They flitter, they float, you take time to stop and smell them, they're pretty, and fun to chase. I'm talking about flowers & butterflies - which coincidentally is the theme of the week on the American Crafts blog! Our designers have created some beautiful layouts, cards, and projects which will get you in the perfect mood to start scrapping your early spring pictures. Today, Leslie Ashe and Chin Pooi created a layout and card each featuring flowers & butterflies.
Supplies: Illuminate Paper (35412) – Hello Sunshine, Suzie Strawberry Paper (35330) – Confetti, Lucy Lemon Twist Paper (35331) – Confetti, Neopolitan Nellie Paper (35327) – Confetti, Daylight (78048) – Details, Presents (78043) – Details, The Classics Medium Brads (85525) – Elements, Party Favor (72007) – Delights, Basic Ribbon Spools (58232) – Ribbon, Chestnut Stroll (53118) – Thickers, 12x12 Kraft Cardstock (71464) - AC Cardstock
Leslie says, "The Confetti papers can be used for any project, not just birthdays. On this layout I teamed Confetti papers with Kraft cardstock for this photo of my darling daughter in her college 'freshman' beanie. Perfect for the occasion! Little tip: if you’re looking for something fun to use with your butterflies, brads make the BEST centers for them. With the touch of color, it makes them stand out!"
Supplies: Wonderland Paper (35310) – The Classics, Ender’s Game Paper (35317) – The Classics, Illuminate Paper (35412) – Hello Sunshine, Breezy Paper (35406) – Hello Sunshine, Frolic Paper (35403) – Hello Sunshine, No Sweat Paper (35378) – Peachy Keen, Hello Sunshine Pearl Brads (85545) – Elements, Sunny Side (72010) – Delights, Good Morning (42194) – Remarks
"If there’s anything I truly love to use on projects, it’s flowers and butterflies! The flowers that are ready made like the ones I used on this card make for a fast easy and FUN project. Little tip: hand cut leaves to tuck behind flowers and fold up on the edges to make them somewhat dimensional."
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Kraft (71464) – AC Cardstock, Made in the Shade Paper (35379) – Peachy Keen, Mother Always Says Paper (35388) - Peachy Keen, My Darling Paper (35390) - Peachy Keen, Dear Borders (53176) - Peachy Keen, Just Dandy (82304) – Mementos, Shout (72009) - Delights, Super Swell (42193) – Remarks, Twist (72008) – Delights, Decorative Tape (61734) – Mixtape, Decorative Tape (61733) – Mixtape, Hyacinth (78041) - Details, True (43381) - Minimarks, Audrey (42191) - Remarks, Surprise (42185) – Remarks
Pooi says, "I was very elated to receive a big bouquet of flowers on the Teachers’ day last year. I scrapped this photo taken by my son; it’s not a perfect photo, but I simply loved how the moments were being captured. I used the rub ons and transferred a whole set of words on the left side expressing my feelings and being thankful. I also used Mixtape to handmake some pretty flowers. Of course there will be lovely butterflies around to complete this layout."
Let's take a closer look at these Mixtape flowers Pooi made - aren't they amazing?!
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock White (71081) - AC Cardstock, Easy as Pie Paper (35393) – Peachy Keen, Super Swell (42193) – Remarks, Good Golly (70068) - Flair, Patterned Buttons (85530) – Elements, Variety Buttons (85541) – Elements, Spinach Tulle (58601) – Ribbon, Parcel (43368) – Minimarks, Decorative Tape (61734) – Mixtape, Decorative Tape (61733) – Mixtape
"It was quite addictive to twirl the Mixtape and make them into little blooms of flowers. So I made more flowers for a card and layered them nicely on the spinach coloured tulle. I love the combinations of pastel colours in the card."
I'm thinking we may need to have Pooi show us in a step-by-step photo tutorial how to make the flowers sometime, what do you think?
Come back tomorrow for a sweet tutorial by Maggie!