I finally had to throw out the flowers Mom gave me last week. It’s always so sad to have to get rid of them. Sometimes I’ll press them, or dry the petals to save, just to keep them around a bit longer.
This time, I decided to make some flowers of my own – and I absolutely can’t kill these! These flowers look great in the “vase” Mom made, don’t you think?
I used Stampin’ Up punches – 1-1/4″ scallop circle, 2-3/8″ scallop circle, Fancy Flower (retired), and the Blossom punch – and the Spiral Flower Originals die with the Big Shot. You’ll also need a hot glue gun, wire, needle nose and wire cutting pliers, Fast Fuse adhesive and Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Silicone Craft Sheet, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool, Bone folder, Stampin’ Sponges, and a pencil/paintbrush or other round, skinny object. And, of course, card stock and ink. (Note: Don’t let the price on the Fast Fuse adhesive scare you away. It’s an amazing product – and the refills are very reasonable. It’s probably the most inexpensive and easy to use of the “stronger” adhesives. I love it. But there is a slight learning curve. Apply even pressure in a straight line. When you’re ready to stop, you need to break the adhesive – so make a “check mark,” or pull it quickly to the side to break the string. If you forget – which I do! – just use your finger to move it forward a little. Here’s a video that explains it a bit better.)
I posted the picture on facebook, and someone asked if I would share the instructions. So I made a tutorial today. The flowers are very quick to make. To speed things up, you can decide how many of each kind you want, then do all the punching and sponging of the flowers, cut and loop the wire, and prepare the green thingies that go under the flower. (I know we learned what this was in science class, but I can’t remember. I’ll look it up later and maybe edit this with the information.)
You can view the Spring Flowers Tutorial here. Hope you enjoy making the flowers as much as I did!
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