Making use of the flower tutorials!

Just using some pretty cardstock, WorldWin metallic paper and vellum...no patterned papers here!

Last week, I put together a series of paper flower tutorials, and I thought it would be a good idea to share some projects I have created with those very flowers.  The neat thing about the flowers is that they can be used on just about any type of project, but it is nice to have a few projects to spark the imagination and get the creative juices flowing!

So today, I thought I would share with you a project I recently created using  WorldWin papers - specifically, a beautiful metallic pink cardstock and some matching pink vellum.  I used the vellum to make the rolled roses on this banner that I created to celebrate my two little girls.  The vellum gives a fantastic, soft look to the flowers and really plays up the delicate nature of these blooms.

I love my circle punch - it makes such a great and easy scalloped edge!

The other fun part of the banner project was making the scalloped edges on each of the components.  I have to admit that I do not have a huge assortment of punches so I try to make the most of the ones I do have.  And much like I used my trusty circle punch to make some flowers last week, I also used it for this project to make the edging!

So what do you think?  Is the banner as cute as the girls?

p.s. – don’t tell anyone, but I actually had my whole banner put together before I realized that I actually had the banner pieces in the wrong order.  It originally read “CUET”.  It’s a good thing I had some scissors to cut it all apart – and it’s a good thing I actually noticed!

Paper Flower Tutorial – PART 1

This little bloom was made with MM Whimsy collection - single sided paper

ROLLED PAPER ROSES

For those of you who know me personally, you might find it hard to believe that I love paper flowers as much as I do.  Let’s just say that I am not the most “girly girl” that you will find.  But there is something about a beautiful piece of paper that has been transformed into something that I might see blooming in a garden that really does make me smile.  And making them…that’s even better!

So I thought it might be fun to put together a handmade flower tutorial series here at SCRaPPY CaNuCK STuDios that do not require any fancy die cuts or punches.

The dark purple are Bazzil. Made for my friend Paula!

All this week, I will be posting a series of videos and photo-based tutorials that will have you blooming flowers all over the place!  And each day, I will also feature a tutorial that I came across on another scrappy person’s blog – just to make sure that by the end of this week you are up to your eyeballs in petals!

So let’s get started!  My very favourite of all paper flowers are the rolled rosettes!  Here’s my take on these pretty embellishments:

And once you are finished making a set of these pretties, check out some beautiful poppy-like flowers over at “A Little Hut” by Patricia Zapata! I think I will make a set of these today!

So what do think?  Was this a good start to the week?

I know I have been teasing…

A little number I pulled together for the PolkaDoodles challenge. My hubby calls it the death card!

…and I promise that I will only be doing a little bit more!  ;)  Starting next Monday, I will be featuring a tutorial series on handmade paper flowers.  Each day, I will post a little floral creation together with detailed instructions on how they were created (I even have some more video tutorials for you).  It’s a great way to use up some scraps that you might have around, or just  a way to add a bit of dimension to a project that you will be working on.

But, before we can get to those posts, I need your help.  Each day, along with my tutorials, I would like to post a link to another crafty blogger who also has an interesting or unique flower tutorial.

Black might not be a traditional flower colour, but I love how it shows off the luminescent paint accents!

I have been searching and have a few favourites that I would like to share, but I know all of you have some fun ones bookmarked too (amybe even your own)!  So post them in the comments below, and I will take a look and include links to some of hem next week.

Oh and one last thing…I am thinking there should be a challenge at the end of the end of the week with a fun giveaway.  What do you think?

Featured Project details:

Cardstock – Recollections
Fibers – Basic Narrows
Metallics -  Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl) / Liquid Pearls (Flamingo)
Other – Glossy Accents