Thursday, May 31, 2012

Flower Wreath Tutorial {Momenta}

Hi, everyone!  I have a really cute and easy wreath project to share with you that was shared on the Momenta Blog today! I used the Chloe's Garden paper collection to make my wreath, but this would look fabulous with many of Momenta's collections!
First of all, gather your materials:
Momenta papers of your choice, a floral foam wreath, pearl-headed pins (roughly 200), hot glue gun, flower punch, scissors, two spools of wide ribbon, mouse pad (not shown).

Next, start punching flowers! The number of flowers you need will depend on the size of your wreath, but I needed about 400 by the time I was done. I decided to bring in some help-- he's easily bribed with Power Rangers on Netflix and some icecream sandwiches! (and he's cute, too!)

While he was punching, I wrapped the wreath with the ribbon. I used the hot glue gun to secure the end and then just started wrapping. It doesn't need to be perfect, so just go for it!

Here's what it looked like after it was wrapped with ribbon.

Now, add a loop for a hanger. This piece of ribbon is about 10" long. I glued one end down with hot glue, made the loop and added a 1/2 turn and then secured the other end with hot glue.

Now, on to the flowers! Layer two flowers on top of eachother and lay them on the mouse pad (you don't have to use a mouse pad, but it sure does make it easier to push the pin through without stabbing yourself in the finger!). Push the pin through the center of the flower.

Now, gently bend the flower petals up toward the center to give the flower some dimension.

Now, push the pin into the wreath. And, start on your next flower.

Keep adding flowers to the wreath giving a random appearance to the pattern of the flowers. Put the flowers close enough together to cover the ribbon.

Just keep pinning flowers until you have gone all the way around your wreath and you are happy with how it looks. And, that's all you need! Isn't it pretty?

Here's a closeup of the flowers as they go around the wreath. I just love the way the pearl-headed pins look as flower centers.

This project is easy, but a little time consuming. But, you can easily walk away and come back to it. It took roughly four episodes of "Power Rangers" and two ice cream sandwich breaks to punch all of the flowers out. And I pinned here and there throughout the day until it was done. The kids are really excited with how it looks and want to hang it in the entryway of the house!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the project and are inspired to try one for yourself!
Momenta Products Used:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Duffy's First Birthday!

It's so hard to believe that sweet Duffy is already a year old.  He was kind enough to pose for a few birthday photos.  And, of course those photos became a layout!  I LOVE the new Echo Park Mini-Collection called "WOOF."  It's so hard to find "nice" dog themed papers and embellishments.  Echo Park hit a home run with this line (and darn near every line they create!)  You can get this line (and a ton of other scrappy goodies at A Walk Down Memory Lane!)

Here's our sweet boy on his birthday!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you were inspired!  Be sure to stop by again soon for more scrappy goodness!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's a Dress Card!

I have a fun card to share with you today!  I used Echo Park's Dots & Stripes Soda Fountain Collection  for these and I love the way they came out!

These are SO easy to make!  I even made a video tutorial on how to make them-- just check it out HERE on the AWDML Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you were inspired to try one of these fun cards!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Sketch = New Card!

It's the 15th of the month, and that means that it's time for a new card sketch from the wildly talented Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World!

Here's the sketch! 

And here's my take on it!

I loved playing with some Jillibean scraps and an SRM sticker for this one!

 Check out what the rest of the team did on the MSW Blog, and be sure to join us at the forum for fantastic monthly challenges, a contest, inspiration and tons of fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back this week with some more fun cards to share!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Super Easy! Super Cute!

Hey, there everyone!  This is the card I have featured on the Momenta blog today!  I made a wedding version of the card, but it can easily be adapted to any occasion, especially birthday, graduations, anniversaries or Mother's and Father's Day!

First, make your card base. This one is a 4" by 6" card, so my card base is cut at 6"x 8" and scored and folded at 4".
Then, I matted some of the beautiful textured/embossed white cardstock from the "Black Tie" pack on some black cardstock from the same pack. Then, I adhered that onto the front of my card.
Next comes the FUN part! I cut my a piece of patterned paper from the "Black Tie" pack at roughly 2" by 3 1/4". Then I used one of the die cut border pieces from the same pack along the top of the "bag."
Then, I turned by "bag" over and attached some tissue paper and a ribbon (the handle) with some adhesive. I also added some foam tape to the back.

Lastly, I added a foil treated sticker (so the sentiment has a great metallic shine!) to the front of my back. I removed the backing from the foam tape and stuck the the whole "bag" to the front of my card!
So easy! So cute! So versatile! Aren't those the BEST types of cards?!

Momenta Products Used:
PK-2147: Black Tie/Foil Treatment 12X12 Scrapbook Pad
ST-3055: Black Tie/Foil Treatment Chipboard Word Sticker

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

AWDML Blog Hop!!

Can you feel the excitement! All over the world, fellow paper crafters are creating today! So what are you doing today? Are you at a crop? Or enjoying the solitude of your own scrap space? Are you ready for a fun weekend with A Walk Down Memory Lane? I know I am!

Would you like to win a Gift Certificate to AWDML online store? How do you win it?  Just hop on over to our Design Team's blogs and post a comment. They will be showing you layouts and cards celebrating on how we cherish this day in our lives. When you have visited and commented on all seven blogs then your name will be entered for the prize.

You must post your comments by 9pm EST on May 6th. We will select a winner on May 7th.

Nicole (YOU ARE HERE!)
Lucy (DT Coordinator)

Here are some more ways to be involved this weekend with AWDML!

1. Stop by AWDML's FACEBOOK PAGE and post a comment on the QOTD to recieve an extra entry toward the NSD GC Prize. Then post a picture of something you made on NSD. You will have till May 6th Sunday at 12AM PST for an additional entry.

2. For every five dollars you spend at the AWDML store, your name will be entered into the drawing for the Gift Certificate.

3. One order total during NSD weekend will magically vanish. Yep, you read that order placed Friday at 12:01am through Sunday 11:59pm (Eastern Time) will be FREE!

  • Adhesives are 25% off
  • Hero Arts Stamps are 50% off
  • Any Carded Ribbon is 35% off
  • Rub-ons are 75% off
  • Idea Books are buy 1 get 1 free (free idea book is of equal or lesser value. We will adjust your total before shipment)
Now I get to share my scrappy project with you!  I was supposed to create a card based on who or what I cherish today.  Well, it just so happens that TODAY (also NSD and Cinco de Mayo) is my Husband, Chris's Birthday!!!  So, this was an easy call for me-- I made his birthday card!

I find it easy peasy to make "girly" frilly birthday cards.  But, I find it a challenge to create more masculine cards.  So, I set out to make a simple, no frills, masculine card for him.  I love the look of Kraft of Kraft and I wanted to play with my new star dies, so here's what I came up with:

Products Used:
Jillibean Kraft Paper
SRM Birthday Stickers
Doodlebug Twine
3M Quick Dry Glue
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Star Dies
ATG Adhesive Gun

Thanks so much for stopping by today-- I hope you were inspired!  Now, hop on over to SUZANNE'S Blog for your next stop!

Have a great National Scrapbooking Day!!!