Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

5 Simple Flower Tutorials Using Circle Punches

circle flowers

I have a few circle punches in my stash that are staples in my paper crafting. I generally just use them for little gift tags, but today over on the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing tutorials on how to make all of these flowers and leaves using your circle punches. They are all so simple and take just a few minutes. Head over there and check it out.

* You can also find the 3D flower tutorial on my blog.

3D Flower Tutorial

3D flower

New in the Silhouette store is this easy 3D flower. You can use it in a bouquet for home or party decor. It’s also a great embellishment for cards and scrapbooks. Make it out of fabric or felt and use it for a hair accessory. Follow this easy 3D flower tutorial below to make your own.

3D flower tutorial 1

Cut out 14 pink 1 1/2″ circles, 1 pink 1″ circle and 1 yellow strip measuring 1/4″x8.5″. Cut a slit to the center of each 1 1/2″ circle. Glue 1/4″ of either side of the slit on top of each other to add dimension to each petal. 3D flower tutorial 2

Using the 1″ circle as a base, begin gluing petals around the edges with the slits toward the base. For this flower I glued 5 flowers on the base and 5 on the second layer. The third layer has has three petals. The remaining petal is used on top for the center of the flower.

3D flower tutorial 3

Curl the yellow strip by wrapping it around a pencil. Glue the two ends together. Adjust the curls until it looks the way you want it. Glue the yellow, curled strip to the center of the flower.

Customize Spring Bouquet Print and Cut Files

bouquet color change

Not all of my print and cut files can be edited, but these spring bouquets can! This means you can change the colors or rearrange the flower bouquets to create a unique design that works perfect for your scrapbook pages, cards, gifts or events. Follow the simple steps in this tutorial to create your new designs.

Print and Cut Designs Used: Spring Bouquet | Banner

Font: Janda Stylish Script

Spring Bouquets

spring bouquet collage1

New in the Silhouette store this week are these print and cut spring bouquets along with individual cut files for each flower. I’ll be sharing some ideas of ways to use them this week to embellish and create your own designs.

The first way I used them was on these signs I made for a wedding reception. I used the different bouquets to embellish the signs which made each one unique, but also kept them coordinating. You can follow the same designing through to party favors, table numbers, thank you cards, etc.

Wedding names

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Sweet Treats

Check back to see other ways to use and customize all these coordinating spring bouquets. You can find them all in the Silhouette Online Store.

Mother’s Day Mini Album by Tara

I hope you all had a nice Mother’s Day weekend. On Friday I threw a surprise baby shower for a friend. It was so much fun. I’ll be sharing all the details of it later this week. But first, I want to show you these gifts my friend Tara made for her mom and mother-in-law using my 4×6 Mini Album die cut. Aren’t those pictures adorable? They were drawn by the sweetest little girls. Thank you for sharing them with us Tara. They turned out great!

tara mini album

If you have a project you would like to share using any of my designs on the Silhouette, please email them. I’d love to feature your work on my blog.

Mother’s Day Coupon Book

mom coupon book

A coupon book was my favorite gift for my mom growing up. Wasn’t it everyones? It allowed me to give something handmade, which I loved, and showed her that I care. Although I think she rarely redeemed the coupons. Mom, they have expired. Don’t bother looking for them to redeem now. :)

This coupon book is available as a print and cut to make it fast and easy. Little ones will love filling out acts of services or coupons for hugs and kisses they can give to mom or grandma. They can also be given to your daughters on Mother’s Day. Maybe a coupon for babysitting. Hint. Hint. You know the recipient will love the thought and love that has gone into each coupon of this adorable flower pot coupon book.

4×6 Mother’s Day Mini Album

4x6 Mini Album

I feel like Mother’s Day snuck right up on me this year. I can’t believe it is next week. I’ll be sharing some Mother’s Day gift ideas to get the wheels turning until the big day. Since today is National Scrapbook Day, I’m going to start things off with this mini album. It’s fast, easy and involves the entire family. You can’t go wrong there.

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Mother’s Day Card

mother's day flowering card

I have several new die cuts in the Silhouette store this week. A gathering of flowers and a pocket flower pot make up this Mother’s Day card. This card can be used as a gift from one child or several. Each flower pulls out of the pot to reveal a kind message written on the leaf of each stem. All mothers and grandmas will love the thought that is put into a bouquet of little notes to cherish.

Find all the files in my Silhouette portfolio by clicking on the name of each item below.

Tulip | Daffodil | Daisy | Rose | Poppy | Flower Pot Pocket