pieces. On the edges you want to color front and back. For the center just the front of both pieces. Like pics
Now add Veins and Dots... My veins don't look as good as they normally do but for the sake of the tute I pressed forward! LOL On the smaller one I don't add veins. You can if you want too though..
You are ready to add you mist or mica. Then start shaping with tweezers and stick after you mist or mica them. You want them damp, not soaking wet to shape. This locks in the shape that you give them. Here are pics showing this process.
After you finish doing both of those steps on both pieces all the way around. Then dry if still damp. Now we are ready for final shaping with spongy mat ( I use a foam mat that I made gluing 2 sheets of foam from Walmart together. It is well used so forgive the shape that it is in! lol) and a shaping tool.. I use a BG rubbon tool that I have. But have also used a ink pen top that has a smooth rounded end to it. I don't have any fancy tools to work with. lol So I use what I have! Here is a pic showing this process. Go in a circular motion. This helps bring the petals up some so they are not flat and look more life like.
Here is what they should now look like.
Now your ready to glue the 2 together. Off setting them a bit. Now mist your snowflakes with same color of mist or mica you used for the main pieces. Dry quick with the heat gun and your ready for the next step.
Now shape your snowflake with stylist like pic shows. You want the snowflake prongs to stand up, by pressing in the center of them on you spongy mat. Then glue them together.
Now your ready to add to the center of your flower and put a pearl if you like. Either way I think they are beautiful! Here are the final pics.
Hope you enjoy! Have a great Day! Be sure to enter your creation HERE in our forums for a chance at a awesome RAK!
Happy Friday Afternoon!
Frank here sharing all the amazing Kit of the Month creations I made with this kit. I really loved all the various colors with this kit, soft and some more floral, and the amazing add-ons were sooo fantastic, also one of my favorite parts was the amazing Off the page paper bag album!!! Loved that, let me share it all with you!
This is my favorite of all, loved the colors, and all the pretty patterns, here are some closeups!
My second layout is such a fun and timeless layout, loved using these Kaiser papers, so wonderful, and yes that is Graphic 45's Owner Diane Schultz! She is amazing!
This layout was made using the amazing Melissa Frances paper, I really loved that paper, so soft and the imagery was sooo perfect, loved it!!! The colors are also so fantastic!
This little box, wow my fave, loved painting, distressing and adding fabulous embellies to this box, such a wonderful keepsake!
Serenity, the paper included in the kit is so lovely, love the imagery, sooo lovely for traveling layouts and cards, which I made here, soo lovely, and also used the cardstock from the Kit, to complement the colors! See that up there, an amazing acetate piece included in the kit I inked with alcohol ink, sooo coool!!!
Finally, my paper bag album, I had sooo much fun with this one, and the inkido papers were perfect for it!!! Take a look! page by page!
Thank You so much for letting me share these creations with you, hope you enjoyed them!
Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!!
Today I am sharing with you a Felt Flower tutorial, it's really simple and fun and I hope you guys try it, I also included a nice banner tutorial to create a layout and add on the felt flower to your project!
Scroll down to the last page for the template you can print!
Thanks everyone for stopping by today! Have fun!!
Hi there, Maggi here with one of my favorite OTP projects, a paperbag album, or as I call them, PBAs. Someone asked me once if that was a peanut butter and apple sandwich, LOL!! These are so fun to make, hope you'll try one!! When I make PBA's I always chose a theme, then I do a search on the net for images and quotes to go with my theme. The theme of this PBA is Fly and it features birds, butterflies and fairies. Here's the cover.
My supplies list for this flower:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom Three or something similar - cut 2 the same size
McGill starburst punch - cut 3
Glimmer Mist - for these I used Cadillac Pink and Tattered Rose
Liquid Pearls in Bisque or Perfect Pearls in Biscotti
Glue - I use hot glue Paintbrush
Hi everyone! Shona here with a super simple way to alter your flowers and make the colors go with what you need. Have you ever made a layout and just can NOT find the right color of flowers to work? Well I have lots of times. So I just get out my glimmer mists and chance the colors of the flower. You can even mist colored flowers to slightly change the colors. Here is a photo of some Manor House flowers that I have misted. I have misted the two white ones an orange color and the misted the green one with some olive green to tame the color down a bit. That is it…just mist and let them dry. Have fun !!
For the second part of my today post, I have created a layout using some of the new Prima and Manor House flowers and Dusty Attic Chippys, all available in the store here.
To add a pop of color I have used some pink glimmer mist on two of the white MH flowers and added them in with the normal blooms.