I'm up in York, PA today attending my upline's big Team Meeting. Jan asked me to demonstrate two types of fun flowers using our punches at the meeting.
The first flower I'm demonstrating is a "scrunchie flower." It's called that because you scrunch the paper several times! I got this awesome idea from another Demonstrator and used it on a 3-D item I made for my display using the Medium Jewelry Tag Punch back in February. Jan liked my scrunchie flower then, so she asked me to demonstrate them at this meeting.
Here are the basic directions for a "scrunchie flower." Enjoy!
1) Punch out 11 Scallop Circles from coordinating pieces of Designer Series Paper.
2) Crumple all 11 circles. The more you crumple them, the more scrunched your flower will be. Tip: If you spray them lightly with water first, they can be a little easier to crumple.
3) Set 1 crumpled circle aside to use as a base.
4) Fold the other 10 circles in half. They don’t have to be precisely folded in half, just roughly.
5) Fold them in half again. Again, you don’t have to be precise. You should have 10 triangles.
6) Put a Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center of the unfolded circle you are using as a base.
7) Press the pointed tip of one triangle lightly into the Glue Dot.
8) Add a second triangle in the same way but make sure the open edges are facing the open edges of the first triangle.
9) Add a third and fourth triangle in the same way making sure that the open edges are facing each other and closed edges are facing each other.
10) Put another Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center.
11) Adhere 4 more triangles in the same way as in steps 7 through 9 but have them cover the seams made by the first layer.
12) Put another Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center.
13) Cut the pointed tips off the last two triangles and discard the tips.
14) Press the flat edge you just made of one triangle into the top of the Glue Dot.
15) Press the flat edge of the second triangle into the top of the Glue Dot so the open edge is facing the opposite direction.
16) Scrunch the entire flower up in your fist repeatedly.
17) Keep scrunching and gently pulling apart the folds until you get the look you want.
18) Adhere your scrunchie flower to your project using Glue Dots or Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- If desired, you can spritz your scrunchie flowers with a mix of Shimmer Paint and alcohol.
- For a larger flower with a slightly different look, try using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch instead.
- For a small flower, use the largest flower in the Boho Blossoms Punch. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere this one together instead of the Pop-Up Glue Dots.
Here are the samples I created using scrunchie flowers for my display at my demonstration table.
Uses All Holidays Set plus Summer Sun Card Stock, Tempting Turquoise Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker, Scallop Circle Punch, and Pop-Up Glue Dots.
Uses Circle Circus and Something Sweet Sets plus Summer Sun Card Stock, Cameo Coral Card Stock, Tempting Turquoise Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad, Summer Sun Classic Ink Pad, Cameo Coral Classic Ink Pad, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, and Scallop Circle Bigz Die.
Uses One of a Kind Set plus Summer Sun Card Stock, Cameo Coral Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad, Summer Sun Classic Ink Pad, Scallop Edge Punch, Crimper, Boho Blossoms Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Standard Cutting Pads, Circles #2 Originals Die, Sticky Strip, and Stampin' Dimensionals.
Obviously these cards aren't mailable since the scrunchie flower is so big. But, they are great for hand delivered cards or include them in a box with with other goodies.
Please check back tomorrow for information about the other fun flower I demonstrated using some of our punches! Then, check back in on Monday for a cute 3-D Easter project I made using the scrunchie flower.