Wednesday 15 June 2011

MMM Mid-week Motivation

This week's challenge is all about DIE CUT FLOWERS. That is flowers cut on a die cutting machine such as a Big Shot or Cuttlebug, hand held paper punches or simply bought from a craft shop - just as long as you don't cut them out yourself!
With that in mind I have a tutorial for you on how to make 3D flowers using some flowers punched from a hand held paper punch. Take a look at the piccies and I will explain all below

First punch out a five petal flower (I have used the Stampin' Up 5 Petal Punch). Cut into the middle and cut off half of the petal to the right of the cut. Add glue to the half petal and then fold the half petal round to meet the petal on the left forming a cone shape. Secure with a small clip 'til completely dry. When dry curl the petals out using a bone folder.

Next take a length of card and scallop the edge - trim to a 1cm width. Curl around thin tweezers a few times - glue and trim off the excess. When dry gently tease outward some of the scallops. Rest your flower cone on a small lid, add a drop of glue inside and place the scallop tube in with the scallops facing up. Leave to dry.

To make the stamens cover the end of a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"piece of card stock with a small piece of paper - you just want a very small piece to just cover the end. Glue in place. Carefully cut from the covered end to nearly to the other end five times - very thin slices and then cut completely off . Roll up tightly, add glue to the bottom and then insert into the flower tube. Leave to dry.

To make the flower stem - roll up a thin strip of green card and secure well with glue. When dry gently pull up from the center of the spiral - take care not to pull too far. Take another very thin strip of green card, add glue to the one end and insert into the pointed end of the spiral. Leave to dry.
The flower can now glued to the stem - again leave to dry.

I then made two more flowers which as you can see are white Fuchsias and made this card - I also added a few leaves to the stems.

Hope this has inspired you to join in with our challenge this week - thanks for looking - Jacqueline xx.


  1. aren't they lovely :)
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Fabulous tutorial Jacqueline. Those fuchsias look beautiful.
    Fliss xx

  3. I echo everything said,Thank you for giving it to me for my Birthday!!!
    Cant wait for your next challenge,so see you Tuesday. Bev.x


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