Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DOStamper STARS Challenge - Photo Inspiration

If you're a follower of my blog, you know that I mainly focus on cards...yet I always wish I took the time to play more with other types of paper crafts.  This week I decided the point of a challenge is to...well, challenge you and so this week I stopped pinning all the cool non-card crafts I wanted to do and  make them instead!  I looked to the lovely pink, red and white colors and the rose inspiration to make my own little roses....the perfect Valentine's treat for my co-workers!  Shhh....don't tell's a surprise.

I cut the roses out using the Big Shot and Stampin' Up's Spiral Flower Die.  I used a bone folder to break the fibers of the paper, but pulling the paper between my thumb and bone folder, like you would with curling ribbon.  Next, I used Mini Glue Dots to secure the paper every half inch or so as I wound the spiral closed.  Next, I hot-glued the kiss into the center of the rose.  Then I hot glued a punched flower onto the bottom to give it stability.  Then I glued some punched leaves to the base, and the cover that with another punch flower, and viola!  About four episodes of "Gilmore Girls" later and I had thirty pretty little flowers with which to sweeten up my co-workers next week.

Another nifty part of this project - I was able to use up tons of scraps from my years of hoarding, er...saving scraps!    
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Be sure to check out my talented friends' blogs to see what they created from this week's inspiration!
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