Sunday, June 26, 2011

Making Flowers with Soulfood Borders!!

I just love using diecut borders on my layouts! Every layout or card I make will always have a border - and the diecut borders in the Soulfood line by Melody Ross are just so perfect! I love each and every one of them!! I like to figure out different ways to use paper, and when I saw some of the borders, they reminded me of a technique that I saw of accordion folding strips of paper to make flowers! The borders are the perfect size and shape for this! Here's my layout with two "border" flowers.

And here's how I made them! I picked out the borders that were scalloped edged and folded them accordion style at each scallop

You will have to snip off the very last scallop so that you can attach the ends properly

Next adhere the ends with some glue so that the end scallops overlap each other

You'll end up with an accordion chain. Squeeze the chain together lightly, so that all the ends meet in the middle

This is the trickiest part - carefully flip the edges of the scallops outwards - while still holding the flower together to form your flower. Here's a tip - have a small circle with a pop dot waiting for you to pop your flower on and voila! There's your flower!

I added a glitter candy dot from the Funhouse line for the center!! The possibilities are endless! Have fun creating!!


  1. great tutorial! I just bought some floral nesties to try out making flowers ... I may give your tutorial a shot too!
    Pretty layout!

  2. oh love this idea! Cute layout too :)