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Oct 27, 2010
When they were young they never left the house without their hair being perfect. As they aged they cared less about their hair & even less about those flowers and bows.
Finally things have come full circle and they of course care VERY MUCH about their hair (at 12 & 16) and hair accessories have come back into fashion! Bows, clips, headbands, etc....
This is a new style of "flower" I learned recently in a class from the very talented Adair.
You begin with 8 large circles (I used scalloped circles on these pictures) you will also need 8 of the smaller circles and a layer of lace or tulle.
Taking one stack of circles at a time cut into them from on edge to the center (just a straight slit). Beginning at one edge you accordion fold the circle until it become a wedge shape - folding approx. 7 times, making 8 layers. I use hot glue to secure each until I am ready to attach them. Complete this step with both the large and small circles.
Once you have all your pieces folded and secured. You will begin to form a circle with the large circles gluing 2 together, then a 3rd, and as you add the 4th...you should have 1/2 a circle. They don't (and often won't) line up perfect, no worries....that will be covered up.
I then use a drop of hot glue to attach the layer or tulle/lace and set it aside as I build the smaller circle in the same way. Again building a circle and gluing it down to the lace/tulle layer.
I finish mine off with buttons, stones, knots and any other little items I find that match and look cute. My girls loves them and I've made quite a few for their friends too. I just glue alligator clips to the backs, but you can also add bar pins to wear them on a lapel or bag.
Oct 26, 2010
Take a full sheet of 12 x 12 paper and score it at 6inches on each side. This will resulting in 4 - 6x6 scored squares.
Second cut one scored line from the edge to the center of the four squares (see dotted line)
Next using a ruler, score from the corner of the new cut line, to the corner diagonally from it, this will form 2 triangles on each of the flaps.
Alone that scored triangle line, crease the cardstock, forming a triangle. Using your tape runner or adhesive of your choice, glue the flap down to make that triangle double thick.
Next you will form the pockets. On flap #1 add adhesive along the triangle/pocket edge that will lay closest to the center scored line, that will be the fold in the page. Keep the adhesive as close to the edge as possible so you will have plenty room to use that pocket. On flap #2 you will do the exact same thing, but this time folding the flap backwards to the other side. After gluing it down, you will have one pocket on each side. This will be 2 pages, each side consisting of 1 pocket, 1 flat side.
The blue represents your pockets/flaps. But this is as if you can see thru the cardstock to see each sides pocket.
Oct 25, 2010
I made a small banner using the "lost and found" line by my minds eye. It turned out pretty cute. This shows it under construction and the glossy accents drying.
Here is the finished product:
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I used the fun Bo Bunny Halloween line "Whoo-ligans". I'd been looking for just about any excuse to use this line of paper. She was thrilled with my invitation design and they are all tired, enveloped, addressed and ready to be delivered to her friends! I guess she's a bit excited :)
Oct 5, 2010