In today’s post, I’m going to take a plain, painted magnet board and take it from blah.
I’m going to use some new Cuddlebug floral quilling dies and the new Cuddlebug machine. In addition to the Cuddlebug machine, you will need the extra long A, B & C mats.
For the flowers you will cut out how many of each size for each flower. I found that two of each size was good for a standard size flower. If you wanted to make it smaller, you could do one of each size. Likewise , if you wanted a really big flower you could do three of each size. Just play around with the flowers until you get the size you want.
Now that we have cut out the papers, I found the easiest way to curl them was to glue the small one to the small one. The medium end to the other medium end. The large end to the large end.
Start with the smallest piece of paper and slide it into the tip of the quilling pen.
Next start rolling the paper up on the quilling pen until you have completed the smallest strip of paper. Secure with Glossy Accents glue.
Next, take the next larger size and glue it to the paper circle.
Wind this one completely up. Secure the end with Glossy Accents.
Take the last strip, the largest one, and glue it to the paper circle. Wrap it completely over the circle, and secure the end with Glossy Accents glue.
Once you have glued the flower together, you will start to open up the center. I found that if I take my finger and flatten out the flower petals, it flattens out well.
Once the largest petals are flattened, flatten the second layer of petals. Once that is done you flower is ready to glue onto the magnet board.
You will repeat the process using whatever color combinations you want. There are three different flower shapes that you can choose from.
Once you have made all the flowers you can glue them onto your magnet board adding leaves.
I really like these dies because it lets me make flowers that I can decide the color combinations and mix and match flowers. After you have made one, you will see how easy it is.
Look for a video coming soon on how to make the flowers also.
Until then, Happy Crafting!