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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday Tutorial - Puffy Hydrangea

Hello! Rachel here from Cricut with Heart, and today I'm sharing an awesome tutorial that was made by Kittie Caracciolo from Kittie Kraft. She shows step by step how to make a dimensional Hydrangea flower!
You start out by cutting 5 circles in graduated sizes about 1/4" difference, and layer them together with foam tape.

Then you need to die cut or punch a bunch of small hydrangea shapes.  Kittie used a punch to cut hers out of a piece of embossed cardstock.
Then take these flower pieces and give them some dimension and shape by pushing down on the center of the shape using a stylus on a mouse pad or piercing mat.
Next, you are ready to apply the flowers to your circles. Add a generous amount of a strong liquid adhesive to the top layer. Then use a paper piercer to pick up the flower pieces and squish them into the adhesive, covering the top layer completely. Push them together, overlapping the petals.
Continue on to the next layers, adding adhesive and flowers to cover each one.

Once you're finished, you'll end up with a beautiful puffy hydrangea!
Isn't this fantastic? Here is a fantabulous project that Kittie made using these Hydrangea flowers.
You can find her original post with this tutorial HERE. I can't wait to try this out, and I hope you are as inspired as I am by this fun flower!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Hi Rachel. thank you for letting me know you were posting my tutorial. I feel honored. What a nice blog this is. I will spend some time going back to see all the wonderful things you have here.

  2. This is great...beautiful results. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much Rachel....this is beautiful..and I just happen to have that punch!! I think hydrangea's are my favorite flower. I'll have to put one of these on my mother's Mothers Day Card! She loves the color lavender!!

  4. I love this! So very pretty and what a great tutorial and pics!!!

  5. Yeah, I'm going to finally be able to create a hydrangea with this punch I've had for so long and couldn't figure out how to use it. I'm so glad I joined this site! TY TY


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