Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Supply Savvy: Handmade Flowers

We all have a ton of it. I am referring to patterned paper. It accumulates in our supplies. Sometimes we hoard it, which is not what it was designed for. Patterned paper was meant to be used. If you are scrapbooking on a budget, it's a great way to stretch your dollar. While we can easily use strips or mattes of patterned paper, making you own embellishments is a wonderful way to stretch your supplies creatively.

TrickorTreat2.cs.jpgMaking your own flowers is an easy way to use up your patterned paper supplies. It's quick and easy to do. For this layout, I simply cut and folded small circles from a sheet of doublesided patterned paper. I then handstitched them to the page. I used a hole punch to create smaller flowers with orange centers.

Trick or Treat by Christy Strickler Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbok, Coredinations; Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Canvas Label: Pink Paislee; Embossing Folder: Sizzix Mist: Tattered Angels;Stamp: Basic Grey; Other: Zipper, hole punch; DMC Floss; beaded necklace, ink, office date stamp

I used a simple flourish to create a handstitched vine. The handmade flowers give my layout a unique custom look.So stop hoarding the patterned paper and start making your own flowers! You will feel better for having used some of your stash. Plus, you will have custom embellishments for your next paper craft project.

If you need more ideas for some spooky, handmade halloween flowers, you might want to check out  Bootiful Creations over at the art studio. 

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1 comment:

  1. Love the design on this one Christy and the flowers are a great idea for using all of that pp we have!! :)