Fancy Flower Down Line Challenge

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
At last months down line meeting the girls and I made these fun flowers
inspired by Patty Bennett

Basic instructions for the flower:
1. Punch out 5 Blossom Punch Flowers, 
2. pierce a hole in the center of the stacked flowers and add a brad. 
3. Starting with the center layer scrunch it up nice and tight, then repeat with each layer until they are all tightly scrunched. 
4. Now open each layer. 
5. You can choose to sponge the edges like I did here or opt to keep it clean.  
6. Spritzing it with  some shimmer paint will allow it to crisp up when it dries and help it to hold up well.
The girls chose from my stash of retired DSP to make their flower from.  I gave them a challenge to use their flower on something, bring it back to this months meeting, and share it with everyone.
This is what I made using my flower

I added some tea light candles that I stamped on to the treat box.
Click HERE to check out a previous blog post with Stamping on Candles

I actually had all my little gift boxes made prior to the meeting so when I had my sample flower sitting on my table I needed to figure out what I would do with my flower when I spotted the birthday card (inspired by Cathee Anderson) that I was going to bring to one of the gals in my down line.  
 So I peeled off the original piece and added the flower.  
It would definitely be hard to mail a flower like this on your card so since I was hand 
delivering the card I now I needed a special envelope for this special card.
I wanted to try the new recipe for a bulky envelope that I found on Monica Weaver's blog
See how there is a 1/4" depth to the envelope?!
You can check out Monica's blog or follow these step by step instructions 
which are also on Monica's blog

Step 1 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate has grooves etched at 1/8” intervals and you can score any size card stock up to 12” x 12”. To begin using the Diagonal Plate, place the Diagonal Plate on the base, making sure the arrow on the back of the diagonal points towards the top and that the plate lines up with the top left corner.
Step 2 Insert Place Markers at 3 1/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, and 4 5/8” into the base above the printed ruler so that you can easily reference it when scoring.
Step 3 Line up an 8 ¼” square of Designer Series Paper in the top left corner of the Diagonal Plate. Take the Simply Scored Stylus, begin at the top of the groove and score diagonally at 3 1/8” and
3 5/8”. Turn the Designer Series Paper to the opposite corner and score again at 3 1/8” and 3 5/8”.
Step 4 Turn the Designer Series Paper to the other corner that is unscored and score diagonally at
4 1/8” and 4 5/8”. Then, turn the Designer Series Paper to the opposite corner and score again at
4 1/8” and 4 5/’8”.
Step 5 Fold the Designer Series Paper at the score lines and go over them with a Bone Folder.
Step 6 You will see a triangle formed at the ends. Cut them out 
Step 7  Assemble your envelope as you do a regular one.

She also has a recipe for homemade glue for your envelopes so you might want to check that out.

I have not tried it yet, but I am sure it is great.

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