Omg...I'm going to have these pretty little flowers all over the house!!
There are a myriad of very good tutorials out there on the web for making paper and fabric flowers, but, when I saw this idea via Pinterset (through the Fiskars website), at that very moment I decided I had to have a scalloped edged punch in my possession.
And in my possession it is, though it didn't happen right away.
A little over a week ago I
visited JoAnn's to find all of the punches on sale, buy one, get one half off. Okay. At the time I thought to myself...I can do
that. Or...I can wait a few days and hopefully the
punches will be free and clear of sale prices so I can use my coupons. Hmmmm....What to do, what to do. I'm all about saving a little
money (though I can be impatient in the process).....
The sale was a good one, don't get me wrong, but not good enough. Not when I've got some serious coupons. And not when these punches run $21 to $25 each. Yes, I said each. Yikes! That's a lot to shell out for anything, let alone a paper punch!
So, I waited.
morning, bright and early, I was in my local JoAnn's store. Low and
behold, the punches were not on any kind of sale. At all.
I whipped out the coupons (40% and 50% respectively).
debated long and hard, fussing between the smaller scallop or the 3.5". I decided that the larger one is more pleasing to my eye, and I figure I can use
it for a myriad of other things. As it turns out, I love it!
I was able to use my coupons, I also bought this darling bird. Another
super-sized punch (2" x 3"), but I've got plans for this little baby,
right along with the scallop. Just you wait and see.
The instructions are as easy as stated at the Fiskars
website. You fold the tissue paper so that you can punch several
layers out at once, place the tissue in the punch, and there you have
I had my doubts about the punches cutting through
tissue paper, even if folded and stacked. I've had quite a few years of experience with punches and they don't always work according to planned. Not only does this punch cut
through, it cuts through well. I used 9 layers and it was a breeze.
To assemble the flowers, layer as many 'petals' as you want (8-9 is what I used for the flowers pictured), staple the center, and commence fluffing and scrunching, starting in the center and working your way outwards.
only limited by the color of your tissue paper, and the ability of your
fingers to fluff and scrunch without cramping. Once you get the hang of it things go pretty quickly, but I did have to slow production at one point to give my fingers a rest. lol
nice to have dipped my hands back into something creative. Maybe this
will be the catalyst to the full swing of things.
can only hope. I certainly need a catalyst of some kind (and to get back to work). That
and a good pair of glasses. But that's another story for another day.