Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another Papertrey Blog Hop...


Here we are for another PTI Blog Hop. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy!

This month's theme is "Floral Frenzy." Flowers I love flowers!!! If you look back at many of the projects I have on my blog, there is a VERY good chance that there is a flower of some sort on it, in it, or the project is it! I am so excited to be able to play along this month! I have missed it, and so needed something to exercise my mind - not to mention get it off of other things (see previous post!).

However, I am afraid that what I came up with wasn't anything too exciting. I just didn't sit down until this afternoon to do it, and by then there just wasn't enough time to execute all my ideas!

So here they are... The first one is a flower made of ribbon. PTI's very own Berry Sorbet ribbon to be exact!

Just keep looping the end over until you get something you like. I pinched the edges before putting a stitch or two in each "petal." The I added a button from Basic Grey (compliments of Beverly :-)!) to finish off the center of the flower. Pretty easy and I don't think I used more than 10 inches of ribbon. Not bad!

As for the second project, I used one of my favorite background stamps from SU! - Script. This is the one that has the Irish blessing on it. LOVE it! I stamped it in Versamagic Pearlescent Beige onto cream cardstock. I did not use PTI cream because it is too thick (a good thing!) to "bend," it creases more easily and I wanted it to be softer without cracking, so I used some cream from the Paper Company, much thinner, cheap paper for small projects like this.

After stamping the paper, I let it dry and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the four sized flowers from Flower #1 set. Then I inked them with PTI's Dark Chocolate and curled the edges with between my fingertips.

Finally, I put a little glue between each flower die for stability since I knew I would mess with the petals again, and I added a copper brad to finish it off.


Wallah! Two different flowers in about an hour!

I can not wait to see what everyone creates tonight! I am so excited about all the new flowers I will undoubtedly learn! Have fun at the blog hop ladies!

Have a great evening! And as always, thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Sorry about the cutt off pics on the right side. If you click on the pics, you will get the actual picture. I am still learning about HTML. I will fix it later after I feed my kids :-)

27 comments:

Bonnie (eggette) said...

These are fabulous, very original and unique!! Now get those kids fed!!! haha!

Verna said...

Nice use of the script and copper!

Jak Heath said...

I love the flowers, the script one especially.

Scrapping Julie said...

gonna try these for sure!

cadnileb said...

Oooh, love both of them! hope your kids don't starve for the sake of stamps!!

Sara Paschal said...

Great flowers, I am going to give the second one a try in a few. Thanks for the wonderful idea :)

Marge said...

Very nice -- both! I'll surely have to try these ideas!!!

Kimberly said...

Wonderful ideas!!!!!

Mindy said...

The second one reminds of the pretty ornamental cabbages you see in winter gardens. very cool!

Deanna said...

Wow you made 2 really great flowers!

Regan said...

amazing- I love them both,, the ribbon one is my fav!!!

Jen Caputo said...

your flowers are both so pretty! The layered text papers is so vintagey! Love it!

Chris said...

ok, i so have those cuttlebug dies, i'm so trying those tomorrow...thanks for the inspiration!! >"<

Lisa and Penny said...

Very original flowers...love the idea of making your own "old book" like flowers!! Original :-)

Lisa H. said...

these are just stunning! now I can't wait to see them on a beautiful creation! TFS!

Lacey said...

Great flowers...I will need to try them! Thanks for sharing.
~Lacey

Debbie Olson said...

Both of these are lovely, Kacey! I've been looking for some old sheet music, and after seeing your script stamp, it occurs to me that I HAVE sheet music. . . in stamps! (TFS!)

Frogwoman said...

I love the paper flower that you made. It is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the ribbon flower. I need to try that.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I made something very similar to the second one but decided on something else at the last minuite. Great idea to use a script stamp for a background. I will have to try that.

Alicia said...

Great flowers.....I just got your message and it is CHOP that we take our son too. We are very impressed thus far. We are from the midwest though, so the coast is a bit of a culture shock to us. We just are not used to the big city. I'll have to add your blog to my favorites....love your creations.

Kathy W said...

I rushing off to my craftroom to try those script flowers; thanks for the tip about what kind of paper to use. Wonderful job!

Donelda said...

these are awesome!! You know, I had originally JUST made the actual home-made embellishment flowers. Then I got to wondering if we were to use them on a card. So, when I uploaded my pics, I added a pic of just the embellishment and also one of the embelly on a card. The instructions for the blog hop didn't actually say you had to use it on a project :-) LOL I can't wait to see what you do with these beauties!! It gives us all somehting to look forward to !!

Cindy said...

Those paper flowers are adorable. Love the layering. Beautiful.

Lori said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

carabecca said...

I LOVE the second flower. I have some of that "cheap" paper, and I never want to use it! Now I guess I have a project that requires it.

The Patterson 5 said...

Love the pretty flowers! The berry shorbet ribbon is so pretty!

Niki Estes said...

These are wonderful, Kacey! I really love the paper one! Hope everything is going well for you son and the rest of you family!