Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style-Melissa Frances

Happy Saturday to you! Today's Stamp Simply Style Inspiration is coming to us from Melissa Frances Products! I've made a much needed Congrats card using paper from Melissa Frances Kitchsy Kitchen 6" x 6" paper pad and crepe paper from Melissa Frances Vintage Crepe Paper Assortment! I LOVE this crepe paper, takes me back to the quality crepe paper of my youth! The card base size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 



I want to share how I created my crepe paper flower! It's so simple and easy! Above you see three layers of blue crepe paper. I have placed all Spellbinders Blossoms Three dies in order of size before running it through my Grand Calibur. This created rings of die cut blossom edging in various sizes!


After separating the die cut blossom rings, I cut the ring to allow a starting end point! The adhesive foundation to the flower is a Cosmo Cricket Gluber. It is a very sticky circle that has adhesive on both sides. 


In this photo, I started with the end point, pressing the inner blossom die cut on the outer edge of the gluber circle, continuing around in a circle, stretching the paper while pressing. Stretching the edge creates ripples in the crepe paper thus creating the look of a flower!


Here is a closer look at the flower!  Once all the gluber was covered with crepe paper, I went in and stretched the crepe paper edging even more. Melissa Frances adhesive pearls are found HERE. The card sentiment is from JustRite's You are the Best Cling Set and cut out using Spellbinder's Lacey Pennant Set dies.


How about the above Melissa Frances kit for Mystery Blog Candy this week? Lots of yummy goodness in this package! The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leave a comment on each blog! This will increase your chances of winning. The winner will be selected at 6pm EST on Tuesday, June 5 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday or thereafter. You must check back to claim you prize if you are the winner!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!  I'VE BEEN BUSY WITH FAMILY, CHURCH, AND LIFE ACTIVITIES! MY HOPE IS TO GET BACK INTO THE STUDIO MORE! TAKE GOOD CARE!
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61 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

WOW!!! Barb, that flower is amazing and your tutorial shows how super EASY it is to do -- thank you so much for sharing that. What a lovely project!!! If I didn't have graduation parties to attend today, I'd be making crepe paper flowers -- LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

What a perky card...nice colors and, of course, ribbon.

Jan D.
Jacksonville, FL

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love the big layered flower and the bling! Such pretty colors!

Anonymous said...

Great idea for making flowers. Thanks!

Pssequimages said...

Thank you for the ideas, and OH how beautiful your examples turned out for us.

Sue D said...

Great colors on your card and love the flower.

Lynn said...

Lots to love with this card. Beautiful flower and I appreciate your step by step instruction.

Marianne T said...

Such a bright and spinglike card. Love the crepe paper flowers and bling. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

I love you card!!!

I love Melissa Frances and your project inspire me!!!
kisses
Rosana

rlovew said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you used the crepe paper.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! The flower is beautiful!

Sientje said...

Thank you for this tutorial. Your flower is so beautiful and so easy to make.

Linda said...

Barabara - This card is absolutely gorgeous. I have some of MF crepe paper so will certainly give this a try. I am not familiar with the glue, but I am sure I have something that will work. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful. Love that flower! Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous card Barb! The flower is stunning - thanks for the instructions.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the tutorial Barb, I have some MF crepe paper from a previous project and I have blossoms 2. have to check it out

Michelle Bowley said...

What a stunning card! I love that big ole flower :-)

Lynn Noe said...

That paper is darling and the flower is a gorgeous touch!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card! Love the crepe paper flower! Need to try making one of those!

Darlene G said...

I love crepe paper flowers and your tutorial is terrific. Thanks so much. Love your card.

Frances said...

This is so beautiful. That flower is gorgeous! Love the design and the soft colors. Thanks for a chance to win the fabulous blog candy. hugs, Frances.

Mary Jo Stew said...

Love the colors in the paper, makes me happy. Great tutorial

Diana N. said...

Thanks for directions for making such a pretty flower! Love the dp paper on your card too!

Becki B said...

I LOVE the crepe paper flowers. So pretty, thanks for sharing!

Linda Carson said...

Barb, that's gorgeous! Absolutely love the crepe paper flower!

rush said...

love your card, and the big flower is gorgeous! thank you for sharing.

Lynda said...

Wonderful shade or blue, Barb. Love the crepe paper flowers...need to add that Melissa Francis to my wish list! Thanks!!

Maryleva said...

Beautiful card. Love the flower.

Joanne G said...

Sweet SWEET SWEET! Perfect little card that fits so many occasions! Your are so talented!

Charlotte Ann said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the colors, and that flower is fantastic!

tina said...

Gorgeous card! Well done.

Tina
aurathenic@gmail.com

joy said...

Oh, my!! I love that blue flower!! What a beautiful card - thanks for the detailed tutorial, too!

kathy s said...

what a pretty Congrats card and thanks for sharing the flower tute. your flower looks amazing.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... love that gorgeous flower!!

Barbara, said...

I love making paper flowers, I *must* try this tecnique! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
Barbara

marilynwillauer said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love your crepe paper flower, what a great tutorial. I have some of this crepe paper, now I so need to make some flowers!!!
Thank you for sharing.

Jamie S said...

I love these items and would love to win thme for a retro cookbook mini album. Thanks for sharing all your inspiration wtih us! :-)

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing your lovely card and also your explanation on how to make the great flower. Thanks for the chance at the drawing too.
Lothringen from MI

Carol E said...

Love your card the flower is amazing, thanks for tutorial on how to do it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Barb: found you via Linda's website. I've been perusing your blog..your work is stunning. I'm going to have to add you to my reader!

Wonderful tutorial on that crepe paper flower. Thanks so very much!

Maureen R said...

Absolutely beautiful card! And thanks so much for the mini flower tutorial! Hugs

Shelia said...

I have never commented before,I am a follower but not a commenter *wink*, but just had to with this one it is absolutely gorgeous. It is my over all favorite.

sbg said...

I love your crepe flower, I will have to try this one; my faovorite cards are with flowers. Your tutorial is great as well.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved the flower - thanks for showing us how to do it. Loved the card too.

connie said...

Beautiful card! thanks for the flower tutorial.

Diane said...

wow...what a gorgeous card...the Rose is gorgeous...and afer reading thru your post, I realized I had purchased that crepe paper, so jumped up and went looking for it...I had put it away (that in itsself is amazing, I NEVER put things away...lol....so you have inspired me to make a rose!! And thanks for the chance all all this yummy goodness!!

Ellen said...

Such a lovely flower! Love the paper.

Ellen said...

Such a lovely flower! Love the paper.

Becky said...

What a beautiful card. I love that flower!

Dee in N.H. said...

Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for showing us how to make that pretty flower!

Becky said...

Barb, that flower is gorgeous and really sets off the design of your creation.....The colors are wonderful!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE that yummy crepe paper flower. Thanks for showing us how it was made!
DeniseB

Kathie said...

Your crepe paper flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing a tutorial also.

Kelly Sas said...

Your card is my favorite this week I have seen anywhere on all the blogs I look at! I just love this Melissa Frances collection.

Debbie said...

Beautiful Barb, Thank you so much for showing us how to make the flower. Blessings! Deb

Lorraine said...

Your flower is gorgeous! Great tutorial! TFS!

Ravengirl said...

What a lovely card! I adore the flower as it looks so delicate. It seems as if that flower would be less bulky as well. Thanks for showing the steps of how you made it.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so pretty! love the flower you made.

~luanne

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous, love the crepe paper flower.

Rhonda Z said...

Adorable card! I just went to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in TX and spent lots of time and money in Melissa Frances' booth. I just love her products.

mommaladystamper said...

Oh Barb, this flower is beautiful. I am going to give this a try. I look at your blog everyday. Take care..Alice Roushia