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Friday, 1 August 2014

Easy Flower Making with Flower Punch Board

Paper Flower tutorial 5
Paper Flower tutorial
          Dear friends I am super nervous while writing this post not only because its my first post on Crafter's corner but because its my first DT post ever !!
          I guess we all have crafty first loves- a technique or style we fall in love with... .....well one of my first loves was making flowers using craft punches ! I would buy whatever punch I could get my hands on and try and cook up different ways to make flowers with a single punch !
Flower Punch Board 1
Flower Punch Board
        So  I was super excited to get my hands on the Flower Punch Board ---not only is it a super 2 in 1 punch [makes flowers and leaves!!], it has a scoring tool [super useful bone folder ] and a shaping tool [no more hunting for the right pen to shape your flowers!] tucked right into inbuilt slots within the punch board.
Flower Punch Board 2
Flower Punch Board
What I love the most about this tool is you can make 7 different sized flowers ranging from 3 inch to  huge 9 inch diameter flowers [think DIY party decor!!].
How to make flowers using the Flower Punch Board
The board has tables  which indicate what size paper is required to make a particular size flower named XXS,XS etc which has corresponding lines marked on the board.
Flower Punch Board 3
Flower Punch Board
For this basic flower making tutorial I made the smallest 3 inch diameter flower [called XXS] using a 1 3/4 x 6 inch paper strip
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Flower Punch Board
Align the paper strip at the vertical groove and punch.Also score along the diagonal line.
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Flower Punch Board
Shift the paper strip and align to the line of the corresponding flower size eg XXS.Now punch and score both vertically and diagonally.
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Flower Punch Board
Shift the paper and align the vertical score-line you just made to the XXS  line and repeat the punch and score steps.
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Flower tutorial
Fold your petal strip by mountain folding all the diagonal score lines and valley folding all the vertical score lines.
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Flower tutorial
Stick  the petals to make a fairly flat 8 petal flower [ideal for scrapbooks and albums] or  stick one petal over the other to make a 7 petal flower as shown. Shape the petals inwards or outwards using the shaping tool.
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Paper Flowers
You can also snip off petals before sticking to make a more cupped 3 dimensional 6 petal or 5 petal flower as seen in my paper flower bouquet.
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Leaf tutorial
Make cute perfectly shaped leaves  from squares of paper [ size 1 to 4 inches] by using the reverse punch on the flower punch board.
Flower Punch Board 10
Leaf tutorial
Punch opposite corners of a paper square to make a leaf and score it using the scoring tool and score-board to make your leaves 3 D with veins!
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Leaf tutorial
Making these punchcraft paper flowers was so quick and easy I made a whole bouquet of flowers in no time! My little girl has learnt to use the punch board and I think we'll be making more of these flowers as teachers day gifts!
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Paper Flower Bouquet
Well that was part one - Basic flower making using the flower punch Board!
If I have not enticed you enough  here is one more project using the flower punch board!
I made a paper / magazine holder embellished with super large paper daffodils
Daffodils
Here is the tutorial to the daffodils : Paper Daffodil tutorial

I hope you enjoyed  the  basic introduction to the flower punch board and the Daffodils
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Supplies
Flower Making : Flower Punch Board
Embossing : Versamark Watermark , Embossing Powders & Ranger Heat Gun
Inking :Distress InksInk Blending tool & Foam , Koi Water Brush
Flower Embellishing : Diamond Dust
Misc Embellishment :Washi Tapes
Die Cutting & Dies: Big ShotCheery Lynn Butterfly
Papers: DCWV Botanical,Prima Introspection
Misc tools - Tim Holtz Tonic scissorsReverse tweezers

37 comments:

  1. Wow Sonia, so now you are DT also! Where do you get the time?? congrats and lovely flowers .

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    1. Thank you Rupa -- ha ha I am a special DT for Shalini and she gives me the flexibility to adjust the posts without too much pressure!! Glad you liked the flowers
      Cheers
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  2. beautful flowers Sonia... love this!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you Berina - happy you liked the paper blooms
      Cheers
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  3. Congrats Dr Sonia as a DT !!!
    Your daffodil bloom is very pretty!! Lovely tutorial.

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    1. Thank you for the support Vinita and so glad you like my daffodils

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  4. Doc.. What a joy to see you on a DT team finally.. I kept wondering why someone hasn't snatched you yet.. what a wonderful and informative post.. Now I am itching to lay my hands on the punch board.. Gorgeous blooms.. Absolutely in love with the daffodils.. Have a great time as DT... Loads of Luck

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    1. Khush...I have been refusing DT posts since a long time!! And good I have tempted you to buy something-- You only made me buy lots of crafty stuff!!

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  5. Beautiful flowers Dr. Sonia!!!

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  6. Wow dr sonia.. The flowers are gorgeous. .love the daffodils. Such a lovely step by step tutorial. .hats off to your patience! The punch board sure is added to my wishlist ;)

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    1. Ha Ha do go buy it Lavina-- you will have fun making huge flowers with your daughter

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  7. A punch board for flowers ??..very Interesting product specially for all the handmade flower lovers ! Loved your "First ever " DT post !Wonderful tutorial and the daffodils my favorite :) !

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    1. Yes Pooja its a fantastic tool for crafters and not only for making flowers--- will soon be sharing some nonflower making tutorials using the flower punch board!

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  8. Yes, even to me it's a very new product and you've explained it very well Sonia. Just the right person for it :). And the blooms are lovely! specially the daffodils :)Thanks for the beautiful details . A video would be more useful for the future steps.( If possible) :).

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    1. Sarah Thank you so much for the kind words...when I first got the product and googled for inspiration I got hits for videos but no good pictorials so only decided to write a pictorial and not a video! Will definitely try my hands on video making for video lovers!

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  9. Hearing about this product for the first time. A very detailed explanation . Thank you so much :)

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  10. Amazimg amazing post...loved the flowers...am not much of a flower person but I know Prisha will surely claim this as hers. I know her love for flowers is boundless. Beautiful blooms...cant wait for the non bloom project with the flower board! !

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    1. Thank you so much for the supportive words Tejal--both myself and daughter love making flowers and even today she was admiring the daffodils-- she has really flipped over the diamond dust transformation of the flower!

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  11. Flower Punch board is amazing ..lovely flowers by it Dr Sonia ..love them.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Radhka...glad you liked the paper blooms

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  12. thanks for the tute on how to use the punch board Doc. The flowers are beautiful and u make it look soo easy.

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    1. Thank you so much Sujana and it is indeed easy!

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  13. Gorgeous tutorial and project Sonia! I'm SO glad to you are our teamie now! :) the blooms are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu...was super nervous when I wrote the post-- now feeling so much better!!

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  14. Congratulations on your first DT post!I love both the projects you made,especially the bouquet.Lovely colours and you made it look super easy.Looking forward to some more awesome posts from you.

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    1. Thank you so much for the support Pallavi...glad you liked the bouquet-- most people seemed to admire the daffodils only!! LOL!!

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  15. lovely flowers Sonia !! Loved the handmade pattern paper and the daffodils !!

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    1. Thank you so much Suma-- yeah first time I made my own paper with embossing-- it was so much fun when I could match the leaves and the flowers using the same flourish stamp!

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  16. Ma'am I doubt it if there's anything you can't use to make flowers, I would have never thought of making flowers using punch board... u r really an awesome person.. and congrats for the first DT post.. :))

    http://funzycraftygifts.blogspot.in/

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    1. You are so sweet Deepti but this board was meant just for flowers -- stay tuned for non flower projects using the flower punch board!

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  17. Hello Dr Sonia, this is simply awesome. ..such beautiful flowers. I wish to learn this art....could you pls let me know if you hold private classes. ...
    I m rachna Jain, delhi

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    1. Thank you Rachna --the tutorial says it all - you dont actually need to take any classes to make the flowers using the punch board as its pretty simple and if the tutorial is not clear you can always leave a comment here at Crafters Corner or at my blog and I can help you out. And sorry I dont take classes-- this is just a hobby for me!

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    2. Rachna since you are from Delhi and if you wish you can actually take classes from Shalini Mittal the supremely talented owner of Crafter's Corner!!

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