Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Flowers - folded

This folded flower is really easy to make!

scrapbooking homemade embellishments

1. Cut four fabric OR paper circles (you also can use fancy circles, such as scalloped, etc.).

2. Fold in quarters.

3. Adhere onto a smaller paper circle (just check that the open side is always facing the same direction) and add something (like a button, brad, dot, etc.) for the middle.

scrapbooking homemade embellishment tutorial

Tip for cutting fabric with a die : add  a thin paper (like print paper) between the fabric and the plate (it also works great with felt).

You can also do these flowers with paper : look at how Lynette folded them to add more dimension!

scrapbooking homemade fabric folded flower

Additional links and tutorials about folded flowers :

And some other ones that I found on Gloria's Pinterest board :

If you have other links with this technique to share, I would be happy to add them!
Sharing is the main idea of this blog.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Flowers - Quilling

I will start this ideas blog with a bunch of handmade embellishments tutorials, because, well... I am the only contributor for the moment, so of course, I will share what I love the most!
But this is NOT a blog about handmade embellishments, there will be so much more when the other contributors join me...

I have already received amazing applications, and it will be tough to choose among them. Don't forget that this call will end on Saturday 4th so if you would like to be part of this fun and friendly blog team, please, apply now!

scrapbooking homemade embellishments

The first handmade embellishment I would like to share is this quilling flower.

scrapbooking homemade embellishments tutorial

1. First, cut 3 paper strips (cardstock or patterned paper, as you like) with about 8" in the length.
For the width, the thin strip is about 3/16" (it will be the thickness of your finished flower).
For the medium and large strips, it's as you like : for example, you can choose 1/2" and 3/4" for a large flower, or 3/8" and 5/8" for a smaller one.

2. Cut fringes in the medium and large strips with your scissors, as regularly as possible.

3. Roll up the thin strip (you can use a quilling tool, but you also can roll up with your fingers) and hold the end with some glue.

4. Then, add the medium strip : start with a tiny bit of glue and continue to roll up.

5. Add the large strip the same way and finish with some glue.

6. I like to add more glue underside because it also makes it easier to stick the flower on the project. Allow it to dry.

6. Finally, open the petals to flatten the flower!

Variation : You can use only a thin strip for the flower center and another larger strip for the petals.

scrapbooking homemade embellishments

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and see you soon for much more!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Welcome !

I am glad to start this new blog about scrapbooking ideas. It's not a challenge blog, but feel free to play along with us if you want !

The main idea of this blog is to share our ideas : what inspires us ? How do we manage to use what we already have ? We will share our best ideas, our best links and our best projects with you (layouts, cards, mini albums...), so, don't forget to follow us on Bloglovin, Facebook or Pinterest !

New contributors will be announced soon, and by the way, if you are also interested to contribute to this blog, you're welcome to send us a message : tell us why you would like to take part to this adventure, and where we can see your work.
You will be asked to write one blog post by month (with your project), and to make a project for one other contributor' blog posts (so two projects by month).
The contributors term will be from June-November 2014. This call will end very soon, so apply !

scrapbooking DT call

We hope to hear from you.

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