Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix’
Good morning everyone! How are you? I am excited to share with you the final spring bulb for this month’s special Paperie In Bloom feature, build a spring bulb garden. The final spring bulb is the daffodil.
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 changed things up a bit. This month, Scrap N Grow is showing you how to build your very own spring bulb garden from paper. In week one, we made crocuses. Click here to view crocus tutorial. We made tulips in week two. Click here to view tulips tutorial. Last week, we made hyacinths. Click here for hyacinth tutorial. Lastly, this week, we are going to make daffodils as pictured above and complete final assembly of our spring bulb garden. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
Card Stock. Daffodils come in many colors and cultivars. I chose to recreate dainty Jonquils. I used Diamond Bazzill card stock for the petals and yellow fabric for the center.
A 6 sided star flower die cut or shape punch for the petals. I used Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge. I used my Gyspy and hid the center hole. I made two different sizes for added interest. My flowers measure: 3.0 Height and 2.47 Width for one and 2.50 Height and 2.06 Width. You will need 1 flower shape and one circle shape for each daffodil.
I used a Sizzix steel rule die to cut 1 inch fabric circles for the centers. There were a few loose threads after I die cut them. I found that I liked the slightly frayed edges that resulted from die cutting.
A coloring medium for petals and centers. I chose to leave my jonquil daffodils a pristine white. If you choose a different color combination, color them now. Examples of coloring mediums include: Distress Inks, watercolor pencils, Gelatos, paint, etc.
Molding and shaping tools. I prefer to use McGill’s Tool Kit and Molding Mat.
Floral wire and tape for the stems if you do not have access to artificial stems.
Crop O Dile or other hole punch.
A container for your bulb garden. I used a Smith and Hawken fresh bulbs box purchased from Target.
Die cut flowers and centers for the number of desired daffodils.
Next, color the front and back side of each petal shape as desired.
Use a Crop O Dile hole punch in the center of each flower and fabric circle.
Then mold each shape. I prefer to use McGill’s tool kit and molding mat. I used their 8mm ball stylus.
Finally, layer all 3 parts of each daffodil together. I started with artificial center stamens, then attached 1 inch fabric circle, and finally, the outer white flower petals. Each of my stems have 5 flowers. Jonquils specifically have small clusters of blooms on each stem. Many daffodils have single blooms. It is a matter of personal preference.
In all, I made a total of 7 stems with 4-5 flowers on each. I intermixed the sizes of flowers on each stem for added realism.
Grand Finale Assembly:
I gathered all my spring bulbs together: crocuses, tuilps, hyacinths, and daffodils.
I changed my mine from my original basket instead to a bulb garden box that I came across on a recent trip to Target. The box is from the Smith and Hawken line.
I lined the interior o the box with floral foam and top dressed foam with green excelsior purchased from Michael’s.
I arranged the spring bulbs in a pleasing manner and added grass filler stems for accent.
I am so pleased with the results. What a great way to welcome spring into my home…..now if the snow backdrop could only begin to melt. Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love for you to leave a comment and or subscribe to receive email updates when I post a new inspiring project. Have a great weekend and I will be back next week with some Easter card ideas. See you soon.
Good evening everyone. Today, I have a quick Valentine’s Day gift idea for a loved one, a metal embossed picture frame.
This frame would also make for a great wedding or anniversary gift too.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal
Unfinished Frame from Michael’s
Mars Black Windsor & Newton Acrylic Paint
Black Velvet Ribbon from Michael’s
Embossing Folders: Romance (Provocraft), Conversation (Provocraft), Manhattan Flower (Stampin Up), and Valentine Background & Borders (Sizzix)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I greatly appreciate and welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please stay tuned later this week, for I am working diligently finishing assembly of this month’s Paperie In Bloom rose bouquet which I will feature on Thursday, Valentine’s Day. Have a great evening.
Good morning everyone! It is finally Friday! Today’s featured cards will conclude this week’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day Cards week here at Scrap N Grow.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheets
Valentine Background Embossing folder by Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Ribbon from Michael’s
Heart Trinkets from Stash
Here is another card variation using the same embossing folder.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal Sheets
Valentine Background Embossing Folder by Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Adage Tickets and Hinge Clips from Ideology
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day featured cards. Next week, I will feature a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Thank you again. Have a great weekend.
Good morning everyone. Today is day four of Scrap N Grow’s Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day Cards Week. Today’s featured cards focal image is from Provocraft’s Heart Blocks embossing folder. Metal is from Add A Little Dazzle and the die cut hearts are from Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Alterations line.
Thank you again for stopping by. Please stay tuned tomorrow for another Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day card idea. Have a fabulous day!
Good evening everyone. I have another metal embossed card to share with you today. Today’s card focal image, cupid, was die cut using Tim Holtz’s Love Struck die by Sizzix. Cupid’s heart shaped balloon (Stampin Up heart shaped sweet treat cup) is filled with Sweethearts and M&M’s. The card’s background is embossed (Provocraft Conversations embossing folder) using 3 different color variations of Add A Little Dazzle metal sheets.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please stop back tomorrow for another Heavy Metal Valentine Day Card idea. Have a great night.
Good evening everyone. I am back tonight with a couple more cards to share. Today’s featured holiday cards are from previous years before I had a blog.
This card was inspired after one of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas.
This card was one of my first pop up cards using the 3D Sleigh Die from Karen Burniston by Sizzix. Cardinal is a Martha Stewart Punch. Sentiment, Reindeer, wiener dogs, and jingle bells were cut with my Cricut.
Thanks for stopping by today. I invite you to stop by tomorrow as I will feature a Paperie In Bloom Bonus project. Have a great night!
Good evening blog friends. How was your Monday? I had the day off today from work today and am recovering from our recent 24 snowfall of 18 inches that fell from late Saturday evening through Sunday. Apparently, this snowfall was the Twin Cities 3rd largest snowfall total on record. In between shoveling, I made a batch of cookies to send to my dad and made a few holidays cards pictured below.
Bazzill Red, White, and Green Card Stock
Carved Ornaments Sizzix Die By Tim Holtz
Noel Movers and Shapers Sizzix Die By Tim Holtz
Ten Seconds Studio Metal- Barn Red
Birds and Reindeer Embossing Folder Set By Sizzix
Holiday Wishes Stamp Set By Stampers Anonymous for Tim Holtz
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Metallic Brads and Ornament Cord String
Holly Branch and Pine Branch Punches By Martha Stewart
Christmas Red Stickles
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Crop A Dile Hole Punch
Red, Green, White, and Black Bazzill Card Stock
Grunge Paper By Ranger
Seasons Greetings Embossing Folder By Provocraft
Snow Tree Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Reindeer Flight Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, and Clear Rock Candy
White Sparkly Fluff
Red, Green and White Bazzill Card Stock
Christmas Backgrounds and borders Set of Embossing Folders and Coordinating Stamp Set by Stampers Anonymous for Tim Holtz
Ranger Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Holiday Lamp Post Bigz Die By Sizzix for Tim Holtz
Holly Punch By Martha Stewart
Ranger Christmas Green and Red Stickles
Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay tuned, as I will be back tomorrow with a few more cards and a bonus Paperie In Bloom project on Wednesday. Have a great night.
Good evening everyone. I feel like it has been forever since my last post, 6 days! Yikes!!!!. I sincerely apologize, for my attention has been focused on our design and finishes for our lower level. We are meeting with a few more contractors later this week and hopefully afterwards, we can begin to move forward and implement our design. Once construction resumes and remaining finishes are selected…..I will then resume my regular posting schedule of 2-3 posts per week. I have so many fun things planned for the upcoming holiday season. In the meantime, I have a few more metal embossed Christmas cards to share. They were very easy to create and assembled in under 30 minutes.
Bronze God Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
December Calendar Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Rosette Decorative Strip Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
25 Mover and Shapers Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Gold
Brrr Blue Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
Snow Flurries Embossing Folder- Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Blue
Snowflake- Maya Road Chipboard painted silver with Ranger Silver Paint Dabber
Rhinestones and Crystal Baubles- From My Stash
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am going to try real hard to wrap up my planned Paperie In Bloom projects this weekend, so I can return to my regular posting schedule next week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Good evening everyone. I hope your week is going well so far. Today, I have a couple of metal embossed Christmas cards to share with you.
I love to work with metal and love the WOW factor that metal provides. Today’s featured cards are super simple to make using a piece of metal and an embossing folder.
For the first card, I used Brrr Blue Ten Seconds Studio Art Metal. I embossed a metal sheet using Tim Holtz’s Vintage Holiday Sizzix embossing folder. Once embossed, I used a Ten Seconds Studio burnishing block to reveal the silver metal core and wiped sanding dust away with a damp cloth. I followed the same steps for the second card, except I used Golden Nugget Ten Seconds Studio metal and added a gold bow and 2 silver jingle bells for accent. I literally made both these cards in about 20 minutes. These cards would be great if you needed to make a large number. Exclude the bow and bells and both cards would be suitable for stand postage.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. I am in the midst of planning and prepping my homemade Christmas gifts to make list. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. I am delighted to share another Paperie In Bloom project today, a note card. Paperie In Bloom is a monthly blog series. Each month, I showcase a featured bloom and then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different projects/ideas that highlight the bloom. This month’s bloom is the aster. Pictured below is an aster note card I made earlier today.
This 5×7 card was fun to make and includes several elements. The inspiration for the card was the seed packet.
Green Grass and Grape Bazzill Card Stock
Kraft Card Stock
Poison Ivy Ten Seconds Studio Metal and Burnishing Block
Branches with Leaves Sizzix Embossing Folder
Garden Encyclopedia Background Stamp and Royal Purple Staz On Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, and Walnut Stain
Recollections Pearl Embellishments
Maya Road Leaf Trinket Pins
Ribbon from Michael’s
Thank you for taking time to stop by today. I will be back on Monday with another project. Until then, have a great weekend everyone.