Make Flowers From Hearts


The past few weeks, I’ve been using plain shapes to make other embellishments. This week is no different. I want to show you how you can use a heart punch to make flowers. And these flowers are dimensional and look great with plain or double-sided papers. These are great for cards, scrapbook covers, package toppers and lots of other projects. Of course you can vary the side and make teensy tiny flowers or great big ones like I did this week. My heart punch was about 1.5″, so the flower is approximately 3″. I also added a doily, a small flower for a center, and adhesive gems to finish off the card.  Enjoy!


Quilted Card With Paper Squares


I love all sorts of crafts, but one I haven’t tried is quilting. It’s a shame really since it’s something my grandmother did very well, but I already know I would never have the patience.

The design for this card was made using punched squares. I love to make plain shapes into other things, and this one is so simple! You can even change this design by curling back some of the outside corners and other similar ideas. I think it looks very much like a pinwheel even though we’re not cutting any of the squares into triangles. Enjoy!

Make a beautiful flower from any circle punch!


Would you believe these cute flowers are made from circle punches? I love any kind of paper folding, and making my own embellishments makes me happy! As a bonus,  I can make it the colors I need instead of having to make my project match premade flowers. 🙂

On the video, I will show you how to make the scalloped circle flower, but the plain circle flower was made exactly the same way. It’s just a bit harder to show with having used double sided paper and a smaller circle. Grab 9 circle punchies and join me for the video!

Zig Zag Fold Handmade Card


I love this unique card! I found a written tutorial on a German site, and with the power of Google Translate, I was able to figure it out :). This card not only has unique folds, but it also stands up nicely on its own, and includes a tag in the middle that you can lift up for a really neat message area.

I used DCWV’s Once Upon A Time stack for decorating my card. I love that stack, but especially the castle paper :). I also used cream cardstock to construct the card, a border punch, a pencil & ruler, Scor-Pal, and glue.  I hope you enjoy this project!