Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

My mom is currently up here visiting me, and helping with the girls while I try to rest and take care of the baby.  So this birthday card is for her…
but the flower technique is for Stacy :D ENJOY!

Accordion flowers: Decide what size flower you want.  I wanted a 3 inch flower, so I cut my paper strip to 3 inches wide.  Then I normally double the width to cut the length. So for my 3 inch flower, I start with a 3x6 inch piece of PAPER (not cardstock!)
Score every 1/4 inch and fold accordion style
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Now find the center of your paper (mine will be at 1.5 inches) and staple, tie, wrap with wire, etc.  Find SOMETHING to make it look like this:
(I stapled the middle and then pushed the staple around the middle to make a ring)
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Put sticky tape on both ends of the right side
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Fold over and press flower together
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Finish into a card!
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7 comments:

Tara O'Rourke said...

Love it Aleta...these flowers are so cute.

Missus Wookie said...

So cute and your instructions make it look simple :)

Robin said...

Sweet!!!!!!

Jen said...

Cool card & flower!!!! :)

Tricia said...

Beautifull! And you made it look so easy!

Geri said...

great job n the flower...and thanks for posting a tutorial!!

Stampin' Meg said...

That looks great- thanks for sharing the tutorial-I'll have to try one!