Friday, June 1, 2012

Cherry Trees ~ ScrapFIT Reveal for Workout #69

Each spring I anticipate the blooming of the cherry trees at the edge of our woods. This year I took some photos, and now I'll get to see them all year long in my scrapbook! I looked at close-up photos and created the cherry blossoms on the branch from coffee filters. The Cherry Blossom Tutorial can be found below.

Diana, our Creative Trainer, is back with another one of her training sessions! This session is sure to give you a boost in your FITness level! What she has laid out for you may seem hard but give it your best to stay ScrapFIT!

Here is Diana's amazing sketch:

is this month's amazing sponsor! Fabric embellishments are always a great addition to any layout and Holly Craft Originals has a ton to choose from! The winner of this Workout will receive a $20 Gift Certificate! 

Holly is a stay at home mom who loves to craft. she makes fabric embellishments or appliques mostly from upcycled fabrics along with fabric leftover from larger projects .  .  .   All of her embellishments are her designs, hand cut, then sewn by hand with their own unique personalities! 

Be sure to hop on over to ScrapFIT to see the amazing inspiration by our talented DT. I hope you are inspired to join us for this sketch Workout. You have until June 30 to link up your paper craft project. 

Here are some close-ups:


Masked Modeling Paste and Inked Cherry Blossom Branch

Coffee Filter Cherry Blossoms

Coffee Filter Cherry Blossom Tutorial


Coffee Filter
5 Petal Punch
Scrap of Cardstock
Tiny Stamins from floral department
Scissors (EK Success Honey Bees are my personal favorite!!)
Distress Ink ~ Worn Lipstick
Piercing Tool (toothpick would work if you don't have one)
Glossy Accents

Not Pictured
Heat Tool - optional
Spray Bottle with water

Step 1. You might be wondering how I punched a coffee filter. I experimented and tried layering the coffee filter over top of a piece of card stock and it punched perfectly. Don't worry that the coffee filter is wavy. We will be misting and scrunching, so that doesn't matter. If you don't have this particular punch, most any little round tipped 5 petal flower punch should work.

Step 2. I use two punched flowers per blossom. Once you get all of your blossoms punched, stack them in groups of 6 or 8. With your scissors, take a small v shaped snip out of each petal. Don't worry if they are exactly centered or exactly the same on each petal. In nature, they are varied and different, besides we are going to scrunch these up. 

Here they are with the snips cut out:

Step 3. Lightly spritz with water. Place the piercing tool in the center of a blossom and crinkle the blossom around the tool as shown. I don't pierce a hole at this point, but if it does pierce, that's OK since we're going to pierce a hole later for the stamins. Do this to each of your blossoms. 

Step 4. Take each bunched and crinkled blossom and swipe the cut edges against the top of the Worn Lipstick (or color of your choice) ink pad. Be sure to get some ink on all of the petal edges, but just a little. It doesn't matter if your petals are dry or still damp. 

Step 5. Lightly spritz each blossom. This will lighten and spread the ink. The misting may kind of flatten your blossom out, so crinkle it back up like before. You probably don't need to use the piercing tool this time. Set aside to dry or if you are impatient like me, place back on the piercing tool and use your heat tool to dry, being careful not to singe or burn. Here is what the petals will look like after misting, drying and carefully opening. See how the color softens and spreads!

Step 6. Add Stamins. Place two blossoms on top of each other and adjust so you can see both sets of petals. (not stacked directly on top of each other). Use a piercing tool or other sharp pointed object to pierce a small hole in the center of each blossom. Stamins generally come with a ball on each end of a cord. Snip these in half. You will need 6 pieces for each flower (or whatever looks good to you). Put the stem ends through the center of the flower like this. 

Now turn the flower over and put a dot of glossy accents or other quick drying glue in the center on the back side. Once dry you can clip off the excess stems. 

Step 7. Curl your petals. I used a piercing tool and curled the center petals a little tighter than the back ones.

Here is one all finished:

If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will be glad to answer them.

I have entered this layout at:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Use Scripture - I hand journaled Isaiah 35:2 around the flourish and photo mat, then highlighted with aged mahogany Distress ink. It will blossom profusely . . .  They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God. **
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Challenge 69 - Distress it: I distressed the cardboard and mats. I also used Distress embossing powder on the chipboard pieces. **

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the photos and those flowers you made are AMAZING!!! WOW!!!

  2. TFS the tutorial. I love the way you used the same pic thrice on your beautiful page.

  3. Gorgeous LO. Great photo tutorial. Will have to try making these very soon. TFS!

  4. Tracey, this LO is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the CW stencil with the molding paste design and your sweet flowers are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!! Love it!!

  5. Such a cool treat to see the cherry trees bloom. Love all the delicate little flowers you made. Great tutorial too.

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  6. Oh how absolutely gorgeous this layout is.. and your coffee filter flowers are so delicate and pretty!!

  7. Thank you for the great tutorial! Your layout is beautiful!

  8. I just love your tutorial. Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. I'm in awe.

  9. I can't believe you made those gorgeous flowers! they are awesome!
    The pics of the Cherry trees are just as gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday.

  10. WOW - that's a lot of work. It turned out beautifully, and I'm SO blessed that you chose to share it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I always enjoy it when crafters share their secrets with others. I see things I would have never dreamed of doing. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us all.
    Have a blessed week.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Great technique! I adore cherry blossoms. You did an amazing job with this one.
    Off to see more.

  12. WOW!!! I love this! Your cherry blossoms are gorgeous--I should have known you made them--they are so pretty!! Thanks for showing how to make them!!! :-)

  13. Such a beautiful page those trees are so stunning and I love the shabby chic look you've used. Your cherry blossoms are really stunning I can barely believe they are hand made. Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial I shall have to give them a go.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  14. Wow - what beautiful work. Thanks for the tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time! Cxx

  15. What an absolutely GORGEOUS take on the sketch, Tracy! LOVE all the corrugated textures, and your cherry blossom tutorial is FANTASTIC! TFS! Oh! And I didn't say anything about those gorgeous photographs. Those are wall-worthy, girl!

  16. This is soooo sweet and the foto's are great, the details are so nice! I just love it!

    Came over from DL ART, be a new folower! Stop by my bog when you have a chance, would love to have your follow me as well!

  17. WOW - love the LO and thanks for the awesome tutorial on the flowers. Thanks for visiting my blog via DL.ART, and becoming my newest follower:-) I'm a follower of yours now too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

  18. This is gorgeous. Especially love the little flower. Thanks for sharing a tutorial. Love it.
    I'm here from DL.ART's Linky Party and I'm a new follower of your blog.
    Hugs, Rosalee.

  19. Oh My This is beautiful and thanks so much for sharing the tip. Stopping by for DL.ART Thankful Thursdays. AJ~


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