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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Christmas in...March?

So I have two projects to show off in this post. All of these items are made using circles that were made with the 1 1/4 CTMH circle punch. With some creative folding you have a wreath and some flowers!

This is the last of the 5 cards I had to make for the contest I am entering. I had seen a wreath made like this somewhere before but could not find any examples. So I was on my own. Luckily I was feeling creative that day and I figured out how to fold the paper to make a wreath! I used Mistletoe paper packet and the 1 1/4 punch and punched out several circles and then folded them. It was kind of hard to keep the circle together so I glued the folded circles to a piece of card stock and then cut that out. It was either that or grow a few more fingers to help hold down all the paper and that wasn't happening! I wanted the card to look like a front door - does it? Anyway, so I used one of the embossing folders I have for my Cuttlebug to make it look like wood. I also made the base of my card a tri-fold again to give the effect of it being a wreath on a front door.

For the flowers I wanted to keep neutral spring colors so the Mayberry paper packet was perfect. The base of the flower was just made like the wreath - I punched several pieces of paper out of the B&T paper and then folded them to create the triangles. For the center of the flower I took some more circles, sprayed them with water and crumpled them up. Then I un-crumpled them, dried them and then stacked them. With my handy dandy pokey thing I poked a hole in the middle of all of them and them inserted a brad to hold them all together. Ain't it purty? And I should mention that you can use either side of your folded paper! I was originally just using the flat side but then I turned my flower around and loved how the other side looked where you could see the folds!

A few more of these and I will have a full bouquet!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neat flowers! I like the way you displayed them, too. :-)

May 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

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