Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crumpled Flower Card {Tutorial}

Well, a few days ago, I posted a picture of this card (which I cased from Stampin Success magazine, and tweaked a little tiny bit) and told you that I would be posting a free tutorial on how to put it together.  The ladies who attended my club/classes this month received all the bits to put this card together, and now here are the steps for them to follow.  You can follow along too.  Just add your own paper and punches, or contact me to order some for yourself.  All products used are by Stampin Up.  I would be happy to place an order for you, or put together a precut kit for you to make these yourself.  You will just have to add your own sentiment.

To make this card, you will need: 

5 1/2" x 8 3/8" Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at 4 1/2" (one side will be a little shorter to allow for trim)
5" x 2 1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock
5" x 2  1/2" First Edition DSP
5 1/2 " x 1" Pear Pizzazz cardstock, cut with Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
3" x 3" cardstock in Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz
Linen Thread
Mini Library Clip
Snail Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
Stampin Mist
Big Shot
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die

Cut one of each of the more "pointed" flower from the Fun Flowers die in each of the colours, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz out with your Big Shot. 

You will need to remove a little of the bulk from each of the flowers before crumpling them.  Do this by folding the flower in half and roughly cut out a circle from the centre of each flower. 

 Next, spray each flower with a little Stampin Mist, and rougly crumple it in your hand. 

 It will look like this:

Holdng the petals, slowly gather and pinch them together until they look approximately like this: 

 Each flower will look different.  No two will look the same.  Don't worry, if yours don't look exactly like this.  They all look good once they are dry.  

 Set them aside, and let them dry while you complete the rest of the card.

Cut out the Pear Pizzazz trim with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  Fold your precut and prescored piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half, and glue the Pear Pizzazz trim to the inside of the front of the card (the shorter side of the two sides) down to the inside so that approximately half of the trim is peeking out from the outside. 

 Glue the First Edition DSP down to the Very Vanilla cardstock to give it more weight.  Use dimensionals to adhere this to the front of the card.  Glue down the crumpled flowers with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.  Clip on a Mini Library Clip, and wrap the card a few times with Linen Thread, and tie into a bow.  Finally, stamp the front of the card with a sentiment of your choice.  I used "just for you" from the Just Believe stamp set in Early Espresso.

Voila!  You are done!

 Dying to put this sweet little card together, but don't have all the stuff to do it?  Precut kits are available! All you have to supply is the sentiment stamp, and your own adhesives.   Cost is $2.00 per card.  Shipping is available for an extra $1.50 (total, whether you order one card, or ten :) ) Payment by cash, cheque, or paypal.  Canadian orders only please :).   Email me if you are interested in a kit, and I can provide you with more information. 

Happy Stamping!  P.S.  I fear that Natasha is going to give me a lot of grief over this card/post -- she doesn't think I know how to make anything flat that will fit in an I look back over my posts, I realize she's RIGHT.  I'm not capable of doing clean and simple -- or something that can lay flat and fit in an envelope -- hee hee -- but I'm WORKING on it Natasha -- really, I am!


Natasha Hein

i love the tutorial --great job..!

i love how you created the flowers! i may have to get this flower die after all!! you've create some beautiful projects using it!! I'd love to make this gorgeous card!! -- can i get a kit please..! i love pre cut supplies.... woohoo!! ; ) ; )
and BTW this is a "simple" card.. i love crumpling so really it will put together in no time!! but yes.. maybe a little bit hard to stick in a regular size envelope but i'm sure i can find someone around me to give it to!! : )


Well well Natasha!
Charlene and I just finished bottle of wine and our homework!
You should have been here to give direction 'cause you can imagine how it went!
Robyn and Charlene...AKA The Kittens