Friday, August 5, 2011

Cre8tivegirls Blogoversary Blog Hop

Hello blogland and welcome to the Cre8tivegirls Blogoversary Blog Hop!  Today you should have come here from Emma at  Creative Time for Me, but if you're lost go HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.  Our theme is "firsts",  and I'd like to share a tutorial I've tried for the first time - quick and easy coffee filter flowers.

Here's a quick list of items you'll need:
-cone shaped coffee filter
-scallop or circle paper punch or die
-your favorite ink/stain spray such as Glimmer Mist or MoonShadow Mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang
-a small brad for center of flower
-heat gun

Step 1:
Spray both sides of the coffee filter with your favorite ink or stain - I do this in an old box.

Step 2:
Use your heat tool to dry the coffee filter.

Step 3:
Using your paper punch, cut out 4 scallop circles - you'll get 8 because the coffee filter has two sides.

Step 4:
Pile together all 8 scallop circles and poke a hole in the center; secure with a small brad.

Step 5:
Gather each layer towards the center of the flower.

Step 6:
After all 8 layers are bunched upwards, carefully fluff them out to your desired fullness.

You can make these flowers as big or as small as you wish depending on the size paper punch you use.  For my samples, I used a 2" Stampin' Up scallop circle punch.  This was the "first" time I've made these, but it won't be the last - I'm hooked now!

I'd also like to share a card I made- not a first, but a thirty-first anniversary card for my husband.

Yeppers, 31 years with this man......I'd do it all over again and I hope I get another 31 with him!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and card!  And now you're off to visit Chris at Craft E Mama's Craft Haven.  Enjoy the rest of the hop :)


Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Doris!! :)

Great tutorial!! I've never made flowers from coffee filters but after seeing your fab flowers, I'll have to give it a try! :)

Cheryl @
cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

Yvonne said...

Doris I love these flowers and can't wait to try my hand at making them!!! This hop is so fun and inspiring! Thank you for celebrating with my Sis. :) ~Yvonne

Cre8tiveVet said...

I think your tutorial is great! I will have to try the technique. You card is beautiful. Congratulations on your 31st! Many blessings. Thanks for joining me in this hop. -Yvette

Chris said...

Hi Doris! These flowers are fabulous. What a great idea-thanks for sharing! Love your card too and your sweet comments about your man. Happy Anniversary! It's a pleasure being in this hop with you and the other ladies!


Lisa said...

Thanks for the great tutorial - the flowers are beautiful! And I love the anniversary card for your hubby!


Sandy S. said...

Beautiful flowers. TFS! Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!


Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

I just LOVE~LOVE your flowers!!!! Great Job...but your hubby card is the best congrats!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Happy Anniversary!! I LOVE your flower tutorial~I actually (no lie now) went and made one even before I got to your card (which is great by the way) and it turned out SO awesome:) I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much!!! So glad I am in the hop with you too!
Sherrie K

Yuveria said...

The flowers came out amazing. I love them. WOW congrats on the 31st aniversary!!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Thank you for a great tutorial. I'm definitely going to try these. Congrats on your anniversary!!


Bunnyfreak said...

Thanks for showing how to make the flowers.

Creative Diva said...

Wow! Such a great card. But, I definitely love how you made the flowers. Two Thumbs up.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Georgiana said...

These flowers are the best. I have to try them! Your pictorial is perfect to follow. I just hope mine will come out as great looking as yours did. : )

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Amanda said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! I will have to give these a try. I love your card! Congrats on 31 years!

Rachel said...

That's a beautiful flower! Thanks for the step-by-step photo tutorial!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the flower showing, it is beautiful-and I have all the ingredients expect the mist!

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Anonymous said...

LOVE the flower idea from coffee filters -- the card is so cute and colorful!

Gaylynn said...

Great tutorial. Gonna give those coffee filters a makeover. Following.

Candy said...

Fantastic tutorial!! I will definately try these. Happy Anniversary!

lmkindell1 said...

The flowers are really great. and the card is beautiful happy anniversary.


Scrappin with the bug said...

Stunning. I love the filters. WHat a great/cheap project. My daughter (2 1/2) thought they were pinecones - she wanted them. I love them and might have to lift that and make some with her.

Thanks for sharing.

terri_ski at yahoo dot com

Gerda said...

Hi Doris,
I love the idea off the filter flowers and the card is very great! Nice job.
Glad to be in the hop with you.
See you tomorrow.

Judy said...

Oh, I so love these flowers and I am definitely going to try them! Happy 31st! BH and I had 41 last year:-) Some of us can make it work...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Janet said...

What a great idea and the tutorial is perfect I mst try these some time soon

Percilla G said...

I Love, love, love those flowers
Lovely card and congrats. That is quite an acomplishment
Now a follower

Anonymous said...

Very cute flowers, I may have to put those filters on my shopping list.

ScrapinShana said...

WOW!! I LOVE those flowers!! I have been debating about buying that spray, but seeing this tutorial really makes me want to get some now!!

Anita Braddock said...

wow love the flowers cool idea and love the color. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

UnikeByYes said...

OMG! yet another awesome idea I gotta try, who knew coffee filters were so versatile? I love your card too!!!TFS.

Have a great wknd

katieo said...

Great idea to use coffee filters 31 years Congrats

Happyscrapin said...

Wow, love the flowers. I am gonna have to try and make some myself.

Jamie said...

great tutorial! i definitely have to give this a try. who needs the flower shoppe cartridge when i've got this tutorial? : )

also, happy 31st to you and you're husband. thats amazing!!


callyannc said...

I love those flowers. New project...woot woot!!!! Thanks for sharing. Happy 31st. My hubby and I just hit 20!!! Congrats CallyAnn(new follower) and I booked marked your blog so I can make these!!!!

Mallika said...

lovely work .. n the flowers are like ossum ..

Sue Alger said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary. Like your first tutorial. I've been seeing more and more uses for coffee filters, but I really like the look of the flowers--so vintage. thanks for sharing.

JenE said...

Happy 31st Anniversary! Here's hoping you have another 31 years together!!
Great coffee filter flowers! TFS
JenE, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love, Love, Love, these flowers. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I must try these. Gotta get me some coffee filters now. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness!!! I love this!! I am a new follower awesome blog! happy 31st anniversary!


Angie P. said...

I loooove these flowers! Thanks for the tutorial! Also Happy Anniversary! Very cute card! TFS!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Great tutorial on the flower!!! happy anniversary to you and your hubby!! I'm now a new follower:)

TyTynNiyasmom said...

Love this tutorial! I've got to try this.


Leah said...

Love the flowers!!! Your card is very nice, too!

Christine said...

love the flower and here's to 31 more years...

UnikeByYes said...

TFS! The flowers are really cute and what to say about your card, the sentiment goes perfectly with your design.
Have a great day,

Amy E said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers!!! So cute! You've inspired me to try them!

I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog and say hi sometime!

Amy E.