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I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Origami Folding Flower Tutorial...

With spring just around the corner, I wanted to share with you all an origami folding flower tutorial.  I have been addicted to making these paper flowers.  We even make it as a family activity.  Hope you enjoy it!

1.     Start with a 3x3 piece of paper. I used Enchanted Garden’s Classy paper.  I love all the colors.
2.     Fold the bottom corner to the top to make a triangle, this will be the side seen on the outside of your flower so make sure you are happy with your choice.
3.     Fold the right bottom corner of the triangle to the top point. 
4.     Repeat for the left side.  I used a bone folder to ensure my folds and edges were flat.  You should now have a square. 

5.  Fold the top left flap of the square backwards as shown.  This should form a little kite shape on each flap.  Repeat for the other side.
6.     Fold the top triangles as shown so that they are level with the edge of the paper. 
7.     Fold the right flap along the existing crease.   Repeat for the other side.
8.     Place adhesive to one triangle as shown and attach to the other triangle. 

9.     Here is a completed petal. Repeat steps 1-8 to create five more.  Note where I placed my adhesive to adhere the petals together.
10.     Adhere all six petals together.  When you have adhered three of the six petals add the floral wire in the middle as shown.

Here is what the completed flower looks like.

Once you have created a few flowers you can create your own bouquet of flowers.  I used all 6 papers from Enchanted Garden to create my flowers.  I also added a few leaves using the “B” side of Exquisite and adhering them to some floral wire.  Here is my completed bouquet:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Wonderland...

It was so great to get to work with MLS mid release: Winter Wonderland.  It's perfectly whimsical and also has traditional colors.  I did two cards using the more whimsical and non-traditional colors:

Using the more traditional colors; red and green, I created this wonderful wreath to hang over the door.

Here is a close-up look:

One more look, I used border punches to create the wreath.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Audrey was one of my favorite release from CHA-S.  It's has my favorite color: teal, pink & green.  It's perfect to create those girly girl layouts and projects:

Love the girl silhouette from that card

another card, love those rolly flowers.  so easy to use.

loved creating these layouts, they make me so happy to see these pictures of such important girls in my life.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Working with Playtime was perfect for those anytime cards

The card  below was made using the matching Cottage Cuts Die:

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