Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I was first introduced to paper flowers by the one and only Funkie Junkie and now have become enamored and maybe a little obsessed with paper flowers.  It's pretty amazing what beauty can be created by using patterned papers and many different assembly techniques.  For the Bloomin' Marvelous challenge at Frilly and Funkie, I decided to go big.  I wanted to test the waters and see if paper flowers would give enough visual impact to use on a wreath. This endeavor turned out to be quite extensive.  Paper flowers DO make for a very pleasing visual when placed upon a wreath - however, many, many, many flowers are needed!

Still need more flowers!!

Using TH's Tattered Flowers dye, Sizzix Rose 3-D, Sizzlets Branch with leaves, and Sizzix Build a Lilac dies and watching hours and hours of instructional videos found within my favorite blogs and You Tube, the wreath was built step by step.

Using tulle draped and attached to the wreath base, I began to build the layers.

The papers chosen were basically pink and delicate floral patterns.  Graphics 45 Ladies' Diary made into flowers turned out beautiful and so feminine, which is the look I was going for!  For some of the flowers, I used white CS and stamped the background with TH Worn Lipstick.

After all of the flowers were attached, I decided to personalize the wreath and make it a "new baby wreath" for someone really special.

So, my conclusion - paper flowers ROCK a wreath!  


  1. Jay, this is incredible! Those flowers look fantastic. Is there any chance of seeing a photo of the whole wreath? Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

    1. Thank you so much for your comments and I have added a picture of the final project.

    2. Thank you for adding this Jay. I knew it would be worth seeing the whole wreath and you didn't disappoint. How wonderful that it will now be such a special gift. Jenny x

  2. Love it and feel so special to have it ;) I'm your #1 fan and love to see your new creations! It blows my mind to see the things you come up with! Love ya! KDQ

  3. What a sensational project, Jayne! Your flowers are gorgeous. What a lot of work you put into this making all those flowers. They are so pretty and delicate - love the colors you used to. Hat a special wreath you have created here. Kudos!

    So happy to have you joining in with our challenge this past week over at Frilly and Funkie!