Saturday, February 06, 2010

Create It Green Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Today we are hosting a Blog-Hop on the Create It Green Blog. If you are vising from there, welcome! Please comment to say hello, i'd love to meet you!

If you are like me then you probably save every last bit of patterned or vintage paper you own, no matter how small! So today i'd like to show you how to make quick flower embelishments from your paper scraps.

First gather your scraps of paper. For my flowers i used three different types of paper, but you can use as little or as many as you'd like.


Cut the scraps into even strips. For the large flower i cut three strips of each paper in 75mm x 10mm & for the small i cut 2 of each paper in 50mm x 10mm. But you can make them whatever size you like.


Next, lay the strips on top of each other at different angles until they form a circle. Then stick a brad through the middle of the strips to hold them all together.


And there you have your flower! You can also stick a button on top of the brad to add more dimension.


And here's a layout using my flowers, or in this case i like to think they look more like aeroplane propelors!


On this layout i also used scraps of paper to handcut my own masks to use with my Glimmer Mists, here's a closer look:


Be sure to check out the Create It Green blog to find the link to the first blog in the hop & see what the other ladies are making. You can also join the Yahoo Group from there, i'm sure you'll find it worthwhile (you might like to take note of that word for the Word Search Game!).

i hope i inspired you today to re-use your scraps of paper, thanks for stopping by! i'll be back tomorrow with my Scrapbook Share on Sunday, have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Sue Stampin Daly said...

Cool project!!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a clever way to make such adorable flower embellies! I love them! :)

Sara said...

what a great LO! i love those flowers :) very creative! thanks for sharing this in the hop :)

sarabeth

SarahA said...

I love vintage! I am going to make some of these flowers soon : )

Jan said...

Love the flowers made of paper and your blog is so cute..love the header.

Jean Marie said...

How cute your flowers are ...they look great on your layout!!TFS!

Mindy said...

this is so cool

Ruthie said...

Such a great idea - will definitely be trying it out!

Rx

Lesley517 said...

Love the flowers! Super cute.

artzellie said...

Nice layout, loved the colors. I'm just learning to use glimmer mist and really like using it also.

Carla said...

Very cute flowers!!

Melissa said...

Love making my own flowers and these are great! Love the LO Too!

Mrs. So and So said...

Love the flowers!

Loretta said...

will do this project for sure , very nice

paperscissors said...

i love the texture the flowers add to the l/o!

Lynn Marsh said...

Great use of scraps!

Tanya said...

Great use of paper!!!

Stephanie said...

What a neat idea!

Barb's Boys said...

Very cute - I've often wondered what to do with all of the tiny scraps I'm saving...now I know!

Kandi Phillips said...

What a gorgeous layout! I save all my scraps too, so this is a perfect idea! Thanks for sharing on the hop!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

These are super fabulous... what a great way to use your scraps and create something so adorable.

ScrapinShana said...

Cute cute flowers! And so easy...another thing I gotta try!!

Deanne Burton said...

Love this idea!!! How cool! Your LO is beautiful ,too!

Helsbells said...

Cute idea for a flower. A nice way to use up scraps :)

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