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Friday, October 21, 2011

You're an Original @ Quick Quotes! With A Flower Tutorial! (PIC Heavy)

Hi everyone and another post from me, can you believe it! Well I get the honor of picking the Challenge on the Quick Quotes Blog this time and I have picked "Handmade Flowers"! Any type of handmade flowers you want, Paper, Fabric, re-cycled, you get it, I just want you to try your hand at making your own originals! Now you can add some pre-made ones with your originals but I want to see something HANDMADE! And to help you out I've added a tutorial along with my post to give you just one idea for some handmade flowers. You have a week and a half to enter the challenge and link up a NEW project to the link on the Quick Quotes Blog.  
  I don’t know about you but most of us have more then one hobby that we love and I Love to sew also! I don’t get to do it as much as I like but I have some projects I have to get done for gifts so I’ve been doing a little bit. And that’s what inspired me to make this layout, along with my tissue paper flowers made out of sewing pattern tissue papers (I got at a Yard Sale for $.25 for four patterns).
Well I have to tell you I love the Houndstooth from the QQ Cherry Truffle line which is what I used on this layout! I’ve used these papers in quite a few of my projects and I’m sure it won’t be the last time, lol. I also used my Cricut and the cartridges I used are Nifty Fifties (Dressform),Forever Young (words Original & An (modified)), Lovely Labels (Scalloped Circle) and Cricut Sampler (You’re). 
 What Gal doesn't love precious gemstones and pearls, it goes perfectly with this gorgeous dress don't you think!
Now on my paper doily I spritzed it with my Homemade Sparkle Shine. And don't you just love the tiny Pom Pom trim on the bottom of the Dress (too Cute)! And my Cute button Belt Buckle!  
Now my tissue paper flowers are made with my Grand Caliber and Large Classic Scalloped circles. (tutorial following below on this post)  I inked everything with the Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalk inks Bloody Mary and Midnight Confessions. I love these inks!  I also used our Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue to glue all the bling and flowers down. I hope this layout will inspire you to dig out your Sewing Machine too or maybe buy a new Dress, lol! Enjoy!

Now I have a treat for you all if you loved my tissue paper flowers! How about a tutorial!? Here is step by step instructions to make these fun flowers. As you all know I love my flowers and love to make my own. I've been pretty excited since I've been doing a tutorial at least once a month lately and I've been loving them so it may become a habit, lol! I Hope you enjoy it and if you don't understand anything or have any additional questions please feel free to contact me or leave me a comment here with a way to get a hold of you and I'll be happy to help if I can!
 I wanted to share with you a fun, easy and economical way to make some Gorgeous flowers! These are made with tissue paper but you can use all kinds of cool materials. All you need is a manual die cutting machine of some sort, tissue doesn't cut very well on the Cricut (at least I know it won't cut on mine but maybe yours, or you have a different die cut machine that will cut tissue). You can also cut them out by hand but a die cutting machine just makes it go quicker. 
Now I used a Spellbinders Grand Caliber and a set of Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Dies. And I used the tissue from an actual sewing pattern for my examples. But you can use tissue paper, crepe paper, regular cardstock, designer papers, fabric, tulle, lace, even burlap and denim, and I even have an example of using some packing foam, just use your imagination!
Now I made my “sandwich” of my bottom plate (Base plate-A). Dies, cutting rim facing UP. Tissue paper. Then top plate (Cutting Plate-C). (Follow the directions for your particular machine.)
Put through your machine to cut your scallops.
Now remove the scallops from the plates and dies and just crumble them up into a ball!
Separate your scallops into the same size piles...............
Make your stacks, I did larger on the bottom to smallest on the top and punch a hole in the center. I used a Crop-A-Dile but you can just use anything to punch a hole if your using a brad. You could also just glue them together if you like.
Get your brad and insert into the hole you made or just use your glue.
Once your brad is secured “scrunch” up your flower for some more fluff!
Now you can “scrunch as much or as little as you like, it just depends on how fluffy you like your flowers (and how many layers you like). And you can use anything in the center of your flowers. I used brads but you can use Buttons, vintage buttons, gemstones, bling, stamens, fuzzy pom poms, the sky’s the limit to what your imagination can come up with, the possibilities are endless.

Now here are a few more of some I was making. The ones on the left are the packing foam ones I was telling you about earlier. Now I bet you don’t throw away any tissue paper that you get from gifts you receive now, LOL! You could use all kinds of things for your flowers. What would you use when you decide to try these out, I’d sure love to know so please leave a comment with your fun ideas! Thanks for stopping by and please share your projects with us on the Idea Gallery Button above.

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa!

Now the extras I used are:
Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers
Cricut: Forever Young, Nifty Fifties, Lovely Floral and Cricut Sampler.
Cardstock: DCWV, Martha Stewart & Colorbok
Punch: Martha Stewart “Cherish”
Paper Doily
Homemade Sparkle Shine (Rust/Gold color)
Red Flowers: Recollections
Bling: Hobby Lobby
Crinkle Ribbon: Hug Snug
Pop Pom Trim: $1 store
Pearl Trim: Darice
Red Necklace Trim: Making Memories
Buttons: Dress It Up
Black Jelly Roll Pen
Pop Dots and Strips


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love it, thanks for sharing!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! I have never seen this done before! Thanks so much for the amazing tutorial!

JustYolie said...

ooolalala!!1 This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the pic tutorial!

Stephanie said...

Great layout! Love the Flowers!

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