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Easy Paper flowers Tutorial

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Paper flower tutorial 
       Dear friends  I think many of us have a special crafty first love - a technique or style we fall in love with at the beginning of our crafting journey--like stamping, quilling , punch craft etc .Well one of my first loves was craft punches
       I would buy whatever punch I could get my hands on and try and cook up different ways to make flowers with a single punch [see Heart punch flower tutorial  , Pear Punch Rose tutorial ,Balloon punch flower tutorial , Easy circle flower tutorial ]!
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Flower Punch Board tutorial 
         And since I loved punches so much ,I was super excited when Shalini [the owner of Crafter’s Corner] sent me the Flower Punch Board to  play with! Not only is it a super 2 in 1 punch [makes flowers and leaves!!], it comes along with  a scoring tool [super useful bone folder ] and a handy shaping tool [no more hunting for the right pen to shape your flowers!]  too.
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Flower Punch Board
           Many of you know I usually make all the decorations for my daughter’s birthday parties [see Large Paper flower tutorial ]and I was quite excited that the punch board could be used to make huge 9 inch flowers ideal for party decor!You can actually make 7 different sized flowers ranging from 3 inches to 9 inches diameter
How to make flowers using the Flower Punch Board
There are a couple of videos on You tube demonstrating how to use the flower punch board but I know there are many like me who enjoy pictorials.
The board has tables in cm and inches which indicate what size paper is required to make a particular size flower named XXS,XS etc which has corresponding lines marked on the board.
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Flower Punch Board
For this basic flower making tutorial I made the smallest 3 inch diameter flower [called XXS] using a 1 3/4 x 6 inch paper strip
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Flower tutorial 
Making flowers with the flower punch board just involves punching , scoring and folding. To start ,align the paper strip at the vertical groove and punch.Also score along the diagonal line.
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Flower Punch Board
Shift the paper strip and align to the line of the corresponding flower size eg XXS.Now punch and score both vertically and diagonally.
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Flower Punch Board tutorial 
Shift the paper and align the vertical score-line you just made to the XXS  line and repeat the punch and score steps.
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Flower tutorial
Fold your petal strip by mountain folding all the diagonal score lines and valley folding all the vertical score lines.Stick  the petals to make a fairly flat 8 petal flower [ideal for scrapbooks and albums] or  stick one petal over the other to make a 7 petal flower as shown. 
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Flower tutorial
Shape the petals inwards or outwards using the shaping tool. The shaping tool also has a slotted end like a slotted quilling tool.

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Paper flower tutorial 
You can also snip off petals before sticking to make a more cupped 3 dimensional 6 petal or 5 petal flower as seen in my paper flower bouquet.
How to make Leaves with the flower punch board
You can also make cute perfectly shaped leaves  from squares of paper [ size 1 to 4 inches] by using the reverse punch on the flower punch board.
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Paper leaf tutorial 
Punch opposite corners of a paper square to make a leaf and score it using the scoring tool and score-board to make your leaves 3 D with veins!
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Paper leaf tutorial 
Making these punch craft paper flowers was so quick and easy I made a whole bouquet of flowers in no time!
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Paper flower tutorial 
         My daughter was fascinated with the punch board and had a go at making the flowers too..I think we'll be making lots of flowers for teachers day!

Tip : The flower punch board works best on good quality paper and thin pattern paper can give slightly ragged petal edges but chart paper worked fine for me!

I hope you enjoyed the basic introduction to the flower punch board . Here is a tutorial on how to make Paper Daffodils with the punch board : Easy Paper Daffodil tutorial 

Supplies : Flower Punch Board , Prima Introspection Paper Pad

82 comments:

  1. The Flower Punch Board looks like a very handy thing to have and your bouquet of flowers is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the Board with us.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Brenda ..yeah its my new crafty love!!

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  2. Beautifully turned out.

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    1. Glad you like my flower tutorial Galina

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  3. What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, Sonia!! They are so beautiful!! I have the Bag, Envelop and Box punch board, but not the flowers. Now I see that I need it, too!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha glad I could tempt you with my tutorial !!

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  4. I love how these came out Sonia , the colors you chose for the flowers are wonderful. I just got the envelope punch. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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    1. Thank you Diana-- this is my first punch board and I love it!!

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  5. beautiful flowers Sonia... loved this...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Glad you liked my paper blooms Berina

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  6. What a beautiful bunch of flowers in such delightful pinks! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at the simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  7. Gorgeous flowers and tutorial Sonia. I have to look out for the flower punch board..Loz

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    1. Loz its a delightful product and fun to work with

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  8. I see the word easy and it makes my heart sing...what a gorgeous bouquet and a wonderful flower making board..cant wait to see the daffodils..awesome Sonia.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Ha Ha Chrissy glad I could make your heart sing!!

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  9. Great idea, love the punch board. I have a similar punch and when curled up the base of the flower is so bulky now with this tutorial I could use it for these flowers...thanks Doc, you are a pleasure to visit.xxxx
    Have you joined my birthday candy?
    ♥aNNie

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Annie I particularly like the base of the flower as it can be manipulated to lie flat as for scrapbooks or stay cupped to make a bouquet of dimensional flowers.

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  10. PS
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, I came to your post before I checked my own-- Have a Blessed day,my friend, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  11. Wonderful flowers & your step by step is better than the written instructions that come with these Punch Boards. I have a couple of the Punch Boards but not this one. I bought mine at Michaels 50% off and have a 50% off Michaels coupon so I may go look for this new to me Punch Board.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Yo made my day Melissa....yes the board comes with an instruction leaflet but even I had quite a few doubts while making the flower especially the folding bit so only made a pictorial on how to use it!

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    1. Glad you liked my flower tutorial Carri

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  13. Lovely flowers !!!!

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  14. lovely flowers - this board is new to me. thanks for sharing the details dear

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    1. Yes The flower punch board is a new product Shylaa and till I got my hands on it I hadnt realised how cool it was

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  15. Great tutorial and project.I am so thankful for your love of handmade flowers.It leads to so many great tutes.:-).

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    1. Ha Ha you are so sweet Pallavi....its not just my love -- both my mom and daughter are all praise for handmade flowers!!

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  16. Dear Sonia, your flowers are great!!! Such a nice project! Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Alexandra

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra

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  17. Brilliant project, love it.
    Makes a stunning display of beautiful flowers.

    Patricia x

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia-- yes I could make the whole bouquet easily!!

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  18. WOW! Looks so pretty!!

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    1. Yippee I enticed you to comment Erum!!

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  19. Beautiful flowers, Dr Sonia!

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  20. Gorgeous Flowers DR Sonia..:) Flower punch board is lovely..

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    1. Glad you like the flower punch board Radhika

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  21. Your bouquet is wonderfull, definately something I would wanna have your flower punch board, lots of hugs, Marion

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    1. Marion I am thrilled my tutorial is effective enough to make you want to get a punch board!!

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  22. the flowers look fantastic... truly professional...

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  23. Hi Dr Sonia,
    what a very beautiful array of flowers.
    They look soooooooo! pretty.
    Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the tutorial Jenny

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  24. Wow, these are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CYP. I hope that you join in with our new challenge this week. hugsxx

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    1. Thank you so much Alethea

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  25. Lovely flowers Sonia...thanks for the detailed tut...thanks for your sweet words on my blog...Yes busy with school reopening as my little one also started going to school...

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    1. So good to have you back Sindhu-- missed your posts

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  26. Very cool tool. I really like the leaves; they look so lifelike. hugs, Teresa

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    1. Thank you Teresa..the leaves on the bouquet are actually fabric leaves

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  27. The flowers are very pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. another of your master projects! and I love taht you used the punch boeard , another use to that tool. TFS
    bibiana

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  29. Beautiful flowers!!! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!!!

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  30. Beautifully presented! Thank you for sharing this with us! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  31. Very pretty flowers. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  32. WOW FACTOR! I love what you did with these flower punches and how you made such a beautiful bouquet. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

    Tamie 4CC DT

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  33. Fabulous Bouquet you created Sonia!! Thats a really cool board and you did a wonderful job demoing the flowers and leaves :)

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  34. Hi, Dr. Sonia! I've never seen this tool before, and it looks fabulous! Your floral bouquet is beautiful, and I especially like the tutorial for making the petals curve. My favorite part is the tip for the leaves. Thanks so much for sharing your delightful "florist shop"! hugs, de

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  35. Pretty flowers and design paper choice. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carolxx

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  36. I am now considering the flower punch board. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts, where there are two winners every month. Come again.

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  37. Gorgeous project, thanks for the lovely tutorial!

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  38. Creative and beautiful! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess - DT Member

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  39. Loving this beautiful bouquet- I have not heard of this new Punch Board- how fun! I really love the texture on the leaves.

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  40. You are a crafting diva :) gorgeous bouquet !

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  41. Another fantastic tutorial Sonia along with a beautiful flower arrangement.
    Happy Crafting, Julie x

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  42. Just lovely! What a great idea. :) Thanks for joining us over at Sister Act. -Alycia

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  43. Absolutely beautiful. You are just so creative.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  44. Very innovative ideas and great results. Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

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  45. So pretty. Great tutorial. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  46. Your flowers are very pretty and great tutorial. Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  47. I saw this at Creatalicious challenge and had to come take a look. I've heard of these boards but not seen a tutorial so thank you for sharing how you used it. Your flowers are beautiful and I love the fact that you have made a beautiful bunch of flowers Karen x

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  48. These are really pretty flowers, would make lovely keepsakes.

    Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Calendar.

    Jo x

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  49. This is very beautiful. Where can I get one of these boards. You must have some pretty awesome crafting stores in your area. Thanks for the tutorial ... I have been on your page for hours looking at all the wonderful things you have!!!!

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  50. Hi, A fabulous tutorial. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x

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  51. Such a pretty project!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
    DT Katya x
    http://madewithlovebykatya.blogspot.ie

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  52. gorgeous flowers!! must keep my eyes open for this board! Thanks for joining us at BMC
    hugs
    laney

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  53. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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