Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GIVEAWAY and Pinched Flower Tutorial

I think you need to go to the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and check out my Bi Fold Mini Book!! I really think it turned out pretty. It is very feminine and sweet.

I used Basic Grey Olivia papers and some ribbon, buckle and bling from my stash.

I made the flower on the front. I really love how it turned out. What do you think??

Here is a picture of it have to go to CCC to see the whole project! ha (I'm a tease)

Have you made any flowers like this one?? How about a little tutorial on them??

First I took my 1 1/2 inch punch and punched out 8 circles.

Then I set one circle aside. I took the remaining 7 and I sort of pinched them (sort of like an accordion fold).

I glued the pinched edges together. I used Beacon's 3 in 1 Craft Glue but you could use a hot glue gun or whatever glue you like best.

Take the punched circle you put aside and fold it in half and then open it and fold it it half the opposite way. This will help you find the center (I marked it with a black marker in the photo) and will help you arrange the "petals".

Next you just glue each of the pinched circles (our petals) on to the flat circle.

I used my ATG gun to put double-side tape on the circle. This helped get the petals started and then I added some more of the Beacons glue as it was needed.

I finished it off with some bling in the center. You could add buttons, brads or punch flowers to the center. Whatever works best with your project.

Go check out my Mini Book! And then leave me a comment and let me know how you like it!

***Everyone who leaves me a comment over there on the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog will be in the running for a drawing I will have on Sunday April 10. *** Please sign up to follow them too while you are there!!

I will use Random Generator to pick a winner and the winner will get this awesome 214 piece Sassafras Lass Cherry Delicious Collection plus an October Afternoon clear stamp collection - Ducks in a Row, some ribbon and twine from my stash, Scenic Route Chipboard - Plain Frames and some cute, cute, cute little colored bead trinkets - Birds of a Feather from Maya Road.

And if you get crazy you could even join in on the flower challenge over there at Crafter' Companion Challenge Blog!! Because OMG that Fairyopolis collection they are giving away is AMAZING!!

I just received part of it in the mail and am just totally drooling. ha (sooooo NOT kidding!) I will be posting pictures of all the yummy goodness that I got in the mail on my blog tomorrow.

Don't forget to sign up for the Crafter's Companion Informational Blog giveaway too!! Most of the Design Team have great candy to giveaway on their blogs. Check it out HERE.

So many ways to win!! It kind of boggles the mind! ha

Have a great Wednesday!!


  1. That is a wicked cool flower. Very pretty.

  2. pretty! going to check it out now ;)

  3. Very cool flower tutorial :))

  4. This is a really cool flower. I tried it and really like it! Thanks.

  5. Gorgeous flower, Stacy! (How the heck does TS Hendrik always beat me over here to comment?! )

  6. I'm glad you gave us a tutorial on the flower. I was wondering how you made it! Your giveaways looks like fun, too! I'm on such a Sassafras Las kick right now... :-) I already told you that I loved your mini!

  7. I love your album. It's so cute! I am now a follower of yours AND the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog as well. I look forward to seeing more inspiring projects from you, soon!

  8. PS-
    thank you for the flower tutorial!!

  9. great tutorial! and love your mini album!

  10. looks fancy but easy.. thanks for the tutorial!

  11. I really like homemade flowers and this is something I always want to learn. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

    A big hug!

  12. LOvely
    I alread comment there...rsrs

  13. What a great album....the flower is so neat! Thanks for sharing how you made it...
    Have a great week!

  14. Great flower tutorial, I have tried similar ones and they never turned out right!

  15. It's so easy and pretty! Thanks for tutorial!

  16. I love your pinched flower! I am going to have to try it!:)

  17. Wow! I love this flower. Beautiful!!

  18. WoW I love the flower and yummy candies. TFS my cricut cake giveaway!!!

    The real reason for posting is I love your family's dog!!!!!! I love giant giant schnauzers!!! They are my 2nd favorite dog in the world. Aussie's are my first LOL I am also now following your blog too.

  19. wooww... lovely yummy heavenly goodness...

  20. Love the flowers, thank you for the instructions..