Friday, April 15, 2011

April Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop- Day 4- Garden Fairies and coffee filter sweet peas tutorial

To make the sweet peas on my card. I started with an acetate report folder that I scribbled on with markers.

I sprayed the scribbles with water. I smooshed the folder together.
I punched flowers out of coffee filters.
I placed the coffee filters on the puddles of inky water.
I folded the flowers in half.
I folded them in half again.
I let the flowers dry.
My coffee filter flowers.
I punched little green flowers out of card stock, using my MS punch.
I used an embossing stylus to push the center down. I place a piece of craft foam underneath.
I looks kinda like a little green bowl.
I dipped the end of the flower in glue.
I put the coffee filter flower into the "Bowl"
Close up of the Garden Fairies butterfly. I water colored the butterfly.

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! FRIDAY, April 15, 2011: Garden Fairies


  1. Your sweet peas are awesome!!! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial. (I think I can follow it and I am terrible with directions) The colours, the pretty lace, the embossing and the patterned paper are all perfect!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Lovely Marilynn. Thanks for the tut on making those pretty flowers.

  3. MariLynn, your card is beautiful.....but how in the world can I thank you for the wonderful tutorial??!! I have company coming for dinner, and have to go out late this morning, but I'm gonna find time to do this!! WOW! Thanks, GF!!

  4. I love your beautifully hand-crafted sweet peas, MariLynn!! Thanks for the tutorial!! They look stunning with your gorgeous butterfly!!

  5. Lovely looking card!!! Nice tutorial also!!!! VERY pretty!

  6. Marilynn- Gorgeous card and a great tutorial!

  7. Cool idea, I really enjoyed your card and the technique. Thanks for the tips and tricks.

  8. Love your beautiful card and the tutorial. May have to try those sweet peas!! Thanks!!

  9. Great tutorial on those lovely buds, and what a sweet card creation!

    What a fun week this has been. All of your projects have been so delightful. It was such a pleasure being a Guest Designer amongst all of you talented ladies.

  10. Beautiful card! And thank you for sharing that tutorial on making those great flowers

  11. I've been thinking about these flowers since I saw them the other day. I thought coffee filters was the way to go, and that's just what you used!! Thanks for the tute, and for sharing your absolutely beautiful card. I love coming to your blog!

  12. These flowers are amazing MariLynn, and your tutorial so clear! Beautiful card too :-)

  13. Your flowers are labor intensive but absolutely beautiful!

  14. oh my, how sweet is this? and you gave us a tutorial too. sweet!

  15. p.s. would you be able to turn off your word verification for the blogs? Thank you.