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Thursday, February 11, 2010

DIY Flowers....

These are the projects I created for my monthly hostess club to make at our Feb meeting. They went over really well, and all of them are very easy to do! We focused on making our own embellishments this month. We also made buttons, I will get a pic of those up later. Making your own flowers if fun, much less expensive than buying them, and you can be sure they will match your project!
This Valentine is made from Real Red cardstock, run throught the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle 1 die. Whisper White is stamped with a heart from I (Heart) Hearts. Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with Word Window, glued to Modern Label, and popped on Dimensionals. Rose is made from Real Red Grosgrain (1/2") and the leaves are Garden Green, with Big Shot and Little Leaves Die.


This one is Faux Suede. I LOVE this technique! Who knew simply breaking fibers and peeling apart your cardstock would give you such a soft, beautiful piece, perfect for making flowers! Colors are Green Galore, Melon Mambo, Whisper White. White is punched with NEW Scallop Trim Corner punch. Leaves and flower are 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches. Finished with a Clear Rhinestone brad.


This flower is made from 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, in this flower, I used So Saffron. It's sewn together down one side of the length, then tied off tightly, giving you a flower that just needs a little fluffing! I enjoy making these! The center is a Build A Brad with Cottage Wall DSP in the center.
I hope you all enjoy these!!! I have really gotten hooked on making 3D items lately, whether it's decor, boxes, embellishments. I will get the buttons uploaded soon! Happy Stamping, until next time!


11 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

What a fun class! I am so picky about my embellishments that being able to make them to match is a great selling point!! Very cool!

Dawn said...

How pretty! I LOVE that you can make these flowers and they match AND save money! wonderful!

Deb S. said...

These are so cute! I especially love the red rose one!

gale said...

These are beautiful! That suede technique is so cool. I need to try it.

Louise said...

what gorgeous flowers, my fav is the lollipop suede one, so sweet.

CathyRose said...

What a neat idea for a class. I love all the embellishments you made and the cards are so pretty. You must share how you "break fibers, and pull apart the card stock" I want to try it!

Traci said...

Cute! Looks like a fun class. I love those flowers.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Your flowers are beautiful! what fab cards!

Deb said...

WOW! These flowers are so cute. I think my favorite is the red one. Red is a favorite color of mine.

Jenn Embry said...

Just what I need...something else to be addicted to...just like the bows. LOL Great job. I am sure your ladies loved this class.

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