Welcome to another fun filled day of ideas to use those little scraps that are lying around everywhere. Most likely you have just come from http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
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I came across this awesome idea on the 'Fiskers' website just about a year ago, paper flowers using corner punchers. It was love at first sight. I will show you how to make a basic one and then show you a variety of ones at the end.
To begin, I started off with two 2 inch by 2 inch square scraps.
Next make an incision in the middle of each side. I never measure, I just eyeball it. Be sure not to cut all the way to the center or it will rip if you are using brads for the centers.
Insert each of the corners into a corner punch of your choice. I used one of the designs from Fiskers 'romantique' punch.
Next you want to fold down each side of the punches in a diagonal. The square on the left is what it will look like from the top. The square on the right is what the underneath will look like.
If you are using a brad for the center insert a hole directly in the middle of each square. I use a thumb tack but it might be easier if you have a piecing tool. Then insert your brad of choice. This is what a basic/base of the flowers look like. This one is simple and sweet.
Here is one that is a little bit more complicated. The base is a Martha Stewart punch with a smaller version of the original punch I used on top of that with a little rose in the center. (I have a rose making video tutorial here on my blog ~ May 1st.)
Here is one using a Martha Stewart circle corner punch for the base. I used the same Fiskers punch as in the demonstration just a different shape, and added a matching rose in the middle. This one is all glued together with no brad needed.
Here is another one using a Martha Stewart corner punch (can you tell I have an addiction to her punches???) Then the same Fiskers punch as the one before for the middle layer and attach the rose with a purple colored brad in the middle.
I just love this next two toned pink one. The base is the same as the middle layers from the two previous pictures. Then the middle layer here is the base that I used in the demonstration. Once again with a rose all glued together. This to me just screams 'romantic victorian'.
Here is the demonstation base, but I added a blue top layer with a fabric brad in the middle ~ just perfect for a baby shower.
This one I have been told looks more like a snowflake.
Now before you move onto your next blog http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmzlavr2.blogspot.com%2F&h=EAQGCpa8JBe aware that for those of you who attempt to make these...they become addicting. I am always making them, trying to find different ways to make them unique. I have used brads, eyelets, stickles, every corner punch combo possible. Good luck and enjoy the rest of the hop.