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Monday, June 16, 2008

flowers for teacher




Hi there, don't you just love to receive flowers? I do, but I often think that they are kind of a waste of money as they only last about a week. So, when I saw some paper flowers made in the SCS gallery, I wanted to try my own. I stamped the open petal from pick a petal onto both sides of designer paper and punched them out with my oval punch. Then I took a 1 x 3 strip of cooridnating cardstock and cut slits into it and wrapped it tightly around the metal part of a pencil leaving the eraser for the center. The flower petals were tough to adhere and keep them where I wanted them, so I taped some thin guage wire to the back of each petal and then curled the petal with my stylus before wrapping the pencil in floral tape to hold the petals on. The leaves are made by stamping another pick a petal leave onto green and adhering the same way. I made three flowers and inserted some fake flower greenery for filler. The "vase" is one of those dollar store tootsie roll banks. Thanks for stopping in!

7 comments:

snowcountry311 said...

super cute

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is such an amazing work!

arlene,
Silverdale flowers

Jenn from CNY said...

WOW!! That is awesome!! Great job!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love your flower pencils! I bet the teachers loved them!

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are so beautiful.
I just love them......
Sue

Dawn said...

Great idea incorporating the pencil! Love it!

Eileen said...

So cute! Great teacher gift!