Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blog Hop Time!!

Hi! Welcome to the Spring 2011 Blog Hop! I am so excited to be participating in the hop this time. I have just gotten my blog up and running in the past couple of months, so come by again sometime to see what I’m up to.
If you didn’t come from Mandi’s blog, go back to Amanda’s blog and start there.
Spring time is a time when flowers bloom, and you are probably scrapping spring-y things. So, I am going to share with you an awesome technique to make some flowers for your projects! I love flowers, so it wasn’t hard to think of something to do for this blog hop. A friend gave us some coffee filters a while ago, and I instantly thought “There must be some way to make flowers out of these things!” (We aren’t coffee fans in my house, so I have all the coffee filters to myself) So, today I am sharing with you a tutorial that I made on how to make your own flowers with a simple coffee filter.

1. Flatten your coffee filter and sew a zig-zag pattern along the edge of your coffee filter.
                   *this is what it should look like after you have completed this step.* 
                        2. Fold your coffee filter in half and cut along the sewed pattern.  
3. Cut your "ring".  
4. Apply glue all over a diecut circle. Then, starting in the middle, twirl the coffee filter strip into a circle. 
5. Continue twirling. 
*when you're finished with the above step, your flower should look like this* 
6. Flatten your flower a little.  
7. Cut off any excess paper showing around the flower. 
8. Tuck in the end of your coffee filter and attach a button or other embellishment to the center of your flower. 
And here are some cards that I have made with these coffee filter flowers.


Well, now you know how to create some pretty flowers out of plain ol’ coffee filters! Now it’s time for a giveaway! I love entering giveaways on blog hops, so I thought "Why not have one of my own?" All you have to do is leave a comment AND become a follower of my blog. (please tell me in the comment if you have become a follower) I will pick a winner on Monday. April 11, 2011 to receive this cute repositionable stamp from Unity Stamp Company and a buttterfly shaped chipboard album from Colorbok and announce it here on my blog.
Thank you for stopping by! Now, hop along to Melissa’s blog. She is an awesome scrapbooker, so I’m sure you will find her projects inspiring! Have fun!

22 comments:

DanaMK said...

What a great idea! Love your flowers!

DanaMK said...

Oh, and I became a follower! :)

Briana said...

Sew cute!

Amanda Johnson said...

That is so cute!! Makes me want to get out my (scary) sewing machine! LOL! I am a follower :)

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I love your flowers---what a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)
Melissa

Cassie said...

I love your flowers! I will so have to try it soon!

Candice said...

What a great idea for flowers!!! I know where there are a ton of lonely filters in my house just waiting to be altered. =)
I've been a follower for awhile & enjoy visiting often.

Kath said...

CUTE flower!!! I Love that idea!! I am a new follower!! : )

Ashley Horton said...

Those flowers are adorable!! I don't have a sewing machine, so I couldn't do the zig zag, but maybe I could come up with something in it's place. I love that it is soft and frilly looking.

Auntie Em said...

Great coffee filter flower idea! They look so cute on your cards.
Thanks for sharing! :)

I am a follower thanks to Dana who left a link over on SNC. :)

Caroleb said...

Love this idea of the coffee filter flowers. They are really cute.

Lauram said...

I am already a follower and I love these flowers! Great idea. I was thinking of doing...well, I will have to try it first and let you know :)

Adele said...

So simple! And darling. Really dynamic element.

Tulip Scrapper said...

I love your creativeness!

All about UNC! said...

I have to admit I wasn't loving the flowers - until I saw it on the card! Very awesomely cute! Thanks! Kathy-K2S

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Hi Heather! Cute flowers! I'm a follower now. Ladyofthelake/Andrea

BeckyB said...

I am now a follower. Cute flowers!

bfran55

suzeyq said...

Love those coffee filter flowers! I became a follower of your blog!

Becky said...

That is such an excellent idea, (except for the fact that i don't drink coffee) LOL. that's okay, I LOVE LOVE those flowers!! I'll be making some of those!! And I'm now a follower!! :)

kelsterjean said...

I love those flowers! That is such a great idea. Now if only I had a sewing machine, it would take sooo much less time to make those.

I just became a follower of your blog. I'm a new-ish scrapbooker and I'm always looking for inspiration to share with my sisters (who also scrapbook). I love your blog and posts and think I will find the inspiration here! Thank you!

Kelly

Janice said...

Cute flowers,,,I haven't seen those before!
janice

ELLEN said...

Hi Heather! I totally missed the blog hop, but I had to leave a comment to let you know I'm a follower and I loved our tutorial on coffee filter flowers. I think I'll have to give them a try - you make it so easy to figure out!