I am back on track showing you a project made with the Occasions Catalog set Geometrical today. When Stampin’ Up asked the Artisan Design Team to be display stampers, the gave us a list of how many cards, scrapbook pages and 3-d projects they needed from us. I have to say that the first time I saw the sentiment “Cheer Up Buttercup” I knew I would have to figure out how to make some buttercups.
Give that I love Stampin’ Up’s ribbons so much, I immediately went to my Daffodil Delight Seam Binding to see what I could do. While still on the roll, I took one of the threads near the edge of the end of the ribbon and started pulling gently. This starts to scrunch up the ribbon and gives it a natural curling action that helps you form a flower. Just keep pulling until you have enough to make a flower of the size you want.
*Hint: It is so much easier to leave the ribbon on the roll as you do this. First it saves ribbon because it is hard to judge how much you will need. Second, it keep the thread from being pulled though. *
Once you have enough, tuck the “ugly” end (where you started pulling the thread) under and then just wrap in a circle. Place a blob (yep, that is the official term) of hot glue on the Silicone Craft Sheet and stick the bottom of the flower in it. Let dry. I put a Vintage Faceted Button tied with Linen Thread in the center of the flower (again with just a touch of hot glue). To finish the bag I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink onto the Mini Muslin Bag and then attach the flowers with hot glue.
*Another hint – Stick your Silicone Craft Sheet inside the bag as you hot glue the flowers on. This prevents the bag from getting glued together as the glue seeps through the weave of the fabric.*
I filled my bag with a flowered potpourri but you could put just about anything in it. Once the bag is cinched, I pinned on a bow made from Daffodil Delight Seam Binding using a Vintage Trinkets safety pin. Such a pretty gift to lift someone’s day!
The rest of the team is showing their Leadership Display Board projects as well so make sure you take a look!
Here is the rest of the Artisan Design Team:
- Alanna Wharf
- Becky Cowley
- Cathy Caines
- Cindy Schuster
- Connie Collins
- Erica Cerwin
- Jane Lee
- Jeanna Bohanon
- Jennifer Timko (you are here)
- Mercedes Weber
I will be back on Monday to continue with my Leadership Display projects. Until then, thanks for stopping in and I hope you day is great!
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