That is all for now. Next step with these...mounting on card bases, and adding a sentiment. I just got a great Christmas sentiment from QKR Stampede I am going to use.
Monday, August 30, 2010
So today I thought I would share with you the progress on my Christmas cards. Earlier this year I learned how to make these folded flowers. I thought they would look so neat on a Christmas card made with holiday papers. So I started these a LONG time ago, but have been slowly working on them. I usually sit and watch TV with my DH in the evening, and work on a couple. I usually only get 1 or 2 done at a time because either my fingers hurt from folding tiny little circles, or I am easily bored...lol. Well this summer, I decided to take the stuff outside with me when the girls played in the backyard. I was able to get a few done this way too. So...after many months...I finally have them all ready. I was originally going to 50 of these babies, but decided 30 was plenty...lol. I used various holiday Stampin' Up DSP that I had bought last fall, and punched the circles from those. The brads I used for the centers, I have had for...well forever...lol. Here is all 30 of them.The photo is a little dark, but you get the idea. Here is a close up of the blue and silver one. I picked this one because that color combo ended up being my favorite out of all of them.You can see from this photo all the folding that had to be done...lol. I learned how to make these from my SU rep, but in case you have never made these before, HERE is a great tutorial I found online for these. Actually I found a whole bunch of flower making tutorials on Helen Croft's blog. She has tutorials for 15 different kinds of flowers!