Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fancy Flowers Everywhere!

Hi!  So sorry that I've not posted but it's been really busy around here!  I accepted an invitation to have a table of things for a special group of secretaries from around the state so I've been in high gear trying to get some things made!  I have cards but wanted to have some other items too.

The Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch may be my new BFF!!  lol!  I've used it so much in the last few days and it's working like the jewel that it is!  A couple of friends came over this weekend (Hi, Deanne and Cindy!!) and we made bookmarks and paperclips; the quickest and easiest way to make a quantity of like items is to use punches and we REALLY used the Fancy Flower and BoHo Blosssoms Punches!

First we made the Scallop Square Chipboard Frame Ribbon bookmarks in two different color combinations and then we made some flower paperclips using the square chipboard from the center of the frames as the base, again using the Fancy Flower Punch.  All of these flower projects also use the Boho Blossoms Flower Punch for the two smaller center flowers!

The first picture above is one of the bookmark color combos using some retired and/or retiring colors, cardstock and ribbon:  Pink Pirouette Ribbon is used for the actual bookmark portion of the project.  The frames are sponged in Regal Rose Craft Ink, leaves are Kiwi Kiss, flowers are Baja Breeze, centers are YoYo Yellow and Pretty in Pink with a gold brad center.  Pink Pirouette DSP is underneath the flower.

On the right is a picture of all the projects; they are so very colorful together!  My other project that I'll post later this week is also flowers, so other than the cards I'm selling, everything else will be flowers of some sort! 

You've probably all seen the paperclips with flowers but the Fancy Flower Punch makes them go so much faster, more dimensional and, I think, prettier!

I apologize for the last picture; the lighting was incandescent; there is a real yellow cast to it that I can't quite edit out.  It is of just the Scallop Square Chipboard Ribbon Bookmarks in Lilac and Lavender Lace.  The ribbon is the retired Kiwi Kiss grosgrain.

I actually should have posted these last weekend for the Blogger's Challenge which was for something altered.  The large paperclips are altered and I guess you could also consider the chipboard frames altered too!  If you would like to see what the other very talented Blogger Challengers did last weekend, just click HERE to see a list of the participants, then click on their name to go to their blog.

Thanks for visiting!  I'll have more projects to show you soon!



Connie Paxman said...

margaret you have been busy...what an awesome and creative bunch of book markers...I am saving your idea..
connie paxman

Rachel Hope said...

What a sweet little project! love them!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, beautiful and so special!

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