30.8.13

Handmade Paper Flowers

Handmade Paper flowers
Dear friends Thank you so much for the heartwarming comments on my compilation of Card Making Tutorials...it is your comments which makes blogging so worthwhile!! 
Sharing yet another CD case recycling craft in our series of Teachers Day gifts..this time with handmade paper flowers.
Handmade gift
I made the flower using the same die I used to make foam roses--it is so funny how many different types of flowers we can make with the same shape! I do urge shopaholics [myself included Ha Ha]to experiment with the punches and dies you already own [Craft supply sellers do forgive me!!]to make different types of handmade paper flowers .

Handmade Flowers
For some reason I didnt quite feel the flower was glamorous enough so glittered it up a bit! I now think I liked the un-glittered flower..what is your opinion friends?
Paper Flower
Here is the recycled CD case opened up to show the notepad we inserted inside to make the Teachers day gift.
CD case recycling
This time I used a transparent CD case..it was in a way easier than my earlier CD case notebooks because I could use thin pattern paper to line both the inside and outside of the CD case and I didnt have to cut central protrusions as I had demonstrated in the How to recycle CD cases post.
I added lots of quilling to support my handmade paper flower
Handmade flowers
  • On a happy note 3 of my tutorials got featured in Totally Tutorials .The How to recycle a CD case was featured yesterday and I was so stunned that my page views hit sky high with that post at 4,645 views on a single day!! 
  • Edited : On 4th Sep the hits have climbed to 14,774 hits a day!!Yipee
Do tell me how you like this project.
Linking to Simonsays[anything]

80 comments:

  1. How pretty! I like the little touches of glitter...makes it look like dew is on your rose. But it is pretty unadorned, too. Yes, I hear you...stop collecting and start using! ;)

    Wonderful gift, Sonia!

    Susan

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  2. You are completely deserving of all the accolades. Your dedication to sharing paper craft ideas surpasses all. I love your blog and this post is GORGEOUS Sonia :)
    hugs and happy weekend,
    Lisa x

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa....you are too kind..I am speechless!!

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  3. Thank you so much so much Susan and ha ha you are so diplomatic..for liking both the flowers!! And yes I do like to max out a particular punch or cutting die but unfortunately greed does get in the way many a time and tempt me to buy one more punch or die!!

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    1. Hehehe..... Thats very true doc! I am trying to do the best with my existing collection yet I am buying :) Its very tempting! Love ur way of making the max with what u have :)

      lovely creation

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    2. Sharada...I have to find at least 3- 5 uses of a die otherwise I end up feeling its a waste!!

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  4. Super! I love your flower and I guess I am leaning toward the glittered rose. Both are splendid. And, the quilling is fabulous.
    Congrats on your feature with so many views in a day.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda..glad you like the glittered one since that is the version my daughters Teacher is going to get!!

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  5. So cute...Love the way you used the sequins in die cut and crystal for buds...

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu..so good to see you noticed the tiny details..yes I added the crystals popped up on pink foam circles!

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  6. Congratulations Sonia!!! You deserve it, your tutorials are so very easy to follow. I think you must quill more you are too good at it.

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    1. Thank you so much Tanvi..you are such a supportive pal. Ha Ha only the reasonably good looking quilled elements end up on the blog..most end up in the dustbin!!!

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  7. Very beautiful .Love your flower.The colors are great.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly..I loved the recent flower you had shared on your blog too

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  8. Beautiful!
    I loved the textures and flowers!
    Good weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela...coming from a floral expert I am thrilled!!

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  9. Lovely flower doctor. and beautiful quilling.

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    1. Thank you so much Suganthi -ji..Such sweet words!!!

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  10. Just beautiful! I love the flowers & the colors you used. And I agree, I prefer the unglittered, but like the glittering, too. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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    1. Thank you so much Penny.This flower was in my stash for so long as I couldnt get its color to match a project..finally its looking ok!!

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  11. This is stunning, Sonia!! The flower looks amazing both glittered and unglittered!! The greenery you added around it is just gorgeous!! What an amazing and beautiful project!! And congratulations on your featured tutorials - so, so deserved!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa..I am so blessed to have supportive blogger pals such as yourself

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  12. Fantastic gift, love the wonderful quilling and flower
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  13. This is so pretty.. I like the unglittered flower more.. the pink really shines.. Good to see you back doc!!

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    1. Ha Ha I must say it is good to see you back..you are visiting after ages. Dont disapppear again!!!!

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  14. I loved the non-glittered one more ,seems like your are done with the gifts long before 5th Sept.Quilled leaves with graduating green looks nice,You combine quilling wonderfully on your projects. I did see the totally tutorials post..2 tuts in a week Congrats ! I guessed you must be following :D !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja..I am stuck on project 9 !! And yes you first told me about the tutorial feature..Thank you Pooja..you are a wonderful blogger pal!

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  15. VERY BEAUTIFUL , you always create beautiful..i am unable to find words for every time appericiation .you are brilliant.

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    1. Megha..you are so sweet!! Just having you drop by cheers me up!!

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  16. It's beautiful Dr. Sonia. I love quilling on projects and you do such a nice job. NancyD

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy..I just add a bit of quilling as I cant muster enough time or patience to do a fully quilled project!!

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  17. congrats!! Dr Sonia love the gradients in colours of quilling..and paper rose is so so pretty..thanks for sharing ..Finally i think u finished all the 10 gifts for teachers day..

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika..actually the quilled bit were made ages back..just waiting for a project to add them! I first used them in this project: Folding Box tutorial

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  18. Wow you are full of talents Sonia~ love this cd case....

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl..so glad you like it

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  19. Congrats Dr Sonia..lobe the gratient in colours of qiilling and the paper rose is so so pretty..thanks for sharing. .. finally i think all the 10 Teachers day gifts are ready..

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika..glad you thought of it as a rose..I wasnt sure as the petals were a bit pointy!! And I am still stuck on number 9--creative block I guess!!

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  20. you are too good Sonia. all CD cases are superb. You decorate so well. I loved your tutorial post. And I made it in my favourites.

    One more thing today one of your tutorial helped my maid. she had to make a 3D birdhouse for her son. I showed her one of your tutorial with pics. she was so happy to see and told me that now she can make one. Thanks your all tutorials are fabulous.

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    1. Oh that is something awesome Bhawana..makes all the blogging feel so worthwhile when I learn I was able to help someone craftwise!!

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  21. my vote for the un glittered flower, Sonia!!....and congrats for 4645 views....WOW!! I was thrilled with about 1108 in a day!!Ha ha

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    1. Thank you so much Suman..and hey 1000 hits per day is something to do a happy dance!! When my blog was as young as yours I am sure I had zero visitors..I was so thrilled when I got the first comment months later!!

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    2. Hi Sonia, the 1108 hits was once only when Feviart shared my paper leaf on their FB page,can't tell you how thrilled I was!! I had an ear to ear silly grin pasted on my face for few days, LOL !!
      ........and don't forget your contribution to any success of mine ( your blogger tips, photo tips, tutorials, support and comments mean much more than you know !!)
      you have created such a treasure trove here that one can roam around for hours admiring and learning!!
      http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  22. You never fail to amuse me Sonia!!! What a wonderful project once again...Thanx for playing along at DCAM Challenges!!!

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    1. Ha Ha Mansi happy to oblige!!

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  23. This is stunning I love the paper flower glittered best, although it is very pretty without too. The quilled papers are beautiful also. What a great way to recycle! ~Diane

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  24. I'm an unglitter or less glitter kind of person so I like the unglittered Rose. Your flowera are blooming bee-utiful. Hubby & I spent the morning at the Ft Worth Zoo. They have 2 baby Asian Elephants, Belle the girl was born in July & Bowie the boy was born this mth Aug, that are adorable. I enjoyed watching & photographing the baby Elephants.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  25. This is so beautiful! All of those details are flawless! I wish the whole world could live in peace and connect through beautiful things like we do! :)

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  26. Beautiful quilling again, Sonia.....and your rose looks delicious!! x

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  27. This is just awesome Sonia. I love your flower with and without the glitters, they both look equally elegant. And your quelling is gorgeous too. I am glad you find time to craft in your busy schedule. Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  28. So beautiful. Love the variegated colors in the quilling and the glitter on the roses.

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  29. Hi Dr Sonia !!

    Congrats on your achievement. I simply love your project. You are so good in your craft. So inspiring.............

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  30. simply beautifull...........love ur all handmade projects ... u r inspiring....

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  31. all ur handmade projects r so inspiring...... simply stunning... love it.....

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  32. Beautiful! Quilling is one thing I simply haven't learned to do but must give it a try sometime. Really lovely!
    ~Deb~
    The Bling Chronicles DT
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  33. Dr. Sonia, I am not surprised that your blog has received so much attention. Your designs and tutorials are truly unique. I haven't seen anything else like them.

    As for your rose, it is stunning either way - glittered or unglittered. I think it all comes down to personal preference.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  34. This CD case/notepad holder is stunning. Your flowers and buds are gorgeous. Thanks you so much for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn
    Sr. Designer

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  35. This is absolutely lovely!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  36. beautiful,love the glitter on the rose, really stands out with it !!!!
    Paula

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  37. So pretty Dr.
    Love the whole project its so cute
    Thanks for playing alaong with us at DCAM Challenges #1 Anything goes with a handmade flower
    All the best

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  38. Fantastic project Sonia..loz

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  39. Hi, Sonia! Oh but your flowers and CD case are absolutely stunning!!! I've seen some of your other projects on my Bloglovin email posts.s and your beautiful creations always leave me in awe, and with a smile on my face.

    Hugs, my friend!

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  40. Du machst so wunderschöne Dinge und hast so einen fleissigen Mitarbeiter.
    Liebe Grüsse, Ursula

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  41. wow..!! I just love your work Dr.Sonia.. I am your big big big fan.. and now your new follower too :)
    you have been a great inspiration to me.. and after seeing your amazing work i've started my own blog.. a big THANKS to you.. :) :)
    Do visit my blog, need your encouragement.. :)
    Ayushi
    www.itscardmakingtime.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you so much Ayushi..you made my day!!! Off to explore your blog

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  42. Saw quilling in your card after long time Dr...bloom is awesome and I love its deep red color and non glittered is more beautiful..Prisha's teachers are really lucky!!

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    1. Yes Poornima...I dont seem to have the patience for quilling these days.Discovering dies has spoilt me!!

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  43. Sonia :)) i feel as if iv'e entered a real garden whenever i drop here :))

    lovely flower and CD case ..

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  44. such a gorgeous creation and so detailed with perfect colour matching
    Hugs Kate xx

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  45. Absolutely awesome! Love the beautiful quilling and the glittered rose! Congrats on being featured :)

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    1. Thank you so much Zub. Totally tutorials is a fab site and I only recently realized I got submit tutorials there!!

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  46. OMG your card is awesome and the quilling is fantastic I have to learn this thanks for sharing
    bibiana

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  47. Absolutely beautiful.Love the quilling.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  48. Awesome work Dr! Totally gorgeous. I liked the glittered flower. But both are beautiful in their own way. What a precious gift!

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  49. WOW..Beautiful cards.Great work..:-)

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  50. Wow!.. Soo pretty!.. Love the colours and the flower! :D

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  51. Hi Sonia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  52. Fabulous! I absolutely love the flower and the quilled work behind it is amazing!!! Congrats on being featured- your tutorials sre the best!!!

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