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Faux-Quilted Paper Flower Tutorial

by Amy Bowerman

Hey everyone!  I’m so excited to share my latest Faux-Quilted Paper Flower Tutorial with you.  I love a quilted look but when it comes to sewing my skills are limited.  Thanks to the new Faux-Quilting stamp line from  Ann Butler I can add the look of quilting to my projects without ever picking up a needle and thread!

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Ann Butler has also released a line of Colorbox Crafter’s Inks that allow you to stamp on fabric, wood and more!

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I adore the bright colors in Ann’s Colorbox Crafter’s ink collection.  Combining these inks with her new stamps  makes the perfect faux-quilted paper flower!

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I’ve been waiting for the right project to come along to use this fabulous Thimble shaped planter.  I can’t think of a more appropriate posy than a faux-quilted flower can you?

How to make a Faux-Quilted Paper Flower

My latest flower making craze has been centered around Tim Holtz’s new Jumbo Tattered Florals die.  Bigger IS Better when it comes to paper flowers.

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 Supplies:

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STEP 1:  Start by making a template of your Jumbo Tattered Florals Die and cut two pieces of Sticky Back Canvas.  Also cut 2 pieces of Coredinations (or card stock of choice) to adhere canvas to.   Run through Sizzix machine.

*TIP*  Use a bone folder to slowly adhere sticky back canvas to card stock to prevent wrinkling.

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STEP 2:  Once flowers are cut arrange  EZ De’s Faux-Quilting Stamps By Ann Butler on a large stamping block.  Ink stamps with a selection of  Ann Butler Colorbox Crafter’s Ink.

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STEP 3:  Curl and shape petals (See my petal curling & wiring  tutorial  HERE).  Wire a vintage button, thread on a sewing bobbin  and continue to thread on petals.

*TIP*  I use 22 gauge Floral wire for the Jumbo flowers.   You can see my tutorial for wiring the leaves HERE.

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STEP 4:  For an added touch of quilt inspired flair thread on a wooden spool to complete your faux-quilted flower.  Fill your flower container with inexpensive spools of thread and mismatched buttons to complete the look!

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I had “Sew” much fun creating this Faux-Quilted Paper Flower!  I hope you have been inspired to try some Faux-Quilting projects of your own :)

For more Faux-Quilting inspiration featuring New Stamps and Inks from Ann Butler Check out the links below!

Have a wrap yourself up in a warm quilt kind of day!

Amy*

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1 Marjolaine Walker February 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I love how you mixed the stamps and colors, so beautiful!

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2 Debbie Kaste February 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Oh Amy! I LOVE your flowers. The stamps are perfect for this and your color choices fabulous. Thanks much for the tutorial. I really need to try making these. Sure would be a great pick-me-up for a shut in friend during this long, cold winter we’ve been having…..
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3 Cheryl Boglioli February 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

Awesome tutorial. Love your project.
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4 Jean Bullock February 1, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Great tutorial! And you can put me down as a fan for that great thimble pot too.

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5 Carmen Lucero February 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Fabulous, just fabulous. I’m salivating looking at all the yummy inks and stamps!

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6 Madeline Arendt February 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm

What a wonderful idea and and use of the stamp set!
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7 Ann Butler January 31, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Amy I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project, it is an excellent use of my stamps, thanks for being part of the hop!

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8 Buttons January 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Such a clever idea Amy. Love that stamped canvas look and the little button ribbons. How cool to have a flower that won’t fade. Jenny x
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9 Eileen Hull January 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Super-cool project and great tut as always my friend! Love this idea as it combines two favorite things- flowers and quilting! Beautiful work…
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10 Sharon M. Reinhart January 31, 2014 at 11:29 am

All I can say is WOW! Well actually there is way more to say – I simply love this project, so much so that I am going to give it a try. The project is beautiful, the colors, textures even down to the propping of items inside the jar is absolutely great! Your tutorial – well it is excellent. Ann is truly blessed to have you on her blog hop!!
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11 Amy Bowerman January 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

Day MADE! Thank you so much Sharon! So glad you will be giving a faux quilted flower a go :). Let me know how it turns out I can’t wait to see your spin on it!

Amy*

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12 Anne Rx January 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

Great tutorial Amy and I just love the gorgeous flower you have created, it’s stunning! Hugs, Anne x
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13 Audrey Pettit January 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

OMGosh, this is fabulous, Amy! I love the look of quilting, but am way too intimidated to ever try the real thing. Wow! You make the most beautiful paper flowers!
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14 Claudine Criner January 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

This is such a great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I really love your flowers, so pretty. Loving those faux quilting stamps too. Where in the world did you get that thimble pot? So cute!!
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15 Candice Windham January 31, 2014 at 9:26 am

Love this!

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16 Dee in NH January 31, 2014 at 7:30 am

THAT IS AWESOME! The flower is beautiful in itself but even more so when you used that perfect pot for it. I love it!

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17 Amy Bowerman January 31, 2014 at 7:41 am

Thanks Dee! I snagged that pot a few years ago on clearance and always had a sewing themed project in mind for it. So happy with how it all came together…apparently there is a method to my collecting(hoarding) madness :)

Amy*

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18 stamping sue January 31, 2014 at 7:30 am

what a great faux quilt flower! and that thimble is terrific…where did you find it?
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19 Amy Bowerman January 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

Thanks Sue! I found it a few years back at OUR Jo-ann’s on clearance for….wait for it…3 bucks!

Can you believe it? I always check the clearance pots at our Joann’s I’ve found some really cute containers there. Keep your eyes peeled :)

Amy*

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20 Linda, the funkie junkie January 31, 2014 at 7:30 am

What a great tutorial, Amy! Love that quilted stamp. Your flower is charming and that flower pot that looks like a thimble is so perfect for this project. I’m loving my new Jumbo Tattered Florals die too!

Hugs,
Linda
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