Hi there! Sarah here with a quick tutorial for you. Don't you just love the April Double Shot Kit? I can't get enough of it! I created this card from the cardstock and patterned paper from the kit and the brad from the embellishement kit. I added a few rubons and some twine from my stash and had this card done in no time.
See that flower above in the lower right? It's very quick and easy to make and I will show you how. All you need is a pair of scissors and maybe a cirlce punch (I used a 1 1/2 inch punch), but handcutting circles works just as well. I am going to show you how to make it using some cardstock scraps I had because it is a lot easier to see the cuts on the cardstock. I used the Prima Madeline paper on my flower above though.
Step 1: Punch three circles from paper.
Step 2: Scrunch and crinkle two of them in the palm of your hand.
Step 3: Using your scissors make cuts as shown by the pencil lines below to make four "tabs". Don't cut through the middle. Cut each of the three circles like this.
Step 4: Using your scissors cut around each tab to round the courners and add a notch to the middle of the cut as shown below.
Step 5: Use the uncrunched circle as a base and adhere one of the crunched circles on top of it. I found glue dots work best for this.
Step 6: Cut the tabs apart on the remaining crunched circle.
Step 7: Overlap the four cut pieces in the middle of your flower making them slightly smaller than the two circles .
Step 8: Using a paper piercer poke a hole through the center and adhere a brad through.
As you can see our circles are not perfect at the end so it doesn't matter if handcut them or use a punch. Cutting is probably better too since then you can create any size you want. I also handcut some leaves from the green cardstock included in the double shot kit to make some leaves.
Enjoy your flowers! ~ Sarah