I am new to scrapbooking and I have no machines! There are so many and I have never used any of them so it will some time before I go there. Today I was thinking that some of my scrap paper would make great flowers. I will embellish them when I deside where to use them. Three flowers upper left are from one piece of of multi-stripe paper.
On the flowers, I used a 1 inch by 8 inch piece of paper. Pencil marked down both sides every 1/4 inch. Then with tiny pointed scissors, I snipped the marks (tiny snip). Then I used a metal ruler (needs to be one with sharp edge) to fold at the marks. I fold every other mark on one side, turn it over and do the in between marks. (It is then crimped or accordioned) Then you can make the folds sharper with your fingers. Glue like you would normally do on a machine made. Not too hard. Does take time but I had fun making it and happy I don't need to buy a $300 machine right now! I hope this makes sense btw! The larger flower is a 2 inch wide piece of 12 inch paper. I think you could do up to 1 1/2 inch wide without scoring the edges to make it lay flat.
Thanks to Scrappy Canuck Studios for linking my flowers to her blog!