Saturday, July 20, 2013

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - July Flowers

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" in July you are right on track. This month we are showcasing Flowers. So WELCOME! You should be coming from Janet's Blog. There are 6 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on below.
  1. Wendy Kessler -
  2. Janet McCormick -
  3. Rachel Ventura -
  4. Nikki DeWitt-
  5. Tabbi Fritz-
  6. Shirley Ross -
Let's get started. I created these paper flowers. So, I definitely have a ton of flowers but I was traveling this month and left all my projects back in Washington. So instead I will be showing this technique of flower making. 
 First cut out 3 - 7 cricut fowers and spray them as desired with reinker or distress them.
 Layer them and punch a hole in the middle
 insert a brad
 scrunch the first flower while the paper is still wet from the water and reinker
 then scrunch up the next layer and so forth until you get to the last layer.
Unscrunch the flower and allow it to dry into the shape you desire. You can also round the petals with a quilling tool or piercing tool.
Add the flowers to any layout as is or sontinue to develop the flower (see below)
  Mix some liquid glass, reinker, and glitter together in a craft jar.
 Add the shinning mixture to the edges of your flower
 Allow to cry completely before adding to any layout or card.
Now hop on over to Nikki's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash. Don't forget to leave a comment :) Have a great day and Happy Scrappin' 


  1. Rachel, these flowers are fantastic!! I am going to be making some for layouts I am working on!

  2. Wonderful flower making technique!

  3. You are so creative! great job and directions.