Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Roses and Magnolias

What do girls do when they're husbands go out of town? Well, they stamp in their jammies, of course!!

My DH had a meeting so I invited my BFF, Patty, over to play in my paper sandbox. My new passion is making paper flowers. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! So easy and so beautiful...I'd love to do a tutorial but the book is copyrighted but here's all the information you need to get started.

The awesome directions are in a book called "The Paper Garden" by Susan Tierney Cockburn. All the flowers are made with punches and paper...nothing else except markers to add color to the flower centers.

Shopping alert: the punch tools and all the punches are on sale 30% off, today only at Scrappily Ever After.

Patty picked up the flowers on the card at the Scrappily Ever After booth at CHA. She broght them with her and I helped her put the elements together for the super CAS (clean and Simple) card. The sentiment is from the elegant Flourished Words from Flourishes. Didn't she do a fabulous job?!!

We each made a rose and that's Patty's first magnolia. Instant card WOW!! I have some projects in mind using these and other flowers to stay tuned.

Don't forget to pop over to Scrappily Ever After today! Cheryl is super sweet and put up with all our questions when we placed our order. Shhhhh!



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4 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my Gosh, how cool are these!!!!!!! Charlene, you are getting me in trouble here ;P Yours came out so fabulous, I should put an order in with you :D:D:D:D. Wow, just gorgeous. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

This is fabulous and so beautiful, Charlene!! Thanks for the book tip!!! Lovely card and flowers!!!!

ashjoy said...

those are fabulous, how did you get them to pop up? I love how dimensional they are.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Hey! I wanna come over a play in the sandbox, too, so you can teach me how to make these lovely flowers. What fun you and Patty had!