Making Paper Flowers

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Had this idea the other day while at work and was able to try it out last night.  Making paper flowers.

This first kind used a type of paper I found released by DCWV.  Almost like a soft tissue paper.

Making Paper Flowers

This kind is made with lighter weight scrapbooking paper.

Making Paper Flowers

I took a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbooking paper and folded it in half two times so it was small enough to run through my cuttlebug.

I placed the three smallest scalloped circles from my two sets of nestabilities onto the paper to get the most cut pieces while running it once through the machine.

Making Paper Flowers

It cut through all the way except for 2 pieces.

Making Paper Flowers

I was left with 4 of each size to work with.

Making Paper Flowers

Here is the range of sizes and the coordinating colored brad for the middle.

You take your pieces, and punch a small hole in the middle of each to make it easier to put on the brad. Then you fold or crinkle all the edges as you put them on the brad.

Making Paper Flowers

For one of the flowers, I punched the hole in the middle, and then ran it through my crimper.

Making Paper Flowers

Here are the results. Kinda chrysanthe-mummy!

Making Paper Flowers

For the other flowers, I had this in my stash but never knew really what to use it for. Thought flowers would be perfect.

Making Paper Flowers

The nestabilities cut through like butter more than the scrapbooking paper. I grabbed one sheet of each color in the pack, stacked them on top of each other, and ran them through the cuttlebug at the same time.  I was able to get 5 sizes from each sheet.

I took each stack and punched a small hole in the center.  I was able to do that at the same time because this paper is so thin.

Making Paper Flowers

Here are the yellow pieces.

Making Paper Flowers

This configuration seemed to work best to quickly, crinkle each color, then open it  in the small to large sizes.

Making Paper Flowers

Opening them up, I placed them onto the coordinating colored brad, and here is the result. Love it!

Making Paper Flowers

I’ve seen people make embellishments to sell on etsy so I was considering it for the craft fair coming up…but i’m not certain yet.

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