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Monday, February 18, 2008

Make your own Prima flowers

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Hello from my house to yours. Weve had so much rain here everthing feels damp but I'm not complaining weve been needing this rain so bad and its a real blessing and answer to many prayers.
How many of you have a zillion and one punches...um er me...well dig them out and I'lll show you how to make these Faux Prima flowers. Ive never bought any Prima flowers the reason manly being that i have so many punches that i couldnt see any good excuse to buy more punched flowers. So i got to thinking and realised that i had a heap of handmade type cardstock which worked perfect.One thing i discovered was some punch shapes got that nice Prima look and others mmm were ok. Here the 10 petaled flowers worked best from L-Em.com (for the Aussie girls) but you may already have something much the same. Its also important you use a nice handmade cardstock for this project to get the look were after as it bends and moulds to shape very nicely. I found mine in one of the cheap shops... it always pays to get things when you see them cause you never know when you need it...this is the hauder comming out in me...heheh. So here are some pics of ones i quickly made... you experiment and and see what you can come up with.

Ok so heres how i made mine..........Punch out your flowers and make small cuts in between each second petal
next with a fine embossing tool score lines down the center of each double petal section and fold up to give it a good crease.

Lay your flower on a an embossing pad using the larger ball end of the embossing tool start making circle motions at the ends of each petal pressing the paper in. small tip I used a small pad saved from a packet of brads and its just the perfect size to take to card classes and not bulk up my bag.

Now when your happy with the indents youve made flip the flower over and give it a good firm press in the center of the flower which will make the flower pop up.

And your done ....how easy was that! so next time you need all those primas flowers but have all the punches save some money and give it a go...Valita


and a last thought

The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face
toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:25-26

67 comments:

Chrissy said...

Awsome idea and a lot cheaper too. Thanks for sharing! See your always filled with a wealth of knowledge.

Regina said...

wow, this is a great tip! The making of primas flowers are simple.
Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing, this is a great idea!

Michelle said...

Great idea! I can't wait to try it. I have LOTS of flower punches! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

what a great idea =)
TFS!

Pat S. said...

Your tutorial is unbelievably easy to follow...thank you so much for sharing!

Becky said...

Awesome tip! TFS.

sophielafontaine said...

Thanks for the primas tutorial!! That's awesome!

JOAN said...

Excellent tutorial, I love prima flowers and now I am going to try this. Thanks a lot!!!! It's a great money saver specially these days where my SB budget has been downsized a lot ;)

Blessed2BeeAlive said...

Very nice. All I need to do now is find my tools for this kind of embossing, as I just moved & a few things are mis-placed.

We R renting for the moment, so we've not unpacked everything. We shall be buying a place soon & I long to be able to unpack everything & find it soon.

Thanks for this neat idea.

Lori Roberts said...

Valita this is great! TFS!

ScrappinMommy~ Lisa said...

wow what a great idea, looks so easy too. thanks for sharing !!

Sandy said...

How cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip! u save me from buying anymore primas..thnks again :)

christine154 said...

wow there great will have a go at making these well done

Godelieve said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this fabulous idea!

Tania said...

Wow, thank you for this great tutorial! And have a happy easter!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Thank you for a fabulous tutorial! I will have all of my punches out after church.........HAPPY EASTER!
Shelly Schmidt

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

Valita this is great!

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, awesome idea. TFS.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Thanks for this!!

Daria said...

Thank you for the cool tutorial.

annanelscreatieveweblog.blogspot.com said...

thank you for this lesson. We have so much stuff and sometimes we don't know how to use it better or ofter. And thank you for the blessings. Be blessed too!!
@nn@

cardsofmariablog said...

WOW! Nice tutorial, thanks a bunch =0)

/Maria

Hinke said...

Wow, this is cool info !!!
Now I definitly have to find those punches.
Thanks for sharing.

Natascha Paelinckx said...

Thanks. I'm going to try it!

daisy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this technique. Very useful.

Rein said...

Thie is great, thanks for sharing!!

Nicole said...

Very creative!

Manja said...

Thank you so much for sharing this great idea with us, pretty cool (well, I have a lot of prima flowers-bottles at home, but who know's, which color I want to use tomorrow?!?! ;))

lainie said...

Freaking Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas and work with us all!
Shell from DownUnder

Simone said...

What a great idea!
Greetings from Germany!

Nixe07 said...

Wow this is great. Thank you so much for sharing this idea :))

Hugs
Moni

Swaantje said...

This is a great tip! Thanks !

Chookarooni said...

Thanks so much for sharing this information - have a bunch of flower punches - only one the same as yours but then am in Canada and getting Aussie punches is unheard of. AGain - this is wonderful info - many thanks!
Mary-Jane in Calgary, Ab, Canada

scrapshe said...

This is amazing. Thanks for the tip and I sure will be giving it a try.

Lakrisstang said...

WOW... what a great idea!!
Thanks so much for sharing this information. I am going to try this. Thanks a lot!!!!
Thank you for the blessings. Be blessed too!!

Tracy said...

These look great! What kind of paper did you use?

Ina said...

Good Job :)

Ashley said...

You are my hero! I'm gonna try this out!

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très bonne idée!!! je vais vite l'utiliser.
Very good idea!! I'll use it quickly!
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Jewels said...

Those are so fun! My friend showed me how to make flowers with coffee filters. Check it out here:
http://paperjewels.blogspot.com/2008/07/make-your-own-flowers-coffee-filter.html

Heather the Mooselover said...

Amazing tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

spikescreativeside said...

Thank you for the fabulous tutorial! I'll always have flowers on hand!

Cheers!

~Spike :D

http://spikescreativeside.wordpress.com

amandanewton said...

Wonderful idea! I've got this in my favorites now!!! Thanks for the info! Saves alotta money too!!!

Amanda in Ontario, Canada

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Angela said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm in Germany and it's hard to find what I 'need' around here - namely flowers - when I need them (now! haha!)

Now I've got to find some of that paper...

Paper hugs!

Angi

Erwanez said...

Thank you, it's a good idea. This thing give us to do more economy.
Best wishes
Erwanez (from France)

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This is such a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

Alicia said...

WOW! Now I need to get a flower punch! Great idea! They look like the real deal!

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