Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm a Guest Designer at The Paper Variety!!!

What a great day! Wondering why? Two reasons. Today is my birthday AND I am excited about my guest designer spot over at The Paper Variety!  If you have never heard of this challenge blog, you MUST check them out. Their challenges are always awesome!  The current challenge it to make handmade flowers on you papercraft project. Yes, I said project! They accept cards, layouts, altered items, pretty much any project that involves paper!

So when I found out the challenge was to make a handmade flower, I sort of panicked!  I enjoy making flowers. My biggest challenge is the lack of tools that are needed to make those awesome flowers you see everywhere.  I pretty much have a few punches that I can use.

So here is my card creation with a handmade flower:

and a close up

Mohawk Cardstock
American Crafts Papers -
Martha Stewart Balloon punch
Fiskars Small Circle punch
Hobby Lobby Ribbon
Basic Grey Button
My Little Shoebox Chipboard Alphas

My attempt was to make a flower that looked like the flowers in the paper.  I used a balloon punch for the larger petals and a small circle punch for the smaller petals. I sprayed all the pieces with a little water to make it easier to curl the paper.  Once the paper was somewhat dry I adhered the pieces together to form the flower.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please make sure to check out The Paper Variety! I cannot wait to see the flowers that you all create.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! I am off to create!


  1. Visiting from The Paper Variety. Howdy Jessica from a fellow Texan (Central TX). This morn it is cloudy. How is it in your TX area?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. I think your handmade flower looks fab! Love the button in the middle and love that floral pp. Great card!