Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ruffled Flower Tutorial - Both Photos & Video - Fun Stampers Journey

Today's blog post is going to be a bit longer than normal.  I want to share not only my video but some close up photos for the step by step making of these beautiful ruffled flowers.   They are made from ten 2" scallop circles. 

Richard Garay, President and Co-Founder of Fun Stampers Journey, sends each Journey Coach a dated (year) Birthday Stamp and card each year during their birthday month.   Mine arrived the other day, and this is what it looks like.   I've never worked for a company before that gave their Coaches/Reps a birthday present.   Really nice, and greatly appreciated.  

The flowers shown in this photo are flowers for today's tutorial.  I did a YouTube video tutorial showcasing step by step instructions on how to make these flowers.   In the video I also explain how the Journey Paper Punch System works.  If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link to my video is: 

Here are the directions with photos:

1.  Punch out ten 2" scallop circles.
     a.  Fold in half, then fold in half again.
     b.  Open and mark the center with a pen.
     c.  Using handheld paper punch, punch hole in center.
     d.  You now need to break down the fibers in the circles.   This is accomplished by folding over and over and doing it again.   You want to make the circles softer and easy to fold up.

   2.  Place a small brad into the center of the circle and layer them on the brad.  
         a.  When all in place, open the brad up and tape down to secure.

3.  Create your center bud by folding up the top circle around the brad.   Make it as tight as possible.

4.   Continue building up, folding in each layer.   Keeping it as tight as possible.   As you work down through the layers it will be a bit harder to fold them up.  

5.   All ten layers folded up.   Makes a tight bud.

6.   Using your fingers gently spread apart the layers.   It will open up the bloom.  Making it very full.  Perfect for the top of a package.

I made this cake YEARS ago using a cake slice template (google "cake slice template" if you would like to find one).   The template I originally used is not longer available otherwise I would link it here for you.     The slices are party favors that I decorated with scallop circles, leaves, and my ruffled flowers.   Such a cute centerpiece.   I made this for a friend.   It was filled with individually wrapped chocolates.   She took it into work for her birthday and shared with her co-workers. 

These flowers are dense/thick.   So if you used them on a card, they definitely will need a padded envelope.   They are about 1" from top to bottom so that will require extra postage too.   Worth it though, in my opinion.  

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:

Be Amazing Printed Paper PP-0023     24 double sided sheets ... 6 designs, 4 of each
Be Natural Brads AC-0216 120 pieces
White Liner Double Sided Tape AD-0001
Paper Punch Handle  TO-0031
2" Scalloped Circle Paper Punch Cartridge  TO-0043
1/16th Handheld Paper Punch TO-0117

Don't Forget: 

I have a "special promotion" going on until April 15th for all of my customers who place orders from March 1 to April 15, 2017.   Complete details are HERE.

Collection Jubilee - April 2017 Promotion:

 NOTE:   Some of these items may be retiring.   
We won't have the retirement list until May or June.
If there is an item you love in this collection, purchase it 
now so you don't miss it out.
business website HERE. 
And here is the link to the pdf
that lists all products for the promotion and their price;
Click HERE for the pdf 

Please contact me directly if you have order questions or question about becoming a Coach/a member of my team.    As always, orders may be placed through my business website.    Don't forget you earn a FREE Bloom Benefit for each $50 increment of your order (before tax & shipping).   It's a "Thank You" gift from Fun Stampers Journey for using our products.

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach
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