I wish I had some bright photos of this project for you, because it is super cute. But alas, it is a gloomy and rainy President's Day in Austin. I hope you'll still enjoy the post.
I had fun making these paper heart flowers with Kate yesterday. To do it, we started with the centers by punching a 1" circle of paper. We placed a 1" Gluber over the top of it and dipped it into some glitter.
To get our heart in the center of our 1" circle, we first punched the heart and then punched the circle around it.
I have to give a huge thanks to Stephenie Hamen of Fiskars for sending me some awesome heart punches. Because of a neurological disorder (you had to know I had one, right?!?!) I have very weak hands. Most punches are hard for me to use, but this design by Fiskars is awesome.
I used the bigger version of the heart to punch enough petals to go around a two inch circle. I didn't count, but it was two more than in the photo. I also had to cut more to do an inner round. Fold all the hearts, not quite in half. I like to draw a little bit of a guide to help me keep the hearts at the right angle as I go around the circle.
Then just glue them in place as you work your way around.
Like I said, I added an inner round of petals too. Then I stuck the glittered heart center in place with some foam adhesive. To put it on your skewer, just dip the end pointed of the skewer in glue and wedge it inbetween the petals and circle backing.
I wanted my flowers to be pretty from both sides, so I made a smaller version of the flower to go on the back. To do this, just create another flower using a 1" circle base instead of the 2" base like before. You'll only need one round of flowers.
Next, we made a second smaller flower. For the back of this one, we just added another center on the backside.
We dropped these in a little jar and to cuten it up, we used some gold thread and one of our chipboard banner words.
All in all, it was a really fun mom and daughter evening. Kate is just as quirky as I am. At one point I looked up to see that she had a rectangle of paper stuck to her forehead, with circles punched out to see through.
She would like you all to know that the clean section of my desk in these photos is the only clean section of my desk. She says it's unfair to portray my desk as anything other than a complete mess. I told her to remember that whenever she looks at blogs, facebook photos or advertising of any kind.