Friday, July 27, 2012

Petals and Blooms


Happy, Happy Friday to you all, sweet crafty friends! Today I am thrilled to share some projects with you for ScrapbookSteals.com. If you aren't familiar with ScrapbookSteals, it's a great place to find some amazing deals on scrapbooking supplies!
I got to play with a plethora of posies from American Crafts' Flower Shoppe and I am so glad to get to share with you. Let's get started...


I always love to try keeping up with my rugrat's scrapbook when I can, but I have to admit that when I saw all the flowers I didn't think I could really incorporate them into a page for a boy. But, I remembered a recent trip to a very cool garden that I had been meaning to scrap and one particular photo that I really loved and wondered if they would go together...and I was glad I paired them up!


These blooms turned out to be just perfect to help me create a "frame" for my photo. Now, I didn't do it here, but the pearls on the flowers are actually removable brads and can be replaced with something else if desired. 


Because I loved the way the huge photo looked on the page, I didn't want to disturb that with journaling. I also had many more photos from that fun day I wanted to scrap, so I did some hidden journaling and photos with some tabs. I created little "pockets" behind my photo with card stock and scor-tape and could thus keep my page looking exactly how I wanted.


Next I created a sweet and simple little canvas bag. This is a "no sew" project in that I simply adhered some ribbon onto the bag with some scor-tape. 


Then, I adhered the cute flowers in rows with glue dots and, voila! I had a nice little bag large enough to hold a water bottle or some necessities. 


And last, I created a clean and simple card using some bright, fun patterned paper.


This quick and easy card is bright and cheery and to create the stems for the blooms, I simply paper pierced in lines below each one. Easy, peasy, yes? For fun inspiration and info on some fabulous "steals" on scrapbooking supplies, head over to the ScrapbookSteals.com blog!

BEAN NOTES
Cardstock: textured cardstock (American Crafts), Solar White (Neenah); other card stock (Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper: City Park (American Crafts); Fibers: Ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Stamps: sentiment (PTI); Dies: Tag-It Kit (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Hope your weekend is filled with gorgeous petals and blooms!

1 comment:

Ruza Rebel said...

Great projects! ;o)