Saturday, February 13, 2010

Papertrey Challenge Day 13

Today's Papertrey Challenge, Day 13, is to make a card with a flower embellishment and then make a card of embellishments to give to a friend. These cards were in the works for Valentine's Day, but never got finished in time. At least they will for one friend! I learned how to make these poofy button flowers (love, love, love them!) watching Papertrey's designer Dawn McVey's blog. She made poofy flowers using papers from a vintage book. I didn't have access to a vintage book and I wanted colored cardstock, so instead, I followed her directions and made one change. I punched five scallops, punched one hole in the middle of each, prepared my button with thread (* today I used a floss threader to help thread my flimsy thread, and it worked wonders) and dimensional. I had a cheap brad handy. Then I laid the scallops out on an old towel (color will transfer from cardstock), spritzed with water a couple of times, and working quickly, I scrunched each layer - starting with the top and going down to the bottom. It looks like one scrunched up paper ball at this point. I then opened up each layer, put the button in the middle and then rescrunched. I learned I have to work quickly and not fuss too much. Otherwise, the paper fibers start to fray. Supplies: Red cardstock (Papertrey), Black buttons (Artco), ribbon (unknown), all following supplies are from Stampin' Up!: Whisper White cardstock, Bella Toile background stamp, friends from Tiny Tags stamp set, Going Gray ink, tag punch, and scallop punch


  1. FAB flowers! It just POPS off of your card!

  2. Love your poofy flowers!! Thanks for sharing your technique! What a great idea to soften the cardstock with water :) Oh, and your card looks so elegant, Melissa!

  3. love your card. The pop of the embellies is so pretty!


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