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Mar 18, 2008

Chipboard Blossoms 1

Good morning! Thanks for all the well wishes for baby Aaron, he does seem to be improving. He had his 10 month check-up yesterday and weighed 22 pounds!! Guess he's not starving huh? LOL!!

Last week I promised a tutorial using the Maya Road Chipboard Blossoms (I can't link them today as they've been moved - but I'll let you know where they are soon!!). Instead of doing 1 huge tutorial I would take a few days and show a few different ideas of how to use them. None of this is new, but sometime it's good to review tried and true methods. My project today is making a glittery Blossoms. There are a couple different ways you can go about this . . .you could use a glue pad or something like a 2 way glue pen but my preferred method is to use Heat & Stick powder (from SU!). I think it really holds the glitter on the best.

These pictures are from a blossom that I used on this card a couple of weeks ago and you can click on them to make them bigger. First you need your blossom and glitter - here I was using Martha Stewarts Carrera Marble. I used my Craft White ink pad to "paint" the blossom white so that there would be no darker spots showing through the glitter. But since the Craft ink takes longer to dry I was also able to sprinkle it with Heat & Stick Powder.
If you haven't used Heat & Stick before, you simple cover the surface with the powder and then use your heat tool to heat it - just like embossing. You will see the powder melt and turn clear. Working quickly you then press the flower into the glitter and use your heat tool again to set the glitter.
Easy, right?! Here's a close-up of the flower that I used on today's project. I found that a Bella Bauble fits perfectly inside the holes of these blossoms and adds a nice little detail.

I've seen so many adorable projects in blogland using tins - altoid tins, paint tins, heart tins, etc. For today I wanted to make a cute little Easter treat container but didn't think I had anything - wait . . . what about that tin of General Foods International Coffee I just finished up? Perfect!! It was so easy to cut a strip of dp (more fabulous Imaginisce For Peep's Sake - this one is Pretty New Dress) and glue it to the tin. I then added a bit of ribbon and my Flutter By image which had been cut out with Nestabilities. The glittery flower was the final touch!
Oh and check out Flutter By's hand . . . see anything different? Since this was an Easter treat I masked off the butterfly and added some little Easter eggs from an SU! Easter set I have. Fun!! Now I find myself looking at all my stamps to see what would fit and look cute in Sophia's outstretched hand! :)

I'm sure I know a few little girls (even big girls!) would would love to receive this little treat tin! Check back soon for more fun with these Chipboard
Blossoms - and let me know if you have questions or suggestions with them, I'd love to hear what you think!! Have a great day everyone!

Cardstock: Papertrey Stamper's Select White, Imaginisce For Peep's Sake dp, Stamps: Flutter By, Ink: Pearlescent Black, Accessories: Maya Road Chipboard Blossoms I, Martha Stewart Glitter, Bella Bauble, Nestabilities, Stickles, Ribbon (Target), Copic markers


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! TFS your tutorial. Glad to hear the check up went well too.

  2. SO cute!! Great idea with the Loads' eggs!! Perfect!


  3. this is adorable, thanks for the tutorial, how fabulous.

  4. Glad to hear the little one is doing well and by the way......


    ;) xoxoxoxox

  5. Very nice project!! Love the chipboard blossoms...

  6. You are so flippin brilliant!!! I LOVE her holding the easter eggs. Glad to see the little guy is feeling better...and thanks for the great reminder...comes in handy since I still need to do my chipboard project! ;-)


  7. Fabulous, Julie! Great tutorial too! LOVE that sparkly flower! Hmmm. . .chipboard you say? LOL

  8. Great tutorial! Thanks, Julie! Sooo pretty! Glad to hear Aaron is doing well! ;)

  9. I've been meaning to glitter some chipboard recently. Not that I've done it yet. I love how yours turned out. A perfect accent for that darling tin.

  10. Great tutorial... love the glittery chipboard and the awesome little tin! :) Happy bday! :)

  11. What a lovely tin, Julie! Your glittered chipboard flower and your coloring are perfect!


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