Sharing the Joy while Making Flowers

As many of you know, the Share the Joy special is ending on July 31stand, if you are like me, you might have a pile of circles leftover after using this Thin Cut.  This die appears to be created for card making, and I did use it for quite a few cards like my Fourth of July card, BUT, I also found a way to create a scrapbook border using the same die.

I have honestly enjoyed playing with the Share the Joy collection, but amongst all of the projects lies a “little” pile of circles crying out to be used. So, what do I do? I use them to make flowers.MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardSM.jpg

Yes, flowers. These adorable folded gems seemed like the perfect solution for using up my ever-growing pile of circles. They are simple to make and can be layered in a variety of ways to create simple, origami-isk flowers. Here is how it is done:

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Fold each circle, as shown, then place them side-by-side in a half-circle or full circle shape. Add a brad, button, or wooden shape in the middle and you have a flower. I kept my card super-simple. I plan on sending it to a new mommy friend who is currently enjoying the “joys” of pregnancy. MissCarriesCreations_MamaBearCardDetail

After creating the flowers, I assembled them onto some True Love paper, added some printed text from the Into the Wild Collection, then a bit of Burlap Ribbon and gems.  I even found a sentiment to used from the Bear Hug stamp of the month. (FYI: This stamp set will also be gone on July 31st.)

I hope that this card has helped you to find a way to use up your pile of circles (or chads as some like to call them) and that it inspires you to create something new.   Don’t forget, the Share the Joy Thin Cuts & Stamp sets will retire July 31st, as well as the Bear Hugs stamp set. If they are one your wish list, make sure you order them before they disappear.

▶▶▶ If you are a part of my VIP Group, your order will place you into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. 

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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A Simple Floral Note for Color My Heart Dare

Have you stopped by the Color My Heart Dare Blog lately? There are currently two challenges can participate in, and, this week, I hope to inspire you to join our newest Color Challenge. We are asking that you use the following colors in your project and post it to the blog before August 8th. Aren’t these beautiful? 57578744_10213830658622649_8913465553465638912_n

My project this week is fairly simple.  I have become fond of the simplicity of white space  on my projects, especially when it allows the focus to shift to the elements and sentiments. I honestly feel like the emotions shine through when you create something with such simplicity.

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For the background, I used our Square & Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut dies to create a window effect.  Before layering the White Daisy cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Black then sponged the base of my card with Canary and Ballerina ink and used the Fine Tip Applicator on my Liquid Glass to create random dots.

The flower was created using out Stitched Flowers and Fringe Border Thin Cuts. I am going to show you technique that I have done in the past with my Cricut™ flowers. I recently was reminded by my friend Andrea, at GIRLplusPAPER, that this technique could also be used for these flowers.

After cutting the flowers from Ballerina cardstock & Vellum paper, I sponged each one with Ballerina ink.  I cut between each of the petals and used my Bone Folder to roll each of the petals downward. I then layered the flowers using Foam Dots and added Clear Shimmer to the Vellum flower, causing the Vellum petals to roll more like the center of a flower.

To create the center, I cut the Fringe in half, rolled it with a Quilling tool and adhered it using Liquid Glass. (TIP: Make sure you also order the Fine Tip Applicator. You won’t regret it.) Once the adhesive had dried, I curled each fringe then attached it to the center of the flower.

I added some leaves from the Craft-On Cut Apart page and cut patterned paper leaves from Craft-On paper using the dies in the Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts set. Clean, Simple, and done.

I hope that this card has inspired you to share your creations with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. Make sure you check out the other challenges that are happening on the blog and bring your friends along for the challenges.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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January Magnolia Frame Kit Special

How would you like to create  a unique handmade décor piece for your home? If you are like me and look forward to starting a new year full of creative possibilities, then you are going to love our National Papercrafting Month’s Frame It Up special. There are so many different ways to use this versatile kit, which is why we’re offering special pricing when you buy more than one!

1901-cc-fb-cover-npm-frame-it-upSave 15% when you buy two, or save 30% when you buy three!
Get one FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant in January
or hosting a qualifying party!

Each Magnolia Frame Kit gives you the materials to create a beautiful 16″ square chipboard frame that can be personalized papercrafted décor embellished to match your style. I love how all of the parts and pieces for this frame come ready for easy assembly and are easily punched out and ready to use. Each kit includes a frame overlay with two wood grain pattern choices, brown or grey, and two choices for the decorative word, “love” or “home” so that you can design it to make it your own.

Here is what is included in your Magnolia Frame Kit

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1- sturdy chipboard frame with backing
1- double-sided frame overlay
1- “love” and “home” sentiments
1 – shiplap-printed backing sheet
3 – sheets of die-cut leaves and flowers
1 – sheet of gold foil die-cuts
AND instructions for assembly with idea book for additional ways to decorate your frame

Order this kit 

Attend my local or online Come & Create class to and learn how to create lifelike three-dimensional Magnolia flowers as well as a few alternatives for decorating your frame.  Learn more about my local & online classes at Create with Miss. Carrie

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Additional supplies needed to assemble this kit:

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Liquid Glass

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I would love to see your Magnolia Frames. Leave me a comment below and let me know how much you enjoyed creating this kit along with a link your your own personal creations. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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