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Giveaway winner & another paper flower tutorial

First off – thanks to everyone who participated in our link-up giveaway drawing! We have a winner!

SHANNON GLASSCOCK! Please send your snail mail addy to us at gauchealchemy at cox dot net.

Sorry the blog has been a little quiet this week. To make up for it, here’s another fabulous paper flower tutorial from Keely Yowler!

First, a look at her lovely project – a gift bag with a beautiful vintage paper carnation!


Here are Keely’s amazingly simple instructions for making that beautiful paper flower:

Paper Carnation Tutorial
by Keely Yowler

These flowers are one of my favorite paper projects.  They make great additions to layouts and gift bags.


8 ½ x 11” sheet of patterned paper
Fine-tipped scissors


1     Using stencils, a diecut machine, or drawn freehand, cut eight 2 ½” circles and three 2” circles.  This size works good for me.  You can use any sizes you choose providing that you have eight large circles and three smaller circles.
2    Apply ink around edges of circles.
3    Layer small circles on top of large circles.
4    Punch small hole in center of circles and insert brad.
5    Make cuts approximately ¼ “ apart around entire stack of circles.
6    Separate layers and fluff apart.
7    You did it!


One Response

  1. again, thank you so much! i can wait to dive into all the goodies. i have a new baby, so i’m busybusy, but i’ll be sure to share what i’ve done on my blog!
    have a great weekend guys!

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