Happy Memorial Day

One of the things I love about Memorial Day (besides having the day off!), is driving through the city and seeing the beautiful flowers folks have left to remember their loved ones. I love flowers anyway, and seeing them springing up all over the city is magnificent.

This Memorial Day, remember your loved ones by creating a scrapbook page about them, and don’t forget the flowers! Because the only thing better than flowers is hand-made flowers.

Check out Cindy Tobey’s flowers created from cupcake liners. These fun flowers add a splash of color and sparkle to her already fabulous layout about her daughter.

10 Candles by Cindy Tobey as seen in the May/June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine on page 89.

How-To: Create a Cupcake Liner Flower

1. Flatten a cupcake liner with hand; cut liner into spiral using scissors.

2. Color along outside edge of spiral using marker.

3. Punch 2″ circle from cardstock. Adhere cupcake liner spiral to cardstock circle starting at outside. Gather liner as you go, creating ruffles

4. Add liquid glue to top edge of rosette. Sprinkle with glitter.

For more ways to create your own fabulous flowers, check out the “Fabulous Flower Techniques” article in the May/June issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

And for everything you need to make even more fun flowers, leave a comment on this post, before June 2, for a chance to win one of two Faber-Castell Create a Bouquet of Watercolor Button Blossoms kits.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day!

Lara Penrod, managing editor

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51 Responses to Happy Memorial Day

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’ll have to try the paper liner flowers – it looks easy. Thanks for the chance to win this kit.

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