I've been seeing all these great accordion style flowers on layouts and in scrapbooking product and wondered if I could make my own. YouTube to the rescue! Yes, you can make them. They are a bit tedious though so it is something to play with and then decide if you want to make or buy. Of course the advantage to making your own is to make whatever size you want with whatever paper you already have.
The layout arrangement is from Shimelle's new class at Two Peas in a Bucket called 4x6 photo love. This month, we are focusing on only one photo and the arrangement was fairly specific to call attention to the one photo. To take her great class, visit 4x6 Photo Love at Two Peas
When making my flowers, I did 1/4" pleats and 1/2" pleats. The 1/4" made very sturdy flowers that create a thick but not unmanageable layout. The 1/2" ones were just awfully thick particularly if you want finish off with a button in the center as I did. So I did a little extra snip with the scissors and that is what I'm showing in this video. I actually ended up making the entire flower on the video. If you want to see the extra bit only, just fast forward to about 4 minutes in.
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Other Project Notes:
- The white stamped circles are painted chipboard stamped in Craft ink with the Big Flower's stamp set from Stampin' Up!
- I snipped my scallop circles to give them a little extra dimension.
- This was one layout where I could see the advantage of a digi scrapper. I must have tried a half dozen background combos before I decided on the Doodlebug paper over the orange. All that meant those flowers got moved off and on a zillion times.
- I wish I'd photographed this layout before adding the small darker blue buttons. Those buttons are the smallest element and they made the most difference in bringing it together!
Here is one of the videos I watched on a basic Accordion Flower from dahlhousedesigns: That's How Thursday Another one I watched used a glue gun for the adhesive. If I wasn't a total klutz with the glue gun, I might give that a go.
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Ingredients: Stamps: Big Flowers by Stampin' Up!
DSP: Jersey Shore by SU!; Blue Jean Petite Prints by Doodlebug
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Only Orange, Garden Green
Buttons: Paper Studio and fabric store
Chipboard letters: Basic Grey Sweets undressed chipboard