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Holiday Fun


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Happy Sunday morning.  I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.  It’s always fun to have a three day weekend. My project is iusing a recently released image from Rubbernecker called Wild Garden Corner.

KC Wild Garden Corner right 
I stamped the image using Peeled Paint Distress Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I created a bunch of tiny punched flowers to layer over the flowers in the image.  I wanted to add dimension to the silhouette scene. Red and olive are two of my favorite colors to use together for all seasons.  I love how the red flowers pop off the creamy paper.

KC Wild Garden Corner center 


I may have to dawn my bathing suit and get in the pool today. Summer holiday weekends always make me think of swimming and cooking out on the grill and having potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob and watermelon.  Yum.  I hope you have a fun holiday with your family and friends.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Wild Garden Corner 539-05, Wild Flower Set 465
Paper: Watercolor, Red, Olive, SU DP
Ink: Peeled Paint
Accessories: Clear EP, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch, 3/8" hand held flower punch, Stickles, Stylus, Paper Piercer, Glossy Accents, Mouse Pad

Hydrangea Tutorial


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Hydrangea Tutorial
This is tutorial showing how to make a puffy hydrangea.

KC Garden Phrase Set 3 front 

Supply list

Hydrangea Supply List 

Punched Circles, Hydrangea Punch, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Paper Piercer, Embossing Folder, Liquid Adhesive, Mounting Tape.

Hydrangea 1 
Step 1.  Punch or die cut circles in graduated sizes.  My largest is 1 3/4" and the smallest (not shown) is about 1/2".

Hydrangea 3 
Hydrangea 4 
Hydrangea 5 
Hydrangea 6 
Step 2.  Apply mounting tape to the back of the circles and layer.

Hydrangea 7 
Step 3.  Punch out a large bunch of flowers.  When you think you have enough go ahead and punch out several more because you will need more than you think. :>)

Hydrangea 8 
Step 4.  Place flowers on mouse pad or piercing mat and push down in the center of each flower with a stylus to shape.  The flower comes out of the punch with a slight turned up edge.  This is the side that works best when shaping with the stylus.  The back side of the flower doesn't want to shape and remains a little flat when pushed down with the stylus.

Hydrangea 9 
Hydrangea 10 
Step 5. You are ready to start applying your flowers.  Apply a generous amount of adhesive over the top layer and spread to the edges. Use plenty of adhesive.

Hydrangea 11 
Hydrangea 12 
Pick up the flower with the point of the paper piercer and apply right in the very center of the top layer. Continue adding flowers around the center flower until you have covered the layer.  Make sure you squish them in close together even if you are over lapping petals. 

Hydrangea 13 
Step 6.  Apply a layer of adhesive around the second layer.

Hydrangea 14 
Apply flowers to the second layer remembering to place them close enough not to show any of the base.

Hydrangea 15 
Continue the steps until you have covered your whole flower base.  The last layer will require a double layer of flowers to cover the edges.

Hydrangea 16 
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Step 7.  Create a lovely project using your gorgeous flower.

KC Garden Phrase Set 3 left 
KC Garden Phrase Set 3 front 
KC Garden Phrase Set 3 right 

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Puffy Hydrangea

Do you love hydrangeas?  I sure do!  They remind me of my mother selling them in her flower shop for the Mother’s Day holiday. I have been using the Martha Stewart triple hydrangea punch to make layered individual flowers but decided I wanted to figure out a way to create a large puffy looking hydrangea.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea PUnch close 
I punched out three size circle punches graduating from 1 3/8” to 3/4” in size.  I layered the circles with mounting tape between each one to create a sort of riser for the base of the flower.  I punched out a ton of the mini flowers and shaped them using a stylus and mouse pad. I started applying the single petals with adhesive on the top layer and gradually worked my way down layer by layer until I had completed the whole flower.  It is hard to see  in the photo but the flower has the perfect rounded rise.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 
KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch left 
I had lots of fun making this flower.  If you would be interested in me doing a step by step tutorial just leave me a comment and I will try to put one up soon.  It’s so much easier than it sounds. I have several tutorials you can check out on how to make the punched flowers, wreaths and sprays.

I hope you are having a great week.

Paper: Papertrey Sweet Blush, White and Spring Moss
Accessories: Sizzix, Martha Stewart Hydrangea and Pine Punches, Mounting Tape, Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Satin

Weekend Fun

I have had lots of fun this weekend in my stamping room.  I hope you have had a great weekend as well. I thought I would do one big blog post and show all the projects I came up with.

Here’s a sweet little girl image on another clean and simple project.

KC Friendships Grow 10 side

KC Friendships Grow 10 front

I went to Michael’s today with my 40% off coupon and purchases a Martha Stewart Cornflower punch.  I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  Here is what I came up with. I had this punched square left over from the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page tutorial I posted yesterday. I decided to put it to use as a frame with a sweet sentiment and a few paper punched cornflowers.  Check out my tutorial on punched flowers if you would like to know how I made these flowers.

KC Garden Phrase Set 2 left

KC Garden Phrase Set 2 Front

KC Garden Phrase Set 2 Right

I hope you have a great week.  Thanks for taking a look at all the fun I had over the weekend.

 Stamps: SU Retired Friendships Grow, Rubbernecker Wildflower Set 465
Paper: White, SU DP
Ink: Black Versafine, Lemonade, Broken China, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Shell Pink
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Scallop Decorative Scissors, Brush, Sponge, Mounting Tape

Stamps: Rubbernecker Garden Phrase Set 508
Paper: Brocade Blue, White
Ink: Stormy Sky
Accessories: Martha Stewart Cornflower, Pine, Frond and Punch ARound the Page Eyelet Punches, Embossing Folder, Nestabilities, Stylus, Mouse PAd, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape