Feeling Loopy!

Hi there!

I've got a couple of things to post about today.

I recently downloaded the 3d Loopy Flower for the Silhouette. When I cut out the shape I had to think about how it was all suppose to be put together.  The description of the file is pretty good but I thought I'd give a pictorial of how I assembled this super cute flower! 

Here are the pieces cut out.  I used some papers from the lovely Peachy Keen collection by American Crafts.

The long single strip is to be used as the center if that's how you want to wrap the flower.  Which I did.  So I rolled it up tight. I didn't use the whole strip but you certainly could.

I cut off a tiny piece of double sided tape from Sookwang.  This stuff is uber-strong and comes in handy when you did some dry adhesive but the tape runners might be too wide.

For the larger piece, which is the actually "loopy" part of the flower, the directions are to fold it in half. Again, optional but after doing this, I can't imagine not folding and adhering.  I used a long strip of the Sookwang tape.

At first I glued the center embellishment on the rolled center with some Gemstone Glue by Helmar.  The glue is great but I get so impatient and didn't think.  The button didn't get a chance to dry and fell off in the midst of rolling.  Tip: Add the embellies when you are done with the flower. ;)

I put a line of Professional Acid Free glue from Helmar on the side of the paper I was going to roll.  The great thing about this adhesive is it stays wet long enough to complete your project and once it dries, it is DRY and STUCK!

The rolling begins. Oh that poor button does not know it's fate.

I found it easiest to hold the rolled piece between my thumb and forefinger and then use my other hand to guide it.

 Here it is all rolled.

What it looks like underneath:

I carefully pushed down the petals and bent them a bit.

Then I used some Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere this button.

It takes a little longer for the Liquid Scrap Dots to dry and the button wasn't staying down by itself so I had to get creative.

In case you were wondering... it worked like a charm!

Want to see this flower completely finished on it's project? Well you'll have to wait until next month when the next SFTIO kit is revealed.  Hehe... I know. I'm evil. How else will I keep you coming back?  If you have a Silhouette, I highly recommend getting the loopy flower shape! It is so much fun and I hope my little tutorial will help you.

Now onto a card I made which was inspired by Kristina Werner's Finally Friday video over on Two Peas.
I am definitely a layering paper crafter. I love putting all kinds of papers together with embellishments.  But her challenge was to create a card using one layer. Whaaaat?

It was easier than I thought!

Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations, Ink: Colorbox, Versafine, Bling: Basic Grey, Butterfly stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studios, Stamps: Inkadinkado (flowers), Fiskars (Frame and sentiment)

I think I'm getting a hang of this stamping thing!

Hope you all are having a good start to your week. I don't know about you but I could use another day off. Sometimes I need another weekend to recover from my weekends! Yeesh!

- Melissa