Creating Strip Flowers

large strip flower

Creating Strip Flowers

In today’s post Debbie Budge would like to focus on creating flowers with strips. Aren’t they super cute?

I first saw this technique on one of Scrapbook Expo’s Tip of the Day episodes on My Craft Channel. I immediately knew I could make them with our strips and could see in my mind what adorable flowers they would make, especially when combined with our other flower Accessory Templates!

-Debbie Budge
say cheese 2 page layout

Designer Templates Used:

Paisley Place (1A,1B,3A,3B) Bracket (3) Tiny Bracket (4T) Floral (3) Tiny Floral (3T) Tiny Nature (6T) Photos & Strips  

large strip flower

Steps On How To Create Your Own Strip Flower:

I cut eight 4″ strips for the larger flower and then punched small holes in each end of the strips. After inking each piece, I used a bone folder to curl the strips slightly so they would bend easily (like curling ribbon for presents) and then placed each one of the strips on the prong of a decorative brad. Once they are all on the brad, you can move them around to space each ‘petal’ of the strip flower. I used the same brad to attach the flower to the Tiny Nature and Floral layers. So cute and so incredibly easy! I love the look and dimension it gave to my floral embellishment!
small strip flower

Small Strip Flower:

For the smaller strip flower, I followed the same process from above, except I used six 3″ strips. I hope you’ll give this method a try. I love how my flowers turned out.

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  1. I love this flower and can’t wait to try it! How wide were your strips? I saw the length but not the width. I don’t have that creative gene that others have – I can’t look and tell. Thank you.
    Keep up the great work. The new website and direction of the company is fantastic. You all rock! (I just caught up with active templates! I am addicted!)

    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you for the compliment. I used My Mind’s Eye paper – I don’t remember the name of the specific line. You can find the whole layout pictured on page 24 of Idea Book #1.

  2. I LOVE this layout!! …the colors, the patterns, the layout, the flowers and I want to thank you all for sharing it!! I can’t wait to see more of what you do. I saw this on Pinterest. Great job!!