Tuesday, February 23, 2010

newsprint flowers

a while back, my friend sherry tuned me into this adorable tutorial on Wendy Smedley's blog, showing how to make newsprint flowers. days earlier i had told her how adorable i thought the ones were from Prima. but, ouch, those things are e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e.

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(patterned paper & clear sticker from the Album Elements Faith Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle)

since i had everything i needed to make my own, i couldn't resist using it right away on a card and i just realized i never shared it here!

i ended up using pages ripped from a music book my husband had from Bible college instead of a vintage children's book like she used, but i love it just the same--maybe even better. you could easily find a book to rip apart for cheap at the thrift store if you don't have any to spare laying around the house.

if you use pages from books you won't have to worry about getting inky fingerprints all over your projects like you would if you use newspaper.

i take an xacto knife down the page close to the spine and can get a clean cut through a dozen or so pages at a time. then use my Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Giga Scalloped Circle Punch for the layers.

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of course, this information is useless if you don't have one of those super fabulous punches.

but i don't want that to cause you to miss out!

if you're interested, leave me comment and i'll pick a random winner to receive enough scalloped circle punched music note sheets to make 3 flowers.

ahhhh, let's make that FIVE random winners. :)
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18 comments:

  1. since I have given all my punches away, I would love some punched out pieces! no, don't ask. sigh.

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  2. Marvy punches are my favorite and since I don't have this one---would love to win one!

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  3. Those are so cute, Tania. Yes, the Prima ones are gorgeous but this would be so much cheaper :)

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  4. I too just love how they look and homemade is always much better than brought...all that loving that went into it.
    Yes, Marvy punches are my favorite and I don't have this one..would I be lucky enough to win?!??

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  5. The flower is BEAUTIFUL. LOVE IT! Please pick so I can try and make it too.

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  6. i love the flower!!! it's GORGEOUS!

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  7. Awesome... off to make one of my own! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  8. Love that flower. I had just watched the tutorial a couple of days ago & was thinking that I need to give those flowers a try.

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  9. what a fun flower! it really adds so much to your already fabulous card. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of this yumminess!

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  10. I've been having making these, too. The music background is just perfect for your beautiful card.

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  11. Love the flower - goes right along with your current GIS class!

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  12. Love, Love, Love that Flower! This is definitely something I need to try . . . I'm off to hunt down some old books. :)

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  13. I love this flower with the musical notes! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. WOW - thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial of the flowers. And offering to make some of very happy with some materials for flowers of our own !

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  15. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

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  16. I am going to have to give this a try! Super cute and I think I have that punch.

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  17. I don't have the punch either and would love to have some. thanks for a chance to win some.

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  18. Im sorry about your mom. Last week was our 5 year anniversary without our daughter. I agree with you - time doesn't heal, it just changes. *Sigh*

    Anyway, I love your flowers!

    Melissa Priest
    www.melissapriest.typepad.com

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