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Saturday, May 22, 2010
I hope everyone is enjoying this weekend. It is one of those lazy type days for me today, I don't feel like crafting or sewing. I just want to relax today, that is why I have a picture and no card. It is a little breezy here, and it is making me want to finish cooking my pot of chicken vegetable soup, and curl up in my bed to watch TV.
Have you ever ordered design paper that you saw, and just had to have? Well, I did and I ordered it and when it got here.........,it was very disappointing. I knew I would never make a card with it, but for the last few days I was thinking of a way to use it. I had seen an article on someones blog on making paper flowers. I am sure there are a lot of them out there on u-tube. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe I found it on my friend Julie's blog from the UK.
Anyway, I just copied the directions down on paper, and went from there. I decided to try it using my Cricut machine, so I searched for a flower to use, and used DS to size it. Well, silly me who always uses RDS on my cricut got the flower the way I wanted it and started to cut. I used 3 inches, but when my flower came out, it was about 1 3/4. It was so tiny, but I decided to use it anyway. This was my results, and I just love them, because they are about 1 inch and just perfect for using on my cards. They did require a little more work being so small.
I was talking on the phone to Donna, and telling her I didn't have any Tattered Angels Spray, and she said you can make your own. That wasn't going to work either, because I didn't have all the ingredients. So I had to improvise, I had purchased some of the UCC adhesive spray for when you are re-sticking your Cricut mats after you clean them. I didn't like it for that, so I though about trying to use it to hold my glitter on. I sprayed 1 shot on my flowers, added some Dazzling diamond glitter from SU, and wha-laa! I have glittered flowers, and when they dry, they have a light glaze coating over them. They are not sticky at all, now how cool is that? Just thought I would share a way to use up that paper that you may not like. Tell me what you think by leaving a comment. Have a great weekend everyone!