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A Simple Flower

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Don't you just love a simple flower design?  Since it's Friday, I wanted to share a simple idea for you to try this weekend:  a lollipop flower.  All it takes are some circle punches and a bone folder. And if you don't have circle punches, don't worry.  You can cut out the circles...it just takes a little longer.

Lollipop_Flower

I used this simple card design to make a stack of workshop invitations.  For this card, I used the 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle and 1" circle punches with Baja Breeze, More Mustard, and River Rock cardstocks, respectively.  The edges of all the circles were pulled across the edge of a bone folder (by pulling the edge of the circle between thumb and the bone folder) to roll up the edges slightly.  Then the circles are placed one on top of the other with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top.  You can use Tombow Multi Adhesive or SNAIL to adhere the circles to each other or you can place a brad at the center of the smallest circle so that the brad legs go through all the circles to hold them together.  For this lollipop flower, I decided to use SNAIL and add a heart Bitty Button mounted to a small heart punched from Bravo Burgundy cardstock.  A piece of Linen Thread is knotted on top of the Bitty Button and Crystal Effects was used to adhere the button to the cardstock.  Now it's just a matter of placing your flower on the card.

A piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (formerly known as Kraft cardstock) was attached to the Bravo Burgundy card base.  Then a strip of Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta ribbon was adhered to the cardstock with Tombow Multi Adhesive to create a flower stem.  Next to the flower stem I placed a couple of leaves made by stamping the leaf image from Vintage Vogue onto Old Olive cardstock using Old Olive ink.  You can see that I added a bit of length to the leaves to give them a touch of whimsy and then sponged the edges of the leaves with Old Olive ink.  The grass was created with a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock repeatedly snipped with Paper Snips and then sponged with Old Olive ink.  The grass was attached to the bottom of the flower stem with SNAIL and then I "ruffled" the grass with my fingertips to add a little dimension.  The lollipop flower was added to the top of the flower stem with Tombow Multi Adhesive.

The invitation sentiment was stamped on Baja Breeze cardstock using Bravo Burgundy ink and then punched out with the wide oval punch.  The edges of the cardstock were rolled just like the edges of the circle of the lollipop flower.  This piece was attached to the card front with Tombow Multi Adhesive, too.

The inside sentiment area of the card (not shown) was lined with Crumb Cake cardstock.  For workshop invitations, I print the workshop information in Microsoft Word using a post card template (in portrait orientation) on vellum designed to accept inkjet inks (sorry, not available from Stampin' Up!).  Then I tear out each "postcard" and adhere it to the inside sentiment area of the card using an adhesive that is applied by rolling the vellum through an adhesive applicator (sorry, also not available from Stampin' Up!).

Lollipop_Flower_Envelope (click on envelope to see larger image)

The invitation sentiment was stamped on the lower left corner of the Crumb Cake envelope with Old Olive ink.  A mask made by punching a Fancy Flower from a Post-It Note was placed over the invitation sentiment.  Then Bravo Burgundy ink was sponged around the mask.

Hope you find time to have fun this weekend!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations, Vintage Vogue; Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Old Olive; Embellishments:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Bitty Buttons (heart), Linen Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Tombow Multi Adhesive; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Wide Oval punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Small Heart punch, Fancy Flower punch, Post-It Note; Other:  Medium Crumb Cake Envelope

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Tanya Boser

What cute invitations! Love the lollipop flower :)

Diane Simpers

What a neat and easy card! Love your technique with the leaves and also how you sponged around the flower mask!
Diane

Rhonda L

Great flower! Thanks for the step by step!

Marie

Love that idea for a flower - just circles - how cool! TFS

Sara Mattson-Blume

Love the added touch on the envelope--and the simple flower is very mod!

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