Not a Card with Nina-Marie: Crêpe Paper Flowers!

Hello friends! It’s Nina-Marie Trapani here with you! I am creating a dimensional home decor piece that involves making crêpe paper flowers. I love these because they are easy and SO realistic looking!

I made my flowers with the Sizzix Ranunculus die set, but there are many other flower die sets to choose from. I also picked out the Color Splash pack of crêpe paper to cut my blooms from. Some of the flowers have stamens attached to them.

All of the florals were adhered onto an Etcetera Tag from Tim Holtz, which was covered with a combination of Rustic Wilderness Distress Paint, Tim’s Stone layering stencil, Translucent Grit-Paste, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. As an additional embellishment, I spritzed the tag with Antiqued Bronze and Ground Espresso spray stain.

The word “bloom” was die cut with Simon’s Everett Solid Letters set; I also tucked Fanciful buttons and Heart Adornments around the florals for some additional texture and interest.

This piece is SO gorgeous and would be PERFECT for displaying in your home for the summer season! Be sure to watch the video to learn exactly how I made it!

WATCH THE VIDEO

SUPPLIES

Sizzix RANUNCULUS Thinlits Dies 664925
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Sizzix COLOR SPLASH Surfacez Crepe…
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Sizzix WHITE AND CREAM Flower Stamens…
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Sizzix FOLD AND FORM Making Tool 664895
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CZ Design Wafer Dies EVERETT SOLID…
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Simon Says Stamp PET PAWSITIVELY…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil STONE THS086
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Tim Holtz Etcetera MEDIUM TAG…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain GROUND…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GROUND…
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Tim Holtz TRANSLUCENT 3oz Distress…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HEARTS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FANCIFUL BUTTONS…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS PALETTE KNIFE 2…
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Crafter’s Companion HOT GLUE GUN…
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO Media…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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  1. Beautiful!!! I made crepe flowers about 20 years ago, so fun!! Thanks for reminding me how great they look!!

  2. Not at all surprised that Nina-Marie would create something so spectacular. She’s a rock star!💜💜💜

  3. I’m so glad you did this video. About ten years ago, I made roses with this kind of crepe paper (where I got it they called it Italian Crepe Paper and they, also, had variegated varieties). The roses were so realistic that I created an arrangement which looked so real that people would come up and smell them. I lost my supplier. But now I have a place to get that paper again. Thank you so much and the project you did was wonderful. I loved it.

  4. WOW ! You did an awesome job with this piece of art. I haven’t made flowers in ages & ages. The first ones I ever made were for a carnival float, they were made out of very carefully folded toilet roll !! Thankfully this paper came along. x

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