Monday, December 9, 2013

inspiration monday


i was looking through my journal and came across this poinsettia page from last year, and i started to wonder what would happen if i took that idea a step further.  so i grabbed the same handcarved leaf stamps that i used last year, along with some stamp pads, scrapbook paper, scissors and decorative brads.





the first thing i did was stamp an image of each leaf into a flower pattern on the back of a piece of scrapbook paper.  the nice thing about doing this on scrapbook paper is once they're stamped, both sides are decorated, and it's fun to play with the patterns together.  





then i cut out each flower.




next i added a bit of dimension by rubbing a charcoal stamp pad on the edges of the paper.





then i stamped a round carved stamp onto scrapbook paper and cut it out on the outside edge.





after all the layers were arranged and stacked on top of each other, i punched a hole through everything…..





and inserted a brad to hold it all together.  then i folded and curled up the petals to help bring it to life.




lastly,  i wrapped a piece of baker's twine around the prongs of the brad on the back…...





and attached it to the top of a package for someone special!


time spent looking through your journals
is one of the nicest gifts you can give yourself….
you'll be amazed at all the wonderful inspiration that's waiting to be found!


{supplies:  handcarved stamps, stamp pads, scrapbook paper, scissors, decorative brad, baker's twine}


17 comments:

Christine E-E said...

this is adorable! and uses items you already have --- even better! I'm trying to use only the ribbon & paper I have on hand to decorate & wrap presents. It's amazing how creative you can get!!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous, Lori! Both your flower and YOU!!! What a clever, colorful, creative idea! I made need to give this a try myself! Thanks be for your unending well-spring of ideas. Even if I can't execute on all of them, I can live vicariously through you...
Wishing you splendidly delightful, merry week!
XooX,
Jeanette

Sandi Keene said...

That is beautiful and so clever. Thanks for sharing this!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I LIKE all the steps..THX!
NICE post.

Caryl said...

Totally adorable.

Isabel said...

Una idea estupenda para adornar nuestros regalos. Me encanta! Besos.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful! Lovely! Happy Christmastime to you, Lori!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Really neat idea...sometimes I can't wait till Monday to see what you have created...cheers!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a wonderful present topper!

GlΓ²ria Vivas said...

Wonderful flower, wonderful package.
Besos

papallones de colorins said...

Congratulations!

angela said...

Thanks for sharing! I would love to make my own Christmas bows for my presents. This is a great idea! Have a great week Lori! xoxo

Createology said...

I love to look through old scrap books for ideas that I can update and merge into current trends. Your poinsettia gift topper is stunning. Love all the layers and dimension. December Delights Dear...

Ophelia said...

Beautiful!!! I always love what you create!

Carmen said...

Great stuff!

stefanie stark said...

Oh this is wonderful! I LOVE your inspiration!
Many thanks for sharing all these wonderful things! I will create something like this for my presents as well.

Voegelchen said...

This is beautiful - thanks for the inspiration :-)

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