I found a really fast way for these flowers. I just cut 6 scallops, layered them and punched a hole for the brad. After I put the brad in, then I just took the top scallop and squished it toward the center. I did this with all the scallops but the bottom one. Then I just pushed them all down again.
Everytime I read about these flowers they would say to crumple each one separately. Who has time for that. This was so much easier and did the same thing.
Both of these cards I cut on the fold. It opens on the top. For the neck line, cut into cardstock with a circle punch, just enough to make the neck line. Then with the other color, cut alittle larger piece for the neck line.
For this card I punched a bunch of branches, mine was a "Martha stewart" punch. I did them in all colors of greens. The only problem was I put them thru a Xron machine and I could not get all the glue to just stay on the one side of the branches. On some of the top branches I just used a dab of double sided tape. I just kept putting the branches in a circle, no order at all.
For this card I used the "Spellbinders" mitten die. This was the 2nd largest die. I used two different sayings for my mitten cards 1. mittens warm your hands friends warm your hearts 2.warm winter wishes, warm winter wishes
These 2 cards I cut the shape and then embossed them. I used stickles on the snowflakes. I buy my colored jewels in the dollar section at Michaels. When I see different colors, I buy them so I have all colors on hand. You just never know what color you are going to need
All the paper and ink was from CTMH. These cards are so fast.
The ornament border punch that I used on these cards is from "Friskers". I bought it at Michaels. I am not that fond of Friskers punches, they just don't seem to work as well as others. I did like this one though because there is so much "ornament" stuff out there for stampers.
CTMH has a great deal in November. Spend $100.00 get the stamp of the month free and another set of your choice free. plus from me you get 20% off your order. WHAT A SUPER DEAL.