On Friday I mentioned how tired I am of the cold, the snow, and the gray skies. I am just READY for spring!!! Let me shout that a little louder…. I’M READY FOR SPRING!!!!
Ginny had a Choir Concert Fundraiser/Dinner/Bake Sale/Silent Auction for her New York City trip this summer on Friday night. I wanted to contribute something to the silent auction and since I was in the mood for paper flowers, I used Stampin’ Up’s Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath kit (now retired). I’m actually kicking myself for not making this last spring but I put it in my closet and…well… out of sight out of mind.
OH how I wish I had made it sooner! It’s so pretty! I dolled it up a little more by adding the SPRING banner and some sequins (it needed bling, of course!)
Since this kit is no longer available, you might consider the Build a Bouquet Project Kit or the Bouquet Bigz die? Isn’t this beautiful?! I have mine and I’m just trying to carve out the time to sit down and create it. It’s going to look amazing in my house!
Everything comes in the Build A Bouquet Project kit except a hot glue gun (the stamp set is optional). You probably recognize this beautiful bouquet of paper flowers from the cover of the Occasions Catalog.
I will warn you. This is not a ‘quickie’ project. You won’t have it done in an hour or anything so just relax and enjoy the therapy that paper crafting brings.
Another great product to create flowers is the Bouquet Bigz die. You can custom make flowers so easily! I am actually quite pleased with the die. This is what my first flower looks like. It’s HUGE (bigger than my hand)! I tested my skills on some retired Designer Paper first but now that I have the hang of it, I can wait to dive into some Designer Paper that matches my decor! I love the Bouquet kit but I do like the idea of creating the flowers I want, in the colors I want.
Let me share a video, created by Stampin’ Up, using this fabulous die. These paper flowers are just too beautiful not to create yourself!
Here is a list of the things you would need to create the Build a Bouquet. As I said, the stamp set is optional. The cool part is that you can use the stamp set with the Bouquet Bigz die too! Getting more for your money!
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I also mentioned on Friday that my girls and I were going to audition for our community theatre’s production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. Weeelllll, things didn’t go as planned on Sunday SO we are going to auditions tonight instead. lol Thank heavens they are doing it over 2 nights. So, wish us “Break a Leg” and we’ll see how things go tonight.