Heart Flower Tutorial #2

I love to get maximum mileage out of my craft punches. A few months ago, I turned some heart punches into a fun flower for one of my layouts. I thought I would give it another try and create a new flower from heart punches.

Supplies:

  • An assortment of solid cardstock and/or pattern paper cardstock
  • Heart punch or hearts cut from a die cut machine
  • Small brads
  • A paper piercing tool
  • Handle of a brush or pencil

This new heart flower is super simple, but perfect for spring. The inspiration for the shape was the hydrangea bush I had once upon a time at my townhouse in Florida.

1. Cut a variety of hearts from cardstock or pattern paper. I used three complimentary shades of purple.

2. I also cut several hearts from green cardstock and then cut them in half. These are the perfect shape for leaves on the stems of flowers. One more way to extend the use of your heart punch! 

3. Pierce holes in the bottom of three hearts. You can use three hearts in just one color or mix it up using different shades.

4. Insert a brad into one heart and then stack two hearts behind and fan them out so that one heart points to the right, one points straight up and one points to the left.

5. Take the end of your brush or pencil and shape the top of each heart so that the flower petals curl. This gives the flower added dimension.

I found that pattern papers with small scale prints worked well for this flower shape, because the flower punches are so small. Any of your 6×6 paper pads would work great for this embellishment. I also really like the look of using two and three different shades of solid cardstock hearts in one flower. Even though this flower is super simple, there is still a lot of versatility in the looks you can create.

I hope that you try this flower on some of your spring projects! I’ll be back on Thursday showing a layout and card example of how I used these flowers in my own projects.

Thanks for stopping by today!

20 Comments

    • Anytime! 😀

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  1. I just love handmade flowers! Great reminder to use those punches! TFS 🙂

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    • Yes! It’s not like I don’t have containers full of flowers, but sometimes, I want the colors to match just right. And there is satisfaction from creating it ourselves. 🙂

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  2. These are great! I love being able to get multiple uses out of products! Can’t wait to see your layout and card!

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    • Thanks. Just trying to make the most out of what I already have! 🙂

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  3. what a cute idea! thanks for the tutorial!

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    • You are welcome! 🙂

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  4. I love this idea of using heart punches to create flowers and have been meaning to try it someday! :>) I’ve just printed a photo of yours and put it on my craft table as a reminder. I’m planning to scrap a little later today and I’m going to make at least one flower to put on a layout!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Yeah! I hope you get it done! Let me know if you post it on your blog! 😀

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      • Posted on my blog today! My flowers look a little different, but I used the heart punch and love how it looks.

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        • Awesome! They look fantastic! 😀

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  5. Beautiful flowers! Thank you for the tutorial! Punches are great to use in any project, but I tend to forget them since I got my Big Shot. Nowadays it’s more die cutting than punching. I’ll have to get my punches and play some time soon.

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    • You are welcome. I go through phases too…sometimes more die cutting, sometimes more punches. I try to do the same thing with dies though, think about other ways I can be using this that isn’t as obvious. 🙂

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  6. Great idea. I don’t have a ton of punches but I should try doing stuff like this to maximize the value of the ones I have. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Exactly! It’s more of a challenge with dies that are more specific. But I’m going to go through mine and see what I can come up with too. If you come up with any cool ideas with yours, do share!

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  7. These are cute.
    I make shamrocks this same way for my P365 March cover page.

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    • Great minds think alike…. 😀

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  8. This is a really cool! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • You’re welcome! 🙂

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