Friday, September 7, 2012

Super Simple Embellishment!

 Yes folks, you can embellish a box a bag a card, just about anything with these circle flowers!
They are quick and easy to put together! Thanks to Nikki Toll for showing me how to make them at her flower class last month.
As you see in the photo, all I needed was a glue gun, a scoring tool and a silicone craft sheet.  You will also need 2 strips of scrap paper 12" long, and 1/2" to however thick you want to create these.  The flowers in this photo were made with 1 1/2" strips.
You then take these strips of paper and score at 1/4" to or 1/2" intervals the entire length of the strip.
I tried 1/4" and 1/2" and I prefer 1/2".
Heat up your glue gun, fold your strip of paper at each score over lap and secure each of the ends of the strips so you end up with a big circle.  Lay the circle down on the silicone craft sheet and hold into the shape of the tight circle.  Put hot glue in the middle and hold until it tries, and then peel off the silicone sheet flip over and put a little hot glue in the center of the flower on the other side.  Now you can glue a button or whatever else you would like to finish off the middle and there you have it! All done!
Soooo easy!  I must also say that this new silicone craft sheet is wonderful!  Your hot glue will peel right off when dried!
 (Scoring tool and Silicone Craft pad are Stampin Up tools-which you can earn for free by hosting a workshop! Contact me for details)
Hope you have had a great week!
Be inspired to create!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tri Fold Cards for the ladies

We are going to see Johns Aunt Lois today for her birthday.  John had on file a photo of her when she was a little girl, she is now 72. I think she will be pleasantly surprised to see this photo on her birthday card! I don't know about you but I love those old photos of family!
I also had my 2 favorite crafty twins birthday cards to make.  Since I am loving the framelits and tri fold cards I made 2 more of them for these 2 great ladies.
I used 4 of my favorite elements on these cards: 1.Tri Fold technique 2.Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder 3. Antique Faceted Buttons 4. Framelits

Since my daughter is on a rare visit, I made her this card letting her know how glad I am to see her and how special she is.

I am loving these tri fold cards so much that I may never go back to 2 sided cards :)
If you want to try one, use a piece of card stock measuring 5 1/2" by 12" and score at 4" and 8" on the long 12" side.  Fold and do your thing!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
And as always please contact me if you would like to learn how to make your own lovely cards and gifts!

Be inspired to create!