Valentine Party Giveaway from Print! by Design Editor & a Napkin Flower Tutorial

I’m excited to have Catherine back today from Design Editor with a fun tutorial to share and a special holiday giveaway!


Catherine, writer of the Design Editor blog, recently opened a new Etsy shop, Print! This new venture merges her love for decorating and crafts with her professional world of graphic design and allows her to share creative ideas in a format that is easily accessible and affordable. You can find ideas and creative inspiration, including free downloads and special offers for Print! by visiting Catherine’s blog {here}

~Napkin Flower Tutorial~{by Catherine Davis at Design Editor}

Try this twist on the old-school tissue paper flowers. The stiffness of a paper napkin holds up better than tissue paper and the thin plys give the flowers such a sweet, delicate look.


1) Supplies: 5″ square, 3-ply cocktail napkins (found anywhere party supplies are sold), scissors, and floral wire.


2) Trim off the ruffled edge of three napkins, unfold, and stack.


3) Fold the napkins accordion style. I make each fold about a quarter of an inch tall. Secure with floral wire. You could also use pipe cleaners or ribbon.


4) Scallop cut each end of the folded napkins. Don’t worry about it being perfect, a little jagged edge looks like a realistic petal.


5) Fan out each end of the napkins. Then, pull each layer up toward the center, starting with the center layer.


6) Starting with the bottom layer, carefully pull apart each ply away from the center. They are very delicate, so take your time. Once all of the plys are separated, work with your petals to get your desired shape.

You can put the flowers into a container with floral foam, hang or wrap with floral tape to finish off the stem to give as a gift. You can use napkins of any size or color as long as they’re square. Put a layer of yellow in the middle for a bud or go whimsical with patterns. The possibilities are endless!

~Thanks so much Catherine for sharing~

There are two new printable sets available in the Print! shop for Valentine’s Day that Catherine is generously offering to giveaway today!


The first kit for this special giveaway is called, The S.W.A.K. Printable Valentine Kit. Celebrate the love with these sweet printable Valentines. The soft pink and orange designs are perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, lunch with the girls, classroom Valentines, and more. You can check out everything included in this full kit {here}


The second kit is the Mwah Valentines Party. This charming printable collection is ideal for any Valentine’s Day celebrations for adults or kids, at work or home. You can check out this fun printable and see what’s included in this entire kit {here}

For today’s special giveawayPrint! by Design Editor

is generously offering Four lucky readersOne of the kits
{detailed above}
Two SWAK kits and Two Mwah Kits will be given to randomly selected winners chosen by Random.Org
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This giveaway will end Friday night and winners will be posted on the winners page Saturday Morning.

Hope you have a wonderful evening ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Very cute! I’ve always done the tissue paper flowers but I bet these look even prettier in real life! Good idea!

  2. Gosh I remember doing the tissue roses back in high school!
    We called them pompoms!
    And we used them for our homecoming floats!

    Smiles, Dolly

  3. Love the tissue Flowers…

  4. I signed up to follow you on Facebook!

  5. Those are so cute!! Love them both! Thanks for the chance!

  6. I’m giggling because I remember paying big bucks these at the amusement park in middle school. They were very popular! Who knew they were so simple? THanks for the giveaway!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

  7. Wow! That had to of taken a lot of time for the tutorail. Your paper flowers are really, really pretty. Love the pink.

    thanks!
    Donna

  8. Great pics, I love the products, so stinkin cute! Thanks for having this!
    Gina
    raegina at gmail dot com

  9. Would love to win!!

  10. love that napkin idea!

  11. fb fan of utt&d

  12. This is TOO funny. I just made my first tissue paper ones this evening. I like the idea of using napkins. I think it is a better value overall.

  13. Just found your blog..love it.

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  15. Totally in love with this! I found some of these EXACT napkins at dollar general on clearance a while back… knew I could use them for something!

  16. Super cute Stephanie Lynn!!! I’m working on these napkin flowers in apple green, with pink polka dots…

  17. This is so cute. Love the colors.

  18. Very Cute!!!!

  19. Brings back good memories of elementary school, when we made many tissue paper flowers for Mother’s Day! We are collecting napkins, all colors & styles, so now I have another good craft project to use them! Thanks again. Loving your blog.

  20. I am so glad to have found your blog…every day, great new ideas! Have many beautiful napkins, which we are acquiring since moving to Germany. Fun flowers!! Will use for our church coffee & cake table on Sunday.

  21. Very cute! I’m loving it! And those flowers look amazing!

  22. I follow Design Editor and I like them on facebook!

  23. I absolutely LOVE UTT&D on facebook!

  24. I love your blog. It’s like you have a magic crystal ball and know everything I’ll love!

  25. Joined UTT&D on Twitter!

  26. Like UTT&D on Facebook!

  27. gorgeous!
    lovely!
    romantic!
    can anyone ask for something else?!?!?!?????????
    Rosa

  28. What an Awesome giveaway. Wonderful tutorial on the napkin flowers. Thank U.
    ColleenB.

  29. The paper flowers are adorable, thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win the print shop cuties!

  30. I love your blog!
    csbailey@charter.net

  31. I love those paper flowers! What a great giveaway!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  32. I love this idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. These are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I’ve always wondered how to make these :)

  34. These are so cute, I remember doing these back in the day, I still make them for partys..

    Pattie

  35. Love the tissue/napkin flowers – brings back memories!

  36. Love this giveaway!

    klriessmunro@gmail.com

  37. Oh yeah FB follower of UTT&D too!

  38. I love the valentine printables & the napkin flowers are so cute. I think I will try one this morning. I giving my youngest grandbaby her first birthday party next week. Those may be part of my decor. Thanks!!!! Debbie at dlg1970@windstream.net

  39. Wow so beautiful and what a generous prize. I’ve never tried making anything out of tissue paper, so I might just have to start now :)

  40. Love the printables and hope to win!
    Kari S. k11haugo@hotmail.com

  41. I follow Design Editor too.

  42. I love all of the creativity and fun that goes into these projects!

  43. Stephanie Lynn, these are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. I give you a mwah! ;)
    -Stefanie
    2ndChanceCreations.etsy.com

  45. Hi Stephanie :) I’m new here & thought I’d leave a comment on how beautiful the tissue art is. It reminds me of my younger days…very sweet.

  46. That is so cute! I wish I was creative! Thank you for sharing!

  47. What a beautiful idea. Would love to win this!

  48. I made two different kinds of paper flowers.
    Roses:
    http://blog.craftandsmile.com/2011/02/12/stunning-paper-roses/

    Dahlias:
    http://blog.craftandsmile.com/2011/02/20/paper-dahilas/

    There’s templates and tutorials included! :)

        

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