Tag Archive | Paper Flowers

Rose Creations

Recently I was so excited to receive my first two sets of Donna Salazar Dies (in what I am sure will become a collection I already have my eye on the peony and one of her book/page sets) anyway I spent a few days with my trusty cuttlebug die cutting all sorts of things from cardstock, patterned paper, vintage sewing patterns, Kraft wrapping paper with a newspaper print I got off ebay, book pages and even brown paper from a roll I have though you could easily recycle it if you get it on packages.

All this so I could just have a play. I am so impressed with the versatility of these dies. If like me you are on a budget and looking for a set of dies that can create a lot of different flower looks in one well this is a fantastic place to start!!

I have a set of cake decorating tools that I have used to shape some of the flowers. Other than that I used two techniques that are featured in this video

It has been fun playing with the flowers. You can create small and large ones and all sizes inbetween. They are so quick and easy once you get the hang of it. Plus think of the fortune you will save in being able to make your own wonderful flowers!!

Here are some of the flowers I created using these dies:

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Beautiful Bubbles

I was recently lucky enough to receive a little extra cash from my Mother. Whilst most of it went to bills and such I did get to buy some of the supplies I have been wanting.

I found an amazing mulberry paper flower seller on eBay and spent $36 to get 496 assorted flowers and 50 leaves and that included postage. I love the prima and Kaiser and other paper flowers but cannot justify spending so much money on one item when every craft dollar counts.

For me I use the flowers for more than cards .and scrapbooking, if you look at my bear posts you will see a flower fairy with a circlet of roses, and a flower on her hand that I made using the flowers I received. I don’t hesitate to use them because they were cheap. So I don’t feel like I have to hoard them for just the right occasion or layout.

Clustering is something I am not good at, and perhaps in part that is because I have not had the materials to make it so.

So here is Bubble trouble a layout that uses Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden paper and Kaiser Bonjour Paper, hand misted paper flowers (in vintage velvet, worn lipstick and dusty concord. Handmade mists of course), and some lettering embossed directly onto the page.

So here is my 2nd attempt at clustering

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And here is the layout

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I also invested in the KnCO Best of Brenda Walton Stack no brainer really 150 papers for $34 Inc post off Amazon. A great way to get more variety at a bargain price. 2 sheets of each design. I saw this paper in the stack and immediately thought of the photos of a friend’s son Rory. I really like the simplicity of this one as the paper is so lovely it would be such a shame to clutter it up to much.

So here is Beautiful Boy Rory
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and that’s all there is there isn’t anymore layouts for now