Build a Bouquet Flowers & Instructions

We finally had our Build a Bouquet Flower Making Class.  It was relaxing and fun.  We made one of each flower while chatting and having a girls’ afternoon out!  It took almost three hours to make one of each flower.  After you make the first one, you speed up and make them more quickly especially since some are similar to make.  So plug in some chick-flicks and make some flowers.  (I would recommend watching your favorites that you can craft to, so you will know what is happening without having to actually look at the screen as you can see the movie in your mind.)
Build a Bouquet Flowers

Build a Bouquet Project Kit #137952 (Available until  sometime in May 2015)
Build a Bouquet stamp set #137166
*Needlenose pliers
*Wire Cutters
**Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
Various Classic ink pads:  Choices are listed in instructions which you can download and print.
Clear Mount Blocks B, C, D, F, G
Bone Folder
Silicone Craft Sheet
You can also use the Bouquet Bigz L Die #137367 to make the same flowers in the colors you want to coordinate with your home decor.

* = Available at stores where tools are sold such as Walmart, craft stores, hardware stores and might be available in your DH’s tool box-just ask before borrowing 😉
** = Available at stores such as Walmart and craft stores.

Instructions in PDF format to Download.  These instructions include the words and pictures from the Instructions that come with the Kit.  The words are too small for me to easily read with my glasses SO I decided to type them out.  I also added the pictures that come with the Kit.  My notes are in italic so you can tell which is which.  There are also some photos labeling what each flower looks like and which parts to use for which flower.  I was very confused as to which leaf went with which flower and about the Fringe Flower Centers.  I hope to clarify everything for you so there is no confusion.  There are also some links to videos made by others so you can watch the flowers being made if you are a visual learner.

Note:  The Daisy (5) and the Chrysanthemum (5) are similar to make.  Same with the Poppy (5) and Wild Rose (5).  There are lots of Pansies (15) which are the quickest to make.

I was asked to join a blog hop so please visit Karen Bouchika’s blog to see two technique cards.

Happy Flower Making!
Nendy Kerr

Secret Garden and Oh Hello Sneak Peak

Happy Boxing Day!  This contained a Christmas Gift Card for my daughter-in-law.  I wanted to use some things from the new Spring 2013 Catalog.  She does like the Chevron design which explains some of my choices in the supplies I used. I also used some things from the upcoming Sale-a-bration brochure.  Enjoy!
Secret Garden & Oh Hello Gift Card Holder

* = Spring 2013 Catalog  available January 3-May 31, 2013
** = Sale-a-bration Brochure  available January 22-March 22, 2013
Stamps:  *Secret Garden  w#129141  c#129144 (Bundles stamp set & Framelits w#131100  c#131099)
*Oh Hello w#3130730  c#130733  (Bundles stamp set & Oval Framelits: w#131102  c#131101)
Papers:  Rich Razzleberry Card stock
Naturals White card stock
**SAB Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Marker:  Pink Pirouette
Big Shot:  *Secret Garden Framelits #129372 (See Bundle above)
*Ovals Collection Framelits  #129381 (See Oh Hello Bundle)
Other:  Black Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
**Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack #130812
Regal Rose 1/8″ Ribbon
Glue Dots
Blender Pen
White Gel Pen

1.  Score and fold your 8-1/2″ x 11″ Rich Razzleberry card stock at 5-1/2″.
2.  Cut your Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at 5″ x 8″.  Adhere to your Rich Razzleberry card front.
3.  Stamp the Oh Hello Oval with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Cut out using the desired Oval Framelit.  Use the next larger Oval Framelit to cut a Rich Razzleberry Oval.  Adhere the ovals  together.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp three Flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink on Naturals White card stock.  Color the center stripe portions with Rich Razzleberry ink using your Blender Pen.  Also color the curled part of the petals using Rich Razzleberry ink and your Blender Pen.  You might want to color on some scratch paper first so you get a lighter color.  Color the rest of the flower with your Pink Pirouette or Pretty in Pink Makers.  I used Pink Pirouette for the two smaller flowers and Pretty in Pink for the large flower.
5.  Arrange the flowers and the ovals in the desired position and adhere the ovals with SNAIL and the flowers with Dimensionals.
6.  Thread the Sycamore Street Rich Razzleberry buttons with the 1/8″ Regal Rose Ribbon.  Tie a knot.  Trim the ends.  Adhere in the desired position in the corners using a couple of Glue Dots for each button.
7.  This card had a Gift Card on the inside.  If you want to do this, cut a Rich Razzleberry  piece of card stock at 3″ x 8″.  Punch a half oval or circle along one of the 8″ edges.  Use Sticky Strip or Tombow Glue on the other three sides and place in the desired position on the lower part of the card inside.
8.  Write what you want to say to them using a white Gel Pen.  Insert the Gift Card.
9.  Admire your card!
10.  I mailed mine in a decorative bubble envelope I purchased at the Post Office.  The postage was $1.10.

You can buy the supplies to make this Gift Card Holder from My Online Store starting January 3, 2013.

Happy Stamping!