Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Creation Flower Blog Hop Starts Today

We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is 

"Creating Handmade Spring Flowers"

 On each blog you will find lots of incredible projects
 and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself!

In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers
 made on each blog and send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us
Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DTs. blogs
 and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop

If you are hopping on the right track you should have 
arrived from the talented Tracey Taylors Blog on over to me :)


The flowers I am creating today are Roses made with
Punch Bunch punches and some others from
EK Success & Martha Stewart.  These take some time
but they turn out really gorgeous and are lots of fun
to decorate with.  I made this Victorian Bird feeder with
a wooden frame that I purchased and painted
and added lots of ribbons, lace, netting and pearls.

My paper flowers are made from the Bella and Jubilee
paper collections from Best Creation and added some pink
dots paper flowers in there too. 


 I love the punches from Punch Bunch because they
are easy to use and you can also purchase a full color
guide to making all their flowers. I have tried all of
them and they are easy and fun to do!
I got out all of my old punches and just punched lots 
of flowers and inked them and layered them so that
I had plenty of extras to fill in gaps on my birdfeeder.

 To make the roses you need about 5-6 of each size
petal.  You will ink them around all the edges first
and then gently knead the centers of each with a bone
folder to create a kind of bowl shape in each.  The eraser works much
better than the recommended mouse pad because the paper
doesn't tear so easily .  With the pointed tweezers you
are going to roll back the tops and sides of each petal 
away from you like they are blooming.

Starting with the circle put a little bit of glue under 
each petal and start going in a circle and add one 
petal at a time until you get to the center and take the
last 3 petals and roll them slightly and cut off the bottom
and glue in the middle of the rose. The key to success
on these is to use a quick drying glue and just use a little
at a time and let it dry as you go.
Favorite glue is Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive
and this amazing product called Scrap dots!
If you want glittery ones you can spray a fine glitter 
mist when they are dry. Just add them into your project 
whatever it may be and wha laaaa you are done :)

I hope you liked my roses and since I am the very last one on the list be 
sure and hop over to the Best Creations Blog and leave a comment
and email me with your answers!  Happy flower making to you!!

Hugs,  Teresa

66 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, your roses are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I'll definitely be trying these! :)

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  2. I'm blown away, the rose looks just like the real thing !

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  3. WOW this is GORGEOUS!! I love your roses and this hop was truly amazing! TFS!

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  4. YOU are the Punch Queen!! Stunning flowers and LOVE them on the birdhouse...makes me want spring!! THanks for sharing your amazing project and I hope you have a fantastic day!
    {{hugs}}
    Karen

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  5. What a good blog hop ending :) this project is amazingly beautiful, Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
    -BK

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  6. Wow! What a collection of punches, lol. Fabulous flowers!!!

    Anne

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  7. The entire bukett is beutiful but that rose - wow!!! stunning.

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  8. seriously beautiful!!! might have to go track down the punch! thanks for sharing

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  9. These flowers are INCREDIBLE!!! I didn't know that you could use punches to make such GORGEOUS flowers!!! The bird feeder is too pretty to give to the birds!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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  10. wow, these are amazing - who knew plain old punches could be turned into something so amazing! What a beautiful job, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh, woman, these are so amazing!! I love em!

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  12. THESE ARE AMAZING SO MANY PUNCHES BUT THE FLOWER IS JUST SO CUUUUUUUUUTE

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  13. wow - your roses are beautiful ... they look professional!!!

    ~Thanks, Esther

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  14. very lovel project..i think you and karen taylor took it to a new level! Thanks for sharing! Kristihttp://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/

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  15. Wow that is a very pretty rose! I have to try it!

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  16. oh my.....I want to make flowers like you someday :)

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  17. that birdhouse is something special.. loving your gorgeous roses too!

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  18. your work is just amazing ...its so breathtaking and beautiful ..im a follower now

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  19. Beautiful! Your project is stunning!

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  20. Wow...your birdhouse is pure perfection and the roses are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

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  21. Fun fun flower. I am always looking for new ways to use up my paper stash!

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  22. Really love these flowers. Thanks for sharing

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  23. Your project is jaw droppingly gorgeous!

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  24. Gorgeous roses. I'm jealous of all your wonderful punches.

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  25. Stunning project Teresa. I love that rose!

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  26. wow o wow! Teresa this is fabulous!

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  27. You must have the patience of a saint to punch out all those tiny pieces and then to assemble them all. Wow!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! Looks like I need that ginormous punch with the petals. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Just gorgeous. I think I need to get myself one of those punches. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Totally gorgeous project, your flowers look fabulous.

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  31. Wow!! Gorgeous project, LOVE your flowers!

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  32. Swooning over your amazing project, Teresa. It is simply stunning!

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  33. yOU HAVE SOME SCRUPTIOUS PUNCHES AND THAT IS ONE GROGEOUS FLOWER....
    i LOVE HOW THE PUNCHES TOGETHER MAKE THAT... LOVE YOUR FLOWERS

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  34. WOW! your flowers are beautiful! Very nice project!

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  35. What a fun bunch of punches and a gorgeous project

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  36. Thanks for sharing!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  37. They look so REAL!!! BEAUTIFUL birdhouse too!

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  38. Wow this is just Gorgoeus Love all the flowers and the colours on your project are so pretty TFS

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  39. This is amazing!!! Just love all the different flowers!!!

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  40. Like your flowers? I LOVE them! I don't have a lot of punches but maybe I can make them with cricut die cuts. That bird house is wonderful too. You are very talented.
    I am a new follower of your blog. I hope you will visit mine too.
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
    annlenth.blogspot.com
    Be My Valentine Blog Hop Feb 7 -14

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  41. these are stunning - they look so real and your house is amazing!

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  42. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  43. Woooow!!!! Your roses are truly beautiful. Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs...Mona

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  44. I see why you are the victorian paper queen. it's gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

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  45. wow this is gorgeous, I have never heard of these punches before.
    TFS

    Don't forget to add this project to our linking party this week, to showcase your work to our readers.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/valentine-valentine-last-minute-gift.html

    Have a great Valentine,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  46. I have really enjoyed all of the floral tutorials and plan to use them. These roses are absolutely incredible. Where can we purchase these great punches? Love them so much!

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  47. The birdhouse is gorgeous. I love all the flowers and bling. These roses are so real looking. I can't wait to try them. TFS your wonderful talents!

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  48. Your birdhouse is stunning and your roses are completely lifelike! I love what you've done here!!!

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  49. Your birdhouse is stunning! Wow! TFS! Kx

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  50. What a beautiful project - and GREAT tutorial! Your blooms are so very lovely!

    And I just discovered your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  51. Holy moly girl!! These are so close to the real thing!! They are amazing!! The bird house is just beautiful!

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  52. Hi,

    Looking so nice and beautiful. Flowers are one of the best creations of god and when it comes to Tulip it means best among the best creations. Some consider flowers to be the nature's most wonderful gift. Thanks a lot...

    Flowers Aosta Valley

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