Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

In honor of this day I wanted to show you a red, white and blue creation I made for my mom. Some quilled flowers using a cuttlebug quilling die set! I put them in a Brown County wine bottle which is where we went for Mother's Day so I thought it would make it more special! :)



Here is a close-up of the flowers....I love how they turned out!



Challenges:
Allsorts - Free and easy
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - gardening (flowers)
Creative Inspirations - Red, white and blue
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Delightful Sketches - Red, white and blue
OTWC #56 - red, white and any shade of blue

The Pink Elephant - Red, white and blue
Top Tip Tuesday - Triple flowers
TIP: When making quilled flowers it is best to die cut (punch or handcut) a small circle out of stiff board like a cereal box and glue the entire flower onto that so it doesn't come undone. For the wire you just add glue and poke it through!

19 Comments:

Becky B. said...

Very cute and clever idea! I'm sure that your mom LOVED this!!

Elaine Stark said...

I love your flowers, they are a beautiful creation. Thanks for the tip too. Glad you could join Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

bettand said...

Wow. Such beautiful flowers and a great Tip;) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week.Hope to see you again next week. Bettina

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oooh these are really cool!!! I love the flowers and the papers you used! I've see those dies, they looks so effective and hey no watering ;-)

Caroljenks said...

Thanks for sharing your fab flowers with us over at Top Tip Tuesday - Great Top Tip too :)

Carol x

Alice Wertz said...

so cute! wonderful project!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty flowers!!
Love that you made them with a 4th of July theme!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Debs said...

Wonderful project.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What lovely flowers
Dropped in seeing your link at delightful challenge
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Stacie
Gorgeous flower's,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

sharon said...

Beautiful flowers, I'm sure your Mum loved them. Thanks for joining in at CRAFT challenge.Sharon x

Splashbunny said...

Cute image love the layout and colours thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenge for our "Red, white and blue" challenge!
Hugs,
Zahreen
xxxx

Merry said...

Wow...Stacie, these flowers are so lovely. I have never heard of a quilling die set. Will have to look into that. I really like the way the leaves are cut.

Amy Kolling said...

These are so adorable! Thanks for showing "other" crafty projects for the OTWC challenge......I sometimes forget to make things other than cards. :)

margie c said...

How creative! and super cute!
Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant :)
hugs, margie

Nicola said...

Gorgeous flowers, very creative and the vivid colours make them really stand out! Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
love Nicola xxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute flowers!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Zulma said...

This is nice! TFS ta Lollipop Crafts this week.
ZulmaDT

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE your flowers and I love that you created a unique project - they look great in that bottle. Thank you so much for playing along at OTWC.