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CayceeMae
« on: April 13, 2008 03:15:34 PM »

Hey All you fabulous Craftsters
I would like to make paper flowers to decorate the cake with.
Not sure which flower to make and open to suggestions
Also im having a really hard time finding a template/pattern for paper flowers besides roses. the only thing ive found is M. Stewart kit which is like $25 and doesn't come in any colors that i think will work.
And i don't want to pay $25 to just get the template
Im thinking the flowers should be red, the cake will be white with maybe a gold stenciled pattern on it
My wedding theme is asian so im thinking maybe a japanese plum flower?
What do you all think?
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SewHelpMe
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008 08:24:36 AM »

Microsoft.com clipart is a great place to get free ideas.  If you search for "flower" you'll find TONS of flowers.  Or, better yet, try searching here for Style 1156.  There are a couple of Asian-themed flowers (I think more cherry blossom style, but it maybe a plum???).  You can print them out, cut them out and make a template for your cake.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008 06:26:59 PM »

Are you thinking folded paper flowers, like these....

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/07/sticky_note_origami_flower.html

http://www.aprendendojapones.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/flor.jpg

...or do you want cut-paper flowers, like-a-so...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bp2.blogger.com/_hO-OKLJvWrM/R2yTTXQzAII/AAAAAAAAAfo/uk6jNDSfX8g/s400/Kirigami.JPG&imgrefurl=http://kimonoreincarnate.blogspot.com/2007/12/good-friend-with-coffee.html&h=400&w=336&sz=27&hl=en&start=21&sig2=QA484TxzGwEwvAPNRcPQfg&um=1&tbnid=r9G-zL7RIpCMXM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=104&ei=lQMESO3-LZS0iAGj_dXzAQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkirigami%26start%3D18%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GGLF_enUS247US248%26sa%3DN

(you have to actually 'open' the picture on your computer, I believe...hence the ultra long link)

http://lauren-phillips.com/blog/pictures/2007-06/scavhunt_flower.jpg


I'm sure your local library will have some origami/kirigami books and other papercrafts. 
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CayceeMae
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008 01:32:33 PM »

Sorry! I was thinking more of flowers like these roses
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231885.0
But i do like the origami!
heres the m. stewart ones
http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com/index.php?v=msc_proj_crepepaperdogwoodblossom-ht
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Luna1375
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008 05:57:37 AM »

Ok, when I make paper flowers, here's what I do:

I cut a square of tissue paper. I fold it in half diagonally, half again, half again.  Then I cut a petal shape so it's coming out from the center, and unfold.  I usually just freehand it, but you can sketch it lightly with a pencil first.  I'll do several of these and then layer them, then either crinkle the paper (for crinkly flowers) or curl it by wrapping it around a pencil. You can do your layers all the same size, or smaller ones on top.  This will give you a six-petaled flower, but you can make more petals or less depending on how many times you fold it.  I just find this easier than cutting and attaching individual petals. As far as templates, I just make them up, or you could look at some flowers and see what shapes the petals are.  I'm not a good drawer by any means, but sketching one basic petal shape isn't that hard. 

Here's a basic tute I just made, steps are from left to right:

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