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!!!
Needle and thread
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!!!