Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas Flowers

So today I thought I would share with you the progress on my Christmas cards. Earlier this year I learned how to make these folded flowers. I thought they would look so neat on a Christmas card made with holiday papers. So I started these a LONG time ago, but have been slowly working on them. I usually sit and watch TV with my DH in the evening, and work on a couple. I usually only get 1 or 2 done at a time because either my fingers hurt from folding tiny little circles, or I am easily Well this summer, I decided to take the stuff outside with me when the girls played in the backyard. I was able to get a few done this way too. So...after many months...I finally have them all ready. I was originally going to 50 of these babies, but decided 30 was I used various holiday Stampin' Up DSP that I had bought last fall, and punched the circles from those. The brads I used for the centers, I have had for...well Here is all 30 of them.The photo is a little dark, but you get the idea. Here is a close up of the blue and silver one. I picked this one because that color combo ended up being my favorite out of all of them.You can see from this photo all the folding that had to be I learned how to make these from my SU rep, but in case you have never made these before, HERE is a great tutorial I found online for these. Actually I found a whole bunch of flower making tutorials on Helen Croft's blog. She has tutorials for 15 different kinds of flowers!

That is all for now. Next step with these...mounting on card bases, and adding a sentiment. I just got a great Christmas sentiment from QKR Stampede I am going to use.


Kristie Maynard said...

You are moving along there, aren't you Jess?!?! Last I saw them, you had just started to fold a few. They look great, can't wait to see the final cards. I haven't decided what to make for mine this year, I should get moving on them though.

Shirl said...

Wow, that's a lot of folded flowers! I think I would need to start folding a year ahead to get this far, LOL!

Would love to see how they will look on your cards :)