Monday, May 14, 2012

Purple Felt Flower Bouquet [MIM #66]

Felt Purple Flower Boquet Card

Here's a rolled felt flower bouquet inspired by Make it Monday's challenge to use your border dies to make rolled flowers. Anytime I can get more uses out of my tools I'm thrilled! So thank you, Ashley Cannon-Newell, for your idea to do this.

I also love how challenges force me to use the things I've been hording ... like the homemade paper I used for the flower wrap, my Grandma's purple felt from her estate, and an incredible hand-dyed strip of green silk that I bought from an artist at a flea market.

The paneling look from the new stripe impression plate is so neat, so thought I'd try to re-create that by scoring my own lines. It turned out OK, the scoring rolled the paper a bit so I had to roll it the opposite direction a couple times to get it straight again. Might be easier to just buy the impression plate! 

 For the flowers, I used the simple circles die and cut it in half lengthwise to get two flowers out of one. It was a little tricky rolling those thin strips, so I found if I rolled the strip of circles BEFORE I cut it, it was easier to then cut the already rolled bundle in half.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
PTI Simple Circles Border die
PTI Tiny Tags die and stamp
handmade paper
hand-dyed silk


  1. Cute flowers & love the colours.

  2. Pretty rosettes Kelly, I love the purples

  3. cute flowers. love the brouquet.

  4. Love the meaning behind the different materials in your card Kelly! It makes it all the more special!

  5. Love the bouquet idea and all the fun things you made the card out special.

  6. Hey your first , Kelly! Such a sweet ,and creative idea! Beautiful hand rolled roses, love the green bow! Nice job.

  7. What a lovely card, Kelly! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

  8. love the colors of your felt and the homemade paper to wrap the flowers is perfect!

  9. Beautiful. Looks like a bouquet to give away.

  10. Love this feminine card. The flowers turned out fantastic. Will have to give it a try.


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