Crate Paper :: Flowers Made From Scraps

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!