Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paper Mojo

My mother is working on a decorative project in her home involving paper. This morning she emailed me a link and wanted my opinion on the paper from Amazing. I love it. I want it all.

This is their "traced boquet" paper. It is just one of many lovely prints. Seriously, you need to go check out the rest.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3D Flowers

I just finished designing these 3D paper flowers for the Silhouette and I am way stoked about them! I am planning a baby shower this weekend and these are going to look fabulous as part of the decorations!

Here are some step-by-step directions on how to put the flowers together. They are super easy!

1. Cut all pieces of the flower. It will work better if you cut the center pieces out of card stock. Here are all the pieces of one flower.

2. take the two center pieces and slip them together, through the slits that were cut down the middle.
3. To fit the petals on, I folded the center pieces back together. It made it much easier. You might have to curve the center slightly together to get the petals to fit over. They petals should then settle snugly into the notches on the sides of the center piece.
4. After you get all the petal pieces on, you just have to spread out the center pieces and voila! You are done!
As an optional step, I used a hot glue gun and glued little twigs to the bottom of the flowers for stems. You could also use pipe cleaners!