Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's Almost That Time!

Time for the
Rosette Swap Party!!!

This weekend I put the finishing touches
on my package, going to a 
not-too-distant land.

I am a little (ok, very!) apprehensive 
about the whole thing...

Will she like what I made?

Will she be able to tell that this is my first swap?

It has been a blast
looking at her blog, learning about her
and her family, and trying to put together
a package of goodies she will enjoy!

In the midst of all this excitement
I made this card for a friend.

(the actual color of the flower is much closer to the color of the printed paper)

I had watched a YouTube demo by 
Tresa Black,
Close To My Heart's "Stamp Goddess"
on how to make round cards
and thought I'd give it a try.

I had also heard about making these "squished" flowers
so I made mine out of book print and 
sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.

Of course I had to throw some pearls on there...
Can't get enough of 'em!

Per Deb's request, here are the super-easy instructions 
for making, what I term "squished" flowers!  :)

First, I punched several 2" scalloped circles 
from old book pages.
Punched a hole in the center of all punches 
(I used my Big Bite).
Then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist (you can use plain water if you want to leave them natural).
Then, you SQUISH them!!!
Un-squish & hook together with a brad.
SQUISH again until you get the look you like.
That's it!  Easy-Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know you came for a visit....
It's always a joy to hear from you!!!



Anonymous said...

I like them "squished" too!

Hugs, Diane

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful blog!

Deb Plapp said...

O.K., I googled "paper squished flowers", and all I got was "Did you mean paper squashed flowers?" Well, no I didn't! Needless to say I found nothing on how to make your "squished" flower. Would you be willing to share the process of making it? I love how it looks! The Glimmer Mist really makes it. But it would probably be cool in natural too. Thanks much! Deb Plapp

mercedes said...

Dearest Lori, THANK YOU for my most gorgeous items! I received my pkg today... will send you an email so I can properly thank you and gush about all the lovelies you put together. You are a dear heart! Still smiling-Mercedes...

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...just now found this post! HOW FABULOUS my friend. I love those little beauties squished, too! BEAUTIFUL!

Love to you~