Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cupcake Wrapper Flowers

I spent yesterday back at one of my favorite places...ARCHIVER'S!  It was a girly day...spent with my good friend AngelCakes' Grammy for a day of paper crafting.  What a great day we had and whenever we can walk out of there for $50 or less we call it a miracle!
I worked on a few more Easter cards including these two similar cards.

I used the papers from the Stella and Rose Mabel 6 inch deck which I've talked about before (you can see it here: Mabel Stella Rose Collection 6X6 Pad (My Minds Eye)).  I've used almost all of the paper in that stack making various's been very good to me! :) do you make these cute cupcake wrapper flowers?  Very easy.  Take your wrappers and fold them in half (you should have a semi circle)  Fold one side towards the center and the other side to meet it and you will end up with a cone shape.   Put a mini pop dot at the pointed end to hold the "flaps" down.  Take a punched circle (I had a once inch scalloped circle with me so I used that) and then begin to layer your "petals" around the circle...overlaping as you go.  When you're done with a layer or two around...turn the flower over and from the back begin to open up the petals to give them some dimension.  You just sort of fiddle with them until you get a fluffy flower.  Since these are made of smooshy paper I think they would mail beautifully!
I put a button with some twine from Jillibean and punched a flower with a paper scrap for the center of the other (and put a little bling on it). 
You can see the twine here:
The cupcake wrappers I used were white and I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist until quite wet and then dabbed them with a paper towel to remove the excess. 
The sentiment is done on a piece of coordinating paper and was punched with a Stampin' Up punch and the "Easter Wishes" stamp was from Paper Trey Ink.  A little sheer green organza ribbon finished it off!


  1. Ah HA! At last I've figured out why I can't do paper crafts--I don't have any smooshy paper! Who knew? =)

  2. Oh, I love the cupcake holder flowers, that is very cool!!! I need to invest in some of those and try them out. Very cute cards.


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