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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop and & More Giveaways!!

Welcome to the last stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! I'm filling in on the regular hop today because Bethany had a family emergency. You should have gotten here via Glinda's blog. If not, you can go back to the challenge blog to find your way.

The challenge for this blog hop is all about Flower Power!

"Find a creative way to use flowers on your project! If you need some fun new flower ideas, Miss Arts has a great new class on making flowers...you should check it out!"

What a perfect challenge for those of us who tend to "collect" products such as flowers! I admitted yesterday to having more than my fair share of Prima's "Got Flowers", and promised to give you another fun idea for using up some of these babies that are collecting dust in your stash!

I found this fantastic idea on a scrap blog awhile back, which I thought was a brilliant way to create something a little more fancy looking out of these simple paper blossoms. I decided to make a few of these to show you, and use them on a quick card with items from my kit. I hope you get a chance to give it a try!
The top right flower is what I started out with, and the top left is the flower I cut to make my "leaves". I used four or five layers to make my flowers very full. These "Got Flowers" are a natural creme color, unlike the green ones in my kit, but otherwise they are the same flowers. After gluing the layers together, I misted my flower with red Maya mist for a completely different look.
I hope you've had a chance to check out our awesome sponsor this month! One lucky winner will win a two month membership to May Arts Papercrafting school! I've heard their classes are excellent.


We have another exciting giveaway this month! Polkadot Whimsy, the kit club that created our fabulous inspiration kits, has graciously offered the Liberty Sparks add-on kit as a prize this month! See all the details on this post at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to enter.

Speaking of prizes, I am also giving away my vacation mini kit! All you have to do is post on this thread or yesterday's DT blog hop thread for a chance to win. I will choose one random winner next week! Good luck!


Thank you for joining us this month for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! I hope you got some great ideas on using flowers in your scrappy projects, and had fun in the process! I hope to see you next month.

15 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

The flower is beautifully created. Well done

And your travel addon kit looks wonderful, thank you for offering it as a giveaway

Lisa said...

now that is something I have to copy! those are simply gorgeous - pinning!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Those flowers are amazing!! GREAT IDEA! I love the puffy flowers, I wish I had not gotten rid of my "got flowers" now! Great job sweets thanks for stepping in for Bethany!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful flowers Gabrielle - I'd never have guessed they were counterfeited!

helen said...

I've made these flowers before - but mine weren't as good as yours! Thanks for the tip of using lots of layers!

Linda said...

I like you card and your flowers. I like your idea for misting them.

Rachel said...

what a great idea! can't wait to try it out!!!!!

Alanna said...

What a fab idea to use up paper flowers! Thanks for sharing and I'll be sure to give it a go :)

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Always on the lookout for another flower idea and this one is gorgeous!

Emily said...

I love the red flower with that great black ribbon. And I'm a big fan of the cherry paper. Such a fun hop!

Margie said...

Awesome flowers!Love the red misted one!

Kim Strother said...

I have so many of these flowers and I actually like them layered like this much more! Great idea!

Laurie Marmon said...

Thanks for the great reminder about that flower tutorial. I remember seeing it a while back too....need to try it out sometime. The flowers are so pretty!

S said...

Cute card - I never think to use my scrapping alphas for cards - great inspiration.

Ali said...

Love those flowers, so pretty.