Friday, August 17, 2012

Blossom Punch Flower

Finished flower on a pizza box with belly band
This post will be a little picture heavy today so be forewarned! 

As I said in the previous post, this flower is made using the brown packing paper that comes in boxes when you order stuff, as opposed to those nasty styrofoam popcorn things! We heat with a wood stove so in the winter we use the brown paper packaging paper to start fires but in the summer, what do you do with it? Well, thanks to Brian King at Stamp with Brian I found at least one thing I can do with some of this paper!
When the paper comes it looks like this. It is just wadded up in the box to protect the contents. And a big wad it is!

So, I took my Blossom Punch (Brian used a Big Shot Die) and punched out 8 blossoms.

Now, I took the blossoms and stacked them on top of each other alternating them.

Now, using the Stampin' Pierce Mat and the Paper Piercing Tool, poke a hole right in the middle. Then put a small brad through the hole. It doesn't matter what kind of brad or what color it is because it's not going to show.

Now that we have the brad through the middle the fun begins! Start with the top layer and smoosh the petals toward the center as tightly as possible. Continue on with the next layer and continue until you have a squished little ball.

Doesn't look like much, does it?!! Now you start unfolding the petals starting with the outside layers but leaving the last three layers pretty tightly squished. Tada! You have a very cute flower that you can use on cards, boxes, bags...use your imagination!!!

Finished Blossom Punch Flower

I hope you enjoyed this mini picture tutorial and I hope you will try making some of these fun flowers. Corinne at Stamping with Roxy has a video tutorial on making similar flowers with Scallop Circle Punches (all 3 sizes) and card stock). Corinne's videos are very funny so if you haven't watched them, go take a look!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check back with me on Sunday evening for the Sunday Night Chit-Chat:)


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