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Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Flowers

I have always admired handmade flowers. Just think of would always have a flower to match whatever project you are working on, no matter what paper you were using, if you were able to make the flowers yourself! Well, I finally found some time (courage) to try this little project and I spent a couple of hours doing just that, making flowers. You know what? I don't know what I was so afraid of. These 10 flowers were easy peasy and I will definitely be making these again. In fact, it is the next workshop I will be teaching my Stamping 6 Group, and they are going to love them too.

Here are my very own handmade flowers:

All but 1 of these flowers is made with Close To My Heart patterned papers, cardstock and inks. Some of the flowers have stamped centers, also from Close To My Heart. The rhinestones in the centers of 2 flowers are bitty sparkles from CTMH and so are the brads I've used. I have used the 2 inch scalloped circle punch from CTMH for making 5 of the flowers and the buttons, embroidery floss, silver bow and pink butterfly are from my stash. The sticks the flowers are mounted on are from Michael's and the styrofoam inside the pouch is from Dollarama. I used the George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge to cut out the petals I used to make the purple rose and tCricut Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH for the pouch. One of these flowers is even made from used dryer sheets!
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge -RCC54 - Fancy Flowers with Andrea Ewen 
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog - May Challenge # 10 - Blossoms and Butterflies
Fashioista Challenge Blog - Challenge # 3 Simply Summer
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge # 31  BINGO - I used the bottom row on the card: "flowers, distressing and no card"

 Well, thats it for me tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Hugs xo


  1. Such a lovely creation these homemade flowers are!! Really gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Hope to see you next time too. Hugs, Nicole

  2. Hi Tracey,
    This is a beautiful creation, absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us at The Pretty little ribbon shop challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

  3. Ooh and I'm back again to say thanks for playing along at Addicted to stamps too. Hugs Teresa xx

  4. You are going to get fed up with me lol, It's brilliant Tracy and thanks for sharing with us at Fashionista challenge.
    Hugs Teresa xx

    1. You silly girl, I would never get fed up with you Teresa, lol. Thanks for ALL your fabulous comments :)

  5. Gorgeous creation Tracey :-)

    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT call and Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  6. Oh wow! Now that is summery!!!

    We appreciate you joining in this challenge at Fashionista! Good Luck!

    Rina Fashionista

  7. Ahh... this is so sweet, the flowers look amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  8. Wow gorgeous flowers, fab designs, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  9. This is so wonderful. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

    Hugs Nadell

  10. Hi, Tracey! First of all, these are AMAZING!!! LOVE all the different flowers--fabulous creation! Secondly, the June Technique Tuesday challenge will post tomorrow--they always post on the first Tuesday of the month! Hope to see you tomorrow when it goes live! Happy stamping!!! :)


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