Today I want to share with you a fun spring flower tutorial. The idea was linked up on WCS member Celeste Smith's blog, and I could not resist immediately posting it to my Pinterest board so I'd never lose the link. Then, as soon as I had a spare moment, I had to try it myself. It was so fun I made a half dozen in one sitting, and added two of them to layouts that very day.
So, your first step is to check out the step-by-step tutorial you'll find here, and then pull out some double-sided patterned paper and give it a go!
The other beautiful thing I discovered? If you use a 1.5-inch circle punch, you can punch all eight circles from a 12 x 3.5 inch strip of paper. And a 12 x 3.5 inch strip is exactly what you have left over when you cut down a 12 x 12 sheet into an 8.5 x 11 sheet. So, pick any paper you choose, cut it down to 8.5 x 11 to save for a future project, and punch your circles out of that leftover strip.
Even better, use that 8.5 x 11 paper as the background for a page featuring one of your flowers, which is exactly what I did. Twice. Talk about economical! You can get your page background and your primary embellishment out of just one piece of paper. Behold:
And here's the page. Additional supplies: office tag, Basic Grey chipboard letters, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, and Glossy Accents (used to add a bit of shine to the centers of all the printed flowers).
It really doesn't get simpler than this. Give it a try!
Thanks for joining me. Plant a flower or two on your next layout—it's your last chance to celebrate the spring.