Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #21


It's Thursday, so we have another great inspiration piece from Stampin' Celebration!  I love several of the pictures here, but I was intrigued by the bottom right photo and the ribbon/flower combination.  So you'll see I incorporated that concept into my project: 


I thought this could be a fun party favor for a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding.  I used a Thick Window Sheet to create the box with my Big Shot and the Pillow Box Die.  I added the ribbon to the box using thin strips of Sticky Strip, and I overlapped the ribbon on the front of the box--where I knew the flower would cover everything.  


The only downside is that I realized (after adding all the ribbon) that this treat holder isn't very practical.  You'd either have to take off all the embellishing or cut the ribbon to actually eat the candy.  Opps!  

Next I wanted to add a ribbon flower.  At convention Carrie Cudney showed us how to make these pretty ribbon flowers.  She is an amazing presenter, and I loved her idea.  She actually cut all the scallops by hand when she made her flower, but now we have the new Tasteful Trim die which does all the work for us.  :-)  

So, I took a 13" piece of Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and ran it through the Big Shot with my Tasteful Trim die.  The next step is to take your Heat Tool and heat the ribbon.  It melts the ribbon just a bit, and 'crinkles' it.  Just be patient as you are doing this step as it takes about a minute of heating before you see any results.  The picture below shows the difference between before and after heating the ribbon.  


Next take a piece of Sticky Page (page 205 of the catalog) and run it through the Big Shot with the Circles #2 die.  For this flower I used the very smallest circle on that die.  I peeled off the backing, and then started adding the ribbon, with little tucks, to the Sticky Page circle.  


I kept doing that until I had reached the center of my circle.  


And now I have a fun embellishment to add to any project!  This was actually very quick--it took me much longer to write up the directions than it did to make the flower.  :-)  Now usually I'm not a fan of adding anything too bulky to my cards, but I wouldn't have a problem adding this to a card.  This little flower is more flat that it initially appears, and it is also lightweight.  

So there you have it!  I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other member of the Design Team have been up to this week.  And then make sure to play along yourself.  We'd love to see what you are inspired to create!  Just upload your project and link it to the Stampin' Celebration website.  

14 comments:

Greetings By Chera said...

OH I like this.. its soooo girly!
Great job!

Chera

Allison said...

Gorgeous! Love the ribbon and that flower is beautiful!

Valerie K said...

I like this ribbon a lot!! I'm going to have to case this one Allison! :)

Shari Winterstein said...

Lovely project and the rose turned out perfectly. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Staci said...

That's super awesome!! Thanks for sharing your technique with us.

angieh29 said...

How gorgeous! Thank you for posting this!

JulieA said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Thanks for showing us. This is sure to be something that I will have to try! :-)

Linda Callahan said...

Just beautiful!

Lisa Lin said...

Love the flower. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Candace Lawlor said...

Fantastic... that flower is amazing! Love using acetate for the pillow box - so elegant.

Amanda Mertz said...

Great flower! Thanks for showing the tutorial on how to make it. The trim die is making it way to the top of my wish list!

Anonymous said...

I tried making an acetate pillow box a while ago, but couldn't find an adhesive to keep it together that looked presentable. What did you use?

Allison said...

Hi--thanks for the comment! For this acetate pillow box I used a strip of Sticky Strip. You can still see the adhesive, but since it is also clear, I thought it worked ok. And it's not TOO obvious unless you are looking closely.

Hope that helps! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Love the flower too =)