Before I get into my paper flower, I want to share a story with you. Even though it was the most embarrassing moment of my adult life!
Have you ever gone to a restaurant or drive thru and ordered the wrong thing? no matter how many times you told yourself you wanted eggs over easy, you end up ordering scrambled? or you end up ordering pancakes. Then when your order comes you wonder "who ordered this?" then you realize it was YOU!
Well, I wish my story was that simple.....but noooo! Try ordering a HEMORRHOID to go!
When I met my husband, I didn't know some Spanish words...even though I am fluent in Spanish and my first language is Spanish. Still, there were some words I "Spanglishized" and others I just made up and making up words has always worked for me. Like for example the word "Champurrado" I didn't know what it was until my husband explained it to me. It's a delicious hot Mexican drink and now I order it all the time. There were other words, but you get the idea.....and so did my husband. In Los Angeles, there are some places where the person taking your order does not speak a word in English.....there is where my problem began.
One day we decided to stop by a grocery store called Super A Foods. Besides groceries, they also have hot food available to go. It's a very simple concept, you go to the lady at the hot food counter and tell her what you want (in Spanish) and she bags it for you and off you go. Well, I wanted fish.....fried fish.....the particular fried fish I wanted is called "Mojarra".
Let me give you a little history on the word "Mojarra" as it relates to me making up words. Since Mojarra is such a hard word to remember, I somehow changed it to "Almojarra" but still, when ever I ordered it, everyone would understand what I wanted. A couple of years went by and I somehow changed the name a second time to "Almorraja", and I would get an "I'm sorry mam but I don't understand?" and I would simply say, fried fish in Spanish "Pescado Frito Almorraja" and that would be enough for them to know that I wanted a Mojarra. A couple more years later, I managed to change the name a third time to Almorroide!(hemorrhoid). The transition from Almorraja to Almorroide made a lot of sense to me, specially because I didn't know how to say hemorrhoid in Spanish (hemmorroides), so the name change made sense in my little head....
Do you have an embarrassing story? have you ever ordered something weird and wondered where your mind was? or when the server brings out your order, you don't remember what it was you ordered?
Well, enough laughing, let's get into paper flowers.
These paper flowers are super easy to make and they look fabulous.
Here's what you'll need:
heavy card stock like thick scrapbook paper
(I used a sharpie so that you can see the lines better)
First draw three circles on the back of your paper with a pencil:
sizes for each flower are 4.5 inches, 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches
next, take your hole punch and punch out a hole:
and that's it! you can use it for home decor: