Here in Pennsylvania, we have had record snow fall this month. We are expecting another snow storm to hit the area any time now. I don’t mind the snow if I can stay at home with my family. That hasn’t been the case…the snowfall seems to coordinate with my work schedule (you get no slack when you work in a hospital). With that being said, I’m ready for spring. While I can’t control what it looks like outside, I can bring a touch of spring indoors.
PROJECT #1: The Crocus flower is my way of telling that spring is right around the corner. I love these cute little flowers. I researched all the types, all the colors, and studied their shape. After gathering my information, I got started making my Paper Crocus planter.
I used Stampin’ Up!’s Small and Large Oval Punches for the Crocus petals. My color palette for this project is Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Crushed Curry.
Aren’t these flowers just so delicate and beautiful to look at? I’m so happy with the way my paper Crocuses turned out:)
It did take a long time to cut out Old Olive cardstock to create the grass bedding for the base of this arrangement. I wanted to create a plush dense grass base. This helps with the shapes…the transition from the white ceramic planter up to the grass is smooth and easy on the eyes/easy to look at, making you focus up on the flowers.
PROJECT#2: Since I love creating projects that are bright and eye-catching, I had to create another paper flower arrangement. This flower is a late spring bloomer called ‘Allium Giganteum’. This flower is purple….the great thing about papercrafting is that I can make my flower whatever colors my heart desires.
My original vision was to create three of these beauties. Well, after 2 hours of pinning tons of little flowers to just one single styrofoam ball, my plans changed. So I left the other two little pots with just the Old Olive grass.
There are approximately 250 small flowers used above to create this flower. My color palette for this project is Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay. Several types of Designer Series Papers were used (supplies listed at end of post).
It took hours to create these projects. I had lots of cardstock pieces all over the place when I was creating the Crocuses. I wasn’t paying much attention to my environment while creating and my little Ethan somehow managed to take some pieces of cardstock and created a little flower for me. It’s definitely those little things that matter. I probably won’t have these paper florals a month from now, but I will DEFINITELY have the little flower he created for me forever! Look at his little flower below……
Have a wonderful day!
ALL SUPPLIES STAMPIN UP:
PROJECT #1: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Rich Razzleberry 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon; Small and Large Oval Punches; Word Window Punch.
PROJECT #2: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Kaleidoscope, Razzleberry Lemonade, Sunny Day, and Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Papers; Big Shot Die-Cut Machine; SU! Floral Fusion sizzlits die; SU! Birds & Blooms sizzlits die; Boho Blossoms Punch; Old Olive 1/4″ and 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.