Hey Guys!! I had some leftover Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper scraps on my desk from Friday's chipboard binder album. If you missed Friday's blog post check it out here. I couldn't bear to throw the scraps away, so I thought I'd make a card out of it. I ran across a scrap piece of my favorite Webster's Pages lace ribbon, so the wheels started turning. I had to use it, but didn't want to simply glue it onto my card. Then it occurred to me that it would make the most awesome ribbon flower like the fabric ones I made a couple years back (video tutorial can be found here). I loved how it turned out, so I thought I'd share the love, and do a little tutorial.
The card is made from kraft cardstock, Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper, Prima Flowers Tasha Teal, Webster's Pages Taupe Trim, Webster's Pages Polka Lace Trim, shipping tag, Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye, and 8.5x11 Scor-Tape Sheet
- Cut a circle roughly 2" (or punch with a circle punch) out of Scor-tape
- Peel off one side of the backing on the Scor-tape sheet
- Twist the end of the lace, and adhere to the center of the adhesive circle
- Just twist & wind the lace, and adhere to the Scor-tape
- Cut off any excess Scor-tape. By cutting the circle slightly larger than you want your flower it gives you flexibility on the flower size.
- Twist the end of the lace underneath the flower.
Quick and easy, perfect for a card, mini, or layout. Using the off-white ribbon also gives the versatility of Glimmer misting it any color if you like. I hope you enjoy!!
And, just for fun, this weekend we had the Samuels version of Cupcake Wars, one of Maddie and Lily's favorite television shows. We teamed up Maddie and Bob versus Lily and me. Of course, Chris had to be the judge, which she found very awkward at first, but quickly enjoyed critiquing each cupcake (and eating them!). We made a low-fat chocolate devil's food cupcake by replacing the oil in the recipe with applesauce. We split the batter, and each team was allowed to add anything to the cupcake from the pantry, and decorate however we liked. Each team made 3 different types of cupcakes and each cupcake was scored on appearance and taste.
It was a close race, but our team won by only 4 points with a score of 53/60!!! Woot!! It was great family fun, and the girls have cupcakes to eat all week as a treat!