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I wanted to make a 3-d type accent to go in the corner so I used the apple diecut piece of paper that is in the Elementary My Dear paper pack and just cut out a few of the apples to layer.
I layered one piece on top of the other, then cut a smaller piece of contrasting paper for the center of the apple and then sewed down the center to represent the seeds of the apple
I then bent the top two layers up to give it a 3-d effect and attached the apples to my projects.
I filled the frames with a couple of uplifting quotes for the teacher and then made a matching thank you note! I can't wait for my kids to give these to their teachers!
Don't forget to thank a teacher today!!
Supplies I used:
Patterned Paper - GCD Studios "Elementary My Dear"
Stamps - Studio Calico
Ink - Jenni Bowlin
Spray Mist - Maya Road
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The top 3 projects will be posted at the GCD Studios blog here and then the voting begins. The winner will have the kit of the month sent to her or him and will be featured in our next months news letter. Plus we will bloggity blog about you them.
Good luck everyone!!
For the flower embellishments, I decided to make some of my own layered flowers similar to the ones that I've seen for sale. They are so easy to make and you can make them to coordinate with any patterned papers that you are using!
All you need are two scalloped circle punches in various sizes (I used a 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" sized punch), some tape, some buttons and various twines or flosses.
Cut one large scalloped circle from a piece of patterned paper and one smaller scalloped circle from a coordinating piece of patterned paper. I then inked the edges of my punched circles - but that's totally optional.
Using one foot of the twine (or floss), tape one end to the back of the smaller punched circle
Start wrapping the floss around the scalloped edges going back and forth across your circle
When you completely wrapped your flower, tape the end to the back of the punched circle and your top flower is done!
Now, you simply layer the entwined circle on top of the larger punched circle using a glue dot (there will be plenty of dimension with all the twine under it) and then top it with a button! You can also just choose to use the smaller flower without layering on top of the large one - either way looks great!
So simple and fun!! I hope I've inspired you to make your own layered flower embellishments!! Have fun creating!!
Monday, September 5, 2011
I used the lacy diecut paper Little Lovebirds from the Sweet Surrender line
as a photo mat under my picture and the "b" side of the Together Forever piece of patterned paper, also from the Sweet Surrender line sandwiched between the black and teal pieces of cardstock. For my shiny border piece and the gorgeous glitter candy dots, I used embellishments from the Funhouse collection. The journal box is one of the inspiration cards from the Soul food line. I simply used a piece of cardstock to cover the saying that was on the card to use my own journaling!