Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Coffee anyone?!

   Hey there!  Do you normally start your day with a cup of Joe?! I love, love, love coffee!  Well...I love the thought of coffee!  LOL  It makes me feel grown up to drink it, but I never manage to drink a whole cup and truth be told I think I love to smell it brewing more than I love to drink it! :)

   Recently I saw someone stamp on a coffee filter and so I thought I would try that out, but when I took out my filter I had an entirely different idea, so I ran with it instead! Here is what I did with it:

Not sure what kind of flower this is! LOL I scored a frame around my flower and added some brads to the corners.  I layered Whisper White onto Marina Mist and layered that onto a So Saffron base. My sentiment is from It's Your day and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I hand cut the stem from a scrap of Garden Green.

Close up of the coffee filter flower.

Front angle.

Want to make one?!  Here's how:

Take a coffee filter and flatten it out.

Fold it in half and crease the fold well.

Fold one side in to about the center and then fold the other side over that one to create a triangle shape.

Lift one layer and cut at an angle from outside edge in.  Then cut the second layer a little higher to make the folded flower look like it has layers.  The bottom piece doesn't get cut at all and should be the tallest layer.  The second layer is a little shorter and the third layer is the shortest.  This picture shows where to cut the top layer.

This picture shows both cut lines.  Next you want to sponge the entire filter using two colors.  I used Daffodil Delight for the main color and Pumpkin Pie for the edges.  You can choose any color combo you like, but you should use the lighter color for the flower and the darker  one to highlight the edges.  Fold the edges back into the triangular shape after you have sponged it and use a glue dot to hold it all together. Tie the end with a coordinating ribbon and trim it close the the knot.

To make the center I just cut a small strip and cut into it several times.  I crinkled it all up and then straightened it.  I used glue dots to adhere it in place.

Here is the finished card again:

This is not my usual style of card, but I enjoyed stepping outside of my create box to try this out!   Try one and email me the link!  I would love to see your coffee filter flowers.

Ok, I have oodles to do today! Hope that your Friday is going well and that you have plans for a wonderful weekend.  I will be back soonest with more to share! :)


Carolina Little said...

Ann Marie,
Very neat idea. Love it!!!.

Kim P said...

Very clever idea!

Melina said...

very cute! great idea ;)

Moira said...

Oh.. I see an art project in the classroom here! Thanks for the idea!!