Monday, February 7, 2011

Handmade Spring Flowers with Best Creation Inc.

We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers".  On each of the DT members blogs you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself!  In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us. Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DT's blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out www.bestcreationinc.blogspot.com for the list of prizes you are going to win. 

What a fun way to celebrate Spring, which according to that groundhog should be coming soon, than the first blog hop for the Best Creation Inc Design Team of 2011!!!  The first thing that came to mind for me was tulips because my little grandson Trevor just bought some with my mom for the garden.....and they are blooming!!!  Now these are very simple and easy to create so you too can have some of your own!!!

Spring Tulips


Supplies needed:
Circle punch
Crimper
Buttons
Paper
Needle and thread
Ribbon

 Each flower is made from 3 circles, 1 button and 1 strip of paper!


Step 1 - Punch two circles from one piece of paper, and punch one circle from a coordinating paper.




Step 2 - Cut a strip of paper, thin, this will be your stem.

Step 3 - Fold the two circles that are alike in half.

Step 4 - Run your paper stem through your crimper.  There are lots of alternatives to the crimper as well, you could ink the edges of the strip, or you could distress the edges of the strip, boader punch the edge, or......sky is the limit :)





Step 5 - Choose your button.  I used my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio to create a custom button using a coordinating paper, in this case Best Creation Inc paper line Jubilee.


Step 6 - Assemble the circles.  The two folded circles are layered over your coordinating circle like this:



Step 7 - Place your button at the junction where the two folded circles meet and sew through all of the layers catching each folded circle in the corners.  The button holds the flower together and allows the fold to stay open a bit, giving some great dimension.
Step 8 -  Trim the bit of the back circle away and attach your stem.


Step 9 - I like to tie a bit of ribbon around the stem to give the look of leaves.


Step 10 - You are done!!!  And ready to embellish your project/layout!!

My layout is done on a 10 inch embroidery hoop.  This is super easy to do, you just wet your paper (I run it under the water in the sink), lay it on top of the bottom circle frame, very gently place the upper ring (with the tension screw all the way out) over the lower ring and tighten.  Let dry and it will be like working on a drum.  So fun!!


My papers are the Basic Glitter Dot paper, Glitter Cardstock and paper from the Jubilee line, all by Best Creation Inc.


Well I hope you have enjoyed my quick little tutorial on making Spring Tulips!  It is now time for you to move on to Alicia's blog and see the incredible flowers she has created for you!


Dont forget to keep a list of the type of flower created on each blog so that you can send your list to Teresa!!!  If you get lost along the blog hop simply go to the Best Creation Inc Blog and click on the links there for the Design Team Members.
Have fun on the rest of the Blog Hop and Good Luck in the drawing for the prizes!!!

72 comments:

Sandy Ang said...

Such pretty tulips, they also remind me of ladybugs

Irit Shalom said...

Fantastic page and such a great tutorial! Thanks!

MrsETaylor said...

These are sweeeeeeeeet. I love the bold bright colors on the page. Thanks for sharing

hilde janbroers said...

they are amazing!

Sarah Mullanix said...

These are soooo adorable, they look like little ladybug flowers!! You'll definitely be seeing these on one of my upcoming pages! :)

Karen Taylor said...

Beautiful and RED is my favorite color!! Your layout is amazing and the flowers are stunning!!
Thanks you for sharing your wonderful project and I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Jeanne said...

Oh this is so creative!! Going to give this a try asap!! TFS

Beatriz Rubio De Kimmel said...

omg i have never seen a flower like this i love it!!
they are so unique and pretty
thanks for sharing this tutorial
-BK

Meg said...

Cute! Tulips are my favorite!

Teresa said...

These are so cute and I am really needing that Ephiphany button maker!!! You did a fabulous job on the layout too!

CheckerBeads said...

So cute! Would make cool ladybugs too.

Anne

Ashly said...

LOVE these!! tulips are a favorite of mine :) thanks for sharing

pysselpetra said...

what a great and unique idea.
will try it for sure and its gonna be so easy with the great tutorial!

EstherT said...

Very, very nice ... I've never seen these ones before and they are beautiful.

~Thanks, Esther

Emily Branch said...

What a GORGEOUS layout!! The tulips are sooo creative and BEAUTIFUL!!! They're my favorite flower, and they're perfect for this HOP!!! FANTABULOUS!

maxadriane said...

These are SWEET! nice work. Like a bit of springtime freshness!

Teresa Jaye said...

love your tulips! the glitter base is perfect and your hoop project is awesome!

Britt said...

what a cute idea!!

Gisèle said...

a kindred spirit, my blog is Ladybugs Lane:-) gonna have to make some of those for SURE!

Debbie Garcia said...

Thanks for the tutorial.
Great photo fun and the paper is so cheery and bright

Kristi said...

Love the ladybugs and the instructions! Thanks
Kristi

Becky said...

Love these cute tulips! Very creative!

nanatam said...

cute! would make cute ladybugs too!

Leah Crowe said...

oh my gosh Julie.. just brilliant!! Love your layout on Trev too!

LisaM said...

Wow Julie, these are awesome! TFS!

Eve said...

Julie i just love those little lady bugs , ill be making some of those in the future TFS

Bethany said...

Brilliant! I will be making some IMMEDIATELY! Really awesome job!

Carrie said...

These are my super favorite!!!

Kim said...

I have never seen this sort of flower before....I am so excited now...can't wait to make my own!!! Super tutorial!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great flowers Julie. I absolutely love the tulip in my house when they are blooming, great idea for a layout.

Julie Wasson said...

perfect for flowers and ladybugs
Thanks for sharing.
juliewasson@yahoo.com
tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

HAven't seen tulip tutorials before. Thanks.

Tracey Taylor said...

You outdid yourself with the flower idea and page!! WOW!

Tina McDonald said...

Unique! Love these!

Ann said...

Love these tulips - great tutorial!
Sweet page, too!

jonaks said...

wow, the tulips are so cool!

MariLynn said...

I've not seen flowers like this before. So creative!! Thanks for sharing.

Alicia Barry said...

Really love these Julie. Just like little lady bugs, too cute.

Lisa Watson said...

those tulips are super cute!!

Catherine said...

I absolutely love tulips and hadn't seen this way to make them before...thanks for the tutorial!

Michelle McClure said...

I've never heard of placing paper on an embroidery hoop, that is ingenious. I was just trying to think of a 3-D way to make a sign for a baby's room door. Thanks for all your tips.

nicole said...

I love your tulips. Thanks for sharing.

Michele N said...

Very cute tulips and I love the idea with the embroidery hoops.

Tricia said...

OK, I swear I commented on these earlier and I don't see it, wierd! I actually STARTED here and I've just worked my way back. I love the tulips! So original and I love your precise tutorial as well. Thanks so much!

KerrynF said...

Beautiful work!! Great idea.

Ange said...

Love your tulips, Julie! Gorgeous lo!!

debbiefitz said...

LOVE these, Julie! So happy and creative!

JAVAGIRL said...

Julie you always take the best pictures..
So cute and makes me want to make a lady bug out of it...

Elizna said...

Such nice flowers...Love it!

Auntie Ang said...

These are cute.. I love this bouquet of flower you girls did

Tifany said...

Thanks for sharing!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

GinniG said...

Tulips are my FAV flower!!! LOVE your project and your blog header and title ROCK! :)

Laurie from TSS said...

Love them Julie! I also want to put eyes and little feelers on their heads and make them ladybugs!

Jules said...

Just goegeous and so easy to make TFS Love your LO too..

ScrappinAnn said...

Such pretty flowers. And I love the layout too. Thanks for sharing.
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Kelly C said...

These are so much fun Julie! Love your page too!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Your tulips are beautiful! I must try these. Thanks for sharing.

Mona E said...

Such lovely tulips. I think i will try these ones. Thanks for sharing. Hugs...Mona

Darcy said...

very nice and I love the name of your blog!

Gladys said...

so very cute! love it!

Maggie said...

omg that is so easy to make, thank you for the step by step.
Don't forget to add this project to our linking party this week, to showcase your work to our readers.

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/valentine-valentine-last-minute-gift.html

Have a great Valentine,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

pghgirl said...

Such a different idea, I love them! I really like your layout and your use of doilies. I have a bunch of them just sitting around, not anymore!

janelle said...

love these little tulips!

joybear said...

Love the Spring Tulips, such an adorable layout!

Rhonda V. said...

I love these Julie! So bright and fun and right now I really really NEED some Spring here in MN!!! : )

So much fun to see your work!!!

Kirsteen said...

Aah I love these. Thanks for sharing x

Lillian Child said...

Amazing, Julie! Simply amazing results!

Ms. Tina said...

How fun! My daughter needs to make a Valentine's Box and these look perfect for her to add to it for sweetness! Thanks!

Dara Lynn said...

I have never seen this technique! I love tulips and love your interpretation of them! They rock!!!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

Oh Julie! These are too cute!! Very creative girl!!

ruth said...

Love the tulips! ONe more fun thing to do with my circle punch. :)

Karen Denson said...

The tulips are fantastic and it really makes me feel like spring is just around the corner. The scrapbook page you made is beautiful and your grandson is a cutie