Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blog Hop Thanks

If you stopped by over the weekend to participate in the Stampin' Addicts blog hop, I want to say THANK YOU! I appreciate the visits and all the sweet comments that have been left. I also want to thank the hop-meister and participants who did such an amazing job with awesome projects. It is always an honor to be associated with them!

I promised that I would show some close up pictures and provide more details this week.

First, a close up of the scrapbook page elements. (Egads! I guess I have to make a confession. I have a messy stamping table. I made it clear to my picture-taker to only get my hands and be sure not to get me at all. I guess I should have mentioned the background too. And I was so conscientious to get a new piece of grid paper so you wouldn't see remnants of my last 87 projects! Thanks a lot, Mother.) See how I used the oval stamp to make flower petals? I'm still thinking of other things I could make with those. (I'm working on another idea. If it works out, I'll show it later in the week.) I free-hand cut the stem of the flower. For the leaves, I cut four of the smaller corners with the photo corners punch.
I folded each in half and glued the stack of them together, one on top of the other.

Finally, I put SNAIL on the back side of both punched pieces and glued them to the page creating a fan of three dimensional leaves.
The other cute trick I used on the scrapbook page was the grass. I saw this on another blog some time ago. Of course, I can't find it now. If this was your idea (it was brilliant!) let me know. I'd love to give you credit. First, you punch the scallop edge border, just like you always do.

Then, go back over the scallops and punch about half way between the hills. You can be really haphazard on this step - you don't want them all to look the same. I try to end up with some "blades" of grass that are longer than others (it makes me feel at home!).Supply list for scrapbook page:
Whisper white 12x12 cardstock; 106529; $7.50
Green galore 12x12 cardstock; 107110; $7.50
Tempting turquoise 8.5x11 cardstock; 102067; $5.50
Real red 8.5x11 cardstock; 102482; $5.50
Whisper white grosgrain ribbon; 109025; $4.95
Crushed curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon; 115614; $9.95
Summer sun corduroy button; 114343; $9.95
Real red corduroy button; 117268; $9.95
Scallop edge border punch; 112091; $15.95
Photo corners punch; 109042; $15.95
Wide oval punch; 112082; $15.95
Scallop circle punch; 109043; $15.95
Real red stampin' pad; 103133; $5.95
Tempting turquoise stampin' pad; 100814; $5.95
Crushed curry stampin' pad; 115659; $5.95


Holly/catrules said...

Heather I missed what you did with the photo punch on the hop. That is a really awesome idea!!!

Cindy said...

Awesome! I'm going to have to use that grass idea for some Easter cards!!!