Paper Chrysanthemums

This is the little box that we made for the last week of our June stamp club and even though it is a very simple little box, it really is all about the flower on the top!

Isn’t it just soooo pretty?  And you will be please to know that it is soooo easy to make too!  This flower is not my idea but I did have to ‘reverse engineer’ it’s construction.  One of these flowers was sent to me on a gift from a fellow demonstrator and the girls in my stamp club loved it so much that I had to sit down and work out how to make it! 

The original idea was shown at the Melbourne Stampin’ Up! regional training by Miriam Spiess and as much as I searched I couldn’t find a tutorial on how to make them anywhere …. so necessity being the mother of invention led me to work out these for myself.  I have a youtube tutorial on how I made my version as they are just so easy and soooo much fun!

I also have a FREE written tutorial for this flower available on my ‘Tutorials‘ page so you can print out a copy for your files.  Hope you enjoy my tutorial and made loads of flowers!



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  1. Diana says:

    Beautiful, and looks like fun! What exactly is in the mister? You mentioned a cleaner? THanks!

    • Stamping T! says:

      Hi Diana,
      It is just the ‘Stampin’ Mist’ cleaner from Stampin’ Up! actually not too sure what is in it but it makes the petals nice and stiff once it is dried. You could use water to soften the card stock but not sure how stiff the petals would be when you finish.

  2. Mz Cookie says:

    what an awesome idea and sensational tutorial/video… thank you for sharing

  3. Patricia Gessner says:

    These are just beautiful and your video is fabulous! Thank you for making it possible for all of us to make them!

  4. Ellen Hinds says:

    Tanya, The flowers are so beautiful. Thank you so very much for your wonderful tutorial. You are very talented. I love your site your ideas are so wonderful. Have a great stamping day.

  5. Vicky W says:

    Looks so real Tanya….. Thanks so much for the tutorial & the video. Will have to try this….

  6. Tracey says:

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing your tutorial, can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Lynda S says:

    Thanks for a great tute Tanya. You have actually answered my Q re stampin mist as opposed to H2O. Looks like something to do definitely. May need some sun out to dry them in. Perhaps another suggestion if no stampin mise…perhaps some H2O with a couple of drops of PVA glue. Will dry clear yet still be stiff!!?? Also ecomonical.

  8. Lorrae says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial, just made one of the flowers for my Mum’s birthday tommorrow, made it into a brooch, she’s going to love it..

    • Stamping T! says:

      Awesome Lorrae, and easy enough to have one in every colour LOL … you may get requests for some more!

  9. Great project and video!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Wendy Reed says:

    Thanks Tanya for your fabulous tutorial on the Chrysanthemum. The flower looks great, can’t wait to give it a try.

  11. Becky Green says:

    VERY PRETTY!!!!!!!!! Thank you for showing us! 🙂 I LOVE paper flowers! :)(Found you through Paper Punch Addiction!) 🙂

  12. Martina says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! The flowers are lovely!!!

  13. bensarmom says:

    I saw your video and made a flower for my card on Splitcoastampers challenge today. I put a link to your blog so if people wanted the directions they could have them. Thank you so much for posting this. Best of luck in your business.

  14. Susan says:

    thanks for sharing – the video is great! Thanks for the FREE download. Very much appreciated.

  15. Awesome tutorial, as always, Tanya. Thanks so much for making it available for us. XXmaz

  16. Dear Tanya,
    many thanks for your comment on my blog.

    Meanwhile, I have received many requests to shoot a video in German.
    Today Steffi Nitzpon and I completed the video and have linked to you
    and your blog.

    I am deeply grateful that you’re sharing your beautiful works with us.

    Best regards from Germany,

    • Stamping T! says:


      I just watched your video and it was fabulous, I didn’t understand a word (LOL) but enjoyed watching you both have fun making the flowers. Thank your for the ‘shout out’ and link back to my blog …. so glad you could do a video in German so that even more people will be making this flower … also LOVED your ball creation, awesome.


  17. Donna says:

    You teach so well; thank you! What a gorgeous flower/project! Thank you for sharing!


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