Hi everyone! Well, we finally made it to the final day of the Papertrey Ink February release countdown and the peeks of my latest set, Flower Fusion #1. I have really enjoyed sharing all of my projects with you and hope that I've been able to show you just how versatile this $5 set can be. I want to thank you all again for your comments and e-mails during these past 5 days. It means the world! I am super excited about this flower series and I hope that you all are too!
**The release party starts tonight at 10pm EST on the Papertrey Forum!**
Here is a recap of the set:
- 7 images: 2 flowers, 1 stem & leaves, 4 sentiments
- will retail for $5
- has a coordinating flower die (sold separately)
- will be available for purchase starting Feb. 15th
Let's get started with todays project, shall we ....
Felt...who doesn't love this stuff!? I'm sort of addicted to it and find myself hoarding it...even those bitty pieces that are left over I tend to keep and find a use for. I created a red felt flower on day 2 when I created the tags and one of my sweet online friends (Hi Alice) asked how I created it. I thought I'd create another project for today with more felt flowers and do a little tutorial to show you all how I create mine.
So for today I'm using the Papertrey felt colors you see above for my project...Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry and Vintage Cream.
Using the coordinating Flower Fusion #1 die I created all these flowers with the felt. For the project/tutorial I'll be showing you today you will need 4 flowers of each color.
You will need to fold each of the flowers in half...
and then in half again.
You will need to add a dot of adhesive in the second fold. I use my glue gun a lot when it comes to creating with felt and it works perfectly. Just a little dot will hold your flower in place.
Here is my first set after being folded and glued.
Next you are going to need to attach them all together. Again, I used my glue gun here. I just added a little dot to the solid side of each flower and adhered them all together. I didn't plan on adding anything to the centers of my flowers so when attaching them all together mess with them a little to make them come together in the center. You don't want them to be totally flat.
Here is the bunch of them all together. They remind me of the cabachon flowers you see everywhere. I thought it would be fun to mix the colors up when making these but you could easily make each flower just one color.
I created a sweet set of 4x4" cards using the stem and sentiments in the set along with the felt flowers. I kept them fairly simple so that my flowers would be the main focus on each card.
I hope you've enjoyed this countdown as much as I have. Thanks so much for stopping by each day and I hope to chat with you tonight at the release party!
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1 (available Feb. 15th); Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen; Patterned Paper: 2009 Bitty Dot Basics; Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry; Accents: Fine Linen, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream & Harvest Gold felt, twine, Fine Linen button, Vintage Cream ribbon; Tools: EK Success border punch