Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sweet Little Flower Bouquet (Anniversary Open House Make and Take)

I totally love the new Pansy punch and the coordinating stamp set, Flower Shop.  That's what was used, along with a small plastic water bottle, to create this sweet little flower bouquet.

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Stamp Set:
* Flower Shop (130939-w, $23.95; 130942-c, $17.95; set of 6)
* Chalk Talk (130631-w, $25.95; 130634-c, $18.95; set of 6)

Scraps of each of the following for flowers and circles:
* Coastal Cabana card stock
* Crushed Curry card stock
* Daffodil Delight card stock
* Pear Pizzazz card stock
* Perfect Plum card stock
* Pool Party card stock
* Very Vanilla card stock
* Wisteria Wonder card stock
* Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper ("DSP") (scraps for flowers, plus 8-1/2" x 1-3/8" for band)

* Daffodil Delight Refill Ink
* Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
* Jet Black StāzOn Ink Pad

Tools and Accessories:
* 1-3/8” Circle Punch
* Scallop Circle Punch
* Pansy Punch
* Paper Snips
* Bone Folder
* Simply Pressed Clay
* Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds
* Aqua Painter
* 1/8” Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (about 16")
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

Miscellaneous Items:
* Small Water Bottle
* Plastic/Poly Pellets (for stuffing bean bags)
* Flower Stems
* Hot Glue Gun


1. Use Simply Pressed Clay and Mold to create three small flowers.  Set them aside to air dry.

2. Remove label from water bottle, leaving "sticky stuff" that holds the label in place.  Attach one end of DSP strip over sticky stuff; wrap around bottle and adhere at overlapping end with Sticky Strip.

3. Wrap ribbon around DSP and tie in a bow.

4. Use Pear Pizzazz Ink to stamp "For You" on Very Vanilla card stock; punch out image with 1-3/8" Circle punch.  Punch a Scallop Circle from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Use SNAIL Adhesive or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere Very Vanilla circle to Pear Pizzazz scallop circle.  Adhere circle over seam of DSP band with Stampin' Dimensionals.

5. Use Black StazOn ink to stamp flower images on three contrasting colors of DSP.  Punch out images with Pansy punch.  Use Paper Snips to cut between petals to about 1/4" from center of each flower.  Use Bone Folder to curl up petals (similar to using scissors to curl ribbon).

6. Punch one Pansy from each of the other colors of card stock.  Punch 3 more Scallop Circles from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Each flower will be made from one DSP Pansy, two coordinating colors of card stock, and one Scallop Circle.  For center layer of flower, slightly curl petals with Bone Folder; do not curl petals of bottom layer.  Drop a little hot glue in the center of the bottom (flat) layer of the flower, and lay the middle layer on top; drop a little more hot glue in the center of the middle layer, and attach the top (DSP) layer on top of it.  Remember that little flower we created in Step 1 above.  Once it has dried completely, drop one more little bit of hot glue in the middle of the DSP layer of the flower and press the air dry clay flower into the hot glue.  Use an Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight refill ink to paint the clay flower.

7.  Use Paper Piercing Tool to punch hole in center of each Scallop Circle.  Use Paper Snips to cut a slit from edge to punched hole in center.  Bend about 3/8" to 1/2" of the flower wire to a 90 degree angle.  Slide bend wire to center of circle so bent end is on inside.  Drop hot glue onto circle and bent end and adhere to back of flower.  (Watch the You Tube video below for a good visual aid in assembling these flowers.)

8.  Once the flowers are assembled, partially fill the bottle with poly pellets, and poke the flowers into the pellets.

(Find out how to order this Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit on my Current Promotions page.)

I hope you enjoy this project.  It's a cheerful little bouquet that will brighten any desk or window sill.

Cathy  ;D

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