Hello everyone! Have you heard the news that We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts are now one company? I am excited about this acquisition. For my Studio post today, I used the new WRMK Flower Punch Board and some beautiful paper from AC/Pebbles Special Delivery. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-by-we-r-memory-keepers The flowers are BIG – ranging from 3" to 9" in diameter. I had so much fun mixing and matching the sizes. It is amazing how these beautiful flowers were made from a simple punch board and a stem kit! flower-punch-boardstem-kit-catalog Flower sizes and simple directions are printed on the board but it took me a while to figure out how to fold the petals. Once you have it figured out, it will be very fun and relaxing! So I put together a quick tutorial to share today!

Tutorial

Flower Size: S (5" dia.) Paper Size: 2-5/8" x 12"

1. Punch and Score:

Follow the directions printed on the board. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-1

2. Fold the Paper:

nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-2 "Mountain Fold" means that you fold the paper down at score-line to create a "mountain"; "valley fold" means that you fold the paper up at score-line to create a "valley". nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-3 Keep folding and you will see a flower shape forming: nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-4

3. Finish the loop:

Add adhesive to the first little triangle as shown and adhere the two ends together. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-5 nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-6 And when opened up, you will get a flower! nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-7

4. Curl the Petals:

I think it is a genius idea to include a roller in the board! nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-9 Curled petals give the flower a more realistic look. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-8

5. Add Stem

We get 10 sets of stems in one Stem Kit. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-10 I punched a scallop circle to use as a simple layer with the flower. nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-11 Remember to add the beautiful center stem piece before you screw on the end: nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-12 nina-yang-flower-punch-board-step-13 Easy, peasy, right? All you need is to pick your flower size and punch away! Here are the sizes I used on my project: nina-yang-flower-punch-board-by-we-r-memory-keepers-closeup

Giveaway

We R Memory Keepers is generously letting me giveaway a Flower Punch Board + Stem Kit to a lucky winner on the blog!

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For your convenience, here are the direct links to the products I used on my project.

Flower Punch Board

Flower Stem Kit

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!