Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some flowers for thought

This week's Circle Blog Challenge was to create flowers so I finally had time to create some projects I had been wanting to get to for a while. I made headbands for my daughter!

 

The details: 

The first looks rather simple doesn't it?? Well, it was a huge PITA!! In case you were wondering if Adhesive Backed Felt would cut cleanly in your Cricut, the answer is NO!  However, I have decided instead of chucking it in the garbage I would call it shabby chic! Yep - that was my plan all along.

But anyway, the flower is from Mother's Day Bouquet and cut at 3 inches. I cut it once in pink and then twice in white with the contours hidden inside the petals. I stuck the two white layers together so that there was no adhesive on the outside, and then added the pink layer with a gem on top. It is attached to the plastic headband with a circle from George cut in the adhesive felt. If I hadn't had to go back and had cut all the petals because I couldn't get a clean cut I would like this a lot more.

Now this masterpiece (oh  it hurts to actually pat yourself on the back) was inspired and created a la Teresa Collins style and I have to be honest  - I saw it in a couple places so I don't have a direct link right now. When I find it I will link it here. What I did was use the 8 petal scallop-y flower from Mother's Day Bouquet, and cut it at the following sizes:
  • 6 flowers at 3.5 inches
  • 1 flower each at 3, 2.5, 2, and 1 inches
Then I scored 4 of the large flowers and folded into quarters, then stapled them on to one of the other large flower as a base.
Now I did manipulate the paper so the petals would curve up but I just could NOT crumple up my beautiful K&Co paper from the new Brenda Walton Spring Stack. That would just be.....WRONG! *shuddering*
Anyway then I layered the other size flowers on top, alternating the with the pattern on the opposite side and offsetting the petals for each layer. I hot glued all the layers together (getting in touch with my inner Kathy Orta tonight) and added a gem to the top. Then I hot glued that baby to an old beat up fabric headband and voila! Instant makeover! A closeup from the side so you can see the dimensions:

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post as much as my daughter enjoyed her headbands - she is quite the diva so she loves her flowers and bling! (Don't we all??)

Victory!! I found the original post I was inspired by - Teresa actually uses a different flower and it not so linear as I am but what can I say? That is just the way I am! Here is her guest blogger post on the Creating Keepsakes Blog.

8 comments:

  1. So much fun-- I am sure she does love them! Hmmm... felt. I have yet to cut any fabric successfully in the cricut so you get an A+ as far as I am concerned. I need to know how you attached the flowers to the headband! Yes, I will be doing this project -- in paper not fabric! :)

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  2. How adorable! What a fun project for the Circle challenge! OOh, I love those papers you used and appreciate the heads up about the felt! LOL!
    Good luck!
    Colleen (gonescrappin from the Circle)

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  3. The first was attached with another piece of that PITA felt, the second hot glue! I have decided to bust that out lately - so far so good!

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  4. These are both great. Love the paper one!

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    Here's the link to pick it up: http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
    Maria

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  6. So cute and adorable! Thanks for the tutorial! :o)
    Theresa

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