Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday My Sweet Friends!

Iwanted to show you how my first paper flowers turned out. My mom, Ginger, inspired me to make some of these beautiful flowers from old book or dictionary pages. You could use old sheet music paper too!

This is the first flower I made. I just antiqued the edges of the petals with brown ink and I think it is very charming and simple. I love the sweet simple pearls in the center. I glued a small wooden clothespin clip to the back so it could be clipped to a gift bag or other item. This flower is clipped on to a gift bag of goodies I am going to give my mom.

This is the second flower I made and it is huge! There are 20 petals on this flower! At first she was just plain and then I added some pink glitter to the edges of the petals. I let that dry and I still wasn't happy with it so I sprayed it with pink glimmer mist and now she is a lovely rose shade. She will be fun to use to decorate with!

These next two flowers I made yesterday and I had so much fun with them. If you don't know how to make these flowers and you would like to make them, I will give you the instructions below. You should definitely try them. It is so much fun!

This is my favorite flower I have made so far. I love the magenta and pink hues and I love the sweet glass bead in the center of this flower. I wish you could see them in person!

Here are the instructions for how I made these beautiful paper flowers. First you will need: some old paper from a book, dictionary, music sheet; used dryer sheets; tissue paper; crepe paper; a sturdy piece of chipboard or cardboard; a pencil; scissors; 3-in-1 adhesive; glitter glue; glimmer mist; small clothespins; scrapbook paper; redline tape; pearls and other beads.

First, draw a petal shape on the chipboard for a pattern and cut it out.
Trace the petal shape several times (as many petals as you want on the flower) on the old paper and cut them out. Punch or cut out a circle to glue the petals on and begin scrunching and glueing and arranging petals around the circle, one layer at a time until the curcle is covered and you have enough petals for your liking.

Glue beads in the center of the circle. You could use buttons or bling or whatever you like!

Put a piece of redline tape on one straight edge of the clothespin and stick it to the back of the flower.

Spray the flower petals with your color choice of glimmer mist and let dry.

Apply glitter glue to the edges of the petals and let dry. You can embellish it more with bling and more glitter until you are happy!

You can also cut petals from crepe paper, tissue paper, and dryer sheets to give the flowers a different effect. I used dryer sheets for the magenta flower and I LOVE it!

I hope you have fun making your paper flowers. Please let me know if you make some and what you think! Also let me know if you have made them before and how you make them differently. I'm always looking to improve my crafting ability and I love to learn from you!

James and I went to Guthrie last Saturday. We ate at the Victorian Rose tea room and went to several antique and gift shops. I ran out of money after the first stop so James bought me several old glass bottles and some sweet baby shoes that I am going to embellish. I can't wait to show you how they turn out.

James will be starting a new job on August 15th and it is in my home town!!! I am so happy for him and I am so excited for us! We are one step closer to being together and starting our new life together in one location. It is very hard on both of us and his girls to be living an hour away from one another. I know that when he moves here things will be a lot less stressful and I am so excited for that day to come!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday. It is such an honor to meet at her place every weekend to see you all. I hope you have a happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy


  1. Tammy, your flowers are gorgeous. Think I'll give it a try. Mother will be tickled pink to receive your new creations on her gift. Good news for you & James ...

    Happy PS weekend,
    TTFN ~

  2. Happy Pink Saturday Tammy Sweetie...
    Oh my goodness what beautiful flowers you have over here. I love it that you shared instructions. I SO want to give them a try. I would like to make some for my board at work. Make it look a little brighter and happier. Maybe I will add a few butterflies to mine as well.

    Your Momma is going to be so happy to be receiving this gorgeous bag of goodies with the flower attached. How exciting.

    Oh I am so tickled for you and James. God works in mysterious ways does he not? He has a plan and it will be revealed at the perfect time, in the perfect amount of time. You look so precious together sweetie.

    Have a glorious weekend. Looks like the table is set for tea at your Momma's house. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

  3. The paper flowers look amazing. I like how you added the glitter and paint.

  4. You do marvelous work with paper. I have no talent for things like that. I enjoyed seeing the pretty ones you created. Best wishes to you and James.

  5. Well, my flowers don't look anywhere as nice as yours, Tammy. Lots of work to improve.

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    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~