Michelle’s Flower Class Projects – Part 1

Michelle Hoover, one of my Too Cool Demo Team members, taught an awesome class recently featuring how to make 10 different types of flower embellishments with Stampin' Up! supplies! 

Let's take a look at her fabulous flower projects!

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Eyelet Border Punch Flower

To create this frilly, layered flower, use the Eyelet Border Punch on a long strip of card stock, run it through the Crimper, then adhere it in a pleating fashion onto a circle punch base.  A Melon Mambo Designer Button makes a perfect flower center.  Here is a quick tutorial to show you how: Eyelet Border Punch Flower Tutorial.

Also features: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Flirtatious Designer Series Paper, Elements of Style stamp, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, and Scallop Circle Punch.

Hoover flowers - 5-petal faux

5-Petal Faux Suede Flower

Create these beauties by punching out a flower shape with the 5-Petal Flower Punch.  Next, run the punched flower through your Crimper several times until the card stock begins to separate.  Pull the two sides apart—the inside surface of the card stock feels like suede.  Layer the shapes, then attach them with a Filigree Brad.  See this technique on my Faux Suede Fun Flowers Magnets post.

Also features: Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper, Happy Greetings (retired), Decorative Label Punch.

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Scallop Circle Heart-Petal Flower

This darling flower is made with two Scallop Circle Punch shapes.  Cut a slit between every other scallop, so your petals become heart shaped.  Add a slight fold in each petal for added dimension. Adhere back-to-back with a brad.

Also features: Beyond The Garden Designer Series Paper, Fabulous Florets stamps, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch.

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Sweet Pea Paper Flowers

Check out these sculpted paper flowers!  I believe that they are created from the Butterfly Punch…spritz the punch shape with water and wrap into a "sweet pea" flower.  The leaves are created from either the Bird Punch (wing) or part of the 5-Petal Flower Punch.  Simply lovely!  Here's a tutorial to show you how: Maria Vanderform's Sweet Pea Flower Tutorial.

Also features: 2010 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper, Designer Label Punch (retired), Dotted Scallop Punch.

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Butterfly Punch Pansies

I love how real these pansies look!  Punch out two Butterfly Punch shapes from Watercolor Paper, saturate with water, then add some Refill Ink with a watercolor brush.  Once they are dry, attach the two shapes together with a Rhinestone Brad.  Awesome!  You can see more details at my Butterfly Punch Panies post.

Also features: Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder, Bird Punch, Top Note Die.

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See more of Michelle's paper flower projects next time!

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