How to Make a Southern Magnolia Paper Flower with Spellbinders Victorian Garden
Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to show you how to make a Southern Magnolia Paper Flower. If you’re lucky enough to live in a region where magnolias trees grow, then you understand what a treasure they are. These showy, oversized, fragrant blossoms are true Southern Belles! When we had our magnolia tree, I used to pluck the blossoms and float them in shallow bowls of water. The soft fragrance filled the house, and the beauty of that enormous blossom added a sense of grace to the home. Picking the leaves up from the yard every day was not as wonderful, but the flowers were so beautiful, we forgave the tree for making all that mess!
Project #1: Eyelet Lace Frame Top Fold Card
Spellbinders has just released a new set of Susan’s Garden etched dies called Victorian Garden. I shared some Mason Jar & Lavender and Victorian Tea Cup projects made with these amazing dies over the weekend. Today we’ll be working with the Southern Magnolia and Southern Foliage Dies.
Creating paper flowers is a very relaxing and rewarding pursuit. I’ve put together a Make & Take Tuesday tutorial showing you how I colored, shaped and layered these elements so you can have fun, too!
Here’s a peek inside my first card. Both cards are made with Simple Stories Weathered Garden papers, but you can use whatever papers you have in your stash.
Project #2: Southern Magnolia and Foliage Easel Card
The second sample I have for you today is this botanical easel card. One of the things I love about this particular flower is that you only need to add one blossom to dress up a card. I’ve layered this one with some of the Victorian foliage and dressed it up with a Reneabouquet’s butterfly.
TIP: Add a pocket to the interior of your easel card. This gives you a place to tuck in a gift card or a treat and it also doubles as a brake for the easel mechanism.
I created a little chocolate wallet to hold a tasty treat, and I added a blank sentiment card to finish things off.
How to Make a Southern Magnolia Paper Flower Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to see how I colored, shaped and layered my magnolias and foliage, then please enjoy this video tutorial on YouTube.
I hope you feel inspired to try your hand at making these lovely blooms. If so, you’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Spellbinder’s Victorian Garden Dies by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
- APG Eyelet Lace Frame Die
- Specialty Flower Paper
- Reneabouquets Pale Gold Fairydust Butterfly
- Simple Stories Weathered Garden Paper Collection
- Distress Ink:
- Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs
- Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mousse
- Glimmer Mist (mine is old…the names have probably changed)
- Mustard Seed Distress Glittter is discontinued. Use POLLEN
- Silicone Mat
- Flower shaping Tools