In the process of cleaning my workroom, which I seem to be constantly starting but never finishing, I came across a bag of fabric scraps from ages ago when I was making yoyos. I hate to throw things away, but I am trying to adopt an attitude of use it or toss it…I am guilty of pre-meditated scrap hoard! However, if one chooses to face their addiction, the occasional paper project might give one the justification needed to NOT completely purge the little, lingering bits of this and that…which is what I just did! The red wool piece is actually not a scrap…I think I might be able to make a few thousand hearts from the piece I have! I love the background kraft-colored tags – so neutral but nice! The big flower behind the heart was leftover from a project. I love the decorative pin! On occasion, I miss-cut a piece of lace or ribbon. Can’t throw those scraps away – it was the perfect length for this tag! What a deal – a few random scraps got used right up. Oh, if only all my the scraps were so small and usable! Now, in case you were wondering what the heck you would do with these… They make a nice touch of color to a wrapped gift, a note on a plate of cookies, and a layout or a card. If you keep them a little less dimensional, you
And I’m going to show you how to make them. I have been promising this for ages, but the truth is that I have had and CONTINUE to have…technical difficulties! This video tutorial is far from perfect, but it will have to do for now! For anyone that I have showed before, I have reduced the count from 16 papers to 12…it’s a little less bulky, but beautiful still. If you want a super full flower, keep to 16 papers! Here are a few more flowers/views. I will show more steps for variations in the next few days! Isn’t the variegated color wonderful? I love how spraying the two shades of color over each other makes such a spectacular hue. This last flower was made from yellow baking cup liners and sprayed after constructed and “fluffed”. I love this, too! I have to say it once again…I love these flowers! Have fun and let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you!