Saturday, April 16, 2011

How To Make A Fan Fold Flower

I got a couple emails asking how I make the flower that was on my card that I posted yesterday so I thought I would share how I made it...

Supplies you will need are:
12" wide patterned paper
Decorative Edge Punch (I used Martha Stewarts Arch Lattice I believe it is called)
Paper Trimmer
Scor Board
Circle punch or a circle cut with a cricut
Bling or a button

Step 1: Use the decorative border Punch to add a border to the 12" strip of patterned paper. (the finished flower will be twice as wide as your paper strip when finished so cut according to the size you would like.

Step 2: Place Patterned paper on paper trimmer long wise (I cut this strip at 3/4"- including the measurement of the decorative border.

Step 3: Score the strip between each curve ( for example if you use a sclloped decorative edge score between each scallop). Fan Fold at each crease.

Step 4: Join the patterend paper edges with glue or double sided tape.( I used a couple glue dots).

Step 5: Cut out a small base pice of card stock to glue to the flower (i used a circle paper punch). Nobody will see this piece.

Step 6: Adhere the fan folded ring to the base, Pushing flat to create the flower. Hold flower in place until Adhesive is dry.

Step 7: Put a Gem or Button to cover the hole in front.

I hope you have fun making this flower like I did. This is a good way to use up those ugly patterned papers you don't like and will never use on your cards or scrapbook pages. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welch Creations: 150 Follower Giveaway

Welch Creations: 150 Follower Giveaway: "Are you ready?.... I will be giving away the Cuttlebug v2 once I reach 150 followers! You can start entering for it now! ..."

I found this awesome giveaway and just thought i would share it with you. Stop by for a chance to win.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Versatile Blog Award

I was so surprised to be awarded the Versatile Blog award. Thank you so much Sara - There are some rules that come with award....
1) Thank the person who gave you the award and link backto them on your post.

2) Tell seven things about yourself

3) Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers

4) Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received their award.

Here are the seven things about me.....
1) My all time favorite color is pink
2) I Love Butterflies
3) I enjoy making cards with my cricut
4) I have two beautiful and wonderful children
5) My wonderful husband and I have been married for 15 years
6) pretty paper is my weakness
7) I am blessed to be able to be a stay at home mom

The 15 Bloggers I chose were....
1)Deanna's Creations
2)Sheryl's Crafting Corner
3)Love Crafts Forever
4)Creative Craft Corner by Karey Jeans
5)Crafty Girl 21
6)Homemade Happiness
7)Touched By a Butterfly
8)The Daily Scrapper
9)The Crazy Cardmaker
10)Star's Paper Passion
11)Cricut Chick
12)I'd Rather Be Making Cards
13)Greenbean's Crafterole
14)Scrapbooking is cheaper Than therapy
15)Card Creation's and More by C
Thank you Ladies for all your Inspiration:)