Monday, September 17, 2012

anna griffin+paper flowers=beautiful

Another popular trend in the paper craft industry is folded paper flowers.  Since no one does flowers quite like Anna Griffin does, you can imagine her folded paper flower kit fits right in with everything she's already produced.  This kit was featured on HSN last week, and here are a few sample projects I created with them.  The flowers are really stunning!


 Here I used them in a little cluster as the focal point of this card.  These are the rolled rosettes, and the gardenia paper flowers.


I created a border with the rolled rosettes and perfect roses on this layout.

These rosettes are the perfect trio of accents on this card.


I used my Cricut machine to die cut a beautiful swirl shape and added some rosettes and perfect roses to decorate the swirl.  Such stuffing dimension and texture!

So I thought I'd share a few tips I picked up from working with these beauties.  First, I highly recommend using a hot glue gun with these.  The cardstock is excellent quality and heavy weight so you can be 100% confident things will stay where you put them with the hot glue.  Next, play around with how tightly vs how loosely you roll and fold these flowers.  You'll get different looks.  And last, I found that these flowers are very well suited for gift/boutique items, paper crafts items, and home decor projects.  Aren't they beautiful??


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