Monday, March 19, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Keep Calm And Enjoy Vacation

Hi all!

Today I have created a mini sack using JustRite Stampers Keep Calm stamp set and a few of Spellbinders die templates. I thought it would be an appropriate theme as we just got back this morning from vacation (red eye flight from Los Angeles...details later...need sleep!)!

Keep Calm and Enjoy Vacation Mini Sack by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart Collection); Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Keep Calm set); Ink: Ranger & Clearsnap; Dies: Spellbinders (JB-10025 JustRite Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms, S5-079 Persian Motifs, S5-105 Floral Tags); Glitter: Ranger (Frosted Lace Stickles); Marker: Copics; Pearl: KaiserCraft; Texture: FlowerSoft; Twine: Twinery; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Mini sack

Some people have been asking about the Spellbinders spiral flower dies so I have put together a step-by-step picture on how to use them...

Cut and Emboss.

Start rolling tightly from the outside towards the middle. This will be the center of the flower.

Then as you roll along, you can loosely roll the paper.

See the blossom forming? But don't make it too loose :)

Add wet adhesive to the circle base and place the blossom on top. Hold for a few moments until it sets.

While it sets, gentle move the petals to form a beautiful flower.

So I hope that is helpful to some of you :)
Have a great day, everyone!!
MargieH

14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh thanks for the step by step tutorial!! awesome!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Thanks for showing me how to make the flowers, Margie. I haven't been doing so well with them but I think it's because I've been making them too tight.

Lynn Murphy said...

ooooo beautiful. i neeeeeeed that die. thanks for making it look so easy!

Madeline said...

Wow...your flower turned out beautifully!

Pamela said...

Love this!!! And what a cool flower die! :)

Erica said...

This is really cool! Love everything about it.

Linda Beeson said...

What an adorable project, loving that flower.

cori in wa said...

Gorgeous flower, beautiful colors... love that you've linked them with a brown paper sack. Fantastic blend of elements!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful blossom Margie! Thanks for sharing the how to! Mine always turn out a little wonky, so I need a bit more practice!

Izzy Anderson said...

Your mini sack is so cute. Love the way you embellished it. Your flower looks great nice tutorial.

Connie Mercer said...

love it!! Thanks for the instruction!! sweet!!

Sue Althouse said...

Oh my, I think that die just went on my must-have list! Gorgeous!

Lynn said...

great tutorial, tfs!

Smitha Katti said...

That is such a pretty flower and a great tutorial indeed!