Saturday, July 9, 2011

VC Rocks Anything But a Card Blog Hop



Welcome to my little part of VC Rock Blog Hop. Theme for this hop: Anything but a Card. My project is made using Sizzix Milk Carton die. I turned the milk carton into a watering can simply by adding a handle with a strip of cardstock attached with brads. Word stamp is from Got Treats. The layer is a piece of Sweet Stitches fabric that I frayed around the edges. Finished off the container by adding butterflies made with Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.



On the side view you can see how the handle was attached. The flowers can be removed from the watering can and placed on the fridge as I've added magnets to the back of them. I've included a mini tutorial to show you how to make flowers. They are made using the Fancy Flower punch.



Start by punching cardstock 4 times, and designer paper 4 times with the Fancy Flower punch.



Use aqua painter and wet each of the flowers.



Crunch up each flower, taking care not to over crunch as you don't want to tear the damp flowers.



Flatten out each flower.



Start layering the flowers together by using a cardstock flower for the bottom, then a designer paper flower. Make sure to turn the flowers so the different layers will show.



Last flower will be a paper one. Put the stack on a piercing mat and use piercing tool to put hole in the center. Then use a brad to hold the layers together. Just use a small brad, you won't see the brad after the flower is completed.



Starting with the center paper flower crunch it together. Continue to crunch all layers of the flower.


The flower will look like this when all the flower layers have been crunched up.



Starting with the bottom flower layer start opening the layers up.



You can adjust an spread each layer till you are happy with the flower.

To make the flower stem I wrapped a wooden craft stick with green floral tape. I added a strip of red line tape on the back of the completed flower and attached it to the craft stick. Leaf stamp is from Flower Fest. I added magnets to the back of the flower stem so it could be used on the fridge.

I hope you enjoyed my Anything But a Card project. Thanks for stopping by!

Next up on the Blog Hop is Loni. Please visit her on her blog

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21 comments:

Nichole said...

Karen - I love those flowers!! I can't wait to make some for myself! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

how fun, love the scrunchy flowers!

MJ said...

Such a cool project. Love those scrunchy flowers. And all the little details on the watering can. Awesome job!

Shari said...

I love it! So cute!

Jeanie's Jems said...

Love it. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
Jeanie

Elizabeth said...

Love the adorable watering can and magnet flowers! so cute!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Love the flowers!! just too cute!

Loni said...

How adorable is that?!!! Love it and this Anything But a Card theme... such creativity and variety. Hugs, Loni

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Hey, roomie, love this project! I love, love, love, paper flowers and these are gorgeous!
thanks for sharing.

hugs

Carey said...

I love those flowers. I never thought of making those with the DSP. It really adds a special pop. TFS.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Brenda Hugar said...

Love your flower pot. That die is so versatile. Your flowers are great, too. Thanks for sharing how you did them.

Dawn said...

Great job Karen! Love the creative way you used the milk carton die--and the flowers are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie L Watson said...

Cute, cool and fun. I just love making flowers. Thanks for the tutorial on making them and the leaves. Great job, thanks for sharing.

lisa808 said...

How adorable!

stampershirley said...

Karen, I do love your flowers - I have been making some similar but will add your touches! Thanx so much for continuing to share with us! Hugs, Sassy Shirley

Barbara Furlong said...

soooo cute...I love making flowers..

Chris Occhipinti said...

Karen, I've made some of these flowers but they have never turned as nice as yours! The project is just WOW!

A Touch of SOL said...

TOO CUTE!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love your project. I have made similar flowers, but I used the scallop circle punch, will have to make some with the flower punch. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your milk carton watering can is just a delight, Karen! thank you for the great instructions on how to make the flowers, too--I'd love to make some of my own soon. . . .

Elizabeth said...

Oh so very cute. Love that flower. Thanks for showing me how to make it.