Hello again and Happy Wednesday! I hope you had a chance to make some something “springy” for your home and if you didn’t, hopefully you were able to get some good ideas! Today I want to share with you how I made my bouquet of rolled flowers.
I found the paper picking process to be most difficult (probably how I ended up with several bouquets)! First find some double-sided coordinating papers (cardstocks works well too to balance out the color palette).
Draw a spiral pattern trying to keep the spacing fairly even. The lines do not have to be straight and actually gives the flower a little more depth if they’re wavy. Cut along the spiral leaving a larger area in the center. That’ll be the base holding everything together.
Starting with the outside edge of the spiral begin rolling the paper in a tight coil. It’s ok if it unrolls a bit towards the end, that’ll open the blossom a bit. Now here is the trick, use hot glue to hold it all together. Put a nice amount on that center piece that is now the bottom of the flower and flatten the coil onto the glue.
If you haven’t created something yet I hope you’ll try these and let me know what you think! Have a great Wednesday!
~ Marla Kress
Announcing our Facebook winner! If you follow us on facebook then you will know that we love to have a little fun over there. Since we were about 100 fans away from 10,500 fans on Monday night I thought it would be fun to challenge our fans to share SCT with their friends to see if we got to 10,500 fans in 24 hours. The prize was that I would dive into my secret stash of my favourite papers and give one winner 10.5 sheets. Yes, 10.5 sheets. I would actually cut one of my favourite sheets. You see paper is not meant to be hoarded right...repeat after me :) Of course we did it and our winner is Rose Stannell! A thank you to all our facebook fans for having some fun with me on a random Monday night at 10:00 p.m.!!! Rose send your contact information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.