DIY layered flowers #1

When it comes to the holidays, I need things to be QUICK. Oh, not always as I am happy to make favorite dishes from scratch and add homemade touches as well. But I will also run into time crunches where I need things and I mean now! Today’s tutorial is inspired by that.


If you follow my ScanNCut projects then you know that I love using it to cut leftover paper. If you’re a regular reader here at my blog then you also know that I don’t keep scraps- I cut them! For a project like this I generally will look to my stash of pre-cut items and mix & match to my heart’s content to create layered shapes.


But what if you want to make a bunch of same/similar pieces? Well then, you’ll want to check out my video today for “DIY layered flowers”. Here is a Link to my YouTube video

The possibilities go on and on! In fact, here are a few recent projects created with the basic ideas shown in my video.


Above a painted layered flower, and below a layered flower that includes cardstock, vellum, and painted layers atop a jar.


This is a project without limits. No minimum or maximum size – and no end to application! It could be used on gifts, gift tags, cards, mixed media canvases, to top a container, or as an embellishment on a scrapbook page. So many options – so many possibilities! I can’t wait to get back in the studio and cut up some holiday papers and get some pre-made flowers set for what is sure to be a whirlwind season.

As always, a disclaimer that I am a paid consultant for Brother, but that all ideas and thoughts here on my blog are now (and forever!) my own.

8 thoughts on “DIY layered flowers #1”

  1. Hi May,
    These flowers are really cute. I can see them used as gift bag and box decorations for any occasion.
    Happy Wednesday,

  2. Love how these turned out, May! I need to break out my Scan n Cut and get busy using up all the scraps I’ve been collecting.

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