As I mentioned in this video, one of the most important things about my Sizzix line is that each design is a foundation piece. What I mean by that is just because it was released in the summer and there is a new release coming around the corner, the piece is something that you can use over and over and it wont go out of style. Another important fact about my line is that one thing will most often lead to another as well as coordinate with each other.
This is my (already beat up) Flower No. 4 die. It is well worn and loved.
Notice that in the photo above, I have it cut the shape using white cardstock. I used that as a pattern to trace it onto watercolor paper.
LOTS OF POMS POMS in fact so many poms poms that when I was finished making poms poms I didn't want to talk about Poms Poms ever again. Now, months later, I am here to share with you how I made Poms Poms from a flower die.
So as I mentioned, I used a piece of folded tissue paper. DO NOT CUT YOUR TISSUE PAPER FIRST. All you have to do is take 1 piece per flower and fold it in half and then in half and then in half and then in half. Get it to where it is a piece that fits the size of the square die and staple it in the center twice. Run it through the Big Shot and whah-lah, you have a flower.Now really all you have to do is pinch/scrunch one layer of tissue at a time towards the center: and continue pinching towards the center, one layer at a time: and continue doing this until you have about half of the layers pinched and scrunched: Then flip it over: and continue on scrunching and pinching: until you have scrunched and pinched all of the layers. Then just fluff your pom pom, place it on the table, smile at it and do another:
or you can string them up to make a garland for your Christmas tree or your Thanksgiving mantle or heck for Halloween, really any occasion. (Shoot, they were hanging as the Sizzix booth in black and silver during the Pre-Emmy show craft thing for all the stars but I don't wanna drop names or anything)
anyways...they are super easy to string. Use a large needle, a piece of thread or embroidery floss and just run through the center of each Pom Pom. Yes, I know that the staples are in there but you will manage to get that needle somewhat near the center and through to the other side. I promise.
and guess what??
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Have fun and happy pinching and scrunching!