August Sunflowers

August – the last month of Summer and time for the lovely Sunflowers to follow the sun all day. Such an amazing flower a Sunflower is. Not only is it beyond beautiful but it also provides us with food. Mmmmm Sunflower seeds.

August equals Sunflowers to me and that’s why I chose to make two small Sunflower projects to show you today.

The first is the Sunflower Hidden Giftcard card from the JGW Sunflower Sunshine kit:

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I made it from AC Cardstock in Mustard, Apricot, Spinach and Moss along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish Collection.
I embossed the leaf with a embossing folder from Cuttlebug, inked all the edges with distress ink and tied a small Graphic 45 tag onto the gift card part of the card…..
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…. because you can pull out the hidden tray for the gift card.

I also made the Sunflower card into a Shaker card by making some rings and gluing them under the top flower along with a piece of acetate. The shaker glitter is among other from Nuvo and Finnabair.

To go with this cute card, I made a small gift box – the Sunflower 3D Hex Box with Bee

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This darling little starshaped box, is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Mustard, Chestnut and Apricot and decorated with patterned paper also from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection.

Instead of making the original flower center, I chose to make a chunky glitter center by gluing all kinds of glitter and tiny glass pearls onto a thick coat of glue. Sorry the picture doesn’t do it enough justice because it’s really beautiful.

Here are the two projects together:

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Thank you for joining me today. I hope you like my two Sunflower projects – please let me know in a comment below.

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Mother’s Day in the Garden

Hello, happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day.

There wasn’t a shadow of a doubt about what I wanted to show you today as it is Mother’s Day. The only thing that teased me, was what to choose as SVGAttic and SnapDragon Snippets has so many wonderful Mother’s Day files to choose from.

Not that my own Mother doesn’t enjoy the garden, she just has lots of other hobbies but I know a lot of Mothers out there thrive in the green and loves to get dirt under their nails, so I went with a garden theme.

And this is what I came up with:

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First of is the 3D Garden Hat that I made from AC Cardstock in Brown Sugar and Straw along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Botanical Tea” collection and two small silver colored eyelets.

I also decorated it with some Prima flowers from my stash in coordinating colors and a butterfly also from Prima.

This hat is very easy to make so it’s perfect for everybody both beginner paper crafters and the more advanced.

Next is the 3D Garden Spade:

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This one is also very easy to make and it’s so realistic,  I fear somebody’s going to bring it into the garden for shoveling 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Botanical Tea” collection.

I also tied some pink twine on the handle.

Then I made a flower in a pot:

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This is a somewhat fantasy kind of a flower inspired by Hydrangeas.

For the flower itself I used ½ styrofoam ball on which I pinned several small flowers from the Flower Five Petal Leaf Cluster cut out in Graphic 45 patterned paper (Botanical Tea) As flower center I added small sequins.

The ball is then glued or pop-dotted onto a large flower from the SDS 3D Cake Box Kit (without the candle) cut in AC Cardstock in Bubblegum. Then I cut out some leaves from the Flower Five Petal Leaf Cluster in Cricket AC Cardstock and glued them underneath the flower and placed it onto the pot.

The Flower Ball Topiary 3D Pot is made from Vanilla AC Cardstock and decorated with “Botanical Tea” paper. For filler I used some Spanish Moss. Isn’t it cute?

This project is for the bit more advanced crafters but I really encourage everyone to try it 🙂

Last but not least I made the adorable Tea Cup 3D Container also from SnapDragon Snippets:

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The cup is cut from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with Graphic 45 patterned paper “Botanical Tea”. The Tea Bag Tag is the small in the set and is cut from Graphic 45’s paper and decorated with a small chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection and tied onto the cup with a length of scrap floss. Finally I added a Prima butterfly and filled the cup with sweets (chocolate covered roasted almonds)

This cup is rather large so if you’re not into spending a fortune on candy (like I did), you can fill some tissue paper into the cup first for filler 😉

And all together now 😉 :

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So what do you think of this project? Let me know in a comment 🙂

Thanks for visiting today – I hope to see you again real soon ❤

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