Shabby Card - Peonies Flower Tutorial

This card was made using my coffee filter peonies flower tutorial, what do you think?  I love the way it turned out and I'm going to share how I make them.  But first, I want to say Thank You for your heartfelt comments and emails on my previous post.  You motivated me to get back on my feet by sharing in my grief.  I Thank You from the bottom of my heart, I couldn't have done it with out friends and family.

Here are the Peonies flowers I made ...

  • Coffee Filter Paper
  • Watercolors
  • Stamens
  • Heat Gun
  • Momenta Flower Die
  • White Glue
  • Tweezer
  • Scissors
  • Stylus
  • Paint Brush

Using the coffee filter paper, cut 4 layers of small flower and 6 layers of the big flower.
Add water to the stack of flowers
While flowers are still wet, add some watercolor to the center of the flowers.
Use the heat gun to dry the flowers.
Cut a slit between each petals.
Run the stylus around the edge of the petals to curl them.
Make a hole in the center for the stamen then separate the big flowers (3 layers each).

With some glue, add the stacks of flowers together and let dry.
Ruffle the layers for a fuller look. 

Thanks for reading, see you on the next post.  

Have a wonderful weekend.

Much Love,


  1. Oh Woooow this is soooo beautiful....thank you for the tutorial. I love the coloring and
    your style!
    Hugs Ellen

  2. Hi Chelsea! Wowie, another fabulous masterpiece. I really enjoy seeing all the details and elements you use on your cards. It's like being on a creative and inspiring "tour" of your intricate work. You sure put your heart and soul into you work.
    Have a great weekend. :-)

  3. Chelsea, очень красивая открытка и цветы!

  4. this is a gorgeous and romantic card Chelsea, thanks for the tutorial.

    gr karin

  5. Hi Chelsea, So glad to hear from you!!
    I hope that you'll find your way and get your life back on track!
    Your card is gorgeous and I love the delicate feel of it! Your flowers are amazing and so very beautiful!!
    I'll definitely give this a try myself. I love how you cluster the petals, haven't seen that before!
    Hope to see more of your gorgeous and inspirational creations in the near future! It will keep your mind busy and gives your soul time to heal.
    Bye and wishing you Gods grace and hope to carry you through difficult and hurting times!


  6. This is a shabby chic gorgeousness. Absolutely stunning card!
    I'm glad you go back on your feet and that you found some motivation to get back into crafting.
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial. I need to go and buy some coffee filter papr (I hope I can find it here) and then I will definitely give this a try.
    Hugs! xx

  7. Chelsea so good to hear that you are feeling a bit better, and that all the comments help you to go on , thats so wonderful about blogging , you have friends all over the world :-)
    I just love love the flowers and thanks so much for the tutorial. The card is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love, Ellen

  8. WOW! Love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Which die did you use? I want to try this today :)

  9. What a stunning card Chelsea! And thanks for the great tutorial on the flowers, I thought they were brought.

  10. Hi Chelsea, I hope you're well hun!

    I adore your flowers tutorial and this peonies are wonderful, I have to try soon or later!

    A big big hug, Franz.

  11. Thank you for the turorial. I have to try this. :)

  12. Glad to hear you're feeling somewhat better, though I undersdtand it's still difficult. Great tutorial; actually all of your tuts are, if I'd have the time I'd definitely try them all out! Stunning card; shabby perfection again.

    Take care.
    Sandy xxx
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  13. ВОСТОРГ! Спасибо за урок!

  14. Wonderful, thank you so much

  15. Oh my goodness... So wonderful to see your tutorial and now I have a new blog to drool over. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing the information with all of us.
    xo Nana April

  16. Круто!!!
    Случайно попали в Ваш бдог, и он нам очень-очень понравился!!! Решили у Вас остаться.

  17. Невероятно-красивые работы! С удовольствием становлюсь вашей читательницей)

  18. These would be lovely on a hair clip!

  19. Chelsea these are so *BEAUTIFUL*!! :) Great tutorial and gorgeous pics!! I shared on Pinterest!! :) Love in Christ... Tracy

  20. You are as Beautiful as your wonderful creations. Thank you

  21. I'm pretty old and new to flower making, but you explain so clearly, you make it easy,
    I'm doing fine, can't wait to try more, Joy

  22. Wow! So happy finding your blog with all this easy-to-follow tuts! But I can´t find the dies.... could you please write their numbers to?
    You have made the peonies with "momenta flower die" but seems rather being a Sizzix Framelits 4-pack Flowers???