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So cute!

{i heart this}

Shimelle, this is beautiful =D

Great layout!

Awww, you two are so cute!!!

The layout is gorgeous. I love, love, love the lace!

love this Shimelle!!!

Project - Oh How I Adore You
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Project - Oh How I Adore You
by shimelle
posted 02/17/10
Galleries: Scrapbooking

I love lovey-dovey layouts even when they don't use lots of hearts and pinks! For this page I wanted to use a more masculine colour palette but give it a bit of softness with a fabric flower, crocheted lace and butterflies.

To make a fabric flower, start with the Fabrips by Studio Calico, available right here at Two Peas. I cut out the strip I wanted, the woodgrain pattern, using scissors and leaving the backing sheet in place. For a more frayed flower, just clip the ends and then rip the strip rather than cutting with scissors or a trimmer.

Still with the backing strip in place, fold the strip at a repeated 45 degree angle so it zig-zags into a flat strip with no gaps. Iron both sides with heat and steam to set these folds in place. Let cool.

Remove the backing sheet and fold loosely back into the ironed-in pattern. The paper will now stick to itself with the adhesive backing.

Roll the fabric strip into a loose circle and secure with a pin. Now for the fun part: smash the circle with your iron! Bend it a little this way, a little that way and just press down with the hot iron and see where the flower goes. If it doesn't want to smash, the circle is probably too tight. A loose circle will create pretty gaps. Once you have made the basic smashed design, you can remove the pin and continue to move the iron around to put the pieces in just the right place. These particular fabric strips will get a brilliant distressed edge where you iron over the folds you made earlier, which I love.

I added a pearl brad to the middle of my flower and a bit of tulle behind it, then used the new American Crafts solid adhesive runner to just glue it down in the right place. I love this adhesive – it's not messy and it holds everything fast! Definitely give it a try!
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