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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Book Page Flower Tutorial

As part of my book page Valentines Day decor I made these lovely paper flowers. Aren't they so pretty?

All of the credit for the following tutorial goes to Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.


First, cut eight flower shapes from your paper. I did four out of cardstock and 4 out of a book page. I punched circles and then scalloped the edges by hand to make the flower shapes.

If you are using cardstock, spray it lightly with water so it is more pliable. (You may want to use a paper towel so they color doesn't bleed onto your counter top. Just sayin'.)

Crumple each flower shape, then smooth it back out.

Stack each flower onto a brad. Be sure to start with the paper you want in the middle of the flower. I started with a book page and then alternated with the red cardstock.

Close the brad and it should now look like this.

Starting with the top layer, squish the paper around the brad in the center.

Continue for each layer until the entire flower is scrunched together.

Now flatten the petals back out just slightly until the flower takes the shape you want it to. If you have used wet cardstock, it will harden nicely into the shape when it dries.







I made 7 flowers and will be putting one on each person's plate at my Valentines dinner.


I still have 2 more book page Valentines crafts to post. I made book page hearts to hang from my chandelier and some 3-D book page and cardstock hearts for the center piece. If you haven't seen my garland yet, click here to check it out!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Cute! I love the book pages with the colored paper. So lovely:)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Wow these look fantastic! I love how full they are and I love the addition of the book pages to break up the color.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

These are so pretty!! I love the layered look! Thanks for the great how-to!

Steff's Fashion said...

These are pretty! I will probably be putting these on some valentines... Thanks Aubree!

Marie said...

Hi there :) I found your blog from Kendi's list. This craft is absolutely darling, I LOVE it. And your 30 for 30 outfits look awesome!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Oh my! These are super cute! Yep, the kiddos and I will have to try these out!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Aimee K. said...

These are soo, soooo cute! Love them:)

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Katherine said...

What a cute idea! I love this!

❤ Katherine at sparklefarklediary.blogspot.com

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These are so cute and I just love them. Such simple but beautiful idea. Thanks for this one.

"Lucky" said...

Cute little flowers and EASY to understand tutorial! Thanks :)

Jill said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! I'm featuring this over at womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com
Jill

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

Love the flowers! I featured your project today and would love for you to check it out!

Amanda

frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

sllvncookie@aol.com said...

Love these little flowers,could be used for any Holiday,Use cardstock of Christmas Halloween,4th July Easter allof them,,Cute,Cute Thank's,Cookie in Va.

Toucan Scraps said...

pretty table decoration idea.

Lily said...

This is so cute! I'm going to use them to decorate my Christmas presents!
Thank you for the idea!

Shutterbug said...

what a fun & pretty idea! :D

c.w.frosting said...

These are darling! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are so cute! I came over after seeing them on Pinterest. I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog with a link to your blog. Please let me know if that is a problem, and I will remove it. Thanks for the inspiration! laurie

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