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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop - March 2012!

Hello, Hoppers!  Welcome to our blog hop!  We have some great projects for you to see on some fantastic designer's blogs on this month's Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop started this morning at 8am EST, and closes Friday, March 30 at midnight.  Have fun, enjoy the view, leave some love and grab some incentive free, just for visiting! 

One lucky blogger will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will just need to email Emma Lou at  emmalou@heartfeltcreations.us, with "winner of alumni hop March 27" in the subject line.  Good luck!  Each blog will try to post the name of the winner by Saturday, March 31.

Selma's beautiful blog is before mine, so if you missed hers, or any of the other previous ones, you can click on any link to go to it.  Please visit each one, and leave a comment so that you are entered in the drawing!  We don't know which blog will have the prize on it and you won't want to miss any of the beautiful creations either!  The hop order is listed below, but I need to show you my project before I forget.  (Sometimers, don't you know!  hehe)

Flower with petals curled downward
Flower with petal corners curled up

For a church function, I was asked to make 40 3-D flowers to decorate cupcake boxes.  The napkins were the same color, and the pattern was paisley.  The tables were so pretty, all decked out in Spring colors!

Here's the recipe -

HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1 PreCut Set
HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2 PreCut Set
HCD 707 Falling Leaves Diecut Set
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Acrylic blocks
Spellbinders Blossoms 3 dies
Spellbinders Blossom Tags & Accents dies
Spellbinders Foliage dies
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Stampin' Up Detail Embossing Powder, white
Stampin' Up's Fresh Fillers stamp set, paisley stamp
Stampin' Up Craft Inkpad, white
Stampin' Up cardstock - Daffodil Yellow, Pretty in Pink & Green Galore
Stampin' Up craft inkpad in More Mustard
heat gun
pop-dots
5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon, green
Scor-tape
Glue of choice
EK Success small butterfly punch
Yellow seed beads from stash
Dry embossing stylus
small paintbrush or dowel rod, 1/8" thick
4" x 4" clear plastic cupcake boxes with insert for positioning cupcake
Scrap piece of cardstock or paper for butterfly

Directions:  Apply rubber stamps to your acrylic blocks, and for each flower, stamp one each of the largest (no.5) through the second to smallest (no.2), using the craft inkpad on yellow cardstock.  Immediately apply the white embossing powder to the wet ink, and heat with heat gun to set.  Position the corresponding sized Blossoms 3 die over each stamped flower, and run through diecutting machine.  Using the paisley stamp and the Classic inkpad More Mustard, stamp all over the flowers on the right side.  Diecut one of the leaf and branches in the Green Galore cardstock for each flower.  Diecut one large scalloped circle flower from the Spellbinders Blossom Tags & Accents dieset out of the Pretty in Pink cardstock.  Punch one butterfly from a scrap piece of corresponding cardstock or paper.  Cut a piece of green ribbon 18" long, and on the same side of the ribbon, apply a 1" piece of scor-tape to each end. 

On the molding mat, use your embossing stylus to break up the paper fibers in the leaves.  Do this on the wrong side of the diecut, causing the leaves to curl up - when leaves are turned right-side-up, they will curl down in a natural way.  On each flower petal, use the paint brush handle or the small dowel rod to curl both sides of the petal down or up, depending on your preference.  Both techniques are shown here.  Apply glue to the center of each of the smaller flowers, and sprinkle on seed beads. Completely cover glue, shaking extra beads off and let dry.

To finish - Apply two pop-dots to the center of the largest flower, right side up.  Stick next smaller flower to center.  Apply another pop-dot to center of this flower, and apply next smaller flower.  The next flower should be the smallest with the beads in the center - apply this one the same way.  Using two or three pop-dots in the center of the pink scalloped diecut, apply the flower to the center along with the leaves. 

Peel the Scor-tape from one end of the green ribbon, wrap ribbon around the box, and overlap ends with the other scor-taped end on top, face up; adhere.  Remove paper from the top Scor-tape and apply the flower.  To finish, fold the butterfly's wings up, put a little glue on the center bottom and position in just the right spot.  Done!

Hint:  Please don't forget to put the cupcake in the box prior to applying ribbon and flower!


FYI - I ran out of the yellow cardstock, so I had to substitute another shade.

Here is the hop order:
Clare: http://clarespaperworks.blogspot.com/    <----You are here!
Linda:  http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com

From my blog, talented Marsha's is the next wonderful blog to visit,
http://stampingdownsouth.blogspot.com.  Just click on this link and you will arrive safely!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit, and I know you'll have fun at all the others!  Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win the $25 gift certificate!



Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, and I appreciate you! 

33 comments:

  1. Clare, this is overwhelmingly gorgeous....my mouth flew open when I first saw it! It is a WOWSER!!!

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  2. Absolutley breathtaking!!!!

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  3. This flower looks so real. So much talent...wish I had it.

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  4. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Love the petals turned up or down...just yummy!!!

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  5. Your decorated cupcake boxes are gorgeous, Clare! I love the sunny yellow and pretty details! Beautiful flowers!

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  6. That flower is lovely! Great work :)

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  7. These are stunning, Clare! I can imagine how beautiful they were all lined up... and how much more fabulous with a cupcake inside! Thanks for sharing your project with us. :) So glad I could play along with the hop today!!

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  8. I love how you embossed the flowers with white embossing powder on the yellow paper. Just beautiful.

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  9. These flowers are so beautiful! I hope one day mine will turn out as beautiful as yours.

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  10. Oh my word I can't believe you made 40 of these stunning flowers! So beautiful and I love the color and petal design

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  11. Your flowers are gorgeous and made the treat boxes fun and beautiful!!

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  12. wow what a beautiful flower love the color that you use
    very stunning
    thank for showing

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  13. Wow Clare, this is such a stunning work of art! This is absolutely gorgeous and what a clever way to use your flowers!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  14. WOW!!! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed your music.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  15. These are gorgeous. I can't imagine how long it would take to make 40 of these gorgeous boxes. You'r church is so fortunate. I'd love to get one of those.

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  16. What a beautiful flower! Great look on that box!

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  17. Amazing flowers, excellent techniques.

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  18. This is an amazing project. The flower is stunning! :)

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  19. WOW! After making 40 of those spectacular flowers, you must be a pro! I'm sure everyone at the church loved these beauties! So do we.

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  20. Oh my oh my, what a fabulous presentation. The flowers are so amazing and I love the colors too. Curled up or down they are all stunning!

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  21. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your beautiful created flower, sweetie! Grand work!

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful flowers!!!

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  23. Oh my word Clare.... GORGEOUS!!! FORTY of these??? Wowzers!!! Love the petals up and down but down does show the stamped lines better... but how beautiful either way!!! Oh I'm in awe!!!! TFS!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  24. Wow! The flowers are amazing!

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  25. This is so beautiful! Loving your beautiful flowers!

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  26. WOW - What great color, the flowers are beautiful-thanks for the tips-love your blog.
    Judy

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  27. Fab flowers and a great tutorial.

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  28. These are truly gorgeous. Can see these on the tables, must have been so beautiful! How wonderful of you to give your time to create all of them...don't know if I could open to get to the cupcake lol (-:

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  29. Wow! This is so nice that I had to look several times. Thank you very much for the directions as well. It is always nice to know how things were created. Thanks again.

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  30. WOW! Wowzer! So pretty! They're absolutely stunning!

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  31. This is such a beautiful favor, lucky recipients.

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  32. Hi, Just came across your blog from Selma's. Your flowers are stunning! Just wanted to say how much I love your play list! Thanks so much for sharing!

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