Here’s another way to make pretty paper flowers with your scallop punch, this time out of tissue paper.
For these flowers you only need 3 supplies:
1. Scallop Punch(you can use the size you’d like; for my example I used the 2″ one, which I use for cupcake toppers)
2. tissue paper
1. Fold one sheet of tissue paper in your choice of color in half 4 times.
2. Punch the scallop out of the folded paper.
3. Staple 2 times in the middle of the scallop.
4. Pull up the first sheet of tissue paper up and crinkle it together so it stays upright.
5. Repeat step four for each sheet of tissue paper until all of them are done.
6. Fluff your flower out until it is the desired shape.
Use your flowers in a number of ways. In the picture above, Fiskars uses their flowers for a Mother’s Day tea party. These could also be great to just make a few and put them on a tray to serve Mom breakfast in bed on her special day.
I went shopping this weekend for some Easter goodies, including picking up a good-sized Easter basket for Tyler. Isn’t Easter candy the best?!?! I just had a mini Cadbury egg right before this post for a little Easter inspiration. ;)
I love Easter and the soft colors and would have liked to put a whole printable Easter collection together. Unfortunately I didn’t have time for that this year and I’m not having Easter brunch at my house.
As I’ve been creating parties, I’ve been feeling more and more creative and have been trying out new things with paper. I’m starting out simple and seeing where it goes. For my first project, I used some supplies from my crafting collection to make paper flowers. One of them is shown above on a simple border card that I will share the template for below.
Tools you need to make the paper flowers:
- 2″ Scallop Paper Punch
- 1 1/2″ Scallop Punch
- 1″ Heart Punch
- small circle punch, (not sure of the exact size but I think it’s around 5/8″ from measuring the circle – maybe this punch?)
- card stock in light pink, bright pink, yellow, and green
- small rhinestones
- Tacky glue
- kids paint brush (optional, I use one to smooth the glue on the paper)
1. First, start off by punching one of each shape out of card stock. Use the larger scallop punch for the lighter pink color and the smaller scallop punch for the brighter pink color.
2. Use green paper for the heart punch. Cut the heart in half to make your leaves.
3. Glue the shapes together and add 3 rhinestones on top.
All Done! How EASY is that!?!?
Now you can use your flower on take home treat boxes…
or a simple border card, click here to get the template. It would be an easy craft for girls to create. Or you could even use it as a note left by the Easter Bunny. :)
Hopefully you’ve liked my first project and when I create more, I’ll share on here too!
Life has been pretty busy lately and I haven’t blogged as much as I’d like to. Has it just been around here or has this year been a really bad year for the flu and colds? I usually don’t get sick and I’ve been sick 3 times this winter. I hope you all have been staying healthy!
So getting back into the swing of things, I wanted to share a party I’m currently working on. It’s going to be an art party, This is such a fun theme! The invitations are all done and shown above with a choice of hearts or circles in the design.
It’s easy to keep your young guests entertained with this theme because all the activities are built right in to the theme. I am hoping to share ideas with you on party favor ideas, how to decorate, what sweets to serve, and much more in the coming weeks.
This Saturday we had Tyler’s 3rd birthday party. I can’t believe how fast the time goes! It was at the local park, a little bit of a risk at this time of year weather wise, even in Florida. We got the shelter with the wall so I made the most of it!
This party was the first time I set up at the park and there was some rushed last minute planning. I forgot my picture frame for his welcome sign so we had to improvise. And I tried to make cookies haha. Yes, they didn’t turn out. I’ve learned my lesson and plan on ordering all of the desserts next time. Let’s leave it to the professionals!
The cake turned out really pretty. I ordered it from a local bakery and put ribbon around both tiers with one of our 4″ party circles on top. I made paper medallions to frame the happy birthday banner, along with party hats and bubble wrappers. We got train whistles and bubbles as party favors, both great for a party outside!
It was such a nice day and Tyler had a great time! I even caught him singing happy birthday to himself later that night (he loves to sing!) lol Kids are so funny, but it showed that it really made an impression on him. We are very grateful to all our friends and family that came to make his day special!
Train Birthday Party Decorations/styling: Trish’s Design Studio
I’ve been wanting to do something with my bulletin board. It was just soooo boring!! My dad made me one years ago with decorative trim around it and I want one like that again, with some simple fabric to it. But in the meantime, I updated this $5 Ikea cork board to something a little more exciting.
The items I used:
- cheap cork board
- masking tape
- paint brush
- paint (I used Martha Stewart’s paint in the colors Cloudand Gold
How I made it:
1. Mark off 6 2″ increments on each end of the bulletin board.
2. Line up the masking tape to the marks on each end and smooth it onto the cork board. There should be a small gap in between each of the 2 masking tape strips (as shown above).
NOTE: Make sure the tape is stuck in place on the bulletin board. You want nice, crisp lines and don’t want the paint to drip past the edges.
3. Starting by painting the bottom strip, paint every other large gap with the Cloud color. Then paint the small strips and the frame with the Gold metallic color.
4. Let it dry and peel the tape off. Now you’ve got a cute bulletin board!
I usually don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day but decided when I couldn’t sleep last night to put my time to better use. :)
You can use these cute free printable bags to put some yummy treats in for the holiday. I used Tyler’s “gold” to show off the treat bag toppers, but you can put rolos, skittles, multiple colored wrapped Dove chocolates (yum!) or whatever sounds good in your treat bags.
Each topper is double sided and 4″ wide and 2″ long (folded). The best size of treat bags to use are 4″x6″.