Tips and Tricks: Paper Yoyo Flowers

by Megan Hoeppner

Paper yoyo scrapbooking accent

With this scrapbooking technique by Creating Keepsakes reader Kimberly Neddo, you can create yoyo flower accents on your layout with ease, no matter the season. Planting your paper garden is simple. Here's how:

1. Punch or cut a 2 1/2" circle from cardboard, and cut 4" square from patterned paper.

paper yoyo scrapbooking accent

 

2. Wet patterned paper completely to soften, and then pat off excess water.

Paper yoyo scrapbooking accent

 

3. Gather and pinch paper together in center, and secure with either thread or small rubber band.

paper yoyo scrapbooking accent

 

4. Carefully open paper around cardboard circle, rubber band end facing down, and wrap; set aside to dry.

paper yoyo scrapbooking accent

 

When it comes to adding handmade scrapbooking accents to your layouts, don't stop at flowers. Check out our simple circle-punch technique, which shows you how to create a sun accent that will pop right off of your next scrapbook page.

Appeared in:

September 2010

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