13 March 2011

Lace Edge Paper Flowers

Today I will show you how to make a Lace Edge Paper Flower as seen on this layout below. Making your own paper flowers is an inexpensive alternative to purchasing them at craft stores. I think they also offer a little more versatility too as far as colors and styles. Try making some today and let me know how they turn out!
These are the supplies you will need to make a Lace Edge Paper Flower...

A border punch
Card stock (any color or pattern)
A paper cutter

Using a border punch, ( I used Fiskars Threading Water Punch) punch the length of a 12x12 piece of card stock. You can use solid or printed paper depending on how you will use the finished flower
Cut your punched edge into a strip about an inch to an inch and a half wide. This would also be a good time to ink the punched edge if you choose.
Begin pleating you strip over and under until you reach the end of the strip as shown in the picture
Apply a dab of hot glue to the edge of the strip and adhere it to the opposite side, joining the pleats if you can
Add a button to the center,..and viola! You have a lace edge paper flower!