Friday, March 22, 2013

Tax Act Flowers

Our the DT theme for this month was nature inspired, and I knew right away what I wanted to do.  I first saw flowers made with the dictionary a long time ago but I didn't have one and I didn't want to buy one just to cut up when I knew I had another book made of the same type of paper.  I am an accountant (not a tax accountant) and I have a few out dated copies of The Income Tax Act and they were perfect for this kind of flower.  I used Hearty Barely stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  They are so cute and just perfect for little note cards for my daughter.  She loves getting them in her lunch and in fact when she saw me making the flowers she asked if I could use them on cards for her and then picked out the stamps (little imp).

Step 1
Cut 8-10 scallop circles, I folded my paper and cut 4 at once

Step 2
Ink the circles

Step 3
Spray with water or glimmer type mist

Step 4
Scrunch the circles as small as they can get

Step 5
When the circles are dry flatten them out and stack neatly on top of each other, put a brad in the centre

Step 6
Starting with the first layer pull it up around the brad and repeat for the other layers, once they are all done you can pull them apart and "fluff" the flower, after I was done I inked the edges but this is optional

Products used:

  • Winter Festive Berries Distress Ink
  • MME So Sophie Savvy Paper
  • MM Brads
  • Spellbinders Scallop Circles
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • Unity Stamps Heartly Barley


  1. Aren't you lucky your CC post fell on FWF day? Love this tutorial you did! Gotta try this, for sure!

    1. Lol I actually had something else ready to go but I wanted to try blogging from instructagram so I did this instead.

  2. Great tutorial, Corrie. I know your daughter will love these sweet note cards.

  3. Really pretty, and the tutorial was a great bonus!

  4. Hi Corrie! Your cards are Beautiful!! Love your tutorial and I can't help but cracked up when I read the bit about the Tax Act! I'm also an Accountant but tax is not my fave glad to leave it all behind now:) Have a fabulous weekend!!

  5. These are darling! I can't wait to try it!

  6. It's a great way to scrap your stash :) lovely!

  7. Love your flower tutorial! and your cards!

  8. your cards are beautiful! love the paper!

  9. Thanks for the tutorial. The flowers turned out beautiful for the notes. I like how you used the pages for the the diecuts. :)

  10. Love how your cards turned out. They are perfect for loving on your dd!

  11. these are dalrin, luv those paper flowers....hope you have a fabby day!

    enjoy *~*

  12. Corrie, I did this technique (using EP cs and some Creative Inspirations paints) and when the paper balls were drying near the heat vent, he bent down and said "What is this?" I kind of chuckled to myself as I answered that it was going to be a flower, which Really confused him :) Thanks for the tutorial :)

  13. These are really cute flowers and I love the lovely tags you made!

  14. Love your card and great tutorial! I am so going to try this today. Thanks for sharing!