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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Two more hand made cards

These two birthday cards were made with another one of the Prima note card freebies and the Art Nouveau tag with the sentiment "Birthday Wishes" was shared by Tangles from Tangles Treasures. This tag is another one of her delightful freebies she shares so generously. Please check out her blog and web store to see even more. Her link is on the blogs I follow list.

The yellow roses are painted with shimmer water colors. These roses are also hand made with coffee filters. I posted instructions for them on the Silhouette Plus forum. I'll copy and paste them here too . They are quite sturdy little roses. The rest of the card was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.

Inking the raw edges of the cards and tag is something I always like to do to get rid of the stark white edges. The tiny pearls were added for a bit of whimsy and the rhinestones are for the glamour of bling I like so much. The butterfly on the rose card is layered and the butterfly on the gold flowered card is a metal butterfly from a set of butterfly embellishments purchased at Michaels. Each of the leaves are inked.

I hope the details inspire you to make some cards or crafts. These wonderful freebies and the fact that we have six birthdays in the month of June inspired me to make these.

Thank you for stopping by and as always; thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Comments are what remind me of why I do a blog. Happy crafting everyone!

Here are some instructions for making the little coffee filter roses.

Grab some Allen's tacky glue, scissors, and your coffee filter and find the place where you like to relax. I sit out on my porch. Here we go. thumbsup 

1. To make several cuts at one time; place 2 to 3 filters on top of each other. I always cut away the sealed edges before I get started. Cut heart shapes about 1 inch tall by 3/4 of an inch wide. Pretty small hearts.

2. Add a dab of glue along the bottom edges, kind of in a "U" shape.

3. Twist the first petal (for the center rather tight to create the center of the rose)

4. Continue to add the petals one at a time and placing them in a position to create a rose shape. Twist and pinch at the pointed end, each time you add a petal.

5. Once the Allene's tacky glue is dry, cut the pointed bottom to make it flat.

6. Color the rose with water colors, Copics, Floral spray paint or just about anything that will give you the color you want. You can even color the petals before placing them together.

7. Use a skewer or something similar to curl the edges backwards.


  1. These are gorgeous Debbie! I can't believe you made those amazing roses! I keep looking at them closely and still can't believe it, they are fabulous. Thank you so much for your kind reference to my blog. you used the frame beautifully!

    Best Regards,

  2. Hi Debbie. I am with Rebekah when it comes to loving those roses. Thanks for telling us how they are made. I was wondering how you could cut the filters with your Cameo. LOL. The sentiment looks great in the art nouveau frame too. I am sure your family will love to receive these cards.
    Tine :)

  3. What lovely cards! Those roses look real. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  4. These cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for the instructions for making the roses. They are gorgeous.

  5. Beautifully done, Debbie! I love how easy coffee filter roses are to make and how gorgeous they look when finished. Yellow roses are some of my favorites...your card is stunning!

  6. I love the cards. The frame is gorgeous and the embellishments and layering perfect. TFS


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