Saturday, September 27, 2014

Doily Flower Tutorial & A Beautiful Gift

Hello Everyone!

I had a couple inquiries about how I made the doily flowers that I showcased on my fluffy pink card. You can click on the image to take you to the full post, if you missed it. I put together a quick tutorial for them, you won't believe how easy they are.

Stay tuned after the tutorial because I have something really special I want to share with you today.


I just use paper doilies that I get from my local party supply store or dollar store. These are 5.5" around.

Take some scissors and cut into the doily and then cut out the center part. Working from one end just start scrunching the doily between your fingers, sort of like an accordion fold, only not as precise, you want it to be uneven and messy. Work all the way around until the entire doily is scrunched.


Here is what it looks like after the scrunching. Now you are going to use your thumb and finger to pinch the bottom and start rolling it up.


Keep rolling. I like to add a little glue every inch or so, just so it holds it form. Keep rolling, pinching and gluing. That's all there is to it!

Presto, magico, doily-flower-o!


Now I have something super special to share with you today! This little package came in the mail yesterday from a super talented and extremely special crafty friend, Maja! You all probably know her as Cebelica.

If you aren't familiar with Maja's work, I highly suggest you go over to her blog MY LITTLE WORLD and check out some of her amazing work! You will not be disappointed!

Maja makes the most gorgeous gift bags (and cards) that I have ever seen! Here work is so soft and elegant and her attention to detail is remarkable. Just have a look at this stunning bag she sent me!


The photographs I took do NOT do this fabulous bag justice! There are so many beautiful elements to see. The darling angel image has a touch of Frantage around the edges, giving it such an elegant holiday feel. The snowflakes are glowing with iridescent glitter. The frame is a soft goldish shimmery paper that I simply could not capture with my uncooperative camera!


There are several layers of delicate laces, and the pearls are all sitting on top of gold sequins (I know, genius right!)! The bow is a stunning shade of champagne satin and the image is framed with stringed pearls!


There is a beautiful doily die peeking out from behind all the luscious layers and a hint of cheesecloth for a little of the shabby that I love! Isn't is just stunning ladies!! Thank you so much Maja, I will treasure my gift bag forever!


If anyone wants to Pin one of these images, please be kind and change the url to go to Maja's website. Again, you can find her at MY LITTLE WORLD.

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.



52 comments:

  1. Love what you made with those little doily flowers, lovely idea. Your present from Maja is also enviable, so beautiful! Enjoy! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie! Have a great weekend yourself! hugs :)

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  2. Fabulous , I love it, so very pretty and your tut is great, such pretty flowers I'll be giving them a try,
    thank you Pamellia
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. They are so easy Jacee, you won't be able to stop making them! hugs :)

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  3. Hi Pamellia
    Thanks for showing how you did the doily flowers. Simple but effective.
    Your gift looks amazing. So many things to marvel over. Obviously Canadian postmen are more careful than UK ones for it to arrive in such pristine condition lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Not sure if it was the postman or the 18 layers of bubble wrap! I was giggling my butt off as I peeled back the layers, what a great gal she is! Have a great weekend Ang! hugs :)

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  4. Wow, what a review. I definitely didn't expect this. You're making me blush over here!! Thank you for writing all those beautiful things about me and my work. You're very sweet! <3 I'm very happy you like the bag! :)

    Also, thank you for posting this tutorial. These flowers are very elegant and very beautiful.

    Big hugs to you! xx

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    1. I just call them as the see them sweetie! Thanks for my wonderful gift bag! big giant bear to you! :)

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  5. Your doily flowers are so beautiful Pamellia, thank you for the fabulous tutorial.
    The bag you received from Maja is truly stunning and I am sure you will treasure it.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. You're welcome Sue! Let me know if you get a chance to make some. big hugs :)

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  6. Brilliant tutorial Pamellia,you always describe everything really clearly. Might try them myself.....doubt whether they will look like yours though!

    Beautiful gift too,I love getting other crafters creations,makes it extra special :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. I would just love to see the quirky 'Donna' twist on those flowers! bugs hugs and have a great weekend! :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing the fabulous tutorial on the doily flowers Pamellia, they are absolutely beautiful.
    Your gift from Maja is gorgeous, she certainly is a very talented lady.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. You're welcome Pauline and you're right, she is a talented lady! big hugs :)

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  8. Pamellia, your doily flower tutorial will sure come in handy in my future projects and I sure will mention in my posts who I learned it from :) I learned from THE BEST! I visited your friend's blog, and joined. :) The bag she made for you is stunning!!

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    1. You are so sweet Samra! I'm sure you will be as inspired by Maja as I have been! big crafty hugs :)

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  9. Super tutorial Pamellia. The bag from your friend looks stunning.
    Yvonne

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  10. LOVE the doily tutorial and your gift is STUNNING!

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    1. Thanks Sue! Have a wonderful weekend! hugs :)

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial Pamellia ... can't wait to give these doily flowers a try! :) Wow ... gorgeous gift you received ... such an amazing work of art and definitely a keepsake to treasure forever! Loll xx

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    1. Thanks so much Loll! hugs and have a great weekend! :)

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  12. Hi Pamellia
    Do you know i am so pleased to have found your blog, as i am learning such a lot of new ideas,i will have a go at the doily flowers later today.
    A beautiful gift Pamellia it is stunning .
    So i will just pop over to my little world now to have a nosy.
    Have a lovely Sunday .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Elaine, you are so sweet! Thank you for such a wonderful compliment!! Have a fabulous weekend! hugs :)

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  13. Oh this is STUNNING Pamellia...but then all of your creations are!!! The black/white image against the kraft/white/cream is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial as well!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thanks Beth! I will pass the lovely compliment along to Maja! hugs :)

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  14. Loving the great doily flowers- I sew threw them, but see ruffling with your fingers and gluing could work too! Beautiful card by your friend- how lucky you are to receive cards from such talented friends- always fun to see a card in hand- so many pictures miss the beautiful details : )

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  15. The flower is great. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  16. Beautiful gift bag a fabulous gift and love the doily flower tutorial
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you from myself and from Maja! hugs :)

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  17. What a super fab creation, loving these colours and design and most of all my friend I am loving this little tut...I have heaps of doilies and always wondered how on earth to make a flower...thank you.xx.xx

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Oh boy, I would love to see an Annie creation using these flowers! big hugs :)

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  18. Another fabulous tutorial, such a great way to make quick, yet detailed flowers. Hope you have a good day. Sally D.x.

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  19. Fabulous tutorial Pamellia, your doily flowers are amazing! What a gorgeous gift bag your friend sent you, I love it!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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  20. Thanks for sharing your fabulous tutorial! What a special and incredibly beautiful gift from Maja!
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! I will pass the compliment along to Maja! hugs :)

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  21. Thank you for the doily tutorial, they are perfect for this vintage look. Great gift bag, so much detail.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you Dionne, from myself and from Maja! hugs :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing, this is exquisite, will go check Maja out! Ruth x

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    1. Thanks Ruth, you won't be disappointed! hugs :)

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  23. Thanks for the wonderful tute! I am so going to give these a try! And that gift bag...oooh-la-la!

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    1. Wonderful, I would love to see the Kathy twist on these flowers! big hugs :)

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  24. It is so elegant and beautiful ...love all your projects and the tutorial is fabulous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  25. This is beautiful. You are so creative.

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