Kelli Wolfel
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (610) 323-3215

July 14, 2010

Scrunchie Flower Card

Isn't the Scrunchie Flower adorable!?  I learned this technique at my upline meeting in March.  The flower is made from some retired Designer Series Paper and the Scallop Circle Punch!  I have included the directions to make them.  Thanks to my teammate Michele Reynolds who did the demonstration at our meeting and gave all of us the very specific and easy-to-follow directions!  Here they are:

Scrunchie Flowers

                                                        Demonstrated by Michele Reynolds
1) Punch out 11 Scallop Circles from coordinating pieces of Designer Series Paper.

2) Crumple all 11 circles. The more you crumple them, the more scrunched your flower will be. Tip: If you spray them lightly with water first, they can be a little easier to crumple.

3) Set 1 crumpled circle aside to use as a base.

4) Fold the other 10 circles in half. They don’t have to be precisely folded in half, just roughly.

5) Fold them in half again. Again, you don’t have to be precise. You should have 10 triangles.

6) Put a Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center of the unfolded circle you are using as a base.

7) Press the pointed tip of one triangle lightly into the Glue Dot.

8) Add a second triangle in the same way but make sure the open edges are facing the open edges of the first triangle.

9) Add a third and fourth triangle in the same way making sure that the open edges are facing each other and closed edges are facing each other.

10) Put another Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center.

11) Adhere 4 more triangles in the same way as in steps 7 through 9 but have them cover the seams made by the first layer.

12) Put another Pop-Up Glue Dot in the center.

13) Cut the pointed tips off the last two triangles and discard the tips.

14) Press the flat edge you just made of one triangle into the top of the Glue Dot.

15) Press the flat edge of the second triangle into the top of the Glue Dot so the open edge is facing the opposite direction.

16) Scrunch the entire flower up in your fist repeatedly.

17) Keep scrunching and gently pulling apart the folds until you get the look you want.

18) Adhere your scrunchie flower to your project using Glue Dots or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

- If desired, you can spritz your scrunchie flowers with a mix of Shimmer Paint and alcohol. Or, try spraying them with the new Smooch Spritz we’ll be able to order soon!

- For a larger flower with a slightly different look, try using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch instead.

- For a small flower, use the largest flower in the Boho Blossoms Punch. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere this one together instead of the Pop-Up Glue Dots.

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