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 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 blog!

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:

Unknown said...

Great projects! ;o)