Scrapbook Layout: Banners, Doilies and Paper Flowers

This one was so fun to make!  Little bits if this and little bits of that went into the design.  I am so smitten with blue and orange this year!

First I glued down (Hot Glue) the home banner I made for Eddie’s home coming.  You can find the full tutorial here.

The paper is Edamame by K&Co.

I glued a doily to the lower left corner of the page.  The doily was from Jo-Ann fabrics.

Of course I wore my Hot Glue Gun Helper Finger Cap!
Next, I made some journal spots with scrap cardboard.  I inked the edge with Ranger Distress Ink in Spice Marmalade.

Love the hint of color you can get by just rubbing the edge on the stamp pad.

Next, I hot glued the journal spots to paper tags and I attached them in a row.

I glued a bordered smash journal spot to the top of the doily.

I added a second tag and a small bouquet of paper flowers.  The flowers are from my supply shop.

May 10th at 5am Eastern
(Anna Griffin is in my hour too)
May 11th at Noon Eastern. 

Tutorial: Ribbon and Pearl Rose Pin…. Perfect for Valentines.

Ribbon Roses

With a few ribbon twists and drops of hot glue you can whip up a rose pin that has a romantic look.

Gather This: Ribbon, Hot Glue, Pearls, Needle, Thread and a Pin-back.

 Begin with 2 yards of 1.5 to 3″ wide ribbon.  The distressed crepe ribbon used is from my supply shop but you can use almost any wide ribbon or torn strips of fabric.  Visit my shop here.

Begin on one end of the ribbon, fold the corner on an angle and hot glue to secure.  What is that pink thing on my finger?  Hot Glue Gun Helpers…. No more burns!

 Begin twisting and folding the ribbon.  Hot glue as you twist.  Continue to fold, twist and glue.

Continue until the entire length of the ribbon has been twisted and hot glued to the back side.

Flip over and hot glue the tail-end to the back of the rose.

 Ready for Embellishing.

 Pink embellishing pearls from the supply shop.  Visit the shop here.

Stitch a selection of pearls in the center and a pin back to the back.