Monday, June 13, 2011

funky flower tutorial (and special offer)

So, I think I'll start with the "special offer" part of this post title.  I was peeking at how many of you lovely readers are "following" my blog, and the current magic number is 98.  Since you all are truly so sweet, wonderful, and supportive I have a rockin' give away I'd love to do for you once that magic number reads 100.  And, I'd love for this to happen by Friday!  What d'ya think?  Can we celebrate 100 followers by Friday?  Yes we can!  (Hee hee.)

Now, on to the second part of that post title up there.  Scrapbooks, Etc On Assignment challenge for June was to create a girl page using boy product, or a boy page using girl product.  I thought this sounded like fun, so I headed down to my local scrapbook store and picked me up a bit of Echo Park Paper Co's Little Boy line.  I knew I wanted to do a page about Lexie's accomplishments this year, so I ended up with this:


The yellow paper is Jillibean, ribbon is Cosmo Cricket, brads are Basic Grey, letter stickers are Studio Calico, and the patterned papers, border, and labels are Echo Park.  When I saw the stars and the planes in the clouds, I had to use this phrase.  To give the page a more feminine feel I used mostly soft colors, alpha stickers with the rounded script font, a white apron lace punched border, flowers, and a pleated ribbon border.

I thought I would share a quick and easy tutorial with you on how to create those funky flowers.  Sound good?  Alrighty then, here goes:


1. Cut seven thin strips of paper (double sided) of the same width, but slightly varying lengths.  Mine range between 2-3 inches.
2. Carefully fold over the strips without creasing them and adhere the ends together.
3. Punch a small hole (1/8 inch) at the end of each loop with a hole punch or paper piercer.
4. Stack the loops onto a brad and arrange as desired.  Adhere to your page using a pop dot and place a small drop of glue underneath each petal so the flower maintains its shape.  Enjoy!

5 comments:

Katey said...

Such a fun blog! Great projects!

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

Love this flower tutorial - thanks for sharing! Your layout is great too!

Keri said...

Love the vertical layering of all the page elements, and love that pleated Cosmo ribbon at the top! Cool, fun flowers too! :)

Steffanie said...

I see it says 100!!!
Those flowers are super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria