Monday, August 31, 2009

Posy Assembly Instructionsf

  • It is best to use hot glue. This will make the flower hold together better.
  • To make a beautiful bouquet you can use green wire for stems.
  • Chalking or inking the petals before glueing gives the flowers a more finished realistic look.
  • This flower starts with a flat base.
  • Base: (Optional) curl one end of your wire around to make a loop. insert other end of wire through the hole in the base. The loop of the wire should end up inside the cone. Add a little glue for security.
  • 1st and 2nd Row of Petals: Cut 2 of the bigger flowers. Crease along the dashed line to make the petals lift up. Glue them onto the base one inside of the other and alternating the petals. You well end up covering up the hole (which is only for the optional wire).
  • Glue them onto the base, one inside of the other, and alternating the petals. You well end up covering up the hole (which is only for the optional wire). 
  • 3rd and 4th Row of Petals: Cut 2 of the smaller flowers. Crease along the dashed line to make the petals lift up. Glue them onto the 2nd row of petals, one inside of the other, and alternating the petals. 
  • Glue them onto the base one inside of the other and alternating the petals. You well end up covering up the hole (which is only for the optional wire). 
  • Center: Crease the center flowers along the dashed lines (accordion style). It doesn't have to be perfect. Cut as many of these as you would like to fill the center of the flower. 
  • Add a dot of glue to the inside of the 4th row of petals and insert the crumpled flowers. Don't let them lie flat ... let the petals pop up. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

Some shapes for next week

Here are some Halloween costumes that I am working on for the Lizzy Paper Doll. I am working on some boy ones but I am still trying to figure out what are the most popular costumes for boys. Anyone out there know? If you can think of any girl costumes that I'm missing just let me know. There are only so many that I can do though. The witch costume is my favorite. I love how it turned out.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Flowers for next week

Here are some sneak peaks at some new 3D flowers that may come out next week.
I will add more shapes as I create and perfect them.

Help



I hope you can help. I don't know which to do or if I should do all of them. Any help would be great.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cute Card

I was looking on the QuicKutz blog and I found this card by Nichol Magouirk using my sweet little Love Birds. I love what she did so I wanted to post it.


Square Petal and Daisy Flower

For both flowers you can follow the instructions for the 6-petal flower with some adjustments.

The square petal flower has an extra center to crumple and insert.

Daisy flower: Instead of having 2 different rows of petals. Cut out the same row twice.

If I missed anything please feel free to ask questions or leave suggestions. Enjoy the new flowers.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bouquet

I don't know how many of you remember the wonderful bouquet of paper flowers Heather Uppencamp and I made for a QuicKutz catalog cover a couple years ago. I have decided to create some simplified 3D flowers so all of you can create your own paper bouquets. Most of the flowers follow the instructions in my last post (6-petal flower). Keep an eye out for more flowers to add to your bouquet :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Assembly Instructions for 6-Leaf Flower

Tips before assembling flower:
  • It is best to use hot glue. This will make the flower hold together better.
  • To make a beautiful bouquet you can use green wire for stems.
  • Chalking or inking the petals before glueing gives the flowers a more finished realistic look.
  • Base: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them correctly. The end result should look like a cone with a scalloped ridge.
  • (Optional) curl one end of your wire around to make a loop. insert other end of wire through the base. The loop of the wire should end up inside the cone. Add a little glue for security.
  • 1st Row of Petals: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them up correctly. You are making a cone with the inside so it will fit inside the base. Curl the petals with a pencil.
  • Add some glue to the inside of the base and insert the 1st row of petals. 
  • (Optional) You can cut and add as many rows of flowers as you would like.
  • 2nd Row of Petals: Overlap and glue 1st and 2nd petal. Make sure that you match them up correctly. You are making a cone with the inside so it will fit inside the 1st row of petals. Curl the petals with a pencil.
  • Add some glue to the inside of the base and insert the 1st row of petals.
  • (Optional) You can cut and add as many rows of flowers as you would like.
  • Center: Crease the center along the dashed lines (accordion style). It doesn't have to be perfect. 
  • Add a dot of glue to the inside of the 2nd row of petals and insert the crumpled center. Don't lie it flat against the petals.

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