May 5, 2010

Flowers for Mom

Are you ready for Mothers' Day? If you've waited until the last minute and haven't yet made your mom that special card, I've got an idea for a quick card that will look like it took hours. Aren't those the best kind?!

Giving flowers as a Mothers' Day gift is pretty traditional, but even if you've got a more modern gift in mind, you can still give mom flowers. I made the flowers on this card using a staple from my pantry: coffee filters.

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If you've never attempted coffee filter flowers, they're really easy. All you need are coffee filters, some mist or ink (if you want colored flowers) and some patterned paper for the stem. If you have a heat gun, it will speed the drying process, but it's not absolutely necessary.

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First, take a filter, fold it in half and mist or paint it. I use a cardboard box to catch the "overspray." I used Glimmer Mist in Starfish, but any mist would work, and you could even use ink or chalk instead.

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Use the heat gun to dry the filter or let it air dry over night. (You could also use a hairdryer if you don't have a heat gun.) Then, fold it in half again.

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Next, start pleating the filter to get the look of a flower.

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Cut a strip of patterned paper and wrap it around the base of the flower in a funnel shape and adhere the edges.

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Add a stem and some leaves and you have a lovely embellishment for a card or any other project. It makes a great card for any occasion: birthdays, thank you, get well, etc. It would also look great on a gift bag.

Hope you have a wonderful Mothers' Day!

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Bo Bunny
Mist: Tattered Angels
Die-cut: Spellbinders
Other: coffee filters, adhesive

Robyn Schaub
http://dreaminginscraps.blogspot.com

2 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing this Robyn!

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