A Daughter’s First Love

What is there not to love about this darling layout.  This was created by Guiseppa Gubler.  A Big Thank You goes out To Guiseppa for sharing her adorable design.  You won’t want to miss out on her other beautiful creations so be sure to visit her at My Creations.

A Daughters First Love

This layout was created with Authentique Collections.  I love this page, and I think it is perfectly okay to add flowers to a masculine collection.  Today I am going to go in a different direction and give you some instructions on how to make these gorgeous flowers, instead of the layout.  I feel the flowers are really what makes this layout, and the flowers will give a handmade, personal touch to your project.

You Will Need:

  • 3 two inch flowers from a flower punch
  • 4 one inch flowers from a flower punch
  • Ink
  • Water
  • Glue
  • Mouse pad
  • Glitter Glue or glitter
  • 3 different sized pens or pencils with rounded ends

 In this layout the flowers were cut from Authentique Strong Collection. Ink the edges of all the flowers using Dew Drops by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. Mist the Flowers with water (use a light coat so they don’t tear)Press the centers of the flowers on a mouse pad or foam mat with one of your rounded pens or pencils.

A Daughters First Love

  Take the center of your flowers and wrap the petals around the end of your largest pen or pencil. Make sure they are all the way dry before moving onto the next step. This is how they should look.

A Daughters First Love

 When your flowers are all dry, take one of the smallest flowers and roll it between your thumb and index finger, creating a bud.  Open the three largest flowers and one of the small ones, don’t open all the way.  You will want to glue all of the small flowers into each other and then all of the large flowers.  Make sure you offset your petals to have a fuller look.

A Daughters First Love

 After the glue has dried, press the large flowers into the mat with a pen or pencil.  Glue the two flowers together.  When that is dry pull back the petals very carefully.

A Daughters First Love

 Add a little more to the flowers by bending each petal, this will give it a more realistic look.

A Daughters First Love

Adding greenery under your flower, cut a Gerbera Daisy (I did this from my cricket), ink and bend them like you did the flower petals.

A Daughters First Love

Adding the glitter glue or glitter adds the final touch to the flower and makes it really stand out.  On this flower Stephanie Barnard’s Sprinkles by Color Box was used.  Just add some glue to the tips of the petals and then sprinkle it on.  How beautiful is this!

A Daughters First Love

 Here are pictures of the finished flowers.  Look how stunning they look on this layout.

A Daughters First Love

A Daughters First Love

A Daughters First Love

Have a wonderful day crafting!

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.



Authentique Strong Collection 6x6 Paper Pad      Authentique Mighty Paper, Strong Collection     Authentique Enduring Strong Collection Paper

Authentique Foundations Strong Collection Paper


Tsukineko Peanut Brittle Dew Drops Ink Tsukineko Teal Zeal Dew Drops Ink


Authentique Clever Title Die-Cuts     Authentique Frames Die-Cuts     Authentique Elements Stickers

Stephanie Barnard Sprinkles Glitter

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Gerber Daisy Die-Cut
  • Leaf Stem Die-Cut
  • Wood Embellishments, Recollections & Adornit

2 thoughts on “A Daughter’s First Love

  1. MoDreamer says:

    What a great tutorial! The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing. And now it’s off to the craft room to try these! ……

    • Karol says:

      This photo is so lovely! I rellay thought it was a real person until I saw the arms. It rellay threw me for a loop! Lovely!I’m new to your blog! I found you on FTLOB and can’t wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well!

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