Tuesdays have quickly become one of my favorite days of the week. I absolutely love seeing all of the different tips and techniques that you girls incorporate into your crafting. Today's tutorial by Melissa Dehne is such a simple and fantastic idea which can add some customized flair to any of your paper crafting projects.
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Happy How To'sday! Sometimes when I don't have the exact size or color embellishment that I need, I will make some to meet my needs. I discovered how to make these dimensional flowers last fall and thought I'd share it with you today. It is really easy and quick when you need that little extra something on your layout.
Dimensional Flower Embellishements
- Circle punch (or any other circle maker)
- Two sided paper or cardstock
- Small stapler
- Coordinating button
Punch out four circles any size. The larger the circle, the easier it is to work with. My circles are 1 1/4 inch. I like to use double-sided, heavier paper/light cardstock.
Fold each circle in half. You can choose which way to fold them. I like to keep mine with the same print on the top.
Begin to overlap the folded circles (as shown).
The last folded circle should fit in the slit right at the top (as shown).
Carefully slide the paper circles into the stapler and staple right in the center. It doesn't have to be perfectly centered since you will be covering the staple with a button. Just be sure that your staple holds all four circles together. Sometimes I will make an "x" in the center with the staples to secure all of the circles.
Stapled circles should look like this.
Use a glue dot to adhere a button to the center of the embellishment.
Using a pen, scrapbook tool or other pointy object, gently lift the edges to provide dimension to your embellishment.
The final product should look something like this.
The side of the embellishment should look like this with the layers all separated.
I hope that this gives you an easy alternative when you can't quite find the perfect embellishment. Here are a few examples of projects that I have used these flowers on.
Maybe I will see some of these on your layout in the future ; ) Thank you for letting me share today!
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Thank you so much Melissa for your tutorial! I can't wait to give these flowers a try.
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Have a great To'sday!