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Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy May!!- Kiwi Lane Blog Hop

Hello Kiwi Community!  It's the beginning of a new month, and that means it's time for another fabulous blog hop!!  I hope you've been enjoying your hop so far- you should have come here from Catherine's blog.  If you didn't, hop on over to the Kiwi Lane blog and start from the beginning- I know you don't want to miss any of the fantastic ideas!!  And remember, there is a prize involved- a $25 gift code for the Kiwi Lane Shop- YAY!!  Just make comments at all the blogs along the hop, including the Kiwi Lane blog, to be entered and one random commenter from all of the blogs will WIN!  Easy peasy!  And if you stick around here for a bit, there might just be another little giveaway, too....

Here's the line-up for this weekend's festivities (just in case you get lost along the way):

  1. Kiwi Lane 
  2. Venetia Holbrook 
  3. Heather Conklin 
  4. Jana Eubank 
  5. Jen McDermott 
  6. Jennifer Budge
  7. Catherine Povec 
  8. Gail Owens  (You are HERE!)
  9. Erin Schultz 
  10. Jenn Nicholes 

Here's my little contribution for this lovely blog hop:
Supplies: patterned paper (DCWV); chipboard letters (Cosmo Cricket); ribbon (My Mind's Eye, craft supply); buttons (October Afternoon, Provo Craft); twine (Lilly Belle's Paperie on Etsy, The Twinery, Pebbles); ink (Ranger); pen (Staedtler)

Kiwi Lane Templates: Scallops, Tiny Nature, Tiny Shapes, Accents, Brackets

Here are some photos of the details:   
I used my templates to "frame" my layout first- I didn't have 3 of the same shape, so I used others as place holders.  It gave me a good idea of what I needed to cut and where things would be.  I also (obviously) ended up changing out the background paper for something a bit lighter.


 I used my Martha Stewart Crafts multi blade scissors to cut one layer of the scallops to add texture and make it look more like grass. (That photo disappeared from my camera.... little fingers "helping," I'm sure)  I also did my handwritten journaling on one of my favorite basic shapes- a bracket.  And I was able to use my Scallops 1A border template to make those scalloped rosettes.  Here's how:

First, trace your template, leaving a little bit of the template hanging off the long edge of the paper (about 1/8") or trim off a bit after you're done cutting the border.
Then use a scoring board to score on the peaks (highest point) of the scallops, in the valleys, and halfway between each one.  Kinda like this:
**Please note- I drew some of my lines to show you where you need to score- DO NOT use a writing utensil for your scoring tool!!

Once you have your lines scored, accordion fold your strip like this:
I used paper that was thin enough that I could have just lined things up as I folded, leaving out the scoring.  If you use a heavy paper, you will want to score your lines before you fold.

Next, tape your ends together.  Don't overlap the paper.  You want a continuance of the scalloped pattern, and you will lose part of a scallop if you overlap.  Just use tape on the back of the paper to make a ring like this:
Now you will need a circle of paper (I used a punch to get a 1 1/2" circle) and a hot glue gun.  I prefer hot glue for rosettes because you need something very strong to keep the rosette from popping up later. Here's what you do now: put your circle on your table, put a good sized glob of hot glue in the middle and flatten out the rosette on the circle.  Try to keep your circle in the middle (hard to do since you can't see it once you flatten out your rosette).  This is what it will look like on the back when it's all together:
Now it's ready for your page.  You can ink at this point, add buttons or other embellishment for the center, add glitter glue... whatever your heart desires!

Whew!  That was kind of a long post... thanks for sticking around!!  Now, didn't I say something about a giveaway?  I believe I did!

Who would like to win a set of their very own Kiwi Lane Designer Templates??!!  I will be giving away a set of these Bracket Templates...
...here on my blog.  To enter, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you did so (if you're already a follower, leave a comment letting me know).  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2013 to enter.  That's it!  One follower will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment!  Erin's blog is up next.  Have a great weekend!

57 comments:

bird said...

Love your layout and the way you made the flowers . Just became a new follower cant wait to see all your new projects.

Maria said...

love the layout

Venetia Holbrook said...

I love the flowers.

Jan Cross said...

Great layout. Like how you showed us how you lay the templates out.

Lyne Blodgett said...

I followed your blog and would love if you checked mine out too. Thank you

Lyne Blodgett said...

Oh - Also, wanted to tell you the little tutorial on how to make the flowers was great!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Gail u have out done yourself what an awesome way to create a flower. oh and Brackets are my next favorite and hopefully my next Kiwi investment.
Susan Baker

Anonymous said...

Oh and by the way I believe I all ready am a follower of your blog
Susan Baker

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I absolutely love your flowers!! I never think to use a template and then score, but this is great.

powerscrapper said...

Fabulous layout! Can't wait to try this technique!

Staci said...

Um, wow, wow, WOW! This is so awesome Gail! Such a gorgeous layout and I just love those flowers!

Cindy D said...

Love your layout

TINA said...

I follow you now! Thank you SO MUCH for the flower tutorial!!! And also for showing your whole "framing" creative process! It's so helpful!

James Fountain said...

Love it!

Cassandra said...

Gail, I ADORE these rosettes. The entire layout is amazing and I have come to expect nothing less from you! I most definitely am going to start following your blog so I don't miss out on any of your great tips!! Thanks so much.


P.S. My four year old daughter is INSISTING on making one of these rosettes so I may need to take a break and have some Mommy/Daughter scrapping time!

Scrapping Nana said...

I signed up to follow your blog. Love you page LO!

Scrapping Nana said...

Neat way to use the scallop template!

Scrapping Innovations said...

i love the folding!! very cute details throughout the pages. i'm a new follower as well. thanks ;)

bonnie freshour said...

Not able to leave a comment on last blog. What great photos for this two pager. I even think I could make these :)

Amy Lou said...

Flowers would be great on a card. Must try for Mother's Day.

Shirley Sanders said...

Flowers and layout are great. Thanks for all the ideas.

Bobbie Poppleton said...

Your flowers are eye-catchers. I love the ribbon on the stem and leaves. Such dimension it gives.

Amanda Webster said...

Love the spring layout!!!

Mary said...

Love the flowers and the ribbon trim on the leaves. Good idea to use other shapes as a pace holder.

Sue D said...

Very cute spring layout--my grandchildren love to look at our chicks. I like how you used the templates.
I am a blog follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Laurie said...

Wow!! I love all of it! The flowers are so clever. I love the ribbon on the leaves and stems. I like the cleanliness of your whole layout!! I am going to become a follower.

Wendy said...

love the flower stems!!!

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous layout, I love the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen L K said...

Those flowers look really great! Nice overall layout also.

Neela said...

I tried to do this with the cascade trails but it didn't look as good. It looks great with the scallops. Thanks for the idea.

DeniseP said...

Well isn't this so bright and cheery! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Angie Grainger said...

I love the look of these flowers!! These flowers could be used for just about everything!!!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

too cute!

Vicki Enyart said...

Such a sweet layout, love your flower layers! joined as a follower would love the set of bracket templates!!

carrie said...

Thanks for the great flower tutorial. Love it!!Happy to be a new follower and looking forward to more inspiration from you in the future. Happy NSD!

Lori said...

great ideas, thanks

Anonymous said...

Gail you always make the cutest things, love it

cyndi_b said...

happy NSD, love the ribbon on the stem and leaves. will use this idea on some 3d art pieces, thx

Deborah Johnson said...

Thanks for sharing your layout and the how to!

Carly said...

Love the flowers!!1

sandie said...

love those flowers and how you laid it with the templates

mariangel said...

love your layout and te colors i am a follower already

April Creates said...

well...well...well... just a few days ago I was wondering how to make rosettes....I am SO excited to make these now. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents with us.

Lonesome Mother said...

love the ribbon accents on the stems!

Karenladd said...

Love how you used the scallop template to make the flowers. Thanks for the step by step tutorial...these are so cute and your layout is just adorable.

Karenladd said...

Thanks for the chance to win the brackets templates..those are my favorite shape!! I am a new follower

Tamera said...

I love your use of ribbon on the flower stems!
:)
Tamera
MyHeartBelongsinFirst
Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

brandi anthony said...

Love your layout! The flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your art and technique. BTW...I am now a follower!

Kathy Gayhart Carter said...

Awesome Design. You are very talented. I would love to use those templates. I can think of so many things to do already :) I am your newest Follower. Happy Scrapping Day

2boyzmom said...

I love the flowers.

Happy Hoppin

Deonna

paw said...

Those accordian flowers are gorge!!!

The Wright Family said...

Flowers and scallops and ribbon, oh my! Too cute!

Lenea said...

absolutley gorgeousn this blog hop has me loaded up on so many new creative people

Scrapenabler said...

Great layout! Love how you used the templates.

Diana Matthews said...

Love the flowers made from the scallops. Can't wait to try it!

Chloe Arielle said...

Love your LO! So cute :)

Chloe Arielle said...

Now a follower of your blog!