Saturday, July 28, 2012

KIU July - I am on a journey

I am on a journey

This month Kraft It Up wanted to see a layout that tells a story of something you want/wish to do in the future... Yesterday morning I was lucky enough to wake up and see this stunning sunrise over the hills in my backyard and I was reminded of the miracles we encounter everyday. This ties in nicely with my personal commitment to find my faith - in myself, in others and my religious beliefs.

 While playing with my supplies and came up with this simple flower that I used on my July KIU layout. As I am always happy to find a tutorial for a new technique, I thought I'd share with you my instructions to make your own loopy flower.

 1. Cut strips of paper to loop for the petals. My strips measure 1cm wide and 3", 2.5" and 2" long. Also cut a circle of cardstock to use as a base. Using these lengths my finished flower is quite large and measures approx 4.25" across.

 2. Using the longest strips bend each of the strips in half and secure - do not fold, you want the loop. I used a hot glue gun but glue dots or quick drying Helmar 450 would work just as well.

 3. Attach the petal loops to the circle of cardstock. The size of the circle you cut out and how wide your strips are will determine how many loops you require.

 4. Flip the flower over. Continue to attach the petal loops onto the back of the cardstock circle, spacing them so they fill the gaps left by the petals on the other side.

 5. Bend the next size of strips into loops. Attach them between the large petals.

 6. Round the ends off the smallest strips and attach them between the last layer of petals. Alternatively you could loop these petals and glue them down, but I found it was a bit fiddly for my hot glue covered fingers.

7. Finish the flower with a button or large brad.

I used Kraft cardstock and two Prima patterned papers from my stash, and finished my flower with a Prima button. Just for a little sparkle I sprayed my loopy flower with both Sand and Wheatfields Glimmermist.

It is really easy to make, a great way to use your scraps and looks lovely when finished.

What are you waiting for?

Give it a go and leave me a comment, I'd love to see what you can come up with.

Thanks for looking xx


  1. WOW! That photo is amazing. How lucky are you to have woken up to that! The soft coloured background really works with your photo too! Just gorgeous.

  2. Love that photo and love the flower you made!!

  3. What a stunning layout and great flower thanks for the tut

  4. how creative are those flowers..thanks for playing along at KIU

  5. thats the journeys of all journeys hey Felicity! I pray you find your faith. That flower tute is fabulous, thx for sharing! X


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