Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to make flowers out of Patterned Paper scraps

 I finally found something useful and fun to do with patterned paper scraps. Over the years I have accumulated shoe boxes and shoe boxes full of paper scraps which I find too hard to let go off and didn't know what to do with either….but not anymore :)
I created these gorgeous blooms from patterned paper scraps.
They are incredibly quick and easy to make. You will need:

  1. Paper scraps
  2. Floral dies/punches – I used Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and a few MFT Die-namics dies.
  3. Glimmer mists – I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Star burst sprays.
  4. Gemstones/rhinestones/buttons for the flower centers
  5. Double sided foam tape

Die-cut flowers with all your floral dies out of patterned paper scraps.
Don’t worry if the colors and patterns of the die-cut pieces don’t go well together; just spray some semi-opaque glimmer mist (I used walnut stain ink and Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in various colors) onto all the die-cuts. This will give an even color tone not to mention shimmer to all the layers. Make sure to spray a semi-opaque layer so that the patterns on your patterned paper are not totally lost.
To make the most of my glimmer sprays, I first spread a layer of un-cut scraps and spread my die-cut flowers on top of them and then sprayed with glimmer sprays. This way I do not loose even a single drop of my precious glimmer sprays!
 Once all the die-cuts have dried, loosely group them into different layered flowers…..for best results mix and match cuts from different dies.
Once you've grouped the flowers, take each layer of a flower and crush/crumple each petal randomly with your fingers. I followed Dr Sonia’s tip from her Easy Paper flowers Tutorial, she says “ Using your fingers rather than an embossing tool tremendously cuts down the time taken to make your flower!” and I totally agree with her.
Put together the layers with double sided foam tape – another tip from Dr Sonia’s Easy Paper flowers Tutorial. It adds dimension to the flowers and is super quick!

 Add you preferred flower center and your gorgeous bloom is ready!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial……I’d love to know what you do with your hard to discard patterned paper scraps.


  1. Waoh! lovely creations Juhi, Now i know how to empty my scrap box ;) THANKS FOR SHARING !!

  2. Juhi I loved your tutorial ..so clever to use up all the scraps and you are such a sweetheart for linking to me!!

  3. Lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing Juhi!

  4. Flowers are beautiful..Thanks for the tutorial..


  5. Wonderful way to use up the scraps
    The blooms look gorgeous !

  6. Thanks for the tutorial and nice way of using the scraps..


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