When it comes to planning projects for Creative Cutters, I’m always looking for something new and different. Thanks to the Cameo 4 and its ability to cut a wide variety of materials, I now have even more creative possibilities. The crepe paper flowers we made this month are a perfect example!
A little history
Actually, crepe paper flowers are nothing new. More than a hundred years ago, ladies gathered to create crepe paper blossoms which were then used to adorn family graves on Decoration Day (similar to what is now known as Memorial Day here in the US). Fast forward to the 21st Century and we still find great pleasure and fellowship in crafting. Only now we have machines that do some of the prep work for us!
Pattern & Supplies
For our project, we used Lia Griffith’s Simple Anemone Flower. Lia is a master when it comes to creating with paper (and much more)! The Simple Anemone is a perfect project for beginners. It can be made from many different types of paper and all pieces can be cut by hand if you don’t have a digital cutting machine.
When cutting by machine, it’s especially important to use a high-quality crepe paper – not the kind you find on rolls at the party store. I chose to use Lia’s own brand of crepe paper. The petals and leaves were cut from various (and beautiful!) shades of double-sided crepe paper while the stamens were cut from single-ply extra-fine crepe paper in black.
As always, it was fun to see which colors everyone chose to use and how they made their individual blossoms unique!
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Show & Tell
The evening wasn’t all about flowers though as we had several members share other projects they’ve been working on. I love Show & Tell time!
Barbie, one of our newest members, won a Mint so now she’s an “official” member of the Silhouette family!
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We always have a great time at Creative Cutters, no matter what we’re making. If you’re ever in the area, come join us! There’s always room for more at our craft table!
Until next time,
Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.