Happy Monday, everyone! I have been aching to share this post with you for nearly a month! As Crate Paper (CP) Girls
, we are challenged each month to come up with a fresh, new tutorial to share with all the lovely Crate blog readers. Many of you know, I love coming up with new ideas for using up scraps. When I came up with this little idea, I was thrilled! It's so easy, fun, uses up scraps and is adorable!! I wanted to tell you all about it immediately, but I had to wait - schedules, ya' know!? LOL. But today I can finally share!
Today, over at the Crate Paper blog
, I give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make these adorable scrap-strip patterned paper flowers that are perfect for scrapbookers, card makers and altered artistas alike! I created a layout and a card to show you just how fun and versatile these little flowers are.
Using the gorgeous Restoration Collection
from Crate Paper
, I made a layout called "Penny For Your Thoughts
" shown here. I love how the flowers bring a playfulness to this very rich and sophisticated paper line.
Layering up these flowers with premade embellies provides added depth and texture. Here I've used crocheted doilies, chipboard
, felt flowers, epoxy brads
, stick pins and even cut out rub-ons
that create a fun acrylic look.
And here are some details on the rest of the layout.
Here is the card that I created as well, simply called, "Thanks".
Here I layered up chipboard
, my flower, and a vintage-style button threaded with twine, for a simple, elegant embellishment for my card, but that adds texture and movement.
So head on over to the Crate Paper blog here for a detailed tutorial on how to make your own adorable strip flowers. I hope you like it as much as I do! And if you do, I would LOVE to see what you come up with using this technique! I am sure the possibilities are endless! ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a super terrific day!