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How to create crepe paper flowers with Kirsty Vittetoe! :)




Today's guest is the lovely Kirsty Vittetoe of Handmade Little Things. I "met" Kirsty when she invited me to guest for City Crafter Challenge blog. Kirsty has a sweet, romantic style and loves to play with mediums to achieve great textured effects. She works the pastels really well and I'm especially enamoured by the beautiful handmade flowers on her creations. Today, she shares a tutorial on how to make crepe flowers. :) She is also hosting a crepe paper challenge with an awesome prize for the winner! 

But first, let's have a look at all the handmade flower goodness...






Hi, I’m Kirsty Vittetoe, born and raised in Sunny Island Singapore but now a resident in United States. I began scrapbooking way back in 1992, I could not find any scrapbooking store in those days, I got all my supplies when I visited Australia, New Zealand or United States.
It all started with the love for paper, from a mom trying to preserved the precious memory for her kids, to card-making, and now, I am the owner of a kit club, a full time designer, “playing” with paper is my job, as well as my joy.
You never know where you will find inspiration, for me, it can be from a cover page of Martha Stewart magazine to the basket of clothespin in my laundry room.
My favorite embellishment is flower, and I made tons of them, showing you here in my project is my latest new love, crepe paper flower, hope you’d like it!
You can see more of my work here - http://www.handmade-little-things.blogspot.com

Last but not least. A very big thank you to Yvonne for this amazing opportunity to be featured here.


Step 1 - cut about 9 inches out of the crepe paper, I love using white as you can mist it with any color you want.


Step 2 - fold it in half.


Step 3 - trim down a bit on both ends.



Step 4 - Gather the crepe paper using needle and thread. (I usually use white thread but here I am showing you with a darker one so that it is visible in the photo.)


Step 5 - I round up the end by pulling the thread tight at the bottom of the bloom.


There you have it...crepe paper flower! You can mist it with any color to match your project.


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Looks really pretty on her card right? So are you ready to play along? Post your newly-created crepe paper inspired creations (card/layout/off-the-wall projects) using Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday June 17, (11.59pm GMT +8). Kirsty is sponsoring a $15 gift certificate to Pixie Dust Paperie for the winner! :)



 For those of you who can't wait to get your hands on a Pixie Dust Paperie kit, she's offering all of my readers a 30% discount on all Pixie Main kits (November to May) from now till Friday June 17. Yay! The code is "Pixie-Garden".

If you've enjoyed the tutorial by Kirsty, please leave her a little love friends! :)



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26 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Kirsty!!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeee her flowers!! Thanks for the how-to...and the discount code! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Blossom inch said...

lovely flowers!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful flower and card! thanks for the wonderful tutorial, Kirsty!

Dora said...

I will try this once..maybe soon I love this!

lisa said...

How pretty, thanks for sharing x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for having me here Yvonne!! : )

~amy~ said...

yahooooo for kirsty! LOVE the tut...i'm in:)

Vasu said...

wow....they are lovely.....so pretty....


http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rosabellebyvasu

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Yay Kirsty. Love her designs. This is fab. Must try this out soon. :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Kirsty is a sweetie & her shop has so many beautiful things in it...love this crepe paper flower too!!

laterg8r said...

gorgeous flower, thanks for the tutorial :D

Kishley said...

This is wow!!! Loved the crepe flowers..

& your challenges are always so much fun to work upon, specially since i always end up trying something new! :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous flowers. Need to try this. Thanks Yvonne for this post.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks Kirsty & Yvonne - I have just linked up!

jacirascrap said...

Kirsty, adorei aprender mais uma flor com voce... seu tutorial está ótimo!!!

Davi said...

Awesome tutorial Kirsty...thanks for sharing :)

Linda R. said...

What a great tutorial.. I might have to try to make one of these..

Hugs, Linda

Linda B said...

Loved your tutorial, Kirsty. You will see crepe paper flowers on my cards from now on.

Craftylicious said...

Kirsty's one awesome lady!! and she makes the most beautiful handmade flowers! can't wait to try her tute!! :)

Lea said...

Just love Kirsty's work and these flowers are gorgeous! I need to get my hand on some crepe paper!!!

Julie E said...

Oh so pretty! Such a lovely card and now I am just sitting here wondering if I still have some crepe paper left over from one of the kiddos parties :>)

RiNNE said...

Gorgeous!

DonnaMundinger said...

Your card is beautiful, Kirsty! Great tut! Wish the slide show was working so I could se more of your fabulous creations. I think I'll just hop on over to your blog and take a look. xxD

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Thanks for the tutorial Kirsty.. saw your creations.. it is just awesome...

Hussena said...

beautiful tutorial kirsty will give it a try.love ur rose very much.

sandeep sharma said...

I made these amazing paper flowers to hang up at Thanksgiving. I found a wonderful tutorial for them and I will link her blog in the next post.

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