Instead I will share a how-to for these fan-flowers. Simple and cheap to make!
Start with cutting a strip from your scraps paper. It can be a patterned or solid paper,doubled sided or not..it will all look good. Try to avoid too heavy paper like cardstock.
The flower will by twice the width you choose, so I usually go with something between 1/2" - 1".
You can cut a straight edge or use decorative scissors.
Next step can be a little frustrating; to make the fan fold..and to keep the folds the same size. Make them as small as possible - about 1/8".
The length of the strip can be anything from 8 -12 inch. The shorter,the more stretched out the fold will be and make the flower a little bit flatter.
This part is very important...trust me...I've messed up so many times.
When you have it upside down, both ends should point up, if you know what I mean. It's hard to explain,but I hope you can see how it looks in the picture. The reason that this is so important, is that the folds has to be even.
Put a bit of glue or tape on those two ends,but on the side that will be facing up.And then staple them together.
Turn the "thingy" inside out..this can also be a little bit frustrating..to get all the folds right.
Cut out a circle slightly smaller than the flower. It's perfect to use scraps cardstock for this. Put glue on the circle.
Then - attach a larger brad to the middle of the flower and trough the cardstock circle. This is how it will look from underneath:
Finally you can ink the edges if you like that look. Also - if you have simple brads or the wrong color you can just cut out a small circle from matching paper and glue it on top of the brad.
Please let me know if you try this. Leave a commment with a link to your creations!:)
Regarding the givaway from the other day... I have to read through all the comments again and make the hard decision. I will let you know tomorrow or friday!