Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Paper Flower Tutorial

First let me say, that the Dinner with Cosmo Cricket contest is still open. Read my previous post for your chance to win.

Now, onto today's business. Natasja Verbeek, one of our design team members, makes these absolutely beautiful paper flowers. I asked her if she could teach me how to make them...... I need all the scrappy help I can get..... she told me she learned it on the internet and that she would find me the link. Well, she couldn't find the link. Instead, she went above and beyond the call of duty and made me a personal youtube tutorial. I am so in love with these flowers, that I thought you might like to learn to make them too. So, I asked Natasja if I could post her video. It took a fair bit of coercion (she did not intend for it to be public) but she is a really good sport and agreed. And, I am so glad she did...... I just love her!

Now I have started making my own flowers. Here is a layout I am working on with my first paper flower. I wanted my flower to be made from our printed cardstock, but the paper seemed a bit thick so I peeled the top layer away from the bottom layer. I love this look. It makes very delicate looking petals.

59 comments:

RitaS said...

Your flower is beautiful Julie - and I love your spring layout. LOVE those bird cards! Thanks to Natasja for sharing her video!

Natasja said...

o dear...does anyone know of a hiding place where I could spent the rest of my live??!

O and Julie, love how your layout is turning out! ;)

Julie O. said...

I love paper flowers too! This is a great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful layout!

Veronica Hugger said...

Natasja - You're too cute! Thank you so much for sharing (running with stapler to my craft closet)

jacque4u2c said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. You did an awesome job! Can't wait to try it.

Linda said...

LOVED the tutorial! TFS:)

Kimmie said...

i just love her voice...she needs to do more tutorials. Love it

Erin Glee said...

Natasja~ You can come and spend the rest of your life hiding at my house if you help me make lots more paper flowers for all my layouts and Spring cards~OK? You are adorable and clever!
Julie~I love how you page is "blooming" along! Is that photo on the left Eric with his little sister? So cute.... and him as Daddy...(?) ... see why jounaling is so important (I remind myself)!

Julie said...

Erin Glee,

The photo on the left is of my two older kids, then Eric on the right with the baby...... at the time..... she's now six.

Miranda said...

Tasja I love the tuturiol, you did a great job. Come back please. Don't hide yourself.

Erika M. said...

I love the flowers and the video!

runrgirl said...

Okay girls, I tried it. Made the cutest flower out of perfectly matched PP for a LO. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. It's awesome.

liannallama said...

These are simply lovely! Thanks!

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mystyle said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Now I have somrthing new to try!

cottagerca said...

Great tutorial! Love the ideal of sheet music to make the flowers, how appropriate! I will be making this flower for sure. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Cindy said...

Those flowers are the bomb and Natasja, you are so cute - I love your dutch accent!

fromtheowlsnest said...

the flower is just beautiful and so is natasja's accent...thanks for sharing.

Tamera said...

Natasja - wonderful tutorial! Thank you for allowing Julie to share it with us! I can't wait to make some flowers of my own.

Anna said...

I'm so glad you shared with us! Thanks so much, I'm so excited to try this!

Nadine said...

Oooo, Im going to go and make one right now.

apaintergirl said...

she is so adorable! so real and fabulous...so happy you talked her into showing it!!! love it! can't wait to try it!
chelle

Shemaine said...

great tutorial! I loved it!

Nessa said...

Natasja thank you so much for the tutorial! Those flowers are wonderful! Your video on the Cosmo blog is our very first Blog Post of the Day at http://www.thescrapcity.com/index.php

Stine66 said...

WOW and THANKS for the great TIP, I'll head right home and try this.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Natasja -- you don't need to hide at all! Your tutorial is awesome! You did a great job! I love your music note flower! I also love your voice!! Now I just need to get my hands on some old sheet music!!

Julie -- your layout is GREAT!

connie said...

Thanks for the video! Love the flowers.

Rebecca said...

Natasja, thank you so much for sharing! My daughter and I will surely enjoy making your beautiful paper flowers!

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful family layout... that paper is yummy and thanks to Natasja for the inspiring tute.

chriss x

Diana said...

This was an amazing! Thank you Natasja you were FABULOUS!! Julie thanks for sharing with us that fun tutorial! :)

Michele Reed said...

Oh, I must try this! Thank you so much, Natasja for making the video!
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Sara said...

Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

So awesome ! I can hardly wait to make some flowers myself now...thanks Natasja for your video. And your dutch english isn't any harder to follow than my Texas Twang accent :)

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Very cool, thanks for the tutorial!

Peggy said...

these are wonderful! thanks for the great tutorial. Beautiful layout.

Veronica Hugger said...

I made one! It was fun and easy, even added some bling. Check it out here. Thanks for the tutorial!

Terri said...

Your accent is beautiful and so is your flower. I hope you do more videos in the future. Loved the flower and I have a load of old sheet music that I can use. So fun! Thanks again.

Mardi said...

Love the flower, thanks for sharing!

Rhayne said...

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I can't wait to try to make some of these :o)

Thank you so much for sharing this!

NanaBeth said...

I have another site with the a tutorial if you're interested.

Katie Watson said...

Natasja, you are just a cutie!! Love the tutorial, it was great! Very nice job!

the dreamer said...

Natasja, I am just so in love with these tutorials you've made! Thanks so much for sharing them! =)

*hugs*
Nina

Angelnorth said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial - great fun and easy to follow! I posted my version of Natasja's gorgeous flower in my gallery at Splitcoast {here} if you're interested in seeing how other people are using the idea. Thank you!

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Love the flowers and thanks for the tutorial! I used them in an altered book I am making here.

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Could you maybe scan or draw the image of the punch for us so that those of us who don't have a punch can simply print, trace, and cut?Would love to try but just wanna know if there are other alternatives besides the flower punch?
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