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Diva's Scrappin' Summer School Blog Hop

SCHOOLS OUT!!!!  The kids are having a blast already and it has been busy, busy, busy around here!  But Mama is having her own summer school session at CSDivas Blog Hop today!. 

The teachers for this Summer School are some of the wonderful CSDivas, giving us some cool tutorials. If you are just joining us now, you can go to Luisa’s blog to start at the beginning.

Our class list:

Sherry -

So attention class! Here is my tutorial:  PAPER BURST/FLOWER for a layout or card.

Supplies: cardstock, exacto knife, ruler, pattern paper, stamp, ink pad, scissors
1. Start with a basis A2 card which is 5.5x 4.25 out of cardstock and cut your pattern paper 5.25 x 4, flip your paper over and use a circle template.
2. Trace the circle (I used the stamp on this project, but I have used cups, lids and plates before) and with the ruler make the "spokes" inside where you will be cutting.
Here is a look when you use the knife to cut on the lines.
Here it is flipped over
3. Cut off the excess points that you don't want. I decided to cut them in half for the card.
4. Place your stamp on the cardstock and line it up with the paper to know where to stamp.
5. Place your stamp on the cardstock and stamp so it shows through the circled pattern paper.
6. Adhere your paper over the stamp. (I normally use a pencil to erase the lines that show with 2 sided paper but left them this time because the paper is white). And curl your little burst tabs as much as you would like.
 And there you go!  A paper burst for a card or you can do this on a layout to show off a picture of journaling.  Love the dimensional look!
Here is a flower burst that I did for a family layout.  For this one, I used a dessert plate for my template. I didn't cut my tabs because I wanted the flower look.  I also folded them back and used brads to hold down the tips.

Here is a upclose look.  These are great tp pit into shadow boxes to hang because of the dimenstional look.

Your homework assignment is to make your own creation along with a comment on all the blogs. Due by June 16, 7 pm eastern, to be entered to win the grand Diva prize.   Put them both HERERemember: post a comment at the blog hop thread and let us know you've left comments on all the Diva blogs, thanks!

Now off you go to Ms. Marti's class.


  1. The flower burst idea is creative.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Fabulous project. This is the first time I have seen this done. I wonder if the edges would ink well? I may give this a try, super cool effect.

    Smiles Sher

  3. OH how fun Sandy! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. What a great idea, can't wait to try this technique.

  5. Great tutorial! tfs! I'll have to give this a try!

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  6. This is so cool! I love this and how simple it seems it would be to recreate! Awesome tutorial Sandy!


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