25.4.12

Paper Flower Tutorial- Punchcraft Rose

Paper Flower Tutorial
Paper Flowers
I love making Paper Flowers and these punchcraft flowers helped so much in  transforming this tin can and cardboard box in yet another recycling craft.
Recycling Craft
I made a stationery set of a pen stand and easel box type notepaper holder and decorated them with vintage paper , some quilling and lots of punchcraft paper flowers.
Paper Flowers
I have never worked with vintage style paper -- this was part of a winnings from Lil Bee Boutique[Thank You  Hana].So quite unsure how it has balanced out with the punchcraft flowers. 
Paper Flowers
This is the lid of the box with quilled leaves and punchcraft flowers.

Paper Flowers
The lid of the box has an extra flap which can stand up like an easel to display the paper flowers. 
Paper Flowers
One can add a small photo or quote on the inner panel of the recycled box.

Recycling craft
On the lower half of the box I added  a lacy pearl border  and some tiny punchcraft flowers.
Paper Flowers
This matching stationery set was inspired by 2 blogger friends  Hussena and Priya Sondhi who do such an awesome job of color coordination and " matching"! Do drop by their blogs to be fascinated!
This is the closeup of the rose on the tin can which I recycled into a craft tool holder /penstand.To match with the box , I used the same type of punchcraft flowers.
Punchcraft Flowers
How to Make a Paper Rose
Materials required
1.Paper - normal thickness paper is enough and not cardstock [which is so much tougher to punch and shape ]
2.Paper Punches- I used the pear punch for this rose. You can hand cut rough pear shapes too! The circle punch is optional-- the circle or any other shape is used to form the base of the paper rose. 

Paper Flower Tutorial
3.Glue
4.Shaping tool- optional ....you can use a pen or knitting needle as alternatives
Make the Paper Rose Petals
Punch 12 pear shapes and shape each into a flower petal. Gently roll back the 2 corners of the pear shape as shown in the photo of the paper flower tutorial 

Paper Flower Tutorial
I find it quicker to shape all 12 paper flower petals in one go!
Paper Flower Tutorial 
Make the central rose bud  
Take 4 of the shaped petals and bend the narrow part of the pear shape at a right angle as shown . Make the inner most petal by increasing the bend of the 2 corners ,applying glue on one corner flap and gluing in place to form a conical bud.
Paper Flower Tutorial
Take a 2nd petal and apply glue as shown at the corners and the base. Wrap it around the first petal to make the bud. 
Paper Flower Tutorial
Take 2 more petals bend at right angles at the narrow part ,apply glue at the base and lower part of the erect part.Slide and wrap both these petals around the bud. You can add more petals in the same fashion to give a more fuller rose bud.
Paper Flower Tutorial
Pinch the upper part of the pear shape with the thumb and index of one finger . Using the thumb of the other hand to create the central crease makes it quick and easy[Sounds tricky but its not!!]. Bend the narrow base at a right angle. Apply glue at the base and lower edges of the paper flower petal.
Paper Flower Tutorial
This picture shows the 8 shaped petals and the central bud of the paper rose
Paper Flower Tutorial
Place the bud on the base of one petal and wrap the petal around it. In this way surround the bud with 3 petals to make a mini paper flower.
Paper Flower Tutorial
Add 5 petals to surround the central flower. I find this stage the trickiest as I use normal glue which takes its own sweet time to dry! 
To help the petals stay in place I shaped a circle into a cup and pasted it as a base to hold the petals of the flower together. 
Another trick is to insert the paper rose into the hole of the circle punch -- this helps to hold the petals in position while the glue dries on your paper punchcraft rose
Paper Flower Tutorial
Here is the link to the Paper Daisy Tutorial
Here are  Tutorial links to make Paper Roses with other shapes
Paper Flowers
Do tell me how you liked the roses and yet another recycling project .

If you are a beginner to punchcraft here are links to some Easy Punchcraft flower tutorials
If you want to try some Advanced Punchcraft flowers here are some tutorials

124 comments:

  1. beautifully done sonia... i love the way u recycle stuff...

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  2. Woooooow! What a fabulous transformation! This set is beautiful Sonia! :)

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  3. You always rock the recycled projects and this is no exception.you are truly gifted and eco friendly too.Keep up the good work.it is still on my mind to enter my project into your challenge...just that i am too caught up with the scrapbook i am making.....but i promise i will try my best to come up with something .

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    1. Thank You so much Snehal.I get very excited when I transform a trash tin or ugly cardboard! Please do join in the recycle challenge.Maybe incorporate some recycling stuff into your scrapbook and shoot 2 birds with one stone!

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    2. nice! I am inspired:)

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  4. I am so in love with your rose. Thank you so much for the tutorial, Dr. Sonia.

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  5. Wow Sonia! I love your pen stand. I am sure gonna try one. The vintage paper is looking fab ! where did u get this paper from ?

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    1. Jyoti I won this at a giveaway by Lil bee boutique.Its called Nature garden collection by Jodie Lee designs.

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  6. WOW!!!thats sooo pretty!!!Lovely recycling Sonia!!!

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  7. Wow.....beautiful.....:)

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  8. Rose is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link for roses. Your recycled articles are really good.

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    1. You have an awesome blog and I am a follower but the word verification is acting weird on it and even though I tried several times to leave a comment on it--I could not.

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  9. Beautiful, functional and recoiled... all packed into one :) :)
    great work :)

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  10. WOW!!! Fantastic projects and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  11. waaaaaoow...Fantastic recycling...! Love tht pen stand..

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  12. awesome...as usual!love..love ..love the recycled tin can....am soooooo very tempted to give the roses a try..nice tutorial.

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    1. Ooh Simran that would be great if I can tempt you away from the kitchen into paper crafts!

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  13. i love your pen stand and the easel box its beautiful!!! the vintage paper BG compliments your gorgeous flowers so well...i really liked your flower tutorial and i am definitely trying that out!!! you have embellished your projects so well!!and thank you so much for sharing the link to my blog really appreciate it:)

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    1. Hussena I still fondly remember the beautiful set you had made for Crafty JC recycle challenge but didnt think I could pull off anything so beautiful as yours.

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  14. wow tooo good.... love the recycling of tin and box... and thank you for tutorial..

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  15. A beautiful recycled set. I think the vintage paper is a perfect backdrop for your flowers. Thank you for your very clear instructions for the rose. I shall have a go. Kate x

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    1. Thank You Kate do trying making them

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  16. What a wonderful project! I love your detailed step by step instructions. They are always a joy to follow. I think that your background paper was the perfect choice. Your flowers are wonderful, I think many of us probably under use our punches, I know I do, I am also happy to know that I have a similar 'pear' shaped punch, even more so that I know where it is!!

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    1. Thank You so much Anna yes I love to try and make the maximum use of the punches which fascinate me so much!

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  17. Nice recycling..so many handmade flowers..it must have taken a pretty good time of yours dr. to make these flowers !!

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    1. Poornima making the flower was easy but taking the photos and writing down the tutorial was took up some time!!

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  18. oh wow - what a transformation - i love recycled objects and these are soo pretty
    Lisa x

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  19. Totally love the rose..I don't have the pear-shaped punch..Hafta find time to cut the papers manually..Will definitely try it after finishing my thesis..Thanks for sharing Dr..

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    1. Syaz use the heart punch if you have it as the only advantage of the pear shape is the base effect you get to make the central conical bud.

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    2. Haven't thought about it..Thanks for the tip Dr..

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  20. You are so imaginative that I remain speechless! Under your hands all really shine! Beautiful work, great tutorial! Thank you!

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  21. lovely stationary .. very nice paper

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  22. Hi Dr. Sonia. Oh boy, this is simply stunning. You have put so much work and detail into this set, and it is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.
    Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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    1. It wasnt difficult Sandra-- in fact one of my quickie projects! But taking photos for the tutorial did take up quite a lot of time!

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  23. Beautiful flowers!Beautiful box !
    Thank you for the tutorial!
    cheers!

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  24. Awesome..I love the beautiful flower & its tutorial..How nice! keep sharing more smart ideas & recycling..

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  25. Did I ever tell you that you have amazing ideas??

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    1. Ha Ha Thank You so much dear!

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  26. Sonia what beautiful projects...the flowers are gorgeous and wonderful colours. and well done for recycling...you would never know what they were originally...

    Anne

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  27. Lovely projects!!and thanks a lot for such a detailed tutorial.Will try my best to take part in your challenge.Have a nice day!!

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  28. Sonia,
    This is simply awesome...Even real roses are not so picture perfect!
    Just love your creations...

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  29. Fabulous creations! Sonia. Lots of beautiful quilling and paper crafting. Your tutorials are always wonderfully detailed...thank you! xx

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    1. Sasha Thank You -- I make detailed tutorials since I am a visual person myself and love it when someone explains all the nitty gritty minor points!

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  30. Great job with the projects, Dr. Sonia! I do like the vintage paper you won...winnings are so fun. Wonderful tutorial, too. It is very interesting to see a pear turn into a rose. :-)

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    1. Ha Ha I loved that-- magic of turning a pear into a rose--Didnt think of it that way!!!

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  31. Awesome recycle projects. I think the vintage paper is just perfect for what you did! Thanks so much for the extremely helpful tutorial. You make it look so easy!! I love both projects, they are decorated so beautifully! I am always amazed with how many embellishments you use, yet the project looks so elegant. I feel if I use to many it looks cluttered!! Another fantastic job. We are so lucky you share your talent with us!!

    Laurie

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    1. Laurie you are so sweet!!

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  32. wow its soooooooooo beautiful pen stand..... flowers are perfect, they look sooo real... Loved them all.

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  33. Beautiful tutorial doctor. I don't have a pear punch . Probably I should cut my paper in that shape.

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    1. Suganthi Making roses with this pear shape is more difficult than with the 5/ 6 petal flower or the heart shape. Why I loved it more is the center comes out so much more beautiful !

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  34. wow, what a transformation! I saved lots of chip cans hoping to dress them up one day too. your work always so cheerful!

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  35. Gorgeous Sonia :))) And much appreciate your effort on the tutorial.. Now can u pl put up a tutorial on how u balance being a doc and a mom and a gorgeous crafter!! :))

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    1. Ha Ha Thank You Jaya !I think If I made a blog post about all the things I dont get done like cleaning my home everybody would run away!!

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  36. WOW there both gorgeous, love all the details and colors, awesome work!!!!
    Paula

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  37. hi sonia. As everybody said its really very nice project.like it. The DP are fabulous.

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  38. Wow!!I love all your flowers and colour combination.Thanks for tutorial.Will definately give it a try.How is your hand?Hope it is better now.

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    1. Thank You dear...if you look carefully you can see the skin peeling on some photos-- I had a tough job hiding the scary looking hand while taking the tutorial photos!

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    2. You no need to hide.Beautiful projects like this one comes to life with the help of those hands only:)

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  39. Lovely sonia.. Thank u soo much for the clesr tutorial.. Ur brilliant n v creative..:-) cant wait to try those roses.. :-)

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    1. I cant wait to see what punchcraft magic you do Anusha!!

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  40. brilliant stuff... I liked the notecard holder.. its so cute... and I just loved your matching items... mine was nothing infornt of yours... u did a fab job... thanks for sharing the flower tutorial.. I have been searching this pear punch but could not find it.. from where did u bought it??

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    1. Thank You Priya. I got the pear punch from Devi and Co Ebrahim street parallel to commercial street. I went last week and splurged some more on "punch bunch" punches as he had some new ones including orchid,lily and begonia-- expensive though!

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  41. Bee-utiful. Who would have thought a Pear punch could make something so lovely as the Roses. Congrats on winning a Recycle challenge I saw your name posted as winner for. I think it was Tuesday Throwdown Recycle Ch.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank You Melissa-- The Doll House was a big hit and it won Top 3 in FOUR challenges!!!

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  42. Cute! You are doing magic and mesmerising us. Thank you very much Sonia.

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  43. Vintage look is perfect and so ur beautiful rose!!!! Adorable work totally Dear Doc....

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  44. Sonia the works are adorable! Between please let me know where you bought these punching machines and for those white flowers, which punching machine will do?

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    1. Vidya The yellow pear punch is from the brand Punch bunch and I picked it up from Devi and Co Ebrahim Street Bangalore . The white flowers were made using a daisy punch-- have pics for its tutorial shall post them soon. I frankly dont remember where I bought it from I think it is from blogger friend Jovita when I went to Mumbai.Punches are more expensive in Bangalore compared to Mumbai.

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  45. Beautiful! LOVE how you have made the roses using the pear punch! So wish I had the patience! thanks for playing along with us atTTT with our anything but a card challenge, good luck hope to see you again soon!

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  46. These projects are stunning, Dr. Sonia. I love your flowers and that you recycled into art things that would normally gone into the trash. You are a brilliantly talented lady.
    I just saw that you won over at Top Tip Tuesday. Congratulations!
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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    1. Thank You So much Teresa.. The Doll House came top 3 in 4 challenges!

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  47. Really beautiful!! I love the quilling you added to it and the flowers are gorgeous.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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  48. This is definitely a labor of love! WOW! This office set is absolutely gorgeous! The rose screams beauty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  49. what a gorgeous set that is. The paper is perfect with the flowers.

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  50. Hi Sonia, love the tutorial and the rose is fab!

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  51. So pretty- your roses seriously amaze me- you always do such a great job with these flowers!! :)Amy

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  52. Oh my, Sonia, simply stunning and absolutely gorgeous!! I am inspired every time I visit you!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  53. Dr.Sonia I love your projects. Hugs,

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  54. Dr.Sonia I love your projects. Hugs,

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  55. Lovely projects and such beautiful flowers. Great tutorial too. Who would ever guess such wonderful projects started out as recycling. So pretty.

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  56. Dr Sonia, this is so very beautiful and creative!!! i love all ur hand made flowers....

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  57. Felicitaciones por su trabajos.Saludos Celia de Uruguay

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  58. Hi Sonia hope you are well wow what can I say that hasn't been said these are just amazing I would to be inside your head when you get creative lol and I really could have done doing the last few days (mojo vacation) and the rose tutorial is great Take care
    Jacki xx

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  59. From Sonia to Sonia
    Wow!, wow! Love the recycle project and the flower tutorial... Amazing!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us. GREAT JOB! Thanks for your inspiration.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  60. I love making my own flowers - I will be back for this tutorial! Just love how your decorated the box and can. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    Chrizette
    DT Member
    Celestial Things

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  61. Stunning recycled creations Sonia! Fantastic flower tutorial, they look perfect with your quilling. Have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

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  62. More amazing creativity....I so love the way you recycle.

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  63. Super sensational!!! It looks like you have created a flower garden with your lovely upcycled projects. Your handmade flowers are totally gorgeous and your quilling is just divine! Both your card and your can are over-the-top beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie this time around!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  64. Absolutely beautiful work Sonia ! Your flowers are outstanding and the quality of your crafting just leaps out at you. Thanks for joining us at Frill and Funkie. Sue C x

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  65. OMG! You are quite the gifted and creative crafter!! Stunning flowers and love the way you are recycling the old and making it new! So glad you played with us again at Great Impressions Stamps!

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  66. WOW! What an amazing little set you have created - so pretty too.

    Your Rose Tutorial is awesome - thank you so much for sharing it with us - I have never heard of roses being made using a pear before - very clever :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything But a Card' challenge and we hope you'll share more of your amazing Top Tips with us next time too :)

    Carol x

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  67. WOW- your flower is fabulous- and I love the Vintage paper background. You have quite the way of using and dressing up recycled items (like the amazing dollhouse!). I love the quilling and touches of pearls too.

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  68. Wow Sonia - what a lovely project and a great tutorial on those paper roses. I'll be coming back to check out your blog in greater depth! Thanks for joining in with our current challenge at Lexi's Creations. Helen x (DT)

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  69. Wow, this is a wonderful set for a desk! I love your punched flowers a lot and your ideas for recycling are endless! All the details are so, so beautiful! Hope your hand is OK now.

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  70. From trash to treasure, this is WONDERFUL work Sonia. :) I just love the coordinating set and your creative mind with those flowers. Thank you so much for your continued inspiration. Loved the use of the Victorian Shabby papers too. ;)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our Caught Our Eye winner post too!
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

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  71. WOW... thanks for the awesome tutorial for this divine project! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie!

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  72. wow i love the vintage look on these projects...specially the pen stand..very elegant.

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  73. Hi Sonia

    Another outstanding tutorial!! You are such an inspirational lady, so very talented.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

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  74. This is so lovely Thanks for sharing how to make your gorgeous flowers:) Saw this on MIM.

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  75. Sonya - you are one very talented lady (not to mention a bit of an over achiever :-)!). Your tutorial was fantastic. As a flower maker myself I was inspired to see how beautiful your crfeations are. I am going to try your technique one day soon. Saw you on MIM and am feeling very creative now. . .
    Stamping Shanni

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  76. saw this over at MIM and had to look closer, fabulous!!

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  77. OMG!!!
    Hun you have outdone yourself again, not only 2 amazing and beautiful projects but a fab and detailed tutorial too, Awesome, i love how its made with recycled products, by looking at it you would never guess, it looks proffessionally made, just goes to show there are some amazing and talented crafters out there, so glad i popped by from MIM, I have bookmarked this post for future reference, Thanks so much Hunny xx
    Hugz
    Kenzie xx

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  78. Stunning Projects Sonia. I saw this on Make-it-Monday..Faye

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  79. Really beautiful! I love all the gorgeous details you included on your projects. Thank you for the tutorial on how you made the pretty flowers.


    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m numbers 107 & 109)

    ~Cheryl~

    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

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  80. Love-love-love those stunning flower and, again, that's a fabulous project! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I'll have to try these flowers!

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  81. Great recycling, I love the pearls and the paper you used. Thanks for the Tutorial on how you made your flowers. Thanks for joining the Anything But A Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  82. Trudie

    I just love all of your flowers plus your great tutorials. I am a novice at
    making flowers, but could use the size if the punches.
    Thank you so much

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    1. Trudie you can use any size of punch!

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  83. Dear dr.sonia....i dont know wht to write....you r very talented !!! I got stunned while gng thru ur creativity!!!!! Did u learn it ? Keep going dear!!!!!

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    1. Thank You Chithra! I have no formal art training !

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  84. Dr Sonia!
    Loved your tutorials.. very elaborate, clean and easy to understand! Time to get crafting now that i am armed with such a lovely tutorial to help me..
    great going, amazing blog and love the art!
    love and prayers,
    Jincy

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  85. Wow Dr. Sonia I love your flowers and the tutorial is great I saved it to watch as I do my flowers. I just have to find something close to that shape to cut out to use. Time to consult the cricut and see if there is a shape that is close to that on any cartridge. Thanks for the inspiration. Your cards and recycling are wonderful.
    Linda

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  86. OMG!!! Doctor u r so talented and ur tutorials all great.... Im new to paper craft and like to do quilling flower after seen ur creations here...
    And im confused about paper, What type of paper i can use for quilling flowers, birds, animals as like you did here...

    Can u please guide me buy a right type of paper to use for quilling...??
    I searched over net abt this but they are saying, we can use normal color paper or cardstock but i don't think card stock will work on this.. and i don't wanna buy pre-made quilling strips cox i have paper shedder so wanna make own strips..
    what type of paper u r using for ur quilling projects??

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    1. Thank You so much Angel. I didnt have a paper shredder till recently so used to handcut my strips from whatever paper I had on hand[I recycle a lot of magazines in quilling!] and sometimes used store bought strips. I dont like cardstock for quilling as I felt it was too thick.You can experiment with different papers which you have on hand and go with what you personally like as there is no hard and fast rule. I have worked with all kinds of thickness but generally I dont like the thin paper other than for tight coils and dont like the thick card stock variety.Hope its of help

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  87. Wow........Dr.Sonia you are really "GREAT". Your paper arts,crafts,roses,.............etc are simply superb.I don't have word to explain it really amazing.....:-))))I really wonder how you get time for all this art and ideas!!!!!! inspite hectic schedule.
    Thank u for such a detail tutorials

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  88. Wow doc..awesome work done..very neat..loved everything..wanted to show my work also bt have not created any website yet..

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  89. Awesome work doc..luved everything...wanted to show u my work also bt dnt have any website right now..

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  90. Hello Mam..I am really lucky that i found this blog..i got lots of things to learn..just love ur creativity...:)
    Have a look on my cards......:)
    http://handmadecardsbylina.blogspot.in/

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    1. Lina for some reason not able to comment on your blog
      PS : Please do turn off word verification but enable comment moderation to prevent spam.

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  91. I have just stumbled across your site, what wonderful ideas and so easy to follow and understand, your a very talented lady. Thank you so much for what you do.

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  92. Ahhh, a Lady of many talent's we love it.Your flowers are so pretty & work you do is allsome ,you do such neat jobs hope you can keep it up we love it,Thank's Cookie17

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  93. Dear all I cud say is all u create r only mind blowing, beautiful creations and that 2oo out of "Best out of Waste"

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