I saw on several blogs these paper flowers and thought I would give it a try. You begin with a 12" long piece of paper. You punch one of the long edges then cut the strip to 1" wide. Run the strip through your crimper 3 times to soften the paper. Cut a circle (I cut two 1 3/8" circles and one 1 3/4" circle using the punches) and apply sticky tape to one side - you can use sticky sheets but I decided to try and see if I can achieve the same look with sticky tape. Beginning on one edge start to stick down your paper going around the circle - I did some gathering as I went around but I am not sure you are supposed to do this. Continue wrapping your paper around the circle and forming layers as you go. When finished attach a button in the center - I had some button brads that I have had for several years and never used.
After I made my flowers, I realized that I needed to make a card. I went looking and decided that my flowers fit the make a red, white, and blue non patriotic card on the Stampin' B's Design Team blog. I combined it with the sketch challenge on the Card Patterns blog. Since I used the button brads that I had bought and not used it also fit the challenge on the Our Creative Corner blog. Here is the sketch and my creation.
inside of card
Stampin' Up Supplies
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz Paper: white, Holiday Treasures DS & Bella Birds DS paper (both retired) Ink: Bordering Blue, Riding Hood Red Accessories: eyelet border - 1 3/8" & 1 3/4" circle punches
Let me know what you think of my paper flowers. Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!