Friday, July 15, 2011

Paper Corsages

Today I would like to show you what we will be making in one of the classes hosted by Stamping Scrapping at CHA in Chicago this coming week. If you will be there stop by booth 1400 and say hello, we would love to meet you!
Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the tutorial.
We taking these supplies …..

and turning them into this ……

For this project the following supplies are needed:
First step is to cut out two of the large Anglaise dies, one of the next largest size and a circle.

After cutting out all of the dies the two large Anglaise dies need to be scored. I scored at the small circles and at the bottom of each curve all the way around. It is difficult to see the score lines with this paper and the camera angle.
So, between the two ‘curls’ there is a small circle that is cut from the die. Start scoring here lining up the top and bottom on the same line. Next, line up the scor-pal in the crevice to the right or left of the curl. Next, score in the valley between the two ovals. Do this all the way around for both large die cuts.

After both are scored cut on one of the score lines all the way to the inner circle.

Next step is to accordion fold the two large die cuts.

Once this is complete take a dab of Zip dry or scor-tape and add it to each cut on one of the large die cuts.

Now, take the two pieces and glue them together to form one large circle.

At this point the shape looks a little odd. Just bring the folds together and it will begin to take shape.
Next, add Zip Dry or Scor-tape to the 2-3'” circle. I prefer Scor-tape because I can adjust the die cuts for a longer period of time. It is also a little difficult for me to squeeze the bottle of Zip Dry.

After this sets up for a few seconds take the now one large accordion folded die cut and set it on the circle. Do your best to center on the back side although it isn’t necessary. Continue to adjust the accordion folded cut out so that the folds look uniform throughout. After holding your breath a couple of minutes you should be able to let go and the cut out will remain attached to the circle.

Next step is to take the next size Anglaise die cut and put a dab of Zip Dry on it, the pom-pom and a dab of Zip Dry on top of the pom-pom.

After it sets a few seconds place the pom-pom in the center of the Paper Corsage base. This is the white space in the picture above this one. Your corsage should look like the one shown below.

Take a Color Me White flower and adhere to the top of the corsage.

Add a button to the middle of the flower. Adhere using Zip Dry.

Take the piece of ribbon and fold it in half as shown.

Using Scor-tape (Zip Dry didn’t work too well with this ribbon) cross the ribbon over itself as shown above.

Add the safety pin at the fold of the ribbon.

That’s it ….. all done!
Would love to know what you think about our little corsage.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at CHA in Chicago.


Margreet said...

This is gorgeous!...thanks for sharing!
xxx Margreet

Kathy said...

Wow, I love this corsage! I am going to try and make it -- thanks for your awesome tutorial!! you rock!!! hugs, kathy

Lim said...

OH WOW!!! This is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing this idea and for the inspiration!

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