Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flowers in a pot

Sorry I haven't updated my blog in what seems forever! But we are going to what was supposed to be an easy "kitchen remodeling" project which is now a MAJOR downstairs remodeling and I don't have a crafting area that gives me enough space to create. But this is what I managed to make in the little desk DH gave me to use in the mean while.

I have been obsessed with flowers lately, especially flowers that look REAL. Ana Fearer from More Paper than Shoes is amazing at making these awesome looking flowers. You HAVE to check her out! Also, this is one of my newest favorite blogs: Joanna  has lots of free tutorials too, she is so talented. I check her blog weekly for any updates.

This is what I ended up making for my daughter's teachers, flower pots and I added a gift card for School Box (I heard teachers love that place, lol)

I cut the flowers with my silhouette (I made the file) and used my birch leaf McGuill punch for the leaves. The flower pots are from Michael's and I used scratch paper for the tags.

Let me tell you that these flowers are A LOT of work. Each one took me an average of 20 minutes probably and that's the reason why I made so few. Thank goodness for my cameo to help me cut the petals so fast but boy the prepping/embossing and shaping of the flowers took me forever! But I see them and know the time I spent on each of them was well worth it.

I will show you pictures of my kitchen once everything is done and ready. I promise. Please come back tomorrow for the Cameo Creations Challenge, we have a very hard one (for me, lol) and it is to make a Layout and anything goes. I am not a scrapbooker but I did my best. See ya tomorrow!!


  1. I love them! Absolutely love them! they are works of art and the recipients are going to be beyond thrilled to get them. Thank you for sharing these little paper delights.

  2. P.S. I believe your daughter will be enrolled in the "teacher's pet" club after the teachers in her school see what Sophie's mom can make. :-)

  3. these are beautiful! flowers that will never die, my fave! :)

  4. Thank you ladies. I appreciate the feedback :)

  5. Beautiful potted flowers :)
    I like Anna's flowers too :)
    Thank you for your kind words about me :)

  6. Fab flowers.
    tine (Addie24)

  7. Joanna, your flowers are always beautiful too. I keep running out of time to go get the handmade paper at my local stamping store. Their hours are so odd and I am not available when they are open, but I want to try making the wrinkled looking flowers you have made many times. They are gorgeous!
    Thank you for stopping by :)

  8. Ooooh, I love these! Paper flowers are a weakness of mine. I'll bet the teachers were thrilled to get these lovely potted flowers!


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