Saturday, February 5, 2011

Paper flower

I was making paper roses with scalloped circles cut from mini monograms and i got an idea for a different flower with the circles. I put like five circles together and punched hole in center with big bite and put brad in center to hold it all together. Then i snipped at each petal. Then i used tweezers to roll each petal to center. Then on the next layer i rolled until i came to first rolled layer. I repeated process until the last layer was only a small curl. I adhered leaves from serenade cart. I will put ink and stickles on it to finish it up. Underneath the flower is my new box of 24 pitt so excited i just love them!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

hydrangea flower

gypsy file using carts different from kathy's

4 petal flower file for mini roses

I went to Kathy Orta's class last night and it was all about flowers. Well my favorite flower was made using the Paisley cartridge which  I don't have. It was made using a 4-petal flower which I couldn't find in any other cartridge. I made one using 2 hearts and spent a long long time last night recreating Kathy's files with one's I made. Well I ended up deleting all my work. So sad. So anyway I decided to take advantage of sure cuts a lot and Inkscape to make this flower. I opened up the paisley cartridge in design studio on my computer and located the flower. I copy and pasted it into Paint program and cropped the flower. I copy and pasted it into inkscape where it can now be saved as a .svg file which I then opened into SCAL. This took me no time at all. No where's near the time it took me last night to make it with hearts. So anyway I have the file here free for all to use as you would like. I hope this works. Let me know if there are any problems with the file. You can find Kathy's gypsy file at and her ustream video is at paperphenomenon just search it at I will be including more flower files as I create them. The hydrangea will be the next one I do.