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Good afternoon everyone. I hope your week is off to a good start. Mine has been a bit winter like yet as I awoke to yet another 3 inches of heavy, white snow. If it were not April, I would say it was incredibly beautiful and picturesque…but being that it was April…arrrrgghhh. This was our 3rd spring snowstorm here in MN this year…please Mother Nature…I am begging you to let it be spring….
I absolutely love spring as it is a time of rebirth and renewal. This is also true for our backyard feathered friends, birds. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a passionate and avid gardener, but you may not have known that I also enjoy bird watching. My home’s landscape is a certified wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Foundation and has a 5000 sq ft. professionally maintained native prairie restoration garden. These two habitats provide birds with food, housing, water, and cover from predators; all of which are critical for birds to reproduce healthy offspring. Pictured below is a picture of my native prairie restoration garden from last year.
Birds have their pick of nesting accommodations within my home’s landscape: bird houses, trees, shrubs, potted containers, under the eaves of our deck,etc.. ..I really do not mind. However, I do have to keep watch and observe closely in order to locate various bird’s nests so that I do not accidentally disturb them. Today’s featured project was inspired by my study of bird’s nests over the past years.
Pictured above is an egg study shadow box containing an artful interpretation of nine of my favorite backyard visitors eggs. I applied a coat of Ver Day Iron paint to a recycled a shallow cloth gift box. Afterwards, I lined the shadow box with tissue paper from 7 Gypsies and applied a top coat of matte Mod Podge. The eggs are paper mache and were painted with various colors of acrylic paints and adhered to the inside of the box with Helmar Scrap Dots. Next, I created a label for the box using a Dymo label maker and inserted the Dymo label into an Ideology label pull. Lastly, I attached a saw tooth hanger on the back side.
Overall, this was a fun project to make and would be a great project if you have kids.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I will be back soon with another inspiring project to share. Have a great day!
Good morning and Happy April Fool’s Day everyone! I can hardly believe it is already April. I have an amazing treat in store for you today, a new Paperie in Bloom tutorial. I absolutely love with this month’s Paperie In Bloom featured flower, forced magnolia branches.
If this is your first time visiting Scrap N Grow, Paperie in Bloom is a monthly blog feature. Each month on or about the first, I select a new flower/bloom to showcase. Then throughout the month, I feature additional inspiring projects to highlight the chose bloom of the month. Last month, we made a spring bulb garden box over the course of 4 weeks.
This month’s Paperie In Bloom is the magnolia. I am smitten with magnolia’s impressive size and sweet smelling blooms that scream Spring to me. Consider yourself forewarned that the tutorial is a long one…but well worth it. Grab a beverage and enjoy.
Magnolia Branches Supply List:
Provocraft Gypsy and Cricut Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Cricut Cartridge: Flower Shoppe (Image used is 3rd row down and 4th image in from left hand side)
Bazzill Card Stock.
Coloring Agent if not making white magnolias. I used Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry
Jewelry Wire, Flat Nose Jewelry Pliers, and Wire Cutter
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Hinge Clips of Jaw Clamps
Magnolia Branches Instructions:
1. Select petal shape and size accordingly to your preference (mine are approximately 1X4 inches). I used die cut image from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.
2. Die cut petals. I cut 12 for each single bloom, 24 for each double bloom, and 6 for each magnolia bud.
3. Color petals as desired with a coloring agent. I used Ranger’s Distress Inks Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. Once colored on both sides, I used a mini mister to blend the colors for a gradation of color effect.
4. Next, cut a length of thin gauge jewelry wire about an inch shorter than the length of the petal.
5. Slightly bend one petal so that you form a center crease. Place a bead of Inkessentials Glossy Accents and lay wire into adhesive.
6. Lay a second petal on top of petal with wire to create a wire sandwich. Use a set of hinge clips or jaw clamps to hold together until dry. This is to prevent rippling seam edges.
7. Once wired petals are dry, go ahead and lightly shape them as desired.
Pictured below are a few close ups.
Final Assembly Instructions:
1. Gather supplies including: faux branches, hot glue gun and heat safe mat, and tweezers.
2. For each branch, I made one magnolia bud, one single bloom, and two double blooms for a total of 4 flowers on each branch. To save time, I used fuzzy faux branches for mine and repurposed 1/2 inch plastic cup circles from my stash of artificial stems. Other viable options include using real branches or floral tape wrapped wire branches covered with Flower Soft or Flocking Powder.
3. Using a hot glue gun, adhere 3 petals in a triangular pattern. Adhere next 4 petals offset to the first three for a single bloom and for the bud. Repeat this step 2 more times for a double bloom. NOTE: If your center base does not have a center hole already, be sure to punch one before adhering petals. This is where your flower will attach to the faux branch. For the bud, I used a tiny Styrofoam egg shape in the very center to help shape and give substance to the bud.
4. Once all flower assemblies are complete, attach flowers to faux branches and shape again as desired.
Magnolia ID Tag Supply List:
PSX Magnolia Stamp
Versamark Embossing Ink Pad
Ranger Black Superfine Detail Embossing Powder
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Water Brush
Distress Paint: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad
Magnolia ID Tag Instructions:
1. Stamp and emboss magnolia image onto tag using Versamark embossing ink and Ranger’s Superfine Detail Embossing Powder.
2. Color as desired using various colors of Ranger Distress Paints with a water brush.
3. Adhere additional tag to backside of tag for a clean tag back.
4. Lightly ink the edges with a complimentary color around the edges.
5. Lastly, secure tag to magnolia branches with either a ribbon, string, or a twist tie.
Pictured below is a close up of my magnolia tag.
Finally, display your new faux magnolia branches in a desired vessel. I used a tall glass cylinder for mine and placed polished river rock in the bottom for accent.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this month’s featured Paperie In Bloom flower. Stay tuned for I have completed additional VerDay projects from week two of my ongoing online class. Have a fabulous day and Happy April Fool’s Day.
Good evening everyone. Today is March 1st and that means a new Paperie In Bloom flower. If this is your first time visiting, Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month, I select a new flower/bloom to showcase, and then throughout the month, I feature additional inspiring projects that highlight the chosen bloom of the month. However, this month, I am going to change things up a bit.
Later this month, March 20th to be exact, is the official first day of Spring. For me, spring is a season of rebirth and renewal, and as a northern gardener, bulbs including: Crocus, Tulips, Daffodils, etc. are typically the first blooms to emerge. I love spring, for I love listening to the birds sing their songs, the smell of fresh air coupled with warmer temperatures, as well as the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming growing season.
So in anticipation of spring, I thought it would be fun to forego a flower this month, and instead create an everlasting spring bulb garden. So each week for the next four weeks, I will help you build a spring bulb garden of your own. This week, week one, Scrap N Grow will show you how to make Crocuses.
Card Stock. Crocuses come in many colors including: white, purple, and yellow. I used 2 shades of purple card stock and 2 shades of yellow card stock for mine.
A tear drop die cut or shape punch. My tear drop measurements are: 2.38 Height and 1.19 Width. I used A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge to cut mine. You will need 6 tear drops for each crocus.
The center is a snowflake that is approximately 3×3 inches. I cut mine from Don Juan Cricut cartridge. You will need just one shape for the center of each crocus.
A coloring medium to add realism to your petals. Examples include: Distress Inks, watercolor pencils, Gelatos, paint, etc. I used Distress Inks for mine.
Molding and shaping tools. I prefer to use McGill’s Tool Kit and Molding Mat.
Floral wire and tape for the stems.
Adhesive. I prefer to use Inkessentials Glossy Accents as it is durable and dries quickly.
A container for your bulb garden. I have a shallow spring basket that I am going to use for mine once all bulbs are created. For now, I placed my Crocuses in an oval shaped moss bowl.
Die cut tear drop and snowflake shapes.
Next, color the front and back side of each shape as desired.
Then mold each shape.
Adhere 3 petals together in a triangular pattern.
Next, adhere the remaining 3 petals offset to the first three again in a triangular pattern and set aside to dry completely.
In the meanwhile, take a scissors and carefully fringe each side of the snowflake die cut. You do not have to be precise.
Next apply a small amount of adhesive about half way down the interior side of each snowflake, then adhere them together as a bunch. Once dry, adhere to center of Crocus petals and then refluff the fringe. See my close up below.
Lastly, for the stem. Cut wire to desired length and wrap with green floral tape. I used 19 gauge stovepipe wire cut at about 12 inches long.
I used a small jewelry pliers to bend the very tip 1/4″ at a right angle and adhered this to the base of each crocus. For a few of mine, I used left over artificial stems. If you choose to do this, I would recommend to punch a hole in the center of each crocus, place a drop of adhesive on the end and then insert the stem through the hole. Lastly, adhere the central snowflake to the stem portion inside the crocus bloom.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to leave me a comment or any questions you may have. If you want to make sure you do not miss a future bloom, I invite you to subscribe on the left hand side bar to receive updates via email. Thank you again, I will be back next week with another blooming bulb. Wanna guess which one?
Good afternoon everyone and Happy New Year! Today I am pleased to present January’s Paperie In Bloom, forsythia branches.
For those of you who are visiting for the first time, Paperie In Bloom is a monthly feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month, I select a bloom to showcase. Then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase additional ideas and inspiration featuring the bloom of the month. I also provide complete instructions for each featured bloom.
This month’s featured bloom die cut is from the Provocraft Mother’s Day Cricut Cartridge. I die cut approximate 40 1.5 inch, 30 1 inch, and 20 0.75 inch flowers. I have provided a screen shot below.
Once all flowers were die cut. I inked both sides with either Squeezed Lemonade or Mustard Seed Distress Ink by Ranger. I used 2 different colors to provide petals in bloom at different stages. I also used 2 different colors of card stock, Bazzill Sunbeam and Bazzill Lemonade.
Next, I used a McGill Molding Mat and 6mm Ball Stylus to mold and form each flower.
Lastly, in an effort to save time, I used faux forsythia branch stems I had on hand and adhered my flowers to each branch stem. I used the centers from the faux forsythia branches as well. To do this, I used a hole punch through each paper flower and slid the faux center through the hole and then reattached flower to the faux branch. One advantage to using faux branches, is the fact that they already have the wire encased allowing the ability to manipulate the completed branches.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay tuned as I have a few other inspiring ideas that I will feature throughout this month that highlight the beauty and vibrancy of the forsythia flower. I will be back in Monday with another inspiring creation. Have a great weekend.
Good afternoon everyone. I am back today as promised to share a Paperie In Bloom bonus, a potted poinsettia, in honor of National Poinsettia Day. Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing monthly feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month on or about the first, I feature a different paper bloom. Then throughout the month, I sprinkle in additional ideas and projects that highlight or showcase the chosen bloom of the month. This month’s featured bloom is the amaryllis. Click here to view. Pictured below is this month’s Paperie In Bloom bonus feature, a potted poinsettia.
Bazzill Classic Red and Green Card Stock
Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss Distress Ink by Ranger
Inkessential Ink Blending Tool
Spellbinders Poinsettia Shapeabilities Set
Stampin Up Pearls
Black Pop Dots
Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger
McGill Molding Mat and 8mm Ball Stylus Tool
18 Gauge Craft Wire and Wire Cutter
Green Floral Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ideaology Hinge Clips
1. Die cut and emboss desired quantity of poinsettia bracts. I cut 9 of the largest 3 bracts and die cut 2 foliage leaves for each stem.
2. Using Inkessentials Ink Blending tool, apply ink to both sides of each die cut. I used Aged Mahogany for the bracts and Forest Green for the foliage.
3. Gently mold bracts and foliage leaves as desired using McGill 8mm Ball Stylus and McGill Molding Mat.
4. Color Stampin’ Up Pearls using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink and set aside to dry. If you have yellow or gold pearls on hand, then you can omit this step.
5. Begin to assemble each bloom. I placed a tiny black pop dot between each bract layer for added dimension.
6. Once bract layers are assembled, adhere 6 colored pearls to the center of the top bract for each bloom.
7. Cut a piece of craft wire to desired length and wrap with green floral tape.
8. For each stem, bend the top 1/4 inch over and adhere flower using a hot glue gun. Repeat for desired number of blooms.
9. Next, adhere foliage parallel to each other using Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
10. Lastly, place completed blooms into decorative container and enjoy.
PS. To clarify my usage of terms above, I thought I had better provide this useful tidbit from the University of Illinois Extension Service. The showy colored parts of Poinsettias that most people think of as the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). The yellow flowers, or cyathia, are in the center of the colorful bracts.
Below is a close up of my poinsettia.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s bonus Paperie In Bloom poinsettia. I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was fair as I found it difficult at times to get motivated due to the weather. It was rather gloomy, windy, and the temperature a bit brisk at times this past weekend here in Minnesota. My fiance and I did manage to complete a few more tasks for our ongoing basement finish project…HVAC is nearly complete and framing should be done later today.
I can hardly believe it is December already. Where did November go? Only 22 more days till Christmas! Yikes!!!! Time to kick off this holiday season with December”s Paperie In Bloom, the amaryllis. For those of you who are new to Scrap N Grow, Paperie in Bloom is a monthly blog feature where I feature a new bloom each month on or about the first of the month. This month is the amaryllis. Then throughout the remainder of the month, I sprinkle in additional blog posts that highlight or showcase the bloom.
Amaryllis flowers originate from a bulb and are available in multiple colors. Red, White, and Pink. Red is the most popular selection. Blooms typically appear within 4-6 weeks after the bulb is planted. So if you desire blooms in time or Christmas, one needs to count backwards on a calendar to determine an appropriate planting date. I typically plant my bulbs the week of Thanksgiving.
If you are a bit impatient to wait 4-6 weeks, then today’s featured tutorial is for you. After planning, it took me about 4 hours to complete today’s featured amaryllis pot. Enjoy.
Provocraft Cricut Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Provocraft Garden Soup Art Cartridge
Bazzill Classic Red Card Stock
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
Inkessentials Ink Blending Foam and Tool
Inkessentials Non Stick Craft Sheet
McGill 8mm Ball Stylus
McGill Molding Mat
Quik Kutz Stripes Label Embossing Folder
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Hot Glue Gun
Wire and Wire Cutters
1. Die cut 6 Amaryllis petals from the Garden Soup Cricut cartridge. Cut at 3.57 width, real size off.
2. Apply Aged Mahogany Distress Ink using an Inkessentials Ink Blending Foam and Tool to both sides of each petal.
3. Next, stack all 6 petals together and place in embossing folder and run through embossing machine. Note: I embossed all 6 petals at the same time so not to emboss petals too much-just wanted to create a ribbed texture to emulate leaf veins.
4. Then place 1 petal at a time onto a Mc Gill molding mat and use an 8mm ball stylus tool to mold each petal as desired.
5. Cut off approximately the bottom inch off each petal and glue (I used Inkessentials Glossy Accents) 3 petals in a triangular fashion to form the outer layer of petals. I recommend doing this on a non stick craft mat. Once completed, adhere the last 3 remaining petals offset to the previous layer. Re-manipulate (Fluff) each flower as desired.
6. Next, use an awl to poke a hole through the center of each flower. This is where you will insert the anthers (reproductive flower organs).
8. Cut 6 approximately 4.5 inch wire lengths using a wire cutters and insert wire lengths through center hole. Wrap with floral tape to secure all lengths together.
9. Place floral foam into base of desired decorative container. I used a chalkboard pot.
10. Cover floral foam with decorative moss.
11. In an effort to save time, I used a floral stem from a silk flower that resembled an amaryllis flower stem. I adhered amaryllis flowers to each stem using a hot glue gun. For a decorative accent only, I wrapped a piece of jute string around the base of each bloom.
12. Lastly, I added a few additional elongated leaves made of paper that were left over from a previous project.
Viola!!! An amaryllis blooming bulb. No water needed and no need to wait 4-6 weeks for your first bloom. Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay tuned as I plan to feature a bonus Paperie In Bloom later this month. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. Today’s featured project is a decorated candle that showcases this month’s featured bloom, the aster.
I paid only one penny for this candle on clearance at Michael’s. The candle features this month’s Paperie In Bloom flower, the aster. Click here for directions to make the flower. I adhered the flower to a 2 1/2X12 embossed strip of Ten Seconds Studio metal. I used Stampin’ up’s Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to emboss the metal strip and adhered the metal strip to the candle using double sided Scor Pal adhesive tape. A quick and perfect gift ready to give.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by. Please stop back again soon as I am busy working on December’s Paperie In Bloom project which will debut on Monday December 3rd. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. My fiance and I spent Thanksgiving with his family and his mom served a delicious feast. Today’s featured Paperie In Bloom picture frame project is a great gift idea for any occasion.
Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing series here on Scrap N Grow. Each month, I select a bloom, this month is the aster. I typically reveal each month’s bloom on or about the first of each month. Then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different ideas that highlight the chosen bloom. Today’s idea, a picture frame, makes a great gift for any occasion.
Today’s featured 5X7 picture frame was purchased on sale at Michael’s. I chose this frame for its rustic wood and color. The asters were created using the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster Die Set. I used two different shades of purple Bazzill card stock for each flower. Each flower center is accented using a Stampin’ Up clear faceted button. I colored the faceted buttons using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger.
I die cut three layers of flower petals and five leaves using the Delicate Asters Die Set. I used an Ranger Inkessentials Ink Applicator to highlight flower petals with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Forest Moss Distress Ink for the leaves. Afterwards, I molded each petal layer and leaf using an 8mm McGill Ball stylus tool on an McGill molding mat to give each flower added dimension. I then assembled each flower. I used a thin set of pop dots in between each flower petal layer and fluffed each layer after I adhered flower onto frame using Inkessentials Glossy Accents adhesive. Lastly, I adhered an Stampin’ Up faceted button that was altered using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger. Pictured below is a closeup of the faceted button.
I love the simplicity of the frame and the punch of color the Asters provide. I have a gift ready to give. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back on Wednesday with one last Paperie In Bloom project idea. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. Today is November 1st and that means a new featured Paperie In Bloom flower. November’s featured bloom is the aster. I love these perennial performers. In my zone 4 climate, they bloom late in the season after many other perennials and shrubs have quit blooming. Many varieties of Asters can even handle a light frost. Asters are hardy in most regions and are available in many different flower head styles as well as colors. Today’s featured bouquet mimics one of my favorite fringed purple varieties.
I used my Provocraft electronic die cutting machine to die cut each flower’s parts. I have listed the cartridges and die cut sizes below.
Nifty Fifties Cricut Art cartridge.
Daisy flower head 3.50 Height Cut 4 for each flower.
I used 2 shades of Bazzill card stock for the flower petals, Pansy and Grape Delight. I cut 2 of each color and alternated them during final flower assembly. Flower petals were color enhanced on both sides using an Inkessentials ink blending tool and Dusty Concord Distress ink. Afterwards, I used Martha Stewart’s fringe scissors and fringed each petal. I then used an 8mm McGill ball stylus to mold the flower petals. Next, I used a drop of Inkessentials Glossy Accents adhesive to assemble flower petal layers together alternating each of the 2 colors.
Just Because Cards Cricut Art cartridge.
Sun die cut. Die cut a total of 3 suns for each flower’s center. Cut 1 at Height 2.12, cut 2 at 1.50 Height.
I used Bazzill Lemonade card stock. Flower centers were color enhanced on both sides using an Inkessentials ink blending tool and Mustard Seed Distress ink. Next, I used an 8mm McGill ball stylus to mold the flower’s center parts. I then scrunched each part to give dimension before using a drop of Inkessentials Glossy Accents adhesive to layer flower center parts together. Lastly, I adhered flower center to flower petals.
In all, I made 35 flowers for the bouquet above. I adhered the paper blooms to artificial aster flower foliage that I had and arranged stems in an antique pitcher that was my mom’s. I am very pleased with the final result. They were so much fun to make.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I truly appreciate and am grateful for each and every one of you who takes time to visit. As a thank you, I have a set of 3 Fall Distress inks as a giveaway. Simply leave a comment to be eligible to win. I will draw a name next Thursday evening and announce the winner here on the blog on Friday, November 9th. The winner has 2 weeks to email me their contact information. Thank you again for stopping by. I will be back on Monday with another inspiring project. Have a great weekend.
Good Evening and Happy Halloween to you. Today’s post is a two in one. First, I have a featured project to share with you today, a chrysanthemum canvas. Today’s canvas is part of an ongoing monthly Scrap N Grow blog feature called Paperie In Bloom. For those of you who are first time visitors, each month I select a different bloom to feature. Then throughout the month, I feature additional projects and ideas that highlight that month’s particular bloom. This month’s featured bloom is the chrysanthemum. Below is a picture of a recently completed 16X20 canvas.
I tried real hard to photograph the varying depths of colors in this bloom. It is so beautiful in person. The canvas measures 16×20. To begin, I applied a base coat of Mocha Kaisercraft acrylic paint to the canvas. Once dry, I adhered several layers of Tim Holtz’s Defitinitions tissue paper from Ideaology using Mod Podge matte adhesive. Afterwards, I stenciled a chrysanthemum (Source: Cutting Edge Stencils) to the canvas using Golden’s Light Modeling Paste. I applied a pretty thick layer and let the canvas dry overnight. The next day, I applied a thin, watery coat of Yellow Ochre Golden acrylic paint over the entire stenciled flower including the negative space. I then applied several more layers of paints, each additional coat of paint was darker than the last. I tried to emulate a light shadow. Additional colors used in order of light to dark: Indian Yellow Hue, Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold, and Quinacridone Gold. I love this color palette from Golden Acrylics. After the acrylics were dry, I used various orange and yellow Faber Castell Big Brush India ink markers to add fine detail and additional shading to the flower. It took me an entire week, a little bit everyday, to apply the multiple layers of paint. The result is incredible in person and am sad that I had such difficulty photographing this.
I free handed the stem and used Liquitex Vivid Lime Green heavy body acrylic paint and Chromium Oxide Green Dick Blick acrylic paint. I applied additional highlight and shading using various green shades of Faber Castell Big Brush India ink markers.
Lastly, I finished the canvas’s edges with the same colors as used in the bloom, and die cut the word chrysanthemum using my Provocraft Electronic Die Cutting Machine. Letters were adhered with Inkessentials Glossy Accents adhesive.
If you enjoyed today’s canvas, I included a of recap of links below to other Paperie In Bloom projects I featured earlier this month.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I invite to come back tomorrow as I unveil November’s featured bloom as well as a few other announcements. Have a great night.