Hi Blog Friends,
Wow, been a long time, huh? I've been swamped trying to get all of my new CHA products ready. I'll be sharing some of those with you in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a cute little paper flower that coordinates with one of my new products.
I designed a number of flat back "tin pin" buttons that I wanted to use for flower centers and embellishments on a variety of projects. I was trying to find a different type of paper flower and came across this flower on Fiskar's website. I adapted it slightly and it turned out to be really cute with my new "tin pins", so I thought I'd share my version with you.
The little paper packets used to make these flowers and the "tin pins" will be available soon on my new website. We're hoping it will be ready by the end of the month (or shortly thereafter).... so be sure to check back for exciting news and specials for the Grand Opening sale!
Fiskar's Punched Paper Flower
• Darcie’s Printed Paper Packet (OR two each of three different sizes of squares)
• Fiskars 3-in-1 Corner Punch
• Fiskars 1 1/2” scalloped circle punch
• Darcie’s flat back tin pin buttons
1. Using the papers in Darcie’s printed paper packet, choose three different sizes of the squares. (The papers in the packets are graduated sizes, each 1/4” larger or smaller.) Choose a large, medium and small size, using two of each size. (The flower in the photo above was made using paper squares in the following sizes: 2 3/4", 2 1/2" and 2 1/4"). Here's a couple of photos of a few of the paper pack choices:
2. Fold each square of paper in half.
3. Fold each square in half again.
4. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for all 6 squares.
5. Using the Fiskars 3-in-1 corner punch, punch the corners of the large squares with one of the designs on the punch. Punch the medium squares with one of the other punch designs, and punch the smaller squares with the third punch design.
6. Using the fold lines as a guide, cut on the fold lines, stopping 1/2” from the center of the paper square. Repeat for all 6 squares.
7. Fold each of the cut lines as shown below. Repeat for all 6 squares.
8. Punch a scalloped circle from a coordinating paper for the flower center.
9. Use an Ink Blending tool with a foam pad to apply Distress Ink to the edges of the folded squares. Apply to the edges of the scalloped circle also.
10. Apply permanent adhesive to the center of the largest square. (The photo shows using a permanent adhesive tape runner, but actually using Ranger's Glossy Accents to glue the layers together forms a more permanent bond).
11. Attach the second large square on top of the adhesive, attaching it as shown below (alternate the petals). Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the rest of the squares, attaching the medium squares next, then the smallest squares on top.
12. Apply permanent adhesive to the back of the punched scallop.
13. Attach the scallop to the center of the flower.
14. Apply double sided foam tape to the back of the flat back button. Attach the button to the center of the flower.
15. Finished flower, Voila!
Here are a couple more examples:
I'll be back later this week with a post on the "tin pins" and several "tin pin" FREEBIES!
See you soon!