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3 May 2011
Welcome to Tutotial Tuesday.  Every second Tuesday one of our Design Team members will be sharing one of their projects with photos and step by step instructions. 

Our first tutorial has been created by Teresa.

 This lovely project is a wonderful way to give your special mum flowers that will last a lot longer than a bunch you’d buy from a florist. While it’s a fabulous Mother’s Day gift, it could easily be altered for any occasion.

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

8-820E Rope Swing
7-7138D Seaglass
2-214E Red Devil


S4-114 Circles Large
S4-072 Flower Creations
S5-030 Fancy Tags 2

Other Materials Used:

Plastic cup
Woodwool (or other packing material such as shredded paper)
2 Co-ordinating pieces of designer paper
Adhesive (I prefer to use PVA for paper construction work)
Alphabet stickers (I have used some Thickers here)


Step 1
Place the plasticine into the bottom of the cup to weigh it down, and add some woodwool to the cup. Put the skewers aside for the moment.

Step 2
Measure the height of your cup, and cut a strip of Rope Swing cardstock that is that wide. Wrap it around the cup, and use some adhesive to hold it in place. Don’t worry too much if it doesn’t hold, we will secure it in place in a minute

Step 3
Punch holes through the cup and cardstock.

Step 4
Tie a bow through these holes. This will stop the cup from slipping out of the sleeve.
Step 5
Create a cuff for the cup with strips of cardstock and patterned paper of varying widths. Wrap some twine around the whole thing. This will stop all the cardstock from unravelling.

Step 6
Cut the flowers using the Flower Creations die in each of the cardstock colours and patterned papers.

Step 7
Assemble the flowers, bending up some of their petals to give dimension.

Step 8
Cut some circles using the Circles Large dies, and adhere these to the backs of the flowers with the skewers in the middle

Step 9
Cut a tag using the Fancy Tag dies, and adhere the alphabet stickers to write ‘Mum.’ Attach this to a skewer with a small rectangle of cardstock on the back.

To finish arrange all the pieces as in the top photo.

Project created by Design Team member-TERESA


sheree said...

these are so cute love this idea will have to give it a try...tfs


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