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Using the Brother ScanNCut , Corinne Bradd has dreamed up 3-D blooms in the form of stunning cards and eye-catching bunting

What you need...
  • ScanNCut CM900
  • Card, coloured
  • Paper pad, American Crafts, Shimelle Little By Little
  • Embellishments
  1. Love Bunting - 1 Cut four bunting shapes from patterned paper. Select the square motif from the machine's library and resize to 8.5cm. Cut four squares from striped paper and glue behind the apertures in the pennants.

    2 Choose a bold serif font from the machine's library, type out ‘LOVE’ and resize so the letters are 6.5cm tall. Cut from bright card and fix to the centre of each pennant with foam pads.

    3 Curl the tabs at the top of each pennant as before so they hold their shape and glue the ends to the back of the pennant. Thread twine through the resulting loops. 4 Layer up 3cm and 4cm wide flowers cut from different colours of card. Curl gently before sticking around the letters. Finish each one with a large gem in the centre.

  2. Happy Days Greeting - 1 Cover a landscape blank, 10.5cm x 15cm, with zig-zag paper trimmed to fit and add a printed sentiment to the bottom. Stack three layered flowers from pastel shades using shapes no bigger than 6cm across.

    2 Curl the petals of the shapes gently over the blade of a pair of scissors before gluing together and add a gemstone to the centre. Arrange the flowers on the left side of the card with foam pads and secure leaves underneath the petals.

  3. Big Bloom Card - 1 Glue coloured card, 9.5cm x 13cm to the centre of a blank, 10.5cm x 14cm. Fix a patterned paper pennant shape to the middle with foam pads.

    2 Choose two co-ordinating colours of flower shapes and layer up an alternating bloom. Place in the centre of the pennant and tuck several leaf shapes underneath it so they radiate out.

    3 Make a smaller layered flower and place in the bottom-right of the card. Embellish both blooms with a gem in the centre.

  4. Flower Bunting - 1 Cut several bunting shapes from patterned paper. Curl the tabs at the top of each around a pen or similar so they hold their shape and glue the ends to the back of the pennant. Thread twine through the resulting loops.

    2 Stack up multiple layered flowers from all sizes of motif using different combinations of colour. Glue the largest across the apertures in the bunting before adding the next flowers in the stack, decreasing in size as you do so. Finish with gems in the centres.

    3 Apply a little glue to the base of the leaf shapes and tuck them under the layered flowers so the tops of the leaves extend the frame of each pennant.

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