Gathering Your Tools for Paper Flower Making

Hey everybody!  It's been quite awhile (years) since I've posted anything. Happy Independence Day!  I hope everyone is enjoying time with their families and friends.  
I've had several requests on my Facebook business page, of people wanting to know how I make my paper flowers.  I do teach classes locally in the OKC metro area an am willing to travel.  
I thought I'd start posting here again with instructions to easy flowers.  I'm posting these for free, but have included my Amazon Affiliate links for the tools and supplies.  
The most important thing you'll need is the paper molding tools from McGill.

Next, you'll need a padded mat to work on.  

A flower paper punch will also be needed to get you started.  If you don't have one, the EK Success Retro Flower Punch is a good versatile one to work with.

A glue gun is the easiest and quickest way to adhere the layers of your flower together.  I prefer the Surebond Pre…

Ghosts and Goblins...Day Two!

Thanks for stopping by to see my Day Two projects for Nicolette's Ghosts and Goblins blog hop. If you jumped in here, click on Nicolette's link to start at the beginning to see everyone's wonderful projects.  You should have come here from Robin.

I should have started earlier working on Halloween projects.  I am having too much fun and can't seem to stop myself!  My kids, ages 20, 18 and 14, are old enough they don't have school Fall parties anymore.  One of my favorite things for all school parties is making goodies for them to pass out to their classes.  Luckily, I have an adorable nephew who calls me "Favorite Aunt Jackie" who I can make goodies for.  I keep telling my sister he's my grandma practice. 

I used SVG Cuts' Midnight Jamboree kit to cut these vintage-looking black cat faces.  The bags are just the cheap ol' brown paper lunch sacks that I bought on sale awhile back.  I rolled the tops down and put shredded paper in the bottom for…

Ghosts and Goblins...Oh My!

Welcome to my stop on Nicolette's Ghosts and Goblins Blog Hop.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love seeing the kids get dressed up, decorating and passing out candy.  We usually only get a few trick-or-treaters, but I make it well worth the effort for them.  One year, I had just one and boy did that little guy clean up!  He was maybe two or three and he got pretty much the whole bowl of goodies I got to pass out.  I'm sure his parents were thrilled.  Anyway, if you're in the Choctaw, Oklahoma area and know where I live, bring your kids to trick-or-treat, I've already bought my treats. 
You should have come here from Robin's blog. If you jumped in the middle of the hop and want to start at the beginning, click on Nicolette's link above.
I have three project for the first day of the blog hop.  They are all created with Stampin' Up! products. First up is a glassine treat bag and tag.  This is from the Googlie Ghouls kit.  The mummy is stamped a…

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  I've recently gone from working in a retail setting to an 8-5 Monday-Friday job.  This is my third weekend in a row I haven't had to work and boy am I relishing them!  I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy time with my family on the weekends now.

For Day 2 of the blog hop I again used the "pocket parts" and repurposed them.  The supplies I used are:  Big Kick Die Floral Frames Framelits (Stampin' Up!), repurposed book pages, Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts, tissue paper.

Using the Floral Frames Framelits, I cut several different sizes of the flowers out.  I wadded them up and spread them back out to give them a little extra "body".  Then I layered them until I liked the way they looked.  I'm thinking I'd like to make a Christmas wreath out of them.  They'd also be great to use on cards or gifts.  Lots of possibilities!
Here's the entire hop line-up so you can see all of the wonderful projects …

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but it's hotter than blazes here in Oklahoma. We actually had the hottest day on record today at 109 degrees here in Oklahoma City. Now I love summertime, but 109 is a little too warm even for me.
It was nice to think about an occasion that we normally celebrate with cooler temperatures. I started a new job a little over a week ago at a law office. One of the tasks I was given was updating the books in the library. When I was finished I had a lot of "pocket parts". Instead of throwing them away I figured out a way to repurpose them. For this project I used: Sizzix Bigz die scalloped circles, Sizzix Big Kick, Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb, cream tulle, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and the pocket parts.

Now, for the how to part.  First I took the pocket parts and cut out LOTS of scalloped circles using the Sizzix Big Kick and scalloped circle Bigz Die (retired from Stampin' Up!).  Next, I wadded them up and opened the…

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of Nicolette's Red White and Blue Blog Hop.  You should have hopped here from Robin

I have a couple of different projects for this one.  Tomorrow, two fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and I are hosting a card workshop with a Fourth of July Theme.  I created these for door prizes.

The first project, a tea bag dispenser box, is from SVG Cuts Tea for You and Me collection.  I used plain navy and red cardstock for the actual boxes and the patterned paper for the panels is from The Nantucket Stack by DCWV I bought last year.  The ribbon is from Michael's Celebrate It line.
The second project, a match box, is a retired Stampin' Up! Sizzix die.  I used cardstock for the base and the paper on the outside of the box is from the Stampin' Up Nautical Expedition designer series.  I used the "Its A Wrap...Occasions" stamp set to create wrappers around Hershey Nuggets.  The stars are actually from a different stamp set.  Again, the ribbon is from…

Mom's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of Nicolette's Mom's Day Blog Hop.  If you're following along the hop, you should have come here from Jamie's blog. 

I had a different, more involved, project in mind when I started thinking about what I wanted to do for the hop, but ended up running out of time to finish it.  So, these are my "back-up" projects. 

The tea cup and coffee cup are both from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  These were my first attempts and I can see where they need a little "adjusting," but turned out okay.  They actually went together easier than I thought they would.  I cut the tea cup at 11" which made a good sized cup.  The biggest I could get the coffee cup to cut on the Expression was at 6" and it turned out pretty tiny.  I was only able to fit four of the Lindt chocolates in it.  Maybe a little bag of jelly beans or chocolate covered raisins would fit better.   I think they would be cute wrapped in cellophane with…