Friday, October 25, 2013

4 Products + 4 Designers = The Fantastic Flamingo Four !!!

It's that time again ! Time for the FANTASTIC Flamingo 4! I love to see what everyone comes up with each month. I call this the "bonus blog" post because you get four great new creative takes all at one time. For the October F4 , our designers, Erin, Melissa, Luann, and Cheryl were given these four items to get down and scrappy with.
1)  Prima "Rondelle" Designer Paper
2) Prima Banner Clip
3) two Prima flowers
4) Manila Tag (small)

Enjoy the creative journey, and let us help inspire you on your next crafty endeavor.

Luann’s Project

When I saw all the lovely papers I thought instantly that they would make pretty barrettes. I was right! I got out the barrette supplies and Mod Podge matte finish.  I cut the paper a little larger than the barrette so I could fold under. Slather the Mod Podge front and back.  While it was still tacky to touch I sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold or mustard.  Using a flower punch I made little flowers to go with the F4 flowers and I had to give them a little spray of Heidi.  I used my Prima Edgers for a highlight colors.  .

Originally, I thought about using the tag as flowers.  Then inspiration and I started playing.  I love humming birds and flowers.  Don’t you just the dimensional of the flowers?  Again, I used my flower punch with scraps from the barrettes.  I attached the cute paper clip and I will use it for the sediment.

I hope you like my challenge project with F4 items. Hope you will give making the barrettes a try.

Hey guys...this is Cheryl. Today on the Flamingo Scraps Designer Team, there are four of us all working hard using the same scrappin goodies and doing our own thing making something pretty! We were given a generous supply of Prima "Rondelle" Designer Paper, a Prima Banner Clip, two Prima flowers, and a small manila tag to create our project. Our challenge was to see how each one of use uses the same materials. At first I debated on making a card, but having all of these nice papers, I wanted to create something where I could show off several of these pretty papers. So, I decided to make a A2 size card portfolio.

I started off with a piece of black 12" x 12" card stock, trimmed it down to 8.50" x 11".  It was scored at 5.25" and 5.75" on the 11" width and 6" and 6.25" on the 8.50" width. I trimmed away the 1/2" middle section from the bottom short end up to the top score line.

Using an assortment of patterns from the Prima Rondelle collection, I cut two at 5" x 5.75", two at 2" x 5", and one at 1/4" x 5.75". After inking all of the edges using Prima's Black Coal Chalk Ink, adhesive was applied to the back of each piece and adhered to the front cover and inside flaps.

Turning it over, I marked a 2.25" line above the top score line along the 11" width. From there I added a strong adhesive along this drawn line and then after folding a 30" piece of ribbon from my stash in half to find the center, I laid the center of a ribbon on the 1/2" area and attached it to the front cover of the portfolio.

At this point I creased my score lines and from the inside I brought both flaps forward and secured the outside edges with a tiny brad as a closure.

I covered the tag with another paper piece of the paper, and then cut two additional tags out from the collection, along with two other papers for two additional mats on the cover, and then tied some ribbon from the Seam Binding Sampler on the tags and used the Prima flowers to embellish the cover and I was done.

This was a fun project to make and a great gift idea to hold four handmade cards. This was a lot of fun and hopefully I have inspired you to make one for your cards.

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Happy scrappin!.......Cheryl

Erin's Project

I am always in need of cards, for lots of various reasons.  Right now it is a thank you for my son's teacher to show her how thankful we are to her (and the school) about his rough transition since the move.  They are helping him in so many ways, and we are grateful that they are supportive to his needs.

I used 3 different sheets of Prima paper and cut them into 1.5 inch squares.  I then inked and arranged them as seen in the pic.  I matted them onto black, then another Prima patterned paper, then on the card base of kraft paper.    I cut the tag down to make room for the stamp sentiment, which I added the clip and a punched out butterfly from another sheet of the Prima paper.  I added a couple of extra flowers to bulk up the Prima flowers from the kit, then added in the buttons.  I created the leaves and you can see the tutorial I made in a post from last week.

Melissa's Project

This month's Flamingo 4 came so easily for me, and for that I am thankful! I have been scrapping out of a suitcase for about a month now, as my family and I are preparing to sell our house and move to a new one soon. I didn't need much extra to complete this project! All I used in addition to what was sent was a single piece of Kraft cardstock, a couple of stamps from my stash, a Threading Water punch from Fiskars, some Prima black chalk ink, and Tim Holtz distress paint in black soot, available in the Flamingo Scraps store via special order.

I decided to make a non-folding card with a pocket for the tag. The sender could write on the back side of the card, or pull the tag out and write on the back side of it, or tuck a piece of paper in with the greeting to send their own little note! I painted the tag black with the distress paint and then adhered paper to it. I also punched the bottom of the tag with the threading water punch. For the cardstock tag that I added, I stamped it with a flourish stamp at the bottom, and then also punched it. The pocket on the tag is a single piece of patterned paper from the pack, adhered on three sides over another piece of patterned paper I cut to size. I used one flower on the little flourish in the corner of the paper and another on the banner paperclip.

Here's what each piece look like individually:

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  1. Great job to all the F4's this month! Lot's of inspiration!!!

  2. These are fantastic ladies!!! Even when some of you chose to make cards, THEY turned out differently!!!

  3. Love seeing such creative and beautiful different uses of the same products in so many ways. I have a hoarde of The Rondelle collection. Thanks for the reminder of how much I love it. Time to break some out of the vault, lol.


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