Scrunchy Flowers

Corner Bookmark with Scrunchy Flower-Nacho Average Color Challenge #110

We have a soft and pretty color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site:

Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding.

Here's my contribution:

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I decided to change things up a little bit by creating a simple corner bookmark out of Pistachio Pudding card stock and adding a pretty Calypso Coral scrunchy flower.  This is a quick and simple gift idea that allows you to use up some of your paper scraps!

Here's How:

  1. Cut Pistachio Pudding base for bookmark to measure 3” x 3”.
  2. Using the Diagonal Score Board, score at 1 ½”.  Flip the base over and score other side at 1 ½”. 
  3. Fold scored corners down to form a triangle. Place a piece of scotch tape over the flaps to keep them closed.
  4. Cut another piece of card stock to 2 1/16” x 2 1/16” and cut in half on the diagonal.  Adhere one of these triangles over the area where the two flaps meet to create a more finished look on the back.
  5. Stamp Bordering Blooms on piece of Whisper White card stock using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Attach piece to the front of the bookmark.
  6. To create scrunchy flower:

-Punch 6 flowers using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch out of card stock or Designer Series Paper. 

-Scrunch each scallop circle into a ball and then open up.  If you are using card stock, you may want to spritz the scallops with a little bit of water to help soften them up.  Let dry, and then open them up.

-Using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, pierce a hole in the center of each scallop circle.

-Insert a brad through each hole, forming the flower. 

-Place a small strip of Sticky Strip to the underside of the flower.  Peel off the red backing and apply to the front of the bookmark.

-Use the fringe scissors to cut fringe on a piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper.  Roll the strip and adhere the end using Tombow All Purpose Glue. Hold roll for a few seconds to let glue dry.

TIP: Be sure to place the paper all the way into the fringe scissors for cutting.  If you use the tips of the scissors, you will end up cutting the fringe off.

-Place a small amount of Tombow All Purpose Glue to the center of the flower and attach the rolled fringe.  Set aside to let the glue dry.

-Open up the fringe as desired.  Scrunch or open up the scallop circles as desired.


Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bordering Blooms

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Calypso Coral Print Pattern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brad, Fringe Scissors, Tombow All Purpose Glue, scotch tape, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Score Board



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Scrunchy Flower-Stamping 411 SSC #259

I look forward to Friday afternoons so I can see what the latest sketch challenge is over at Stamping 411.  Here's my contribution for this week.  Scrunchy Flowers!

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I love making "scrunchy" flowers using my scallop circle punch.  Punch at least 3 scallops, spritz with water and scrunch.  Set aside to dry, then layer one on top of the other.  Add a button or brad in the center to complete.  So easy! Click here to find more scrunchy flower ideas.

Here's the sketch.  Love this one!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Elements of Style

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Basic Black, Summer Smooches, Just Add Cake and First Edition Designer Sereis Paper

Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, spritzer bottle, sponge, Marina Mist buttons and ribbon, Baker's Twine

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More Scrunchy Flowers-Altered Calendar Page

Here are the last of the scrunchy flower cards I made for the Saturday Stamp Club swaps.  The theme was "botanicals."  Please view my posting dated March 5, 2010 for more details, but I used pages from an old 2009 calendar and an old seed catalog for the scrunchy flowers.  By doing this, each card is unique.


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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bella Blooms

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Pawsitively Print, Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun

Accessories: 2009 calendar, old seed catalog, paper trimmer, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, paper piercing tool and mat, corduroy buttons
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Scrunchy Flowers-Altered Calendar page

I love crafting with old books, catalogs and dictionaries.  For these cards, I used pages from my Diane Madaras 2009 calendar.  She is one of my favorite artists and I purchase her calendar each year.  I made these cards for the Saturday Stamp Club swap.  The theme was "botanicals."  I carefully planned and cut each calendar page so flowers would be included in each background piece.  Then I created a scrunchy flower out of my old black and white seed catalog.  I like that this makes each card is unique.

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For a tutorial on how to create a scrunchy flower, please view my video here

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bella Blooms

Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun

Paper: Pawsitively Print, Basic Black

Accessories: 2009 calendar, old seed catalog, paper trimmer, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, paper piercing tool and mat, corduroy buttons

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Scrunchy Flower-Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

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This card is my first entry into the Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch challenge.  I've been a "lurker" of this site for awhile now and never had the courage to submit a sample until now.   I hope it is worthy. Here is the sketch:


Actually, this card fulfills two challenges.  The theme for our Saturday Stamp Club is "botanicals" I love the scrunchy flower (see a video tutorial I created here), and thought it would be perfect for the swap.  I punched out the pieces of the flower from an old seed catalog I have in my paper stash.  The multi-colored piece came from a catalog I picked up in Santa Fe, NM called The Collector's Guide, A Companion for your Art Journey.  It is filled with photographs of artwork found in galleries in ABQ, Santa Fe and Taos.  I keep it on my night stand (along with the Stampin' Up! catalog), and I often flip through it before I go to bed looking for inspiration from the awe-inspiring art work.  (it makes for some vivid dreams!) I enjoy incorporating the brightly colored pages in my own creations.  Remember, re-use and recycle!  The multi colored piece is an abstract painting created by Jim Rabby.  I love the texture and his use of bright colors.  I'd love to see this piece in person as well as own some of Rabby's artwork.

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Be sure to check back as I will be posting more of my botanical-themed swap cards in the next few days.

Supplies used:

Stamp Set: Bella's Bloom

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: seed catalog, Collector's Guide catalog, Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, paper piercing tool and mat, Pumpkin Pie corduroy button, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Texturz Impressions Pad and Silicone Rubber mat



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Altered Dictionary Page-"Scrunchy" flower video tutorial

Here's another project I created using pages from my old dictionary. 

Check below for a video tutorial on how to create the "scrunchy" flower using the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch  found the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I also used an old seed catalog I've had in my stash for part of this card.  The pages of the catalog are black and white with great illustrations (why I've kept it over the years), but it's cover is in full color! I thought the oranges and yellows of the marigold was a great match for the orange in the corduroy button and Designer Series paper.

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Please watch my video tutorial below:



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Supplies used:

Stamp set: Bella's Bloom #111600

Ink: Basic Black #101179

Paper: Basic Black #102192, Pumpkin Pie #105117, retired DSP I had on hand (?), dictionary page

Accessories: Extra Large Fancy Flower punch #118073, Pumpkin Pie corduroy button #114342, paper piercing tool #116631 and mat #105826, brad #109109, Dimensionals ##104430


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