Hello and howdy!
It’s a great day for a blog hop! And I am happy to be joining eight other crafters today for a blog hop in honor of the brand new Card Creations: Get Inspired special issue from Paper Crafts magazine.
The new issue is an issue filled with cards that were inspired by objects in folks’ everyday worlds. Clothes, jewelry, dishes and even postcards provide design, color and theme inspiration for all of the cards in this issue.
For today’s hop, each of us picked our own inspiration piece.
I spotted this picture pinned on Pinterest.
It’s a piece of home decor. Believe it or not, the petals are cut from toilet paper tubes. Seriously!
(And just for kicks, search for “toilet paper tubes” on Pinterest and you’ll see a lot of projects like it.)
Loved the idea so I used it as a springboard to make this card.
I found inspiration in the very idea of using a toilet paper tube in my design.
But to sauce things up, I made a butterfly rather than a flower with a toilet paper tube. And I put patterned paper behind the toilet paper tube wings.
Here’s a breakdown to make your own butterfly wings (or flower petals) from toilet paper tubes.
Cut a chunk of toilet paper off a larger tube. Scissors work fine. Be sure to pinch the top and bottom part of the tube so you get points.
Squirt a hearty glob of glue onto scratch paper. Brush the bottom of your tube wing (or petal) through it.
Get it really covered.
Set the tube piece, glue side down, on patterned paper.
Trim. And get something like these. :)
Then, all you have to do is go to card making town!
Be sure to check all the blogs of all the other crafters taking part in today’s hop.
Leave a comment on my blog and the other eight bloggers’ blogs. Each of us will pick one person to win a copy of the new Get Inspired issue.
You’ll also want to head on over to the Paper Crafts Connection blog today because there’s a giveaway there, too.
Here’s a peek:
Martha Stewart Craft Station…. oh la la. ;)
$165 retail value… double oh la la. ;
All comments on all the blogs must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, December 5th.
Good luck to all!
Thanks for swinging by today.