..and hello May Flaum! Our Guest Designer for May...
It was such an honor to be asked to be a guest designer for my #1 source of fabulously chic and damask filled designs! I love all the lines from Teresa, especially because they can be used for so many things. The Chic Bebe Girl line is a perfect example. While I’ve done a few baby projects with it, I’m finding myself reaching for it whenever I need soft pink and black.
I’m feeling super floral and spring inspired lately, and today I’d like to share an idea I got from a purse of mine. The oval petals seemed like they’d be easy to re-create in paper form with a little tweaking. I’ve created three projects inspired by this today.
Now it’s up to you if you want to layer different sizes, just do one layer, or anything else you’d like. I punched a circle of paper to mount the petals to before attaching to a envelope along with a scalloped border strip and baby decorative bit of paper to make the perfect baby shower (gift card) holder!
For this wall hanging I used one of the board book covers and cut the bracket design into the fourth (previously straight) side. Then I added my flower, a bit of ribbon to hang it, photo (4 x 6) and other fun details.
Finally I attached a flower to a little metal tub that will be great for an in-box, small items, or perhaps as a gift holder. With some rhinestones and a bit of crackle paint I quickly made myself a fun piece from a dollar buy at Target.
I found using dimensional foam dots or glue dots to be the most effective way to keep the petals in place without loosing dimension. For a layout or situation where you want flat petals simply smoosh them, or don’t do the fold in the first place.
May believes in no-rules crafting from the heart, and when she’s not making something in her studio you can find her enjoying life with her husband and two daughters in Northern California. She loves baking, reading novels, and loves how she can add sparkle and pretty details to her memories through scrapbooking.
Teresa Collins products will be featured in her new Big Picture class (link: http://www.bigpicturescrapbooking.com/campscrap.php ) Camp Scrap that begins in June. For more on May, visit her blog at www.mayflaum.wordpress.com