Sunday, May 9, 2010

Remember Crepe Paper Flowers? All New and Improved!!!

I was cruising around my old stomping grounds last week and visiting the blogs of my friends at Stamp TV.  You know I love to add flowers to my projects and I want them to be memorable, not plain jane, know what I mean!!!  Carolyn King is an awesomely talented lady I have known as Cammie for several years.  She provided a tutorial on her blog on making beautiful flowers using crepe paper, you know the stuff you use for streamers at birthday parties!!! Yep.  Her tutorial is here and here is a Sassy Cheryl's card I used some flowers I made with her tutorial: 
I had seen the tutorial a couple of weeks ago and didn't have any crepe paper...I hate when that happens.  I went down to my daughter's that same week-end and she had several colors so I was in business.  I created the largest using a quickutz die and a smaller one using a punch.  The red ones are just crepe paper  the pink ones were sponged along the edges with fired brick distress ink..
The image from Sassy Cheryl's is called Bear pulling Toy Lambs and I had started coloring it several weeks ago but never finished it.  I decided it would be really cute with the red and pink flowers I had created so I colored the bear and her dress in coordinating colors. 
All of the punch enablers on the Sassy Cheryl's PCP group are to blame for the cute leaves used.  I found this punch and also a border punch at Tuesday Morning.  Then I went to Michael's and bought a Ladybug corner punch with a 40% off coupon.  I'm a happy girl, new cute punches and new pretty flowers. 
Thanks for stopping by,  I really enjoyed having time to create something just because I wanted to!!! 

To all of you wonderful Mothers   Happy Mother's Day.  My daugher who lives in town spoiled me already with a new top, Starbuck's coffee beans, and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and my son had sent a card and called me tonight.  I have to work tomorrow but it will stll be a good day.

If you use Cammie's tutorial be sure to give her credit and let her know you used it and a link to your creation.  That's what I am going to do right now :)

Thanks for stopping by and color if you get a chance you will feel great, I always do!!!



Lynn Stevens said...

I Love making paper and fabric flowers! Yours are so sweet,
Happy Mothers Day sweetie!

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Shirley said...

Kathy, this card is absolutley divine. Your coloring is amazing and I love the crepe paper flowers. I'm definitely checking out the video.

Cheryl said...


Carolyn King said...

Cathy---your flowers turned out gorgeous. They look so real! GREAT job and fantastic card!!! Hugs-Cammie

Heather said...

Fabulous.. I'm heading over to see the flowers..

Mina said...

I remember making crepe paper flowers at school many moons ago and would love to have another go at them these are stunning thanks for the link...beautifully coloured image
Mina xxx

Cor* said...

I ADORE your flowers. Uhhh...I don't have any crepe paper!!! Will have to get some! Lovely card.