Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Framed 3-D Poem

Great News:  Here's another fun project by yours truly and I've also been featured on "Friendly Friday" (details on the feature are toward the end of this post).  In the words of the Pointer Sisters, "I'm so excited and I just can't hide it". 

I was asked to prepare this poem as a gift for a recent graduate.  My instructions were to print it on male-inspired, designer paper and place it in a frame.  Well, you know my mind got busy with the design, frame and everything.  Then, God began to show me how to set it all up (remember I always craft with my Rock, Scissors, Paper).  Check out the finished product - framed 3-D poem. 

I printed the poem on 1 page, then printed selected words from the poem on a second sheet.  I cut out the selected words from the second sheet and applied them to the first page using thick double-sided tape (you can also substitue pop-dots to get the raised image).  I luv the way this looks.

In addition to completing this fun project, I recently found out that I'd be featured on "Friendly Friday".  How Exciting!!!  This was such a sweet surprise that made my great day a spectacular one! 

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pomander Flower Ball

I thought these were the cutest flower balls.  Making the first one was so much fun and easy that I decided to make a second one.  Wanna try it out?  Ok, here's what you'll need: 

  • 12 x 12 Cardstock.  I chose a shimmery, linen patterened cardstock
  • Pearl tipped corsage pens
  • White styrofoam ball
  • Flower paper punch

Punch several flower petal shapes from the 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.

Layer the petals then curl the edges of the top flower.  This gives the flower a bit of dimension.

Next, attach the flower petals to the styrofoam ball with the corsage pins.  I chose to go around the entire ball and make a complete circle.  Repeat until the entire ball is covered.

Voila!  Pomander Flower Ball!

...a fun and easy little project - cute enough to decorate for a dinner party or any party.  Enjoy!  :o)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011