Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spiral Flowers ~ Oh What Fun!

Hello! It's Melissa from crazypaperfreak, here to show you how you can make gorgeous flowers from the new Spiral Flower die from Stampin' Up! It is available in the new Occasions catalog. I love making flowers, but they're always so time consuming. Stampin' Up! has come up with a simple way to create gorgeous flowers, without spending hours making them. 

One of the things that I really love about it, is that each flower is so unique and different. No two are alike! You can make them as big, or as small as you like. Another thing I love is that it really doesn't take THAT much paper. Just a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece. It makes it pretty easy when you're using 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. 

Stampin' Up! Occasions 2014 catalog item# 129379

How To:
1. Cut your cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
2. Place paper onto die. You can cut up to 4 pieces of paper at a time.
3. Run the die through the big shot.
4. Gently separate the flower spiral from the excess cardstock
5. I like to wad, crinkle, and break down the fibers of the cardstock before I start to assemble the flower.
6. Starting with the small end of the spiral, twist the spiral around itself until it forms a flower. You can roll it tight for small flowers and loose for larger ones. 
7. Adhere the flower to your chosen surface with a hot glue gun.
8. Using a bone folder, curl out the edges of the flower to give it a more natural look.

Cardstock ~ whisper white, basic gray, smoky slate, perfect plum, wisteria wonder
Ink ~ White StazOn
Tools ~ embossing folder, paper trimmer, paper snips, spiral flower die, big shot. glue dots, hot glue, boho blossoms punch, petite petals punch
Embellishments ~ rhinestones basic jewels

Box Dimensions
Base box: 6 1/2" x 8" Score @ 1 1/4" on all four sides
Lid: 6 5/8" x 8 1/8" Score @ 1 1/4" on all four sides

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  1. Beautiful box Melissa. I love the flowers and your tutorial is great.

  2. WOW!! Gorgeous flowers! Someone is going to be extra lucky to receive that beautiful box!

    ~Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

  3. VERY PRETTY! I need to break my Spiral Flower Die out!