Flowers Week!


April showers bring May flowers! We hope your yards and gardens are filled to the brim with flora and inspiring you to create with flowers! This week we'll share how to make them yourself from paper, use flower embellishments, and basically just get flowery! Paige Evans (Blog: Paige Evans | Instagram: @paigetaylorevans | Pinterest: @paigeevans | Twitter: @PaigeTEvans) has a pair of floral layouts up first:

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Seriously Darling by Paige Evans
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (arrows, cloud, foam words, leaf, mini alphabet, plus signs, stars, word), washi tape, roller date stamp, pen: American Crafts; India ink: ProArt; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Doily cut file: Design ID #51759

How to: Die cut the "doily decoration lace background" from white cardstock then use the inside pieces to trace and cut patterned papers to back the doily. Use pop dots to adhere the papers in place for a dimensional look and to create depth. Adhere the doily to the center of a light gray cardstock base. Place black foam word Thickers around the top left and bottom right sides of the doily and drop black India ink around the words. Journal with a black pen and stamp the date below on the bottom right corner. Trim a black & white photo into a circle, glue it to the center, then stitch circles around the photo to emphasize it using gray thread. Embellish the doily with stickers as shown.

From Budapest to Barcelona by Paige Evans
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, enamel dots, wood buttons, badges, stickers (chipboard letters, foam letters, flower, puffy hearts, mini alphabet), vellum pockets, die cut cards, adhesive: American Crafts; Pen: Uniball Signo; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Flower petals cut file: Design ID #15463

How to: Die cut flower petals from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer papers, assemble them into flowers, layer groups of two or three together, then sew them together with spiral circles in the center. Adhere the flowers over the left half of a robin's egg blue patterned paper layout base. Embellish the center of each flower with an enamel dot, badge, puffy heart sticker, or wood button. Layer photos onto vellum pockets and die cut cards then place Thickers for the title over and across the photos. Use a white pen to journal on the bottom right corner. 


For a chance to win a collection of flower supplies from the American Crafts brands (think papers, stamps, embellishments, oh my!) leave a comment on this post by Friday May 30th 2014 and tell us – what is your favorite flower? Winner will be announced on Friday!