Monday, April 29, 2013

Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop

Time for another blog hop!
This time our theme is hand made flowers.
I've been playing around with a simple formula for making one piece accordion flowers. I think I finally have the ratios right!!!
Here are the directions:
Step 1:Cut a 4 inch circle from cardstock.
Step 2:Score your circle into 16ths as shown in box 1 and box 2
Step 3:Cut a 1.5 inch circle out of the center.
Step 4:Bunch center of the circle together to create an accordion flower, secure with adhesive. I use hot glue which looks a tad messy so I add a paper circle on top. 
Paper:DCWV and Echo Park
Trim:May Arts
Our blog hop prize this round is a set of dies and a 2.5 inch xyron!
What do you have to do to participate?

Would you like a chance to win? Get one entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and being a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). It you get to see some fabulous projects and you know you want to!
You have until Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am MST! International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.
Here is the line up:


  1. You never cease to amaze me! What a quick and easy flower!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make this flower. Great job.

  3. Love how easy you make this flower look! Will definitely be trying this one out - looks a lot easier than making an accordion flower with a strip of paper. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration :-)

  4. wonderful flower. I love it!! Going to have to go home and try this tonight. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. You are now my hero! I've always struggled at joining the strips in accordion flowers. MUST try!

  6. THanks for participating in the hop. The butterfly cup project post before this one is really cool.

  7. Very nicely done! I have never been very good at math.

  8. Thanks for doing all the hard work so that we can make simple flowers! :)

  9. very cool tutorial! can't wait to try it

  10. This is pretty! I love the shimmer against the kraft paper!

    Thanks for the tut!

  11. Gorgeous flower. Thanks for the instructions.

  12. I love having another way to make an accordion flower. Thanks for sharing!

  13. What a cute flower! thanks for the tutorial!

  14. Super easy and super cute! What could be better?!? Thanks for the tutorial.

  15. I've made these flowers numerous times but never once thought to put them on top of a package! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!