Monday, June 28, 2010

Paper Posie

Attic Gal Rachelle says:

For my last Stampin' Club, I made these darling little cartons adorned with paper posies. The flowers are so fun to make. Let me show you how I made them.

Start with a 1 inch x 12 inch strip of card stock and give it a scallop edge along one side using a scallop edge punch.

Run the card stock strip through a crimper about 3 or 4 times to get the paper fibers loosened up to make the card stock more malleable.

Then, using scissors, snip about halfway down at every "v" in the scallop.

Punch out a circle from the same card stock. I used a 1 1/4" punch.

I found hot glue worked the quickest for this. Run a bead of hot glue around the edge of the circle punch, and glue down the scallop strip, laying it flat so that the petals are spread out and stick out over the edge of the circle.

Put another bead of glue around of the base of the part of the strip you just glued down, gluing down another row of petals just inside the first row. These petals should not be flat, but should angle up about 45 degrees.

Finally, coil up the remainder of the strip and glue it into the middle of the flower.

While the glue is still hot, arrange the petals to where you like them.

I punched out the leaf, and the tiny little milk carton was die cut from decorative paper using SU's Milk Carton die on my Big Shot. The top was secured with a mini library clip that also held a teeny tiny little tag.

I just think these are adorable!

Happy crafting!

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