Welcome To our first Spa Weekend, where you will get to Relax, Rejuvenate and Be Inspired.
We are pleased to have you with us, we know your time is valuable and we would like to get started by inspiring you with different ways to create flower embellishments. The Design team has created fabulous step by step instructions to get you started!
Flowers are one of my all time favorite embellishments. Sometimes when you need that perfect colour to go with a layout, you don't need to worry, just create your own by following the tutorials below.
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Layered Felt Flower Tutorial by Allison Yates
Allison here with my Fabric Flower Tutorial using the Cuttlebug. The idea for this flower came to me one morning when I woke up. Guess I spent all night dreaming about it!Don’t know if that means I am dedicated or just plain mad!
List of Materials:
Cuttlebug, Large heart Sizzix die,Felt,Needle & thread, Rafia, Scalloped ribbon, Sheer Ribbon, Prima flower, Prima felt flower, Silk Rose florette, and Fabric Adhesive
1. Cut three large hearts using the Sizzix die and arrange in a flower shape. Secure with a few stitches in the centre. Gather together the scalloped ribbon with thread and sew in place on top of the three hearts. These stitches won't be seen so don't worry about perfection!
2. Sew the rafia in loops in the centre - make them on the large side as you will trim them later - it should now look like this:
3. Using the thread again gather up the sheer ribbon and stitch in the centre.
4. Glue in place in the centre a medium sized prima flower(this helps to hide the untidy sewing). Take the felt Prima flower and pinch it underneath in the centre and add a few stitches to help gather it up. Stitch in place.
5. Glue the rose to the centre of the Prima flower and trim the raffia.
Would love to see what flowers you make using this technique! Tip: You could use the smaller Sizzix heart die to create smaller flowers! ~Allison
Organza Flower Tutorial by Christine Penaflor
Welcome to the Cuttlebug Challenge Spa Retreat Weekend! I'm Christine, and today I will be sharing how I created some flowers from organza fabric. I would like to give credit to Tresa Edmunds for the great instructions and inspiration for creating these flowers.
I began with some cream organza that I purchased at Joann's. I simply cut them using the Flower Layers die from Sizzix in my Cuttlebug. You can cut as many as four layers of organza at a time with this particular die (see photo 1).
Next, I used the flame from a candle to gently melt the organza fabric (see photo 2). You must be very careful with this step and not get too close to the flame because the organza is very delicate and can melt into a shrunken ball if it is brought to close to the flame (trust me, I speak from experience! :-D ). I found that there was enough heat from the flame to begin melting the organza when it was about three inches above the flame. You'll have to practice and see what works for you, but please note that it only take a little bit of heat for the fabric to begin curling. As an alternative, you can try using a heat gun to achieve the same effect.
Slowly turn the die cut fabric until all petals have been slightly curved (see photo 3). Next, layer each of the flowers on top of one another until you achieve a pleasing look. Try to not to overlap the petals for a better look.
I die cut another small flower from a piece of organza for the center layer, and I used a rhinestone brad from Creating Keepsakes to attach all the layers together (see photo 4).
You can also use glue dots to adhere each layer to one another and then embellish with a pearl center (as seen on the project in Photo 5).
I hope you take the opportunity to try this! The flowers are so very pretty and delicate and can be a wonderful embellishment on your next project! Thank you for joining me today for this tutorial! ~Christine
Ribbon Flower Tutorial by Nathalia Castellon
I love using fabric flowers on my projects. So today I hope to show you how you can create this flower with some of the ribbon you probably already have in your stash! I've provided easy-to-follow instructions below. Feel free to click on the photo and print these directions on your computer!
Here is my finished and embellished project using the ribbon flower. I added a bit of greenery and some porcelain roses to create a floral bouquet for this pewter cross. And be sure to visit my blog for even more ideas and project inspiration using this Ribbon Flower tutorial!
Thanks for joining us for today's feature on Fabric Flowers! Enjoy the rest of the weekend's Spa Festivities here at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog! ~Nathalia
Grand Prizes for the month of MAY
The month of May we will be giving out an
with 3 months supplies of ink Cartridges.. Participate in any of the Challenges all month long to be entered in the drawing. Prizes will be awarded June 1st, the more you participate the more chances you have!
Runner up will receive a Cricut Expressions, with 1 extra cartridge in addition to the 2 that comes with Cricut Expressions, and a caddy from Scrapcessories..
Participate in any of the Challenges all month long to be entered in the drawing.
Prizes will be awarded June 1st, the more you participate the more chances you have!
P.S. Don't forget to come back at 5pm EST for another fabulous tutorial and more prizes!