Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

Have you seen the challenge Tim Holtz is having??
Yes the Tattered Floral Die Challenge! It's with the BEST die every! If you don't own this die you could win one just by leaving a comment here on my blog. Bring on SPRING with Tattered Flowers!!

I wanted to make some flowers with fun bright colors of tissue paper. So off to my favorite store, Target to get some tissue paper! While there, I also picked up some gift bags. Look at how beautiful they make these packages look. 

I started by die cutting the tissue paper using my Tattered Floral Die. Because it's a steel rule die it will cut just about anything. From the thinest material like tissue paper to heavy grunge board and everything in between. 


Take the die cut flowers and scrunch up all the petals of the flowers. I found it easiest to do one petal at a time. I tried scrunching up the whole flower but when I tried to open it up the petals tore. Each flower is made from 6 big flowers and 2-3 small flowers for the center. 

Once you have scrunched the flowers up thread a needle with string. I used approximately 8" of string. Push the needle through the center of all 6 larger flower and a couple smaller ones for the center of the flower. 


Tie a button for the center of the flower. 


Cut the string to remove the needle and tie off on the back side of the flower. Fold a green flower for the leaves and adhere to the back

 Here is a closeup of the flower on the store bought gift bag. 

I dyed some Crinkle Ribbon with Distress Stain, tied the little bag closed and added my flowers. The die for this is called In The Bag, another great die. 

And look at this Pillow Box another fabulous die from Tim. Super cute! This box is the perfect size for a gift card. 

Don't forget to leave a comment before March 22nd at midnight PST for a chance to win the Tattered Floral die and if I get lots of comments I will be tempted to throw in some more fun prizes!! 
What are you waiting for? Head over to Tim's blog to get started on the challenge!

Before you go please leave a comment so you can be the winner!! 
Happy flower making!
Richele

If you need the Tattered Floral die find it at Inspiration Emporium!

112 comments:

  1. very fun! What a great idea!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. ADORABLE!!!!! love love love the bright colors and gorgeous flowers!!! XOXO

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  3. Oooh, they're so gorgeous!!! I LOVE the colours, especially the pink.

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  4. Fabulous idea - packaging to keep! Thanks for the tip about scrunching petals one by one.

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  5. These are gorgeous, need to start making some for Mothers Day packages. Thanks for sharing such beautiful and creative artwork!

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  6. I love your bags. The flowers remind me of Daffodils, and Peony's. Spring is in the air!!!! Thank for for the chance to win this great die.

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  7. What wonderful colours on a bleak and blustery day!

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  8. Your flowers and bright colours will bring a smile to anyone's face. Just what we all need to chase away those winters blues. Thanks for sharing your art. Awesome as always! XO

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  9. I love the way you did it!!.. so colorful!

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  10. Great idea. Take a bag and add flowers. Great job. Love the colors.

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  11. Love the bright colors and the way you tied them together with a button and string. Thanks for sharing

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  12. nice flowers thanks for the idea of the button.

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  13. Your flowers are wonderful, so cheery on this cold & dark day thanks for sharing
    M

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  14. Love the bright, happy colors you chose. Makes it seem like spring is just about here!

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  15. Gorgeous to use tissue paper. So bright and colorful. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. Love the neon colors. I have this die, but never tried w/tissue.
    Away, to my craft rm!

    Judy dolan

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  17. I love your colors and the flowers totally transform the bags! I always nab the tissue paper from gifts - this would be fun to try.

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  18. Great flowers! Such vibrant colors! I would love to own this die.

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  19. Never thought to use tissue paper, the flowers are beautiful!

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  20. Those colours brighten a winters day (although we did have sunshine all day)

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  21. What a great accent! I have lots of tissue paper that needs to be used.
    Thanks.

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  22. Oh, love your bright, beautiful flowers!

    Thank you for the chance to win the tattered flowers die set. I don't have it...but if I win it then I can play in the challenge, too.

    blessings, denise :D

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  23. Gorgeous colors: love the spring "ness" of it.

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  24. just my kind of colours, thank you they are make you happy kind of flowers.

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  25. I love what you have done - I just want to reach out and touch the texture on those flowers. The colours are so bright and fresh!

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  26. Now that's what I call colorful!
    Still working on my challenge piece- lots of drying time

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  27. Beautiful. I love the gift bag. More ideas to try...

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  28. Just add a party, and you are all set! Love these vibrant blooms!

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  29. How pretty! I love the bright colors and that you can use this idea instead of buying addtional bows or ribbons. I love it!!

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  30. So pretty and happy! I love what you have done using the die!!

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  31. I love your beautiful bright flowers. Thanks for the chance to win the die

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  32. These are gorgeous and the colors are so bright and cheerful! They look fairly simple to create and that is a bonus as well. Thanks!

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  33. I love the colors you used and it is such a simple way to dress up any gift bag! Thank you for the opportunity to win this die!

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  34. I already have the die but thank you for sharing this! Love seeing different ways to use it, and yours is so bright and fun :)

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  35. I love them it really dresses up the bags!

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  36. I always have so much fun buying plain gift bags and then crafting them up!! These are the perfect flowers for it. Thanks for sharing--I will definetly be doing this. I love my Tattered Floral die and use it for so many things but I have not tried tissue paper. If by some luck you pick my number please repick so the die goes to someone who doesn't have it. Just wanted to leave a comment on how much I love your flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Karen M.

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  37. Genius idea! SO many uses - gift tags, cards, or just a bouquet that won't die and the cat won't eat! These would brighten up any room. Thank you for the great giveaway and for the excellent ideas!

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  38. Love the idea of using these bright flowers on the gift bag. I also think I like sewing the button on more than glueing it. Thanks.

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  39. LOVE it!!! Thank you for this inspiration!

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  40. Oh, I love the idea with the button as the center. Lovely, Richele!

    Majo

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  41. WOW - I love wrapping presents and these tissue flowers would really make the wrappings perfect, thanks so much for the inspiration. BJ

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  42. How bright and colorful! Great decorations for just about anything. :)

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  43. WoW!! THANKS for sharing your fun projects!! I LOVE the FUN colors!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  44. Oh Richelle, these are so beautiful, just like a beautiful Spring day - gorgeous colours and wonderful for decorating bags. I have some pink tissue somewhere......... A x

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  45. Wow... roll on Spring - what a glorious riot of colour!
    Alison x

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  46. i love the vibrant colours you have used, especially the dark pink. they look wonderful.

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  47. Your bright and beautiful take on this challenge is just wonderful. Anyone would love to get a package from you! I have this die and will try my hand at making your flowers, so give others a chance to win!

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  48. What bright and fun colors and they really dressed up the wrapping. I love the pillow box one!

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  49. I love the bright colors you used for you flowers. They look great on your packages. Thanks for the give away.

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  50. When i saw your flowers I think: perfect for a gift bow..
    and that's what you did!
    the vibrant colors remember me happy spring and summer!
    Thk u for chance and for this beautiful project!

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  51. With Spring and Easter coming soon this is just the ticket.
    Love the colors, feels so fresh.

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  52. Glad Tim Holtz sent us over....Beautiful spring colors...love the flowers you made from the Tattered Floral Die!

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  53. gorgeous Richele! Love the dies.. don't have that one.. Love the pop bright colors you used! I hope you are doing well! :) Hugs from me

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe you don't have this die. You would love it!!
      xoxo

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  54. Lovely flowers and project! Thanks for sharing :)

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  55. WOW! So bright and beautiful. I could see someone's eyes lighting up when you give them these...doesn't even matter whats inside LOL! Thank you for sharing and putting together such a great tutorial :)
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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    1. Beth Anne
      YOU WON!! Email me at californiaartgirl@me.com
      Richele

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  56. Your colorful tissue flowers are such fun and are putting me right in the mood for an early spring!! Super toppers for dressing up gift bags and boxes. Thanks for the inspiration--and chance to win!!

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  57. Wow. So bright and springy! Thanks for the chance.

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  58. So cute! And easy! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bright vibrant colors. Can think of so many different ways to use these flowers on different projects.

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  60. Beautiful, happy, spring colors!!

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  61. Love how vibrant and perfect for a girls birthday party of a mexican celebration of some sort. Sunny and happy flowers.

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  62. Love your flowers & projects!...fun fabulous & bright!

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  63. These dies look terrific! And so versatile! I love things that can be used and reused in many different ways.

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  64. FUN!!!! Bright and beautiful! Love this!

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    1. Thanks Anita!
      It was so good to meet you at CHA! Thanks for coming by my blog!!

      Thanks everyone for all the awesome comments!!!!!!!

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  65. This is really really cute and so festive!

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  66. These bags are great! So sunny and spring like!

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  67. Richele, this is the first time on your blog and I love the brightly colored flowers you made out of tissue paper. I can hardly wait to try this out for easter baskets! I have several crafting friends that would love it if I won this die, since I already own it, I would actually be winning for one of them. LOL! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  68. Beautiful flowers, love the cheerful colors !!
    Is it Spring yet ??

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  69. I love this idea!! I am thinking of all the possibilities for giving a special touch on presnets for birthdays and mother's day!! I am very inspired :)

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  70. Those colours make my heart sing for spring. Fantastic little gift wrapping for the Easter candy or anytime. Thanks for sharing. I don't have this die but would love it. Here's hoping......

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  71. What stunning and cheery vibrancy!! Fabulous crafting. Thanks so much for chance to win. Nicola x

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  72. Bight and Cheery flowers, thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I just might need to get into this challenge and play with my die too.

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  73. I love the colours you have used in your projects, they really make me feel like spring. It´s so cool to get so many different ideas of how to use the dies!

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  74. Love the big bright colors. Very nice.

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  75. I have the die but I wanted to tell you how pretty your flowers are! I do need the leaves! Hint hint for an extra prize!

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  76. Well, these really are the spring coulours! It made me smile and think about trying something similar...you inspired me! :)

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  77. What a great spring idea. Love the bright colors.

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  78. Beautiful!!! I love the bright colors!!!! (I have the floral die so don't include me in a drawing for that)

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  79. Awesome bright flowers! Love the gift bag idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. OmGosh the tattered Floral die is Awesome for pretending 2B a Gardener & filling cards, LOs, and gifts w/ colorful blossoms of Spring. Mahalo for sharing How-to & 4 the op 2 win.

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  81. Oh, I have to get this die out of the box....how cute are your flowers!!! Love the bright colors on this dreary day!

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  82. Gorgeous! I don't have that die so I'd love to win it! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

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  83. Fun! Love the bright colors! I want to get the Pillow Box die too.... it's on my wish list!
    DeniseB

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  84. What a cute idea for gift bags!

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  85. OMG... it´s looking like spring in these wonderfull bright colors.
    Hope we´ll get spring soon, it has to be an end with the cold and gray, u give us a little taste of what´s coming up --- thanks therfor
    Hugs from Germany
    CU hellerlittle

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  86. Bright ... Springy ... Gorgeous ... Beautiful
    just a few of the adjectives that come to mind looking at your flowers. Thanks for the tutorial !
    ~ Terry ~

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  87. Thank you! Lovely, such sparkling colours! I love your flowers!

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  88. Your flowers look so colorful and easy! And what a great way to use them.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  89. What a great way to dress up those bags! Love 'em. Now to get the tissue paper.

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  90. What a great die. I wonder if you can use it with wafer paper for cake decorating flowers. I would love to win it and use for card making and cake decorating.

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  91. Just Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing - so colorful!!

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  92. I love these flowers and will have to run out and start some. No Target here yet though so I will have to find somewhere else to get the supplies.

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  93. What a fun idea. I think I'll make these and attach a magnet to the back and decorate the fridge for spring.
    Thank you for the inspiration.



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    1. Love the magnet idea to decorate your fridge!!

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  94. holy love the brightness... a shot of sunshine in this cloudy season is what we all needed!! thank you!!

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  95. I live how bright & colorful your tattered flowered are. I can't wait to get my hands on Tim's die so I can play too!

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  96. wonderfully fun and colorful flower embellishments

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  97. I love the bright colors and such a great idea for decorating gift bags. Great for summer birthdays, Mothers Day or weddings!

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  98. I'm inspired!!! Love the colorful flowers, just in time for spring!

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  99. Great project Richele, I love bright colors so this is definitely a must try. Now if I only had the die...

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  100. love the colors, what a fun project

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  101. This is fabulous!!! When I first saw the die, I instantly thought gift bags and yours have blown me away! Thanks for sharing! I'll try to send peeps your way!

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  102. Very pretty Tattered Floral gift embellishments! Thanks for the tip about scrunching one at a time...
    Good luck on the Giveaway, everyone!

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  103. I like this design very much. Nice colors.

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  104. I love your tissue paper flowers! Such great products, colors and techniques!

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  105. Love your flowers! I love the idea of scrunching them up before piling them on top of each other.It adds a great punch of colour to any gift bag or box.

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