I was inspired yesterday to create a Maze Book for the first time in forever. Maze books are created from one sheet of paper that is cut and folded down to a smaller size. I used a 12x24 inch sheet of K&co Handmade paper.
Here's what I created!
There are fifteen pockets and coordinating tags inside.
I created this "Bowlin Bloom" with some scraps from the Boardwalk kit that Beth coordinated for August at Scraptacular.
I call it a Bowlin Bloom as Jenni Bowlin herself showed me how to create the basics of these blooms a few years ago at a tradeshow. Talk about awe inspiring! Jenni is so sweet!
To create the base flower you need:
~ Three circles of paper. Can be whatever you desire, hand cut or punched, etc. About the same size would be great too!
~ Coordinating chalk ink(s)
~ A good strong quick drying liquid adhesive.
~ Fibers of some fashion for the stamens. I used hemp.
~ Edge Distress Tool
1- Distress the edges of the circles with Edge Distress Tool. Rough it up!
2- Snip circles on their radius. This would be from edge to center point. Think of a "Pac-Man" with his mouth closed! :)
3- Take each circle and pleat it along the center point. This will create a ruffled up jumble and sort of look like a fan. That's OK!
4- Pick out two and overlap cut ends to create a larger full circle. Glue in place and smoosh slightly.Chalk edges.
5- Using the third circle, over lap it's ends and adhere in place. Smoosh as necessary. Smooshing is fun! Chalk edges here too.
6- Glue smaller circle on the center of the larger circle.
7- Adhere desired fibers to the center flower with adhesive.
8- Cover adhesive in center of flower with Stickles.
9- Let dry and then enjoy!
My friend, Beth, had a birthday this past month. She's an avid card maker, scrapbooker, crafty sort of woman and is a blast to hang out with. I wanted to give her something to commemorate her "monumental" birthday. I thought long and hard while wracking my brain as to what to make her.
I ended up creating this grapevine and flower wreath for her.
This month I had the pleasure to work with the "Boardwalk" kit from Scraptacular. It has been amazing!! I LOVE the color combonations! I'll be honest...I originally didn't! Eeek! Turns out that they were perfect for what I wanted to do.
Here's the kit....
This great kit includes....
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle US Map
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle South Beach
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Fun in the Sun
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Sand Dollars
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Vacancy
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Orange Hexagon
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Pool Side
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Twister
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Flip Flops
-(1) sheet Little Yellow Bicycle Sun Decorative Edge
-(2) sheets coordinating Bazzill cardstock
-(6) LYB sheer glitter cuts
-(3) LYB Canvas Borders
-(2) LYB Large Tickets
-partial pack LYB 3-D Stickers
-LYB 10 Things Pocket
-(1) sheet LYB 6x6 decorative cardstock
-Thickers Nikki Rikki Glitter Letters..............a new Favorite of Mine!!
So, would you like to see what I created??
Thanks so much for looking! Go check out the kit and also.......the OTHER AUGUST KIT that Beth has to offer this month! Echo Park anyone???