I am very excited about today’s project!
Keeping up with the trends, Going Green is very HOT right now! Reusing items that we already have is not only great for our environment, but FUN!
I find, as a papercrafter, I save a LOT of things! Always with the HOPE of finding a great new use for it! One of them being the tissue paper that comes with many gifts we receive. It is so pretty and comes in a large variety of colors! I have always wanted to find a fabulous way to recycle it, and now I have!
I call it a Fancy Flower Flourish Closure
This idea came to me after a childhood memory. I remember going to the carnival and ALWAYS wanting one of those LARGE tissue paper flowers, on a stick! So expensive back then. I was never able to get one :C But, now I am grown so I can make my own mini version.
I decided to play around, and make this childhood memory a reality, but also with a little more FANCY FLAIR!
I wanted one of these flowers to be part of an elastic closure for my newest My Timeless Templates: Card Couture. I knew it would beautiful, and look so elegant, as the main focus of the template! I have to say it makes you say WOW! when you have it in hand!
I began my quest by punching some tissue paper with my Giga Flower Punch by Marvy. While I was getting the EFFECT I wanted, I knew I wanted it to be a little more fancy, and stamp related!
I wanted to put a pattern on my flowers. Something elegant. Not just polka dots, or scripty writing. More like a pattern on EACH flower petal. I then pulled out Damask Designs! The small flourish fit PERFECTLY on EACH petal of a very elegant looking flower! I was over the moon when I figured this out!
Now let me show you how it works!
Making Fancy Flower Flourish
1) Stamp one cardstock flower base, and at least 4 tissue paper flowers, using Damask Designs.
You wil want to use ink that is a similar shade or darker than choice of tissue paper/cardstock.
2) Punch holes in centers
3) Using elastic cording, string on button, them put through the tissue paper flowers first.
4) Now put trhough the cardstock flower, and pull though
This is the close up
5) Pull petals up, each laer separately, and scrunch together!
NOTE: I added another button to the button center of my creation.
6) Optional: Adhere punched, stamped, or Prima Leaves to flower cardstock base.
For Attachment to Card Couture:
1) Punch hole in the lid of template.
2) Insert large eyelet.
3) Pull strings from Fancy Flower Flourish through the hole.
4) Close lid, and tie elastic closure, tightly around template. Knot elastic cording.
Now you have a beautiful, elastic closure for your Card Couture Template, or to use to embellish ANY project!
Stamps: Damask Designs, Mega Mixed Messages, Guidelines 2
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst
Patterned Paper: Friends Til the End, Bitty Box Basics
Ink: sweet blush, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz
Recycled tissue paper, Crop a Dile, Giga Flower Punch, Elastic Cording, Large Olive eyelet by SU!, eyelet by SEI, Tag die cut by nestabilities
So there you have it!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!
I THINK Im all caught up!
I cleaned up the FOR SALE page so you can SEE what is left. We sold a ton but there is still some good stuff left!
I want to thank all of you for always helping me make my sales a success 😀 I do it ONCE a year, and now I know why! LOL! It brings me joy knowing all my sad, neglected stamps will get good homes and maybe even some USE!!
I will be shipping everything on Monday! YEAH! It will take ALL weekend to pack this up!
I get in quite the frenzy, let me tell you.
Now Im off to a good nights sleep! Tomorrow I won’t be home, so if you email I’ll reply late.
I have to go pick up Alexa (she was at her Father’s all week) so I’m going to get her, I miss that little bugger! We are going to Build a Bear to get Ethan’s Pawsome Pony!
Be sure to check out the Weiman Wranglers Digi stamps too!
I know why I ONLY do this once a year! LOL! WOWZERS LADIES! You got me buried here.
OK right now I am sorting through over 400 emails! I kid you not! Im only on emails that were sent at 11:30ish! I have been going through orders since 7:30 and haven’t stopped-
I will get to you all-eventually! I HOPE! Remember I have to cook dinner and SLEEP too.
Please make your payments promptly!
Im shipping on Monday
If I don’t have payment by then I re-list your goodies.
PLEASE dont re-email me to make sure I got your email. I know you are anxious, but that puts even more to sort through in the INBOX
Im only one person and you all love a sale! And it is a HUGE sale!!!
Also please dont expect me to remember that you placed 3 different orders! LOL! Just total each reply I gave you (if I got to you yet) and put your ORDER in the message section! Include the (P) if it was Paulettes set please!
order one after shipping $6
(P) order 2 after shipping $3
You would paypal me $9
and list your items so when I package I know what YOU bought, and dont waste boxes!
ONLY pay for something after I replied with a total. Just because your “ordered” it doesn’t mean that 12 other people before you didn’t want it as well
I hope this makes sense
OK back to the INBOX
Stamps that is!
Too many stamps-so LITTLE time!!
When I get upset, I clean. I kept my brain busy today by clearing out some stamps!
Hope you find something you can use! These are ALL priced to SELL! SELL!! SELL!!!
I ship Priority and will be taking Paypal
ral First come, first serve. EMAIL ME TO ORDER firstname.lastname@example.org Also include ZIP CODE! That way I can give you a grand total.
So please email your ORDER. Also POST YOUR ORDER IN COMMENTS SECTION ! Then others know what set is likely taken.
I will do my best to update here frequently! Then you know for sure what is GONE!
SHIPPING Will begin on MONDAY. I ship PRIORITY MAIL. I am getting a scale so you pay actual shipping. Large order that can fit in a $10.50 Flat rate will go that route.
Also if there is something you dont see, but WANT email me email@example.com
PLEASE send a photo/link of what the set is if you are looking for it
Chances are I have it! LOL!
If it is underlined-it is linked. If you want to SEE the images you may want to GOOGLE it?? Most of this stuff is BARELY used.
I TRIED to keep each company separate by COLOR! I have tons more, so dont forget to ASK if you don’t see it.
To ORDER REMEMBER to email me please!
I have a bird set. I cannot for the LIFE of me locate where it is online :C $4. Its whimsical set. Ill get a photo.
Inque Boutique(no longer in buisness (I think?) Most are brand new or barely used
Totally Retro $3
Bold Carnation $6
Card Wishes $4Create Wonder $3
Thank you $3
Mini Bouquet $3
Storage Units Ink & More
These are design team sets. So no inserts.
Its my Party $7
Singles: $1 each
Sheep (wood mounted) $2
Unity Stamp Co. (most never used! or barely used)
I have tons of other UNITY sets too! Just ask
These stamps were sets that are now broken apart and sold as singlesBest Friends (come with 2 birds and numbers 1–>5 also has 7 very large images): $18
Little Labels 2 $10
Monica Lee line $4 each (barely used or New)
Jane Miller $4
hats and scarves bkgd
Kitty Cube $4* NOTE:I have a TON of the turtles so if you are looking for something in particular email me a link and I will take 1/2 off the list price. My stamps are hardly used 😀
Thank you dots
From my heart
Outdoor Thoughts $6
Spunky Greeting $6Solo H $4
Simple Stitches $5
Stamping Up! STUFF
Fun Filled $4
Alphabet Soup $4S
now Flurries $4
Sweet Spot $4
Poket full of posies $4
tiny talk $4
Season by Season $4
Alphabet Soup $4
Send a Celebrations (I have 2 -1 new UM) $4
Paint Prints $4
Around the Block $4
A to Z accents $4
All the Best $6
Say it Simply $6
Time with you $6
Holiday Blocks $6
Flower Factory $ 6
Friendship blooms $6
Holiday Blocks $6Great Shapes $6
Simple Shapes $6
Something to celebrate $6
Weather or Not $6
Thats Nice $6
Happy Harmony $6
Lots if thoughts $6
Because of you $8
Petal Prints $8
A Light Heart $8
Spring Things $8Letter patterns $8
Seeing Spots WITH stencil $10
Its your Birthday $10
Collage Alpha $12Well Worn alpha $12
Well worn words
By DefinitionHappy Birthday script bkgd
ORDERS AFTER THIS LINE
These are my friends. We are doing this together, but need to keep track of who has what!
Please give set name and price in emails but put a (P) next to it.
example: (P) Monogram S $5
Stampin’ Up! Background Stamps – $5 each
Stampin’ Up! – $3 each
Sculpted Style NUM
Sweet on You
Around the Block NUM
Say it Simply NUM
All I Have Seen
Too Terrific Tags
Stampin’ Up! – $5 each
Make it Count NUM
Classic Backgrounds NUM
Springtime Stems NUM
Quick & Cute
Bitty Boos Too
Furnished with Love
Buds & Blossoms
Cute Converse NUM
Little Layers Plus (missing one stamp – graduation cap)
Suitable for Framing
Sweet of You
Sweet of You NUM
A Little Love
Something to Celebrate
A Greeting for All Reasons
Stipple Celebrations NUM
Dream Come True
Holiday Blocks NUM
Oh, My Word NUM
Word on Word NUM
Polka Dots & Paisley
Love Without End
In the Spotlight NUM
All the Best
Stampin’ Up! – $10
Simple Type Double Alphabet
Year Round Fun II
Pure and Simple Alphabet Upper
Mini Mates NUM (have 1)
Holiday Tag Team
What Could Be Better?
Looks Like Spring
Stampin’ Up! Wheels
Standard Wheel Handle
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
Mini Envelope Template (have 1) – $3
Close to My Heart
Kitchen Sink Stamps
Loopy Letters Alphabet Lower
Loopy Letters Alphabet Upper
Gabby Foam Alphabet