Hey there! How's the middle of your week going? My Wednesday has decided to greet me with the beginning of a cold – lovely. I'm still in the sore throat, body ache phase and haven't quite graduated to the stuffy nose phase yet. Lots to look forward to this week. Haha
On a happier topic, I wanted to share one of the projects I had published in Cool Tools for Paper Crafters. I love this issue and creating for it was such a fun challenge. For this card, I used an edge punch (Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch) to create extra-special accordion flowers for embellishments.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned paper: Crate Paper
Die cuts: Spellbinders
Ribbon, stamp, buttons: Papertrey Ink
To make the doily accordion flowers, I first trimmed the size strip of paper I wanted (a thinner strip makes smaller flowers and a larger makes larger), then punched one edge with the doily lace punch. That's when the accordion part begins and you begin scoring the strip of paper and then fold into the accordion shape.
For tons of other ideas on how to use paper crafting (and even non-paper crafting) tools, make sure to grab Cool Tools at your local bookstore or online.
Well that's it for today! I hope you find some time to get into the craft room this week! I also hope you don't catch the annoying head cold I've started hanging out with. Thanks so much for stopping by!