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Monday, March 28, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers

I have seen so many people making their own flowers. I tried a few here and there but they were ok. But now that I have my Cuttlebug, I tried some with tissue paper and I finally hit the jackpot. I love the way they turned out. They look like Carnation flowers.  Here is how I did it.

1. I used Nestabilities dies Big Scalloped Circles SM

2. Then I cut the tissue paper in multiple layers and sizes.

3. Added a brad to hold the two sizes of layers together.

4. Then fold up the layers upward and smush together.

5. Finally, pull the layers back layer by layer and shape.

Plus you can color them with mists and even paint. That was the fun part! So here are some of them.

Here is one I made with newspaper and blue watercolor paint.

Well, I hope this inspired you to try it. Have fun!


  1. These look really fun to make!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. These are so nice! They really do look like carnations, thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice! I need to try some tissue paper, it makes a great flower.

  4. Kelly, your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial. I need to go buy tissue paper! They are lovely.

  5. Oh Kelly, they're gorgeous!! My favorite flower and I sure will give them a try! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for sharing all the steps. These are AMAZING! SO pretty! Can't wait to see them in "action" on a card! (:

  7. ohhhhhh wowow!!! they're cool. they remind of those carnations we made from tissues and stuck on wedding cars. ack. just dated myself. again. lmao...oooooooooooooo

  8. Kelly these turned out so pretty and feminine,love the newspaper one especially!!