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Hello! Welcome to Day 1 of the Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop and Giveaway. I am so excited to participate in this fun blog hop with all my fellow Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Design team members. Every day for the next week, we will all be showcasing some of our favorite dies. I know you are going to enjoy getting to meet the new design team plus seeing all this die cutting goodness! Now I would like to share with you a project I made using S5-104 Bauble Blossoms Two.
Spellbinders™ Supply List:
- S5-104 Bauble Blossoms Two
- S4-343 Heart Squares #4
- LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two
- S5-030 Fancy Tags 2
- E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop
- S5-025 Labels Twenty #3
- GC-001 Grand Calibur®
Cross Promotional Products:
- Floral/Blue Patterned Paper from the Heritage Collection (FabScraps)
- Rosy Reds Cardstock from Core Essentials (Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock)
- Build Your Own Bling Rhinestone Flourishes (Want2Scrap)
- Simply Smooth Ivory & Kraft Cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper)
- 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
- Jasmine Mix’d Media Ink Pad (Clearsnap)
To make this 12 x 12” scrapbook page, I first created my flowers using the S5-104 Bauble Blossoms 2 die template. There are 3 die templates in this set.
As you can see, there are two die templates that will make flowers. The die template in the middle will cut a strip of cardstock that will form the center of the flower. Here are the instruction to make the denim flowers I used on my scrapbook page.
Cutting denim using the Grand Calibur® is so easy! The denim I used for these flowers used to be a pair of my youngest daughter’s jeans, so they were very well worn! (I really like to re-use when I can)
I found that when cutting denim that was so worn, using a piece of light weight copy paper really helped to give the fabric just a little more body. You can see in the picture I have included the sandwich I used in my Grand Calibur®.
You will need to cut/emboss strips of Kraft cardstock to form the denim flower centers. A quilling tool will help you a lot when making these flowers. I bought an inexpensive quilling set from my local craft store for about $4. You will also need glue dots or a fabric glue like Beacon’s Fabri-Tack.
stock into a tight roll securing end with a glue dot.
Wrap the denim flower around the cardstock center and secure the end with fabric glue. You can spread out the flower petals how you like them but with my well-worn denim the petals lay fairly flat!
Here is my cardstock Bauble Blossom made from cardstock. As you can see I cut/embossed some green cardstock using the other die in the set. I cut a few petals from the strip and wrapped them around my finished flower to add leaves to the outside of my flowers. Then I added a rhinestone to finish the center.
Here is another close-up of my finished flowers. I also used another strip cut from the green cardstock under my flower flourish to form a vine. These flowers are so easy to make and look just beautiful on my page!
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I hope you have enjoyed my scrapbook layout and have learned how to use the Bauble Blossoms die templates. Be sure to visit the other blogs today and all week so you have plenty of chances to win some great prizes from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Here are the links to my new friends:
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