Thursday, June 4, 2009

Paper Flower Tutorial

A few weeks back I wanted some flowers for my "I Love Being Your Mom" page. Of course I had every color, but the color to match my LO. So I made my own. Here are the directions so you can make your own. These are great for using up left over scraps too! I used my left over GCD paper. I didn't want any of that beautiful paper to go to waste! Sorry about the pics it was raining here when I took them (so what else is new?). If you make them I would love to see them! Comment with a link to your blog if you like so we can all oohhh and aaahhhh over them!

three scraps of patterned paper or cardstock
pop dots
circle punches or scallop cirlce punches (optional)

Step 1: Punch or cut 1 large circle and two small circles.

Step 2: Make four cuts on circle as shown below with my pencil lines.

Step 3: Make four more cuts in between your previous cuts as shown below.

Step 4: Cut a small triangle out between each of the cuts. Don't worry if the triangles or cuts or uneven. When you start layering everything you won't be able to notice.

Your circle should look like this!

Step 5: ink all the edges. I try to get in between all the cuts too so they really stand out.

Step 6: Repeat cuts with other two circles.
Step 7: Layer the circles and adhere with pop dots.
Step 8: Add ribbon and button. Doodle if you like!
Step 9: Curl edges of the paper.
Step 10: Make them your own! Add any other embellishments you like!

Example 1

Example 2


  1. Hi Sarah! This is such a great tutorial, the flowers are gorgeous!

  2. Sarah those are adorable! I found your blog through a link from Mara!

  3. How adorable! Those are so cute and I'm going to give them a try! I found your blog through a link from Mara's!

  4. I love these flowers, they're so adorable. I just did something like these this week for my layout. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Beautiful Sarah! Thank so much for posting!!

  6. Cute flowers! i love it, thanks for sharing.