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Paper Roses

Paper Roses

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Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper. You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else.

giant paper flowers from ruche You may remember the wedding of our lovely D*S contributor Brittany Watson Jepsen. Her huge paper blooms made such a splash that she started selling them in her shop, and just recently Brittany wrote a great article for Brooklyn Bride about the paper flower trend. I’m thrilled that this is a growing phenomenon; I adore anything made in exaggerated scale, so I feel that the more giant flowers and plants there are in the world, the better. This particular giant-flower DIY project comes from the creative team at Ruche.

Packaging Templates I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Creating Silhouettes Finding the Right Silhouette Design: To create your design printout, you must first find an image that will “work”. Simple black and white designs work best. You will also need to choose an image (or alter it) so there are no “floating” pieces of the image. Everything must attach. For instance, in the image shown, if the bird was in flight, with no part of it touching the branches, the bird would fall out of the design once it is cut out. Since the bird is sitting on the branch, it becomes a solid piece of the design and can be used.

Make a Puppy Ears card {Craft Camp} Just in case you missed it I have something great going on right now. That’s right… Don’t forget to stop in and enter my Silhouette contest! You could win a Silhouette CAMEO and rhinestone kit! I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! How to DIY Easy Crepe Paper Rose Crepe paper flowers look like natural flowers but last longer and won’t wilt or droop. That’s why they are very popular for decorations. There are many creative ways to make gorgeous crepe paper roses and here is another example. I can’t believe it’s so easy. Just cut out the petals and leaves according to the templates.

DIY storybook paper roses DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Money Gift Box Gift Box This box made from two bills. The bills/box can be the gift itself, but it is also just about the right size for a ring box. (Perhaps a dollar-bill ring?) Get yourself two fairly new, crisp bills. Papercraft Stargazer Lily Bouquet Cut flowers are lovely, but they can be quite expensive and do not last for very long. With paper flowers, there is no wilting or water, and they last for a very long time. Creating this bouquet will take some time, but the result is worth the effort.

Creating Colorful book covers with Astrobrights Papers! bySusan MyersonAugust 2, 2012 With school time just around the corner, I came up with a school craft project that incorporates brightly colored paper. After all, a long school day could certainly use some sunshine! I created fun book covers using the technique called Iris Folding! The plan was to revamp the old version of the book cover. 33 Shades of Green: Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial A while back I posted a similar tutorial, but it's such an easy way to wrap a present, I thought it was worth posting another one. Not to mention, it's wedding shower season. Have you noticed?

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