Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flamingo Four: Webster's Pages Orange You Beautiful

Welcome to this month's.... Flamingo Four!!  Are you ready to see what we made?!

July's Flamingo Four items are:
1.  Webster's Pages Orange You Beautiful Patterned Paper
2.  American Crafts Textured Cardstock in Clay
3.  Cheep Trims Ivory Crocheted Trim
4.  Prima Mini Me Flowers

All items available at Flamingo Scraps (limited quantities on hand!). We all started with these supplies and the instructions to make something using all four items. Any other items could be added to complete the project.

Are you ready to see what we made?!

Jen's take:
I decided to use the chosen supplies to alter a little box that I have had sitting in my craft room forever. First I covered the outside bottom of the box with the solid colored cardstock and inked the edges. I lined the inside with one side of the pattern paper and used the other side to decorate the cover of the box. I put the beautiful lace trim on the inside of the box as well as the bottom edge of the lid. The butterflies were cut from a punch and one was fussy cut from the pattern paper. the inside of the lid as also lined with the pattern paper.

Extra supplies used: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. Brown brads for the flower centers.

Julie's take:
I did a lot of fussy cutting from the Webster's Pages paper and I used the cardstock as my card base.  The only thing I added was pearls, white cardstock for the inside sentiment and a SRM "Congratulations" sticker :):):):):):):):) Ohhhhhh... I also used 3D dots to raise the house, tall flower and butterfly on the front :)

Suzanne's take:
I am busted!  The Webster's Pages paper just begged "PLAY with me!!!!"  So I did, just play!  I made these embellies using all sorts of techniques and mediums -- fussy cutting, paper piecing, UTEE, glossy accents in clear and sepia, Ranger Enamel, pop tape, glubers, glitter and glaze pens, inks, and stickles!  I also used some bling and Tim Holtz and spellbinder die cuts!  I learned several things -- I do not have a very steady hand as evidenced with the enamel; I need new pens; I need to remember to revisit older techniques more often; and I need practice, practice, practice!!!

But boy, oh boy, did I have a fun day!!!

So here we are at the end of another Flamingo Four and we hope you enjoyed it! We hope that we have inspired you and we'd love to see what you make if you do, so please stop by and share it with us!


  1. Loving what everyone made with the four items! Gorgeous!! :):):):):):):)

  2. I love all your projects! Jen's box and Julie's card are both gorgeous. Suzanne- I love that you just played with the materials. This is such a fun hobby with so many wonderful techniques, and it's a good reminder that not everything has to result in a finished project.

  3. OMGoshness!!!!! Jen, your box is STUNNING and Julie, your card is so FABULOUS!!!!! Well put Cindy!! I often let moments of mojo and cravings to craft go unrealized because I think I have to be making something for a specific reason!!! Suzanne


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