Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My very first tutorial.

Several people asked how I made my coffee filter flowers and several people ask me...ME! to do tutorial. The first time I saw a comment about a tutorial, I actually laugh out loud but just because I'm making another card using coffee filters, I thought of doing a mini tutorial. Here it goes and hope you like it.

I started with these coffee filters. My coffee maker holds the cone shape filters and I bought this by mistake. I already opened the package, so there's no way I'll be able to return them.




Fold your coffee filters in half and I fold mine in half about three times. It's really up to you how you want your flowers to look like.






Cut your flowers in different sizes.








I use my Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red re-inkers to die my coffee filters. Again, it's up to you on how much ink you want to use, it really depends on how dark you want your flowers to look like.






This is how I dry my flowers. It takes about 1/2 an hour to dry but if you're impatient like me, have your tweezers ready to hold on to these flowers and blow dry them, in two minutes it's ready to be used.






And TADAH! Here's my finished card with my coffee filter flower. I really wished I can take a better picture of all my cards, they sure do look better IRL, especially this one! And I used Tracy's of Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketch layout. And she asked (politely) NOT to use any images, I had these rub-on sentiments that I bought months ago and I almost forgot about them. Now, it's your turn to make this easy peasy flowers :)

62 comments:

~amy~ said...

Wooo Hooo....guess what I'm buying this week Catherine??!!! Coffee filters!!! Thanks for the tut..I'm such a visual person...your card is absolutely beautiful and I love the glittery edges :)

Lana said...

Thank yo so much for this fab tutorial Catherine!!!
I am sending my hubby out to get me some filters as we speak lol
I love this wonderful idea!!
Hugs
Lana x

Heather said...

It is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love everything about it!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial~ I will try to make one this week (because it looks so fun!!)) CAn't wait to share it with you :)

Kathryn said...

WOW -- Great Tutorial and what a GORGEOUS flower!! So pretty -- I love how you glittered the edges -- it's quite stunning!!

I hope you are doing well --

:)

Rose Ann said...

Your flower is so pretty, and I love your card!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

Holly said...

So glad you took the time to show us how to do these Catherine. Thanks!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, thanks for showing us how to do this.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Thanks for sharing, i'm going to have to give this a try! :)

Laurel said...

And this is a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tina said...

Great tutorial, I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Manna said...

Way cool! Thanks for taking the time to do this!

Debbie said...

Fab tutorial Catherine...thanks for sharing. Debbie x

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very cool! I love the color combo.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Awesome tutorial Catherine! Love the idea, and this card witht he flower is dramatic and makes a beautiful statement. Thanks for sharing.....Have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your daughter! chris

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome tutorial Catherine! I do adore those flowers, now I just need some coffee filters! :)

malieta said...

What a beautiful card and the flower is beautiful! TFS the awesome tutorial:)

Kristen Hermanny said...

Thanks! This looks like alot of fun. i will have to try this. Especially when you want your embellishments to match you paper. Great way to recycle.

Carmen O. said...

Thanks for the tutorial, now it looks less intimidating to do. I will definitely have to give it a whirl. Fabulous card too, love the colors.

Brooke S said...

Catherine,
You are so stinkin' clever....We miss ya over at Cinema Saturday.... You always make such great cards... Hope you will come play with us again...

Hugs
Brooke

p.s. I tagged you.... Not a big scary tag just a fun and fast one.

nessy said...

at last i can leave a comment on your blog ~hooray!!!(do visit as often as possible ~but won`t let me leave a comment)
wonderful tutorial, great cards you have been producing!!
thanks for visiting my blog
vanessa xx

Margie said...

WoW! TFS :) I'm going to have to give this a try over the weekend ;)

Rach said...

thanks for sharing sweetie, a wonderful tutorial and gorgeous card. hugs rachxx

Dani said...

Beautiful card, love it! Thanks for the tutorial, gonna have to try it!

Bona said...

Thank you so much Catherine. I love your flowers. I have a ton of coffee filters on my shelf and now I get to use them. You're the best!

Alexandra said...

These are sooo fun to make!! Your tutorial ROCKS, Catherine - great job! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jojo said...

Wow, great idea!! First time visiting your blog. I do have coffee filters just sitting around the house, who knew that they could be embellishments. Thanks.

Sankari W. said...

LOVE IT! i am so happy that you did a tutorial - i was totally hoping you would! what a great idea - i am so excited to try this (i just have to go and buy some coffee filters now). And to answer your question - i do have SU stamps - just not many.... so i have a question for you.. when are you coming to Iowa to visit me !!! :) we could do chai and cards :)
hope you are having a great tuesday!!!
much love,
Sankari :)

Anonymous said...

Holy Moley, Catherine! What a gorgeous card! I just LOVE that flower...who would have thunk it was made out of coffee filters???!!! Now I know what to do with my old filters (as we have one of those reusable filters in out machine). It's a fantastic tutorial, very easy to follow with great pictures. Thank you so much for sharing, and great job on Tracy's sketch challenge....I have missed seeing you there:) TFS: Tinla

dpkennedy said...

Thanks for sharing Catherine! Love those flowers! Beautiful card!!

Rita said...

Thank you so much Catherine for this great tutorial, good job!

Rita said...

Forgot to mention the beautiful card you made with those gorgeous flowers!

Sandra MacLean said...

Yay! I've seen these on SCS, but hadn't a clue on how to make them! Thanks so much for posting this! I may just have to try one!

Karla said...

Katherine,

Congrats on your first tutorial!!! lovely flowers!!!

Donna said...

great tutorial! tfs - what a beautiful card (did you see my Christmas Cuties today?) *wink*

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card Catherine!!! That flower looks awesome, especially the lovely glittery edges :) And a great tutorial too...now I might just need to pick up some filters and make my own.

Alice said...

I love them. Thanks so much for the tutorial. You did a GREAT Job!

Great idea by the way.

Oma said...

Loved your tutorial. Great idea and you explained it very well.

bumblebee creations said...

Awesome! thank You for the awesome tutorial! And I have a really stupid ( I am sure I'm going to go 'oh duh'!!)question-- what is pp? I have tried to come up with it, but I'm just not figuring it out!

bumblebee creations said...

oh yeah! I knew I'd be saying Oh duh!! Well, thanks for clearing that up!! giggle, giggle

6 wacky women said...

GREAT tutorial, Catherine. The flower is just beautiful. I will have to give it a try.
TFS

Take care
Karen

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is STUNNING!!! My DH is going to be wondering where all of his coffee filters have disappeared to:o) I am hoping to be able to give this technique a try in the very near future!!! Wish me luck!

Thank you for this awesome tutorial! You are such a gem:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Elena said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous tutorial Catherine!

Sankari W. said...

Thanks for your sweet email Catherine!!! You are toooooo kind! I totally don't have that - but you don't have to do anything like that - just come over with Toni instead!! and no chai with cards - how about we make coffee (we could make flowers after LOL!!!) I know that you said on Brooke's Blog that you are not comfortable with the whole Blog Award thing... but tough... I just created a little award (inspiration award) and left it for you on my blog - you totally are an inspiration -- i don't know how you do so many challenges and leave such amazing comments on everyone's blogs -- sheesh! you are like superwoman of all things crafty!!! You always bring a sunshiney smile to my face - I totally appreciate your sweet comments and am always inspired after leaving your blog....!
Sending you and Toni much love,
your huge fan
Sankari :)

Rina said...

I love your "First" tutorial. I just hope when it's my turn (way, way down the road), it comes out as clear as yours did.

Your card is very beautiful as well. Love the deep red color!

God Bless!

cats whiskers said...

Wow thanks for the tutorial and don't they just look delic when they are done.
Hugs Jacqui x

Kim said...

Oh wow that is so clever and so affective, thank you for sharing. Kim

Janine said...

This is amazing!!!

Lauren said...

Great tutorial Catherine. Thanks for sharing! I love the card and the glitter is the perfect touch.

Helena said...

They do look beautiful. I wonder if I could do the same with fairy cakes' paper cups..... (don't have coffee filters!)

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! Love this and am definitely trying it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Emma said...

Wow brilliant...another technique to try.
Emma x

Bev said...

FANTASTIC!!! You are so clever Cathering, the flowers are amazing and your tut ROCKS!! I'm def going to give these a try on the weekend, I'll link back to you - I'm sure you will see loads and loads of these delish blooms popping up all over blogland now lol

Thanks for sharing
hugs Bev x

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OMG! I love! Thanks Missy!! I am SO trying this. I will show you what I come up with.

Julie Masse said...

Very very cool!! Great little tutorial - they are really pretty! :)

Precioso Designs said...

I love new creative ideas like these, thanks for the tutorial!

Paula

Curt in Carmel said...

Great job! I felt the same way about doing the tutorial I did! But hey, we have it under our belts now, huh? Again, this was so creative! Best, Curt

Shirley said...

Well, I for one, really love the tutorial and I keep saying I am going to do one of these and this may well be what gets me there! I love it! and the sparkle around the edges is just perfect here!

Mary said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! You did a fabulous job!

Anthonette said...

Good job on the tutorial, Catherine! I'm going to see if we still have filters.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Catherine! I love the tutorial!!!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Wonderful tutorial!! and those flowers are gorgeous!

Black Pumpkin said...

Great tut! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and a Crafty New Year!!