Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I love spring time shadow box:Best Creations blog hop



Hello everyone and welcome to our Best Creations very first blog hop.
If you come from  Kim Holmes    blog- you are on the right path, and if not- just go back to Best Creations blog and  do it from the first blog on this hop.
This hop is all about Love and flowers, but I decided to do it about my love to flowers and not a traditional Valentine project.
This is a very frugal shadow box (with letters Party over the box to be altered), but as I am a flower girl , I did it with Best Creations Jubelly line and other glitter papers and 3 kinds of handmade flowers.
I also used my Cheery Lynn designs dies- lot's of them here as those dies were just right for this project
The yellow flower is  some tissue  paper "5 seconds to do flower"  and I promise to do some tutorial later .
The pink dotted flower - die cut, layered and twisted a bit and the big pink flower was  a strip die cut, folded and turned to a great home made embellishment.
Here are the steps for my Folded  flower and you can use your scissors too, also the die makes it more professional.
1. Cut a 1'' stripe from your favorite paper, die cut it with some border die (also you can do it with your border punch too- but it takes time, or even with some decorative scissors if you still keep them .. LOL)


2. Take the cut stripe and begin to fold  like an accordion fold- do it about 1/4 '' mostly- I know it's a bit hard with a cardstock, but then your flower will be stable more than with thin paper.


3. Punch 2 cardstock flowers and add some glue over the lower one, then glue the ends of your folded stripe as shown.




 Layer  the flower over the glued flower and add another cardstock   glued flower over the top of your folds.


 Now go to your stash and find some nice button, big crystal or small flower to use as your flower center. Enjoy it!

You actually don't need any wood shadow box for this project- every recycled box will be great with some holes on the top for the flower (wood stick) steams.
The small bird  house was a  clear wood and I just painted it  with an acrylic paint wash.
The only " real" not made by me flowers are those small Prima sunflowers and some plastic flower buttons.
And now just run to the next blog on our Hop- Sandy Ang blog
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68 comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is so clever and fun. Love it. :)

Ziggyeor said...

Ohh love the shadow box!

Sandy Ang said...

Such an awesome shadow box irit, just like a miniature garden

MrsETaylor said...

absolutely beautiful project Irit. Your work is always so inspiring.

hilde janbroers said...

stunning!!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

these flowers are soooo cute and your project is absolutely AMAZING!!!

Karen Taylor said...

Your project made me giggle and smile...so FUN and makes me feel warm on this cold winters morning!
Thank you for sharing such a great project and I hope you have a fantastic day!
{{hugs}}

Jeanne said...

Love your creations!!! Your flower is so cute!! TFS!

Beatriz Rubio De Kimmel said...

I love your shadow box it is so beautiful and all of those flowers are socute!
TFS the tutorial
-BK

Meg said...

Tres cute!

EstherT said...

I love the accordion style flowers since they can be made to match anything!!!

~Thanks, Esther

CheckerBeads said...

Great! I never thought of using a border punch for the accordian flowers!

anne

Ashly said...

these are a favorite of mine too!! thanks for sharing!!

pysselpetra said...

Absolutely stunning project - i love love love it and wish I knew hoe to make one!!!

Emily Branch said...

This project is gorgeously PHENOMONAL!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the festive colors, beautiful flower and happiness of this!! You are amazing!

Teresa Jaye said...

your flower idea is very clever and your shadow box is adorable!

Gisèle said...

well look at that! fun!

Debbie Garcia said...

Hope I got the right name folded flowers

Kristi said...

Love this tech! very awesome! Kristi
http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

That's a beautiful project! I have made similar flowers but never thought to use my decorative punch. Very pretty!

JuliesAddiction said...

so YOU are the flower queen!!! Love your tutorial!

nanatam said...

ohhh, another use for my border dies, thanks!

Leah Crowe said...

super cute accordion flower.. your shadow box is so pretty, makes me yearn for Spring!

LisaM said...

What a gorgeous shadow box!

Eve said...

Irit this is beautiful and i love your flower tutorial ...just amazing work

Bethany said...

Absolutely stunning! Just beautiful!

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful shadow box. I enjoyed your tutorial on the folded flowers. I really like the look that the punched edge gives the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

I love these kind of flowers and your shadow box is great!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Irit, love all the flowers, can't wait for the tissue paper one.

Kim said...

Loooove your flowers and shadow box is fabulous!!!!!!

Susie said...

I love this idea of flower making. TFS

Julie Wasson said...

I just learned how to make these and I love them
Thanks for sharing.
juliewasson@yahoo.com
tidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

Great flowers. These looks so easy to make.

Tracey Taylor said...

This project is stunning!!! LOVE it

Tina McDonald said...

This is a beautiful project! Those flowers worked perfectly here! Great job!

Ann Jobes said...

Lovely flowery project.

Michelle McClure said...

Your shadow box is just too cute and the flowers are darling. Thanks for sharing.

jonaks said...

wow o wow!!! this is really gorgeous!

Alicia Barry said...

I really love your shadow box Irit.

Lisa Watson said...

Love those flowers!!

Catherine said...

This shadow box is gorgeous...I love spring flowers and this captures their vibrance.

nicole said...

I love these flowers and haven't made any of them yet. I think I'm going to have a go now. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

I am loving all the accordian flowers! Thank you so much for showing me how to do it. I'll be doing it with my deco-scissors, hehe!

KerrynF said...

I adore your project!! Great flower, I can't wait to try it.

Ange said...

Wow, gorgeous!

debbiefitz said...

That shadow box is amazing, as are all the lovely flowers you created!

JAVAGIRL said...

I'm addictred to making these

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

Bright, beautiful, and absolutely stunning shadow box!! I love these little folded flower...make them all the time!

Elizna said...

Soooo nice! Will have to try these!

Auntie Ang said...

beautiful

Tifany said...

Thanks for sharing!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

GinniG said...

O M G your projects are FABULOUSLY GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE your flowers!!!

Jules said...

FanBLOOMINtastic Love it TFS

ScrappinAnn said...

You are so very talented. I love the flowers but that shadow box is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.
I am a new follower.. I may not be able to leave your page thoug and continue the hop. Your stuff is awesome.
Please visit my blog too.
ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
annlenth.blogspot.com

Kelly C said...

I love flowers like this! That shadow box is absolutely amazing!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful. I love all your flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Mona E said...

Fabulous idea. Gorgeous flower. Love it! Hugs...Mona

Darcy said...

love your work! thanks for sharing.

Gladys said...

it's beautiful! love it!

pghgirl said...

Your project is just gorgeous! I love your flowers! I like the idea of using the border dies or punches to give a unique edge to the flower. TFS!

joybear said...

Love the shadow box, very fun flower!

Rhonda V. said...

Your shadow box is simply amazing! I love it!!! Thank you for the fun tutorial too!

Kirsteen said...

Love the shadow box, cute fun flower too!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Irit!

Ms. Tina said...

Very clever! It took me a minute but I think I got it and can make it on my own now. :)

Dara Lynn said...

love love love this folded flower!!! It does not add a lot of bulk to layouts or cards and is always a match for any papers...great flower for using up extra scrap paper!!!

ruth said...

Super cute!!!

Karen Denson said...

Cute flower. All the other flowers are great too, and the shadow box is beautiful.

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