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.

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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.

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There's more – here's the back.

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

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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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