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trying to make paper flowers

Am I the only one who is having trouble making those pretty paper flowers that seem to be all over the papercraft sites these days?

Here is my card, with a so-so attempt at one!

The background paper is from My Minds Eye – it was in a paper pack of 48 sheets that contained some very pretty designs.  Most of the designs had glitter and embossing on them, but it was subtle enough for me.  I started with one of the blue with pale yellow embossing designs, then cut a strip from the same section and used an EK Success Scallop border punch to overlay on top of it.

The paper flower was made by cutting out 3 flowers using my Slice machine and a design from the  noteworthy design card. The flowers measure 2″, 1.5″ and 1″ and after cutting them out they were stamped with a text stamp (from Above The Mark)  in Memento Summer Sky ink, and I did a little sponging on them as well.  I curled the edges inward and added a rhinestone.  It looks “ok” but I’m going to have to go back to some of the paper flower tutorials to see how others do it.

The sentiment is from Papertrey and is one I use alot because it can be used for just about any occasion.

I was at my LSS over the weekend for National Scrapbook Day and spent much the day putting together an  8 x 8 mini album.  I’ll share some photos of it later on this week.

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my mind’s eye

I was at my LSS today – Scraphappy Pensacola – and saw the prettiest display of papers and embellishments from My Minds Eye! 

I was just drawn to the display and could not resist making a purchase!  Have you seen the “Lush” line from this company?  Oh my – it is gorgeous and comes in 6 different colors.  I bought a bunch of things in the red version – the red is a deep, rich scarlet color.  Here is a look at the papers:

See the damask paper and the one with the flowers?  Those are flocked papers!!  They are just stunning irl!  I pickup up two of each of these to go with a mini album I plan to make.

Now – it will be easy to do the mini album because they have one ready made – take a look at this:

The piece on the left is a chipboard album – don’t you love that design?  It combines  a damask patter, flowers and a bird and is just beautiful.  And yes – the design is flocked!  I also picked up some of the brads and co-ordinating ribbon as well.

I wanted to buy this in every color they had – the pink and blue versions are soft and pretty, and the black and chocolate are incredibly elegant.  I don’t know how long this has been available, it’s the first time I’ve seen it.

Just wanted to share with you!!