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Sentimental Sundays–Handmade Flowers

It’s Sunday so we have a new Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week, our challenge for you is to make handmade flowers to use on your creation. Don’t forget your sentiment!

There are so many wonderful tutorial on how to make your own flowers that I had a hard time deciding what to do. In the end I used the flower tutorial I found HERE to make my flowers. (If you are looking for some tutorials on making your own flowers, I keep links to some of my favorites on my Useful Information page. Feel free to check it out for ideas if you want.)

I printed a digital sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs on a journal card and trimmed it to fit my card. I was happy to make a card where the doilies I have had sitting in my craft area for ages “fit”.

I was inspired by the Viva la Verve sketch for the first week of May. (You can find it here) I really liked this sketch and think I will be turning back to it again in the future.

Last week, to celebrate the first anniversary of Sentimental Sundays, we had a mini blog hop. Each DT member that participated was giving away a digital sentiment of the winner’s choice from Raindrop Echo Designs. The winner from my blog is Jennipher Lowery! Congratulations Jennipher! Please email us at with your choice of digital sentiment sent from Raindrop Echo Designs. Pleas put “Blog Hop Winner” in the “subject line”.

Well, that’s all for me today. Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to download your free sentiment from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs and see the beautiful handmade flowers from the rest of the DT. I hope you will join in our challenge too!

Don’t forget about that Sentimental Sundays is holding a DT call through May 23rd!


  • Stamps: Flowers In Bloom Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, October Afternoon DP (misc. scraps)
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Provocraft Seeing Spots embossing folder, needle, Creative Memories corner rounder punch
  • Embellishments: Papertrey baker’s twine, white cotton crochet thread, Stampin’ Up corduroy brad, October Afternoon Cherry Hill Journal card, Paper Studio pearls, misc. doily, fabric & buttons



Wow awesome creation dear.
Bella! Love the flowers, the colors, the stitching, all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eli (Frosted Designs)
Hristovica said…
Great card. Flowers are great. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge. Hugs
Bridget said…
OmGoodness your card is beautiful! I love your color combo & thank you for the link on how to make your flowers! Thank you also, for joining us @ Creative Cowgirls Challenge!
ike said…
This is really, really great. Thanks for the heads-up on the flower TooT - brilliant. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.
Ike xx
SSDS DT this card with all the textures. I've seen round puffs like your flowers but not the flower shape. Did you do these wonderful flowers? Is there a tutorial? I think I would like to try and make some...these are wonderful!
Helen said…
Great card, love the flowers.
Cheryl said…
This is just beautiful and I adore your handmade flowers!!!
starcyl said…
This is a great card and your flowers are fab. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x
Copse said…
Fabulous make, love the flowers and the Doily, the Papers are great too... thanks for joining us this week at SSDS ... Kaz DT SSDS
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Rainbow Lady said…
Lovely flowers and a great card thanks so much love Cynthia x
OMG Cheryl! I am just trying to get caught up on my commenting from when I was sick and then blogger was down and you are first on my list and I come here and find out a winner! How awesome is that. I love the beautiful card you made today with the handmade flowers. Because of you I have learned of some great challenge blogs and I plan on joining the challenge at sentimental sundays this week. Thanks again!
Wow - terrific flowers!!!! Going to put that tutorial in my favs bc I won't get to it for a while!!!

Love the doily behind them too!!!

Hope you're having a great Sunday!
Marlene said…
Positively gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love the dimension here. Beautifully done.
Cheryl I know I said it before but gotta tell you again, this is just so beautiful! Love the handmade flowers you made for this! :-) Amy
Shelly Schmidt said…
Wonderful flowers- great card- love the layout you used!
darling Ho said…
I do love this card!! Love the handmade flowers, they are very very pretty!
Thanks for sharing it at CCH & SMC. ~hugs~darling Ho~
Christiana said…
This is just beautiful, Cheryl! Wow!
Anonymous said…
A very lovely card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations challenges!
Hannah Clark said…
Those flowers are just fabulous! Thanks for the link to the tutorial! The whole card is just GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!
Leanne said…
Nice job, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks!
mudmaven said…
This is absolutely gorgeous! Really love those flowers and thanks so much for the link to the tutorial - wonderful - finally a use for all those little fabric scraps I can't bring myself to throw away! ~chris
Tracey said…
This is fabulous Cheryl, I love the colours :)
Have a great week.
Anita said…
Love this card Cheryl. The papers, sentiment, flowers ... everything is so pretty. Thanks for the link to the flower tutorial. You know I'm going to have to give that one a try!
Joanne Gilch said…
Fabulous flowers and so glad that doily came out of it's pkg. This is a great sketch from VLV and you hit it square on!!!!
Saw the beautiful job you did on the possum but didn't see on your blog so I'm writing here. Perfect in every way. I just love your style and color choices.
Sara said…
I just love your cards, so I had to come and find your blog! I have become a follower, I hope you come and check mine out also! Thanks for being awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara
Lori said…
Wow! Gorgeous card and I love, love, love those flowers! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week Cheryl!
Tameko said…
Absolutely beautiful. Your flowers are gorgeous! The doily and twine are nice touches also.
lynne said…
Great card! Love the fabric flowers you have used!

Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy!

Lynne x
Audrey Pettit said…
What a beautiful card, Cheryl! I absolutely adore your hand-made flowers. Love that sentiment printed on the journaling card, too. The papers, embossing, baker's twine, and doily are all so pretty. Everything is pretty!
Axa said…
This is a gorgeous card Cheryl, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.
Becky said…
What stunning flowers!!
WOW Cheryl! This is GREAT! You are so stinkin clever. I would have never thought of putting these elements together and yet it's just PERFECT! Great job! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Kimberly S said…
How gorgeous Cheryl! Your flowers are just perfect. :)
Karin said…
I loved it when I saw it over at the Cards blog...The flowers came out so good!
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Just wonderful, great elements.
Tammy said…
OM Gosh I Love this Cheryl!! Your flowers are awesome! I can't wait to give it a try!! Thank you for your useful info. too!
Tammy :)
Pat (mspfd) said…
Gorgeous handmade flowers! TFS the tutorial. Cheryl, your design is so very fresh. All the elements work together beautifully.
Alicia said…
This is stunning Cheryl. Everything fits together so beautifully. A complete work of art.
Alicia xx
Emily Leiphart said…
The flowers are gorgeous! I love this card.
SmilynStef said…
Love those beautiful fabric flowers ... so glad you joined our Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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