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Aren’t They Cute?

Today’s post I’d like to focus on creating flowers with your strips. “Aren’t they cute?” I first saw this technique on one of Scrapbook Expo’s Tip of the Day episodes on My Craft Channel. I immediately knew I could make them with our strips and could just see in my mind what adorable flowers they would make, especially when combined with our other flower Accessory Templates!  -Debbie Budge

large strip flower

Steps On How To Create Your Own Strip Flower:

I cut eight 4″ strips for the larger flower and then punched small holes in each end of the strips. After inking each piece, I used a bone folder to curl the strips slightly so they would bend easily (like curling ribbon for presents) and then placed each one of the strips on the prong of a decorative brad. Once they are all on the brad, you can move them around to space each ‘petal’ of the strip flower. I used the same brad to attach the flower to the Tiny Nature and Floral layers. So cute and so incredibly easy! I love the look and dimension it gave to my floral embellishment!
small strip flower

Small Strip Flower:

For the smaller strip flower, I followed the same process from above, except I used six 3″ strips. I hope you’ll give this method a try. I love how my flowers turned out.

Designer Templates Used:

Paisley Place (1A,1B,3A,3B) Bracket (3) Tiny Bracket (4T) Floral (3) Tiny Floral (3T) Tiny Nature (6T) Photos & Strips
By | 2017-10-11T11:40:18+00:00 February 18, 2017|Categories: Ideas to Inspire, Scrapbooking Ideas|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments


  1. Pam Wesson February 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I love it! So simple but sooooo cuuuute!

  2. Loree Karan February 18, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love this – I recently did a layout that I now want to go back and add this!

  3. Tracey Diotte April 19, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I LOVE this layout!! …the colors, the patterns, the layout, the flowers and I want to thank you all for sharing it!! I can’t wait to see more of what you do. I saw this on Pinterest. Great job!!

  4. Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) March 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Fabulous flowers and layout! What products do you use for the tabs behind the photo mats and for the photo corners? Thank you for your help. Have a great day!

  5. Samantha Wright March 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    great layout!

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