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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Magnolia Flower

Yesterday the Rubber Queens had an all day event where we made 20 cards using all new colors and new stamp sets. It was a great day. We also had some demonstrations. I showed some paper flowers. Here is the first one, an Easter lily. It's not very hard to make and you can find the instructions here. http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/2010/06/punched-paper-lily.html

These next little flowers are made with the five petal punch. I made mine look like Tiger lily's but they could also be Easter lilies. The instructions are here. http://stampinking.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-lilly-tutorial.html

Here's a magnolia flower decorating a box. I got the box at a dollar store and I sprayed it gold. The sides are brushed gold paper, stamped and embossed with gold. And I just realized that Stampin Up! doesn't carry the gold ink pads any more. Darn. The flower is Very Vanilla and thwacked with gold.

And here's the rest of my display. I tried to think of things that you could do with the magnolia flower besides decorating a box. They can't be used on a card or a scrapbook page because they're to big so I decided to go with a wedding theme. The purse hanging on the right side of the menu frame can be used for a brides emergency kit. Put in a lot of little things that might be needed by a bride. Ex. nail polish, sewing kit, tums, chewing gum, hair pins, extra nylons, etc. There are many things that could be used. Just try to keep it to small items.

You can see a video on You Tube for instructions to make the magnolis flower. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlczsCli5pg&feature=player_embedded
Well, that's it for today. Got to get back to my convention swaps.

1 comment:

  1. Lynn, I thought your display was absolutely gorgeous. I can't pick one flower over another as a favorite, but your wedding theme was awesome. Your flowers looked so real and so very elegant. I can't wait until after Convention, when I have more time, to try these out for myself.