Now, back to our regularly scheduled program . . . I wasn't sure I was going to squeeze in a post today, but have a few minutes while the rest of the family cleans the kitchen. Don't feel too sorry for them - I've already loaded the dishwasher, put away the leftovers and soaked the really dirty stuff in hot soapy water, so their final cleanup is pretty easy.
I am inspired by a few things today: the Make It Monday #72 Step It Up video from Dawn McVey at Papertrey Ink and challenge to include handmade embellishments, the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge to use circles in a project and a friend of mine that was making flowers with a circle punch on her blog this week.
Here are the cards I came up with all using a circle punch and scrap paper to make flowers.
The first is super simple:
And then slightly more involved:
All the sentiments are from the PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamp set and the ribbons are from my stash.
The flowers on this last card are super simple to make. Poke through your scrap paper to find papers of a similar color palette. For these flowers, you really do need to use paper that is printed on both sides. I know some of these scraps are from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens paper pad and at least one is from an Authentique pad.
Gather a couple of circle punches, glue dots and brads.
You will need four punched circles for each flower and these photos show how quick they are to produce.
Once you have the four circles layered together, pinch the top layer into tthe center and expose the colors and layers below. A brad, pearl or gem in the center finishes it off and covers the hole.
You can alternate the papers or alternate which side is facing up, like I did on this flower.
The flowers are then attached to your card front to create a little bouquet.
So, let me know how I did with the challenges.
Thanks for stopping by,