Thursday, February 25, 2010

I loved the comments some of you left the other day about what to do (or what you are going to do! :)) with paper rounds! Thanks for the great inspiration! One idea I decided to explore was:

mustangkayla said...If you did a couple different sized rounds you could distress (rough up) the edges and layer them into flowers! You could use them for a funky collage too!

So here is my layered paper flower. I crumpled each piece of paper to give it a 3D effect, and then punched a 1/16" hole (or you could use a pushpin) to put a mini brad through to hold it all together. I decided to use it on a greeting card, so I ran a blank 5.5" x 8.5" piece cardstock through my printer and printed "Just Wanted to Say Hi..." on it. I then sewed a couple of wavy lines below the text and adhered the flower with glue dots. The whole card took me about 15-20 minutes start to finish. Thanks for the inspiration Kayla!
I don't have a circle cutter, so I made a template for cutting out circles on my computer, printed it and cut them out. I then traced the template pieces on different sheets of paper and cut them out. Feel free to click to enlarge, save and print your own!If you make your own, I'd love to see it! Email me a picture or a link to your blog with the picture and I'd love to link it or show it on my blog. Any other ideas out there with what to do with paper rounds or layered paper flowers?

Have a great day :)


  1. this is really cute! i love it! you could make a bunch of these flowers and make a garland! my favorite layer is the sheet music of course! :)

  2. I like layers! This was a good idea, and it looks great on a card.

    I love your blog!! So inspiring :)

  3. I have made something similar to this before. I like that you don't use a circle cutter because for flowers like this I don't think the edges should be a perfect circle. I really like how yours turned out.

    j3ss1ca (SB)