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Florigami

Make a Flower Shadowbox

Diy, Crafts, Scrapbooking, How to, Florigami, Quick Quotes, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a tutorial on how to make a piece of shadow box art.  I used the Whistlin' Dixie collection again because I'm in love with it right now.  You will need a shadow box and you will need to cut out rosettes and flowers from the paper you choose.  I used my Cricut for this because it saved time.  I cut the stems and the leaves by hand.



Check out the video below.



Quick Quotes Products Used:
Whistlin' Dixie - 109,108, 107, 101, and 100
Powderpuff Chalking Ink - BarnBoard

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Happy crafting!

Snowman Shaker Card with the We R Memory Keepers' Fuse Tool

Cards, Christmas, Crafts, Florigami, Drawing, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone!!! I wanted to post a quick tutorial for this snowman shaker card I finished.  

 

 The finished card! 

The finished card! 

I started by using some white card stock and a snowman stamp. 

 

 2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

2 stamped snowmen in case I make a mistake. 

Then I colored one in with my Spectrum Noir markers. 

 

 All dressed up. 

All dressed up. 

Then I fussy cut the head off, because I knew that was all I would be using. 

 

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Then I cut a 4.25" x 11" strip of heavyweight card stock for my base.  

 

 Top folding card. 

Top folding card. 

Then I cut a 3.74" x 5" piece of red card stock. 

 

 Red insert. 

Red insert. 

I decided to spray a sheet of paper I had with spray glitter to give it some shine. The paint takes 10-15 minutes to dry, so I was working on other things while it dried. Here is the result.

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Next I started on my shaker pocket. I used a circle die one size bigger than the die I chose for my card and taped it to a plastic sheet. 

 Secured die and the Fuse.

Secured die and the Fuse.

Then I cut around about 3/4 of my circle, leaving an opening at the top. 

Then I filled it with sequins and glitter, and then sealed the pocket shut. 

 Finished pocket. 

Finished pocket. 

To cut the window I used a die slightly smaller than the shaker pocket. I taped the glitter paper and the card base together and taped the die to the front.

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Now came the assembly of the card. I started by adding a sweater to the snow man and attaching him to the back of the glitter paper so that his scarf was hanging out. 

 

 His sweater from the back. 

His sweater from the back. 

I just cut out a piece of card stock and stuck his head on it.

 Then attached the pocket to the back of the glitter paper as well.

 Almost done. 

Almost done. 

Then added the red insert and it was done and ready for greatness!  

 

 Happy Holiday! 

Happy Holiday! 

Using the same technique I made this gift tag. 

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:) 

 

That's all for this post, and let me know if you have questions, Happy Crafting!!

Craftermath - An Engineer's Guide to Crafting

Wedding, Thrift, Paper crafting, Florigami, Craftermath, Diy, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

So I wanted to make these little rosettes I kept seeing and it occurred to me that I already had all of the materials, but I did not see any clear instructions for the sizes of paper needed.  Then I realized that they are just strips of paper in circles, so I used the circumference formula: 

c=2*pi*r

Where c= the length of your paper, r=the height of your paper, and pi can be rounded to 3.14 and the size of the finished circle across will be 2 times the value of r.  Sounds a little complex, but I'll give an example.

Say I want a rosette that is 7" across. Then my strips of paper need to be 3.5" width wise and at least 22" lengthwise, but you should do at least 24" lengthwise since the paper is folded.  To go the other way, say I have paper that is 18" lengthwise, the biggest rosette I can get from that is going to be about 5.75" across, so to be safe, I should cut the width of my strip to about 2.5"-2.75" just to be safe so I'm not stretching the paper.  This formula will work for any size rosette and you can adjust your accordion folds based on appearance, but remember, the further apart your folds are, the more you "shorten" your initial length, so always try to have extra length so you don't tear your paper, happy crafting! 

Materials needed: 

Paper of your choice, I used K & Company Double Sided paper

Glue, I used Elmer's Craft Bond

Scoring Board, I used Martha Stewart

Button

Embroidery Floss and Needle

Scalloped Die Cuts, I used my Cuttlebug, but you can also use a punch

 Materials used for rosettes minus my Martha Stewart scoring board! I used one but it's not in this pic.

Materials used for rosettes minus my Martha Stewart scoring board! I used one but it's not in this pic.

The above rosette is 3" across. I cut my paper 1.5" wide and 12" long. So I needed at least 9.4" length, but I wanted it to look "full" so I used the entire 12" length with 1/4" folds.

 

 A stacked rosette. 

A stacked rosette. 

This was done using 20" of length and 3.5" of height, I did all of the folding and glueing and then cut 1" off the top to make 2 rosettes, 1 at 2.5" height (5" across when flattened) and 1 at 1" height (2" across when flattened) and then glued them together.