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Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Cardmaking 201, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 10 comments

Tutorial: Paper Pansies (revisited)

Good Tuesday to you all, Stars & Stampers!

This week’s tutorial is a revisiting of a fantastic technique featured two years ago about creating paper pansies. Since it’s the end of the summer card-making time, let’s use up all of those scraps of pretty bright summer colors by making some flowers! The original post and all of the photos can be seen here.

Here is Darlene’s original video and a few more tips.

I don’t have one of those fancy butterfly punches, but I have a Cricut and there is an “apple” shape on George And Basic Shapes that does a similar shape to the wings when they are cut in half. I have cut apples at 1″ size and they work great for this tutorial. Be sure to follow the advice for not using glitter on your flowers as explained in the video… it’s tempting, I know! But they look just as beautiful without the glitter.

Be sure to share your pansy or other summer flower cards here and please, please, please leave a comment… I am in dire need of new tutorial requests and submissions… if you have a technique or tool you would like a tutorial on, send in your request or submit a tutorial to me by e-mailing me. nancy @


  1. Nancy, thanks for reposting this tutorial. I wasn’t part of OWH when it was originally posted. I hope I can find a punch in my collection that will work. 🙂

  2. Nancy, thanks for the revisit! These are very pretty and a great way to end the summer. I was actually remembering the other day something about staining paper with used tea bags. Have you ever heard of this? I think the gradient of browns would be neat for the upcoming season.

  3. Very nice, I hadn’t seen this method before either; thank you!

  4. Thanks I to had seen this before I am new to OWH also and I have all the things to make them have a nice day. Peggy

  5. loved this tortorial but could not find the apple shape you said was on george and basic shapes? See stars moon and alot of shapes. Anyway it was great and I want to try it

    • Oh man, I could be wrong… Do you have the one called Doodlecharms? Maybe it’s on that one… I could swear that apple was from George & Basics.

  6. I would love to see how to use the glimmer misters I keep seeing

  7. Oh wow! This is next on my list of things to try. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  8. Thanks for the re-visit of this one, it’s gorgeous. I know it’s an old technique, but perhaps people would be interested in the wax paper and dye ink background or the same thing using embossing folders? I love that one.

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