QUICK TUTORIAL: Easy Paper Flowers
Objective: How to make paper flowers in a snap with just a few steps
INSPIRATION: I've been loving the distressed look on my layouts and cards lately, so when I got these pretty and fun PINK PAISLEE Pop Fashion papers and embellishments, I decided to go for that look with them!
Nothing goes more perfectly with that look than a paper flower, so I thought I would quickly share how to make them with you!
Cut (or punch) several circles out of the patterned paper. I like to keep the circles about 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" in diameter. The more circles you use to make the flower, the more you can play with the different layers of paper!
Ink or distress (or both!) the edges of the circles, and layer your circles with the smallest circle on the top, of course!
Next, add some buttons and a little bling...I've use buttons from Moxxie and KaiserCraft Pearls...I'm thinking I'll need those pearls in every color! The KaiserCraft Rhinestones look really good on these flowers, too. You could even add some stitching in random places...just play with your flowers until you achieve the look you desire!
Add the flowers to your card or layout so that you can see how much detail you want to add. I outlined the letter stickers, used a great rubon from the Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Icons, added some ribbon, a touch of lace and a few more pearls scattered around for mine! I also curled the edges of the circles up a little after I had adhered them to my card! Pretty easy and totally quick!
For this project, I used the following products:
Take a look at the entire Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Line here!
These papers really have a wide array of uses, little girl pages, big girl pages, bold and funky enough for your teens, or you can even pull some elegant embellishments in to use them for romantic pages!
Take a look here to see the rest of the layouts and cards I've created using these fabulous products!
About the Author
Laura Fiore has been scrapbooking since her kids were little and now they're mostly grown up! She loves using layers of patterned paper and swears she coudn't live without her edge distresser. Laura has been published several times in Scrapbook Trends magazine and idea books, in the Fabulous Friendships Idea Book from Memory Makers, and in Layout Blueprints 2. She is on the design teams for Magistical Memories and Scrapping the Music challenge blog.
This November, Laura will celebrate 21 years of marriage to her husband Vic. Her daughter Jessica is in her second year of college, and her baby boy Nick is a Senior in high school. Running is a huge part of Laura's life...she's completed 11 marathons and is now coaching a marathon team for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. She also teaches fitness classes at her local gym.
Superb! Thanks for sharing the details of those awesome flowers!
Those flowers are awesome!
Gorgeous layouts & very cool flowers!
I lovea this line and your flowers are cool!
Fabulous job Laura-- be on the lookout for some of these in my gallery soon.
Awesome! Hope to try this out!
Great job, Laura!!! You rocked this line!
I love this Laura!!
Beautiful stuff, Laura! I love this line!
Awesome Laura!! I love these flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.