Saturday, March 5, 2011

Flowers, Cards and Peas!

Hello Everyone, it is me Jeannie on a Saturday! Hope you are all having a great weekend! Today I have such a treat for you! A little tutorial.

You might have seen these flowers in other places, maybe even made them yourself, but I am going to show you where Cheery Lynn Dies will come in and save you some time and sanity with these flowers.

I have no idea if these have a name, I feel like I sort of made my own version here, I am calling it a Cheery Bloom!
How is that for a name?

On with the tutorial.

Here is what I started out with. Some scrap pieces of paper and my Wittle Wicker 1/4" strips die.



Next, I cut a lot of Wittle Wickers. Remember these are 1/4 of an inch. You need a lot of strips to make my Cheery Bloom, do you know how hard it is to cut 1/4 of an inch on my HUGE paper cutter?


Running the paper and die through my Big Shot is a breeze and cuts LOTS of strips at one time. Here are 2 even (approx.) piles ready to go!


I trimmed one pile to be 3 1/2" long and the other pile to be 2 3/4" long.


At this point I make sure I have my new love, QUICK DRY Tacky Glue.


I start by getting a pile of glue in the center of a 2 inch circular piece of card stock. After the glue is in place, I start gluing my strips all around. you want to start with your strips RIGHT SIDE in glue and WRONG SIDE facing up.


Just keep gluing until no more strips will fit. Fan them all around like you are making a sunshine. Keep a napkin close by to daub and extra glue that is in your way.


At this point I had already started to fold over my strips and started to glue them all down, creating that nice open ribbon look.


Here I am almost done with the BASE layer.


Now I am creating a lot of loops to have so I can start building up the blossom. I have a small pool of glue on a scrap paper and some on my index finger for QUICK and FAST loop assembly.


Here you can see I have a lot of loops ready to go, and the BLOOM on the left ready for some fluff from those loops.


I once again, created a pool of glue in the center. Then I just kept grabbing those loops and gluing into that pool of glue.


Here is the BLOOM all completed.


Aerial view, you can see how full and colorful it is. It is about 3 1/2" to 4" across.

The CHEERY BLOOM is ready for a project.


Here is where the CHEERY BLOOM landed! Right on top of a gift box with my PEA duo.



This would be perfect for a newlywed or anniversary gift. Put some gift cards for some stores or restaurants in it for the happy couple.


For this gift box, I used one that I already had and added some CHEERY LYNN wow to it.


I ran the entire box through the Big Shot with my LARGE STITCHING PLATE to create a wonderful texture on the whole box.
BIG SECRET HERE!
By running it through the machine, it softened the paper up and made folding this intricate box a snap!

The grooves just bent easily into place, it was awesome!


On the side panels, I also ran them through the Big Shot, but this time I used the LARGE CIRCLE STITCH ER PLATE. It created a wonderful circular pattern on all the panels.

In this picture, I have really adjusted the coloring so you can see the pattern the plates leave.



I also zig-zagged the panels to the box, and I really feel the stitching plates cut down on the chore of running paper through my sewing machine.

So there you have it, my own version of this strip flower. I have created another type of this flower and I will share that tutorial next week on FRIDAY, my normal day. So check back with me then! You need a sneak peak?
OK!! I can do that!
Here you go!

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana sharing the joy of Cheery Lynn Dies!

6 comments:

  1. Jeannie, I love your idea for the "Wittle" Wickers. How very clever! Your gift box is very cool too! You area talented lady!!

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  2. Super cute, Jeannie! I love that flower!

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  3. oh Jeannie, that flower is so happy and fun.. totally love it!! The gift box is fabulous too!

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  4. Awesome Jeannie! That flower is terrific, so much work you put into that box, it's great! :)

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