Mom’s Paper Garden

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"

My Mom and my two Grandmas used to keep such beautiful flower gardens. Regretfully, I didn't inherit their green thumbs, but I thought of them all day when I was in Susan Tierney Cockburn's class. Susan's the author of Paper Bouquet, a gifted instructor, horticulturalist, and paper crafter.

After Susan's class, I still don't have Mom's green thumb, but I can sculpt beautiful flowers out of paper. Mom would have been thrilled to see this, the last of the projects we made in Susan's workshop.


If you look carefully, you'll see Iris, Calla Lily, Tulip, Daylily, Daisy, and Coleus – and it's made with just paper, chalks, markers, and a little Flower Soft.


There's more – here's the back.


Stay tuned, I'm working on a tutorial to show you how to sculpt Gerber Daisies with our Daisies Flower #2 Bigz Die.


Sweet Comments

  1. Wow, Linda! This is just stunning! I need to go find something to wipe up the drool on my keyboard now 😉

  2. This is fab! I love it Linda…tfs!!!

  3. I have to say I didn’t realize these were not real until I read your post! Gorgeous!!!

  4. Holy Moly…that is fantastic! Wow!

  5. Beautiful…I could have sworn these were real when I first looked…Happy Mother’s Day to you :)

  6. These are incredible!! I would love to learn how to do this, I might have to run out and get that book! How wonderful!

  7. Absolutely beautiful – You did a fantastic job! My creative SU Mom – I am sooooooo proud! Renee

  8. RoseOhio says:

    These are so pretty! Love them!

  9. Kimberly says:

    This is AMAZING!!!! I have been searching the internet for 3-D flowers (paper) to make for my son’s end of the year gifts for teachers, bus-drivers etc…this is by far and away the MOST BEAUTIFUL thing I have seen! I have seen the cupcake before and actually made one back in Jan. for my Grandfathers 90th birthday, but never really liked how it turned out…I just stunned! I can’t wait for the tutorial on how to make all those gorgeous flowers!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Linda – do you have the tutorial done for this? Can you send me the link to it? It’s amazing!

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