How amazing is this treat bag? Don’t you just wish your mail came in something this cute every day? Or your dinner came all packaged up like this every day? That would just be fabulous! Okay back to reality….let’s make this treat bag and give it to someone that means the world to us and let them enjoy the fabulous treat!!!!
I used the Spiral Flower Die to make these amazing flowers! I used Raspberry Ripple for the solid one. I used Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla for the bi-colored one and I used Primrose Petal Core’Dinations (retiring) cardstock for the one on the right!
Now I am going to share some tips and tricks that I learned along the way:
- You can cut 2-3 layers of cardstock at a time when running this through your Big Shot.
- Run the die-cut image over your bone folder to break down the fibers of the cardstock. This will make it start to curl as well.
- The middle of the flower is the smallest little scallop, not the bigger end. (That was a surprise to me, I totally thought start big and work your way down.
- Fold the first (smallest) scallop back and then start rolling forward. This will create a nice flower center. You can see it in the Vanilla and Raspberry flowers below if you look closely in the middle.
- Your hot glue gun and Silicone Mat will be your best friend for these!
- When making a flower with 2 colors, just lay the 2 pieces together and start rolling! You can even do 2 of the same colors and roll them together for a nice full flower!
- After you have rolled it all nice and tight, throw it in the air and let it bounce around a little to loosen up if you want a fuller, more open flower!
- Add your hot glue glob to the last circle/scallop and press your flower rolls into that glob and hold for 10 seconds. You can then add some hot glue to the 2nd scallop to adhere it to the side of your flower if you want a tight look.
- Once you are finished and it is dried/cooled, take a clear block and press it on the top of your flower (too much pressing can result in a ripped/smoothed flower). This will flatten the petals out a little and make your flower look more open. You can also use your bone folder to fold the petals out a little too!
I hope these tips helped you create fabulous Spiral Flowers! If you have any questions or have some tips to share, leave a comment down below. I would love to hear from you!!! Also, don’t throw away the negative of your spiral flower. I will show you how to use that in an upcoming Technique Tuesday!!! 😉
Happy Stampin’ & Happy Memorial Day!