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3D: Flowers!

So the kids are off from school and the first bits of living in our pyjamas and flaking around the house until noon is done.  We are biking, swimming, and on all these rainy days: crafting.

Over at Paper Craft Planet, I was humbled and very excited to be asked to come up with a 3D Challenge, 3d20, for July 14-20.  I was thinking about some fun things I could do with the kids & making flowers seemed to be something everyone could do.

Here my kids are making Tissue Paper Carnations, by a fan/accordian fold, pipe cleaner, & pulling each “petal” up.  Firstly you need to know, that my middle son, 8 years old, my reader, my blessed Malcolm does NOT craft.  Not in his younger days in preschool, and now only under obligation during mandatory grade 2 art class.  It’s not “his thing”.  So it was a huge deal when I saw him put down his Nintendo DS hand held video game to give this a go.

Liam, 3 1/2, had a bit of problems pulling up the petals, but gave it his best go & then insisted that the flower needed to be trimmed.  SHEEESH.  Perfectionist.

Emma, 10, LOVES to craft.  She is my drawer, my artist, my funny stylin’ girl.  ”Oh mum, they look just like carnations, think of all the things you could do!!”

So here’s my 3D challenge:  Make a Flower, any kind of flower.  Here are some flowers I made & some links to ‘how to’ for each.  Well, except for the first pink carnation, which is the fan fold one that I did as a kid & that my own kids worked on.  Oh yes, the mini “unique” vase I made in a pottery class years ago, when I found out that pottery wasn’t my thing.  I keep it, because my instructor told me it was too tiny & would blow up in the kiln.  HA.

Below:  Carnation, with coloured edges, by Folding Trees:  (Using:  White Tissue Paper & Lavender Lace Marker)

Coffee Filter Rose from Cassie Chappell, as seen on Martha Stewart.  Video Instructions at Martha’s Site.  Note:  this one, although not “difficult” is time consuming & I think next time I would use paint, because I thought I’d use my Copics (R59 Cardinal & E07 Light Mahogany) & I did, but I had to buy refills for them afterwards.  It uses a lot of ink, if you colour both sides of the petal.

Stampin’ Up Daisies Die Cut:  (Using Riding Hood Red CS & a yellow felt brad)

Peony Flower, template, I just used Pink Crêpe Paper & Yoho Yellow CS, as seen on MarthaStewart:

Paper Petunia’s from Scrappy Habits: (Used: SU Flower Punch on Textured Lavender Lace CS & a Gingham Blue Brad)

Spiral Flowers from Wendy Chung at Dozi.  (used SU! Rose Red DSP) I think this was my favourite, because it was just so easy to do, no tools needed:

and Origami.  LOL, I can’t do origami.  My oldest brother is great with Origami, understanding the mathematics & patience behind it all.  Me, not so much.  But I did give it a whirl.  Here’s the link to the Lotus Flower Video tutorial.  (Used:  Origami Paper from Michaels, & an orange pipe cleaner)

Chocolate Roses for Hayley

So there was a fun & colourful Paper Craft Planet Colour Inspiration, #11, on Wednesday (every Wednesday) that I had some fun with.  Katherine picked a Colour Inspiration from Gymboree, these really cute Hair Accessories:

I saw these colourful ribbons & I wasn’t sure what to make.  So I headed off to my ladies group and one of the women had made a rose for each woman in the group with a verse attached to it.  So sweet.  I had seen these before, when my oldest son was born on Mother’s Day, they gave them out at the hospital.  I raided my house to see if I could make it myself.  As you can see I didn’t have Floral tape, so I used paint masking tape … trust me, it looks WAY better with floral tape.  I had everything else though (the Stem wire was left over from a Martha Craft).

Okay, so what do you do … cut a piece of Cellophane to 4″x4″, stab a hershey kiss with a wire & then tape the other hershey kiss to the top.


Start Taping.  Wish I had had floral tape, but oh well.

Wrap, Wrap, Spin, Spin.

I used a Die Cut from Sizzix (Stampin’ Up!) in Kiwi Kiss for the leaf.

Tried to make it look a bit more 3-d by dry embossing the leaf (running an embosser or you could use a bone folder, dry pen whatever).

Wrap, Wrap.


Make a few more … a douzen would have been nice, I ate some of the chocolates … what they were defective ;)

Then just make a cone out of a square piece of CS and I added some ribbons to hit the pcpcolor11 Colour Challenge.

These were so quick to whip off.  It’s so tiny.  I think I’ll use it as the ‘card’ for my neice for her 11th birthday.

Thanks, Katherine for the fun Colour Inspiration.  Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at PCP tag:  pcpcolor11 .  You have a week to make something & Post it.  Haven’t tried it yet?  Go for it, it’s fun to escape in the craft studio!

Used:  SU Holiday Treasure DSP, Red Cellophane, Ribbons from my stash (Kiwi Kiss, Offray 3 mm yellow & 5/8″ ribbon orange), Floral Step Wire, Super Sticky Tape, Green Painters Tape, SU Sizzlits Birds & Blooms Set, Embosser, Kiwi Kiss CS.
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