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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sweet Center Flower - Tutorial

This tutorial is for the new stamp set called Sweet Centers that will be available from Stampin' Up! as of September 1st 2009 in our "Holiday Mini Catalog". The catalog is valid from September 1, 2009 thru January 4, 2010. It has some amazing products in it, and one of my personal favorites is the Sweet Centers stamp set that has designs for this flower, a hot air balloon, an ornament, Halloween Treat, Valentine's Treat.

This tutorial is to explain how to use the "sweet center" cups that Stampin' Up! is also selling in this catalog.

This is one of the flowers I made with this stamp set. You stamp on Whisper White paper and the flower and leaves are the color you are stamping with.
I used Summer Sun for petals and Handsome Hunter for leaves.
Stamp out 9 petals (or more, up to you) and when dry cut out with your scissors.
Stamp out 3 large leaves and when dry cut out with your scissors.
Fill a sweet treat cup with 1 tablespoon (approximately 1/3 of a regular size bag) of M&Ms.

Make sure your candy is level or below the rim.
Gently remove the protective strip on the edge, which will reveal the adhesive.

Cut out a 2 inch circle (I used whisper white, but any color is OK).
Set on top of adhesive, center as much as possible.
Press around the edge to adhere.
Use the bone folder and go around the edge, getting out all of the air bubbles (if any) and to make the seal extra secure.

Trim the paper that is on the outer edge of the cup rim, making it all even.

Use a liquid glue (like our Tombo Mono Multi glue) to adhere the petals to the rim.
Put glue on the underside just on the curved part that will touch the rim. Be careful not to use too much as it will spread.
Put the petal on the rim ... the curve of it that you cut (part of the pattern of the stamp) is a perfect fit around the cup.
Press in place.
Repeat the above process, overlapping the petals as you add them in.
My flowers were done with 9 to 11 petals ... there is no right or wrong to the number.

Finished with the petals.

Turn upside down and attach the large green leaves.
I used 3 and set them so they would peak out behind the petals.
I used SNAIL adhesive on the bottom area of the top side of the leave.
Place, attach, and press to secure the leaves.
Here's how it will look with the leaves attached.

I dabbed bits of yellow stickles (glitter glue) on the petals. I like the sparkles it added.

Here's the 9 flowers I made. Thought they would make a great centerpiece for my workshop on Saturday. The pink one is Melon Mambo with Diamond Stickles. The orange is Pumpkin Pie with Orange Stickles on it.

If you have any questions, please ask. If you would like to place an order, you may either contact me OR shop on-line thru my Stampin' Up! website (see clickable button at top of this blog).

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my blog. Please leave a comment too.

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BlueRose said...

So cute, I love it great job as always...♥


Love the stickled look. Gosh Mary, you are such a tease. I want those m&ms!!!
I got to order the stamp set as my stampin start and I ordered the cups tonight. Can't wait to play! Oh I need m&ms

Anonymous said...

Love them, Mary

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love them!! Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to make some of these.

Anonymous said...

So cute! Would you mind posting a product list of exacting what you used so I know what I need to complete this project? Thanks for sharing :)

AndThenThis said...

How cute these are!
And what's even better, is that your instructions are so clear and easy to follow, even for someone like me, who doesn't do this, that I believe they have to be even more perfect for anyone who does.

Claire said...

Love, love this idea! The sweet treat cups are awesome!

Nita's World Handmade said...

Very, very nice Mary!!! Makes me want to eat some M & M's!

Heidi Van Laar said...

OK, that is just about the cutest thing ever!! These would make the coolest party favors!

(-: Heidi

Enfys said...

These are gorgeous, wish I could come to share at your workshop :)
Enfys x

rebecca said...

love them...copied them...gave you credit...thanks so much.

Lynn said...

Just love these - can't wait to have them in hand.

Squirrel said...

What a great idea!

kathleenh said...

Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for all the info, much appreciated!
Doris B

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