"Party Theme" is a fun way to start the week huh? Well today is the Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge day.. and the girls have some great party ideas to share. I chose to use the Artsy Banners stamp set and the "Girlfriends" Image and Journal Book for my party goodies.
By now .. you know how I LOVE this banner set. lol I saw a cake done with banners strung across it some time ago, and the idea just stuck in my head. I put two wooden bead on the ends of two small wooden dowels and glued them on. Then painted them with this pretty blue. I stamped the "celebrate letters (ABC Top Hat set ) and strung them across using string and then attached them to the dowels using pretty ribbon. They will be so easy to wipe off and pack away for use the next time I need them.
I also used the banner set for creating this card. I'll show you in steps at the end of this post, how I created the little flower , using one of the borders in this set.
The image above on the card and the "Party Time" on the package below, are from the same page. (In the "Girlfriend" Image and Journal book)
I used a plain blue piece of tissue paper, folded it and cut the edges quickly with my large scalloped scissors, then stamped randomly with the crown stamp from the artsy borders stamp set. I used a number of the border stamps from this set on the front of the gift bag. This is officially my favorite stamp set :)
Okay.. here's s quick how-to for making the flower.
Stamp with the large scalloped border ..enough that you will be able to cut 6 individual scalloped pieces.
Cut them apart , leaving a little extra space at the top of each scallop. (just seems to make it a bit easier to put together with that extra bit at the top) Go ahead and ink the edges if you want now.
Make one fold down the middle.
Then you will fold again on each side of that, as seen below.
So you'll have 6 pieces like this (below)
I like to use a hot glue gun, simply because it dries so quick , I don't have to hold them in place and can keep going. You assemble like this.
Put all six together as shown below
To close up the hole in the middle, just push them together as you put a spot of hot glue in the center.
And a button for your center and ... tah dah... a pretty little flower!
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