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Spellbinders Autumn Paper Bunting

Spellbinders Autumn Paper Bunting - Lisa Fulmer

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I love all the distressed metal buckets in the craft store, but some of them are a tad too drab for me. Give a plain container a pop of personality with paper bunting! Spellbinders has so many great dies for creating as many pennants as you need to gussy up your bucket and turn it into a charming centerpiece – mix and match your favorites. Happy die-cutting and I hope you have a banner day! Click to watch my YouTube video tutorial!

Supplies

Spellbinders Products:

Grand Calibur Machine

Arched Windows die set

– Assorted leaf, vine and flower dies

Basketweave 3-D Embossabilities folder

Solid cardstock

Glue stick, scotch tape

1/16” hole punch, hat pin

Jump rings and chain links

Jewelry pliers

Adhesive flatback gems

Ribbon

  1.  Each pennant uses several different dies – lay them out on the base plate and place small pieces of cardstock on top of each die to cut in one pass through the machine.

TIP:  For more intricate dies, place a piece of wax paper or non-stick parchment on the die under the cardstock, so it’s easier to release after it’s cut.

  1.  Reinforce both edges of each large pennant with tape on the back. Mark and punch a hole on each side through the tape for inserting a large jump ring to assemble the banner later.
  2.  Add texture to the leaves by embossing them in the basketweave folder. Add texture to the center of your flowers with pinholes, if desired.
  3.  Layer and glue the pieces together for each pennant and embellish with gem(s).
  4.  Assemble the banner by putting a jump ring through each hole, adding a larger chain link in between and closing the jump rings with beading pliers.
  5.  Tie ribbon at each end of the pennant and attach the bunting to your bucket.


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Paper Flower Corsage with Spellbinders Die-cuts

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This flower corsage is actually quite versatile – you can pin it to your lapel, use it on a gift package, or embellish the lid of a box or jar with it. I combined three different sets of Spellbinders dies to create this one-of-a-kind paper flower corsage.

Watch my Spellbinders Paper Flower Corsage YouTube video tutorial!

Supplies

Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements – Opulent Ovals die set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Foliage Two die set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Spiral Blossom One die set
Green and yellow cardstock
Crinkly handmade art paper
Glitters – green and yellow
Small paintbrush
Craft glue
Buttons, small bead and bling
Pencil and small cylindrical vial

1.  Die-cut a medium solid oval from green cardstock and a smaller lacy-edge oval from yellow cardstock – glue the yellow on top of the green oval, off-center to create a base for the corsage. Die-cut some of the smallest ovals to use as accent leaves.

2.  Die-cut two spiral blossoms from crinkly art paper. Starting with the outside end, wrap one spiral around a pencil. Keep the bottom edge of the spiral flush against itself and add a little glue in a few spots as you coil it around the pencil to create a tight bloom. Slide it off the pencil and let dry.

3.  Make a larger bloom with second spiral by wrapping it around a small vial (I used my glitter container) instead of a pencil.

4.  Die-cut a variety of leafy foliage vines from the green and yellow cardstock. Brush glue on the leaf tips and sprinkle glitter over the glue.

5.  Stack and glue 3 buttons together with a smaller one on top, then glue the stack inside the hole of the larger bloom. Add glitter to the tips of the petals.

6.  Glue a small bead inside the center of the smaller bloom.

7.  When all the glitter and glue is dry, arrange the blooms, accent leaves and vines on the oval base as and glue into place as desired.

8.  Glue on some crystal bling accents in a few places; glue a pin finding to the back if you plan to wear it.

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Aleene’s Mixed Media Mini Canvas by Tiffany Windsor

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This mixed media mini canvas by Tiffany Windsor is a quick and easy way to celebrate friendship. Decorated with dip dye paper towels, stencils, ribbon, paper flower and sentiment, this mini canvas makes a great gift for a special friend.

Watch Tiffany’s Mixed Media Mini Canvas YouTube tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Decoupage – Matte
Sponge brush
Mini stretched canvas
Paper towel (dip dyed with acrylic paint) or scrapbook paper
Stencils – patterns of your choice
Acrylic paint
Cosmetic wedges
Ribbon, paper flower, sticker sentiment, rhinestones

1. Cut paper towel slightly larger than canvas (front and sides)

2. Brush Decoupage medium onto front of canvas and onto back of paper.

3. Press paper onto front of canvas. Clip corners of paper to create clean corners.

4. Brush Decoupage medium onto sides of canvas. Press paper into medium wrapping cleanly around the corners, cutting away excess paper. Let dry. (You can also use hair dryer to speed up the drying process.)

5. Place first stencil onto canvas. Sponge acrylic paint over stencil. Lift to reveal design. Let dry.

6. Place second stencil onto canvas and repeat painting process. Lift to reveal design. Let dry.

7. Cut length of ribbon to fit across front and wrap around sides of canvas. Apply Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue to back of ribbon and glue in place. Let dry and cut away excess ribbon ends.

8. Glue flower and rhinestones in place.

9. Adhere sentiment to canvas.

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Aleene’s Flower Petals Summer Shoes by Tiffany Windsor

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Grab your old canvas shoes and bring them to life with die cut t-shirt flower petals! These fashionably fabulous floral shoes are easy to make with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape. From summer casual flats to high heels, this floral technique is cute for girls of all ages.

Watch Tiffany’s Flower Petals Summer Shoes YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape
Die cut machine and small flower die
T-shirt (or other white 100% cotton fabric)
Canvas shoes (or high heels)
Non-stick scissors
Tulip Fabric Spray Paint (metallic) or fabric colorant of your choice
Wax paper (to protect work surface while spraying)

1. Cut fabric into strips. Layer the strips and cut into squares (cut to size needed for die-cut petals). Cut flower petals with die cut machine. (Note that you will need two layers for each flower. With my die cut machine (Sizzix Big Shot), I could cut up to 5 layers at one time.

2. Cut a small strip (or square) of Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape. Remove paper backing and apply to center of one petal. Remove paper backing and stick two flower petal layers together. Repeat to create enough flowers to cover desired section(s) of your shoes.

3. Protect work surface with wax paper (or fabric) and place your glued flower petals in rows. Spray with fabric colorant. (Note: if you want your coloring to match on each shoe, lay out two rows per color.) Let dry completely.

4. Cut a small piece of Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Tape. Remove paper backing and apply to back of all flowers. Remove paper backing and stick to shoe in desired pattern.

5. Be sure to press all petals firmly in place so that the glue sticks to shoe and to flowers.

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Aleene’s Mother’s Day Coupon Flower Bouquet by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers shares a clever idea for creating special coupons for Mom! This flower bouquet will brighten up any special occasion!

Watch EcoHeidi’s Mother’s Day Coupon Flower Bouquet YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Peel & Stick Sheets
Fabric –  for the flowers – fun colors –  for the leaves assorted greens (note: for the stems and leaves you will need to rip fabric strips from green fabric and iron flat)
Scissors
Aleene’s Mothers Day Coupon Flower Pattern
Buttons (various colors and styles)
Wooden skewer sticks (for stems)
Florist wire 20 gauge (for leaves ) 2 for each flower 6” – 8” long
Needle nose pliers (to bend leaves wire)
Circle template or paper punch (for cutting coupon)
Paper (for coupons)
Jar to hold flowers
Paper shreds for inside jar

1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric slightly larger than Peel & Stick sheets. Remove release paper and press Peel & Stick onto wrong side on one piece of fabric. Press paper firmly with fingers (or use a craft stick with one end cut off to use a rubbing tool). Remove release paper and adhere both pieces of fabric wrong sides together. Place pattern onto top and cut out flowers.

2. Glue buttons in place on front of flowers with several layers of Peel & Stick.

3. To cover the stems, place a 1/2″ x 1/2″ piece of Peel and Stick onto the end on the wrong side of one of the green fabric strips. Remove backing paper and place onto the top of a wood skewer stick. Begin to roll or wrap fabric around the stick. When you reach the end of stick, cut fabric and place another small piece of Peel & Stick on fabric and finish wrapping end to secure in place.

4. For spiral leaves, use same procedure of wrapping fabric strip(s) on the florist wire. Using pliers, bend covered florist wires into spirals. Cut a 6″ strip of the green fabric. Cut a 1/2″ piece of Peel & Stick and attach to end of wrong side of fabric. Remove paper backing. To hold the two leaves onto the stem, adhere the end of the 6″ fabric strip just below the spirals and continue to wrap fabric strip around stem to secure leaves in place. Use another piece of Peel & Stick to glue end of fabric strip in place on stem.

5. Use Peel & Stick to adhere flower to top of stem.

6. Print out coupons on computer and cut into circles approximately 1-½” diameter.

7. Place a small piece of Peel & Stick on back of coupon. Remove the backing paper and place coupon onto the back of the flower (over the stem.)

8. Fill jar with paper shreds and tie a fabric bow around the jar. Place flowers into the jar.

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How to Make Giant Tissue Flowers by Savannah Starr

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Savannah Starr shares how to make giant tissue flowers that you can use to the decorate the wall, arrange in a large vase or dance around the room!

Watch Savannah’s Giant Tissue Flowers YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

20″ x 30″ tissue paper (non bleeding tissue paper is the best – the cheaper tissue papers can quickly lose their colors when exposed to light) colors and patterns of your choice – you will need two sheets for each flower
Smooth sided pencil (or pen)
Scissors
Chenille stems (one for each flower)
Wire cutters
Optional: Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles

1. Stack two pieces of tissue paper together and fold in half lengthwise.

2. Cut along folded edge.

3. Fold in half crosswise. Fold in half again and again until you have folded your tissue down to about 1″ wide. If needed, use smooth edge of pencil to get crisp folds and be sure to try to keep your edges aligned.

4. Open tissue back up and accordion fold (using folds as guide lines) from one end to the other.

5. Fold in half and secure at center with chenille stem.

6. Cut ends to point.

7. To make a fluffy flower, very carefully start to peel back each layer of tissue, pulling it to the center (where the chenille stem is). If you accidentally tear the tissue, don’t worry! Keep going.

8. Carefully fluff out all the tips of the flower petals.

9. If you want to attach your giant tissue flowers to the wall, cut chenille stem wire to approximately 2″ and fold back.

10. Apply several Tacky Dots to back of flower and attach to wall.

11. Or, leave the chenille stems in place and arrange your flowers in a vase.


 

Aleene’s Happy Day Flower Basket by Tiffany Windsor

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Tiffany Windsor transforms a plain white cardboard pail into a Happy Day Flower Basket.  It’s easy to decorate this pail with scrapbook paper and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray. Alphabet letters spell out a happy sentiment! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s Happy Day Flower Basket YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Celebrate-It ™ White Square Pail with ribbon (Michaels)
Scrapbook papers of your choice
Pencil
Scissors
Wood alphabet letters
Acrylic paint (to match scrapbook paper)
Paint brush
Rivets (optional only if letters have holes)
Embroidery floss
Wire (heavy gauge for handle)
Round nose pliers
Toothpick
Wax paper
Paper towels

1. Once you have selected the words you want on your pail, lay them side by side, face up on paper towel.

2. To create ombre painted effect, pour several drops of acrylic paint on wax paper. Thin paint slightly with water.  Brush paint along bottom edge of letters. Dilute paint with more water to create a lighter shade and brush along top of letters. Set aside to dry.

3. Remove ribbon handle from square pail.

4. Lay one side of pail down onto back of scrapbook paper. Trace around edge with pencil. Cut out and mark side of pail and back of paper with corresponding number. (Each side will be shaped slightly different so you will want to keep the pieces numbered.

5. Repeat tracing, cutting and numbering for each piece.

6. Working in a well ventilated area (I prefer to spray outside), lay your paper pieces, wrong side up on protected work surface. Spray with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray according to bottle directions.

7. Immediately glue each piece to each side of pail. Smooth and press to adhere firmly along all edges.

8. Use toothpick to punch through paper to re-open rivet holes.

9. Cut wire to desired length for handle adding approximately 2″ to each end for swirls.

10. Working from the inside out, insert one end of wire into first hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Bend to shape handle and insert other end of wire into second hole. Use pliers to swirl end of wire. Adjust as needed.

11. Line up alphabet letters side-by-side over embroidery floss. Working one letter at a time, glue to embroidery floss with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

12. Lay pail on side. Lay words in place and glue ends of embroidery floss in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

13. Tie embroidery floss into small bows and glue in place with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Let dry.

14. Fill small jar with water and arrange flowers.

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Needlefelted Yarn Flower Greeting Card by Lisa Fulmer

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Yarn is tons of fun to needlefelt on to a piece of wool felt to make a cute foundation for a greeting card. You can coil it, zig zag it, make outlines, or doodle with it. The texture is warm and fuzzy—a perfect sentiment for a greeting card from the heart.

Watch my super cool Needle Felted Greeting Card YouTube video tutorial!

Supplies

  • Wool felt and scraps in assorted colors
  • Rotary cutter with pinking blade
  • Cutting mat and ruler
  • Fabric shears
  • Yarn
  • Needlepunch and brush
  • Embroidery floss and needle
  • Beads, thread, and beading needle
  • Glitter glue
  • Aleene’s Tacky Double-Stick Sheets
  • Heavy cardstock
  • Bone folder
  1. Trim piece of felt with rotary cutter to 5″x7″ for the foundation.
  2. Cut out petals, leaf and stem with fabric shears from scraps.
  3. Hand-stitch a border around the edge of the foundation felt with embroidery floss; knot in back to secure.
  4. Position felt on brush and use punch to needle felt a 6-8″ length of yarn into a coiled circle for center of flower.
  5. Position stem, leaf and petals around yarn coil and needlefelt into place, gently pulling the foundation felt up off the brush as you go along.
  6. Apply small lines of glitter glue in the center of each petal; allow to dry.
  7. Stitch a few beads into the yarn center; knot in back to secure.
  8. Trim cardstock to 7.5″x11″, use bone folder to score and fold in half to 5.5″x7.5″.
  9. Trim Tacky Sheets to fit a 5″x7″ area, remove one liner to center and adhere on face of card; remove second liner.
  10. Carefully align the base of the felt foundation at base of Tacky Sheet adhesive and press into position on the card.

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Shabby Chic Brown Bag Flowers by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers transforms brown grocery bags into shabby chic wall art! These layered florals make a pretty addition to your fabulously feminine decor! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Shabby Chic Brown Bag Flower YouTube video tutorial!

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Materials

Aleene’s Tacky Dot Roll
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
Brown grocery bags
Scrapbook paper
Acrylic paint – white, light pink, light blue
Paint brush
Water
Scissors
Optional: Die cut machine and floral die
Rub ‘n Buff – gold
Wood frame with heart cut out
Scrapbook paper (to fit front of frame)
Lace scraps
Optional: decorative edge scissors
Stylus (or ball point pen with no ink)
Ribbon (for hanger)

1. Mix paint with a small amount of water to create a white wash. Brush lightly onto brown bag. Let dry.

2. Dry brush light pink and light blue paint over random areas of white wash.

3. Hand-cut or die-cut flower layers.

4. Apply Rub ‘n Buff along flower petal edges.

5. Use Aleene’s Tacky Dots to glue together 4 layers of flower petals.

6. To add texture or a shabby chic effect, press and rumple the petals to create ridges and dimension.

7. Apply Tacky Dot to back of pearl and glue to center of layered flower.

8. Cut scrapbook paper to cover front of frame. Spray Aleene’s Fast Grab on back of paper and glue to front of frame.

9. Apply Tacky Dot to back of each flower and press onto cardboard center of frame. When positioning the flowers, align them close together to give lots of fullness to the bouquet.

10. If desired, cut small pieces of lace scraps and glue between and around flowers.

11. Cut leaves from painted brown bag. Cut edges with decorative scissors to add design interest. Rumple leaves to add dimension.

12. Using stylus, press a score line down center of leaves and lightly fold to give shape to leaves. Glue in place around flowers.

13. Glue ribbon strips to back of frame. Tie in large bow to create hanger.

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Mini Floral Sketch Canvas by Tiffany Windsor

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Tiffany Windsor shares one of her favorite project techniques to create a mini art canvas. Transforming left-over art canvases with a quick and easy outline technique, this mini art is a fun giftable! Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Floral Sketch Canvas YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Tacky Dots
Mini canvas
Acrylic paints
Paint brush
Pencil with eraser (to make paint dots)
Lumiere Paint – Pearl Turquoise
Wet wipe
Fine line permanent marker – black
Paper flowers (from scrapbook department)

1. I am using leftover art canvases from a project I made earlier this year – check out how I made them on this project page.

2. Wanting to change the color theme from pink/yellow to turquoise, I brushed over the painted canvas with Lumiere paint and then quickly wiped the color back with a wet wipe until I had the desired amount of paint coverage. Let canvas dry.

3. Apply Aleene’s Tacky Dot to back of flower and press onto canvas. I like to center my flower slightly higher than center.

4. Use pen to trace around outline of flower. Add several more sketch lines around flower. Don’t worry about being precise with these outlines. Add stem and leaf lines with pen.

5. Display on a mini stand.

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