Welcome to another installment of Friday Fab in Five where I show you a project that took roughly five minutes to make!
Today I am showing you another project with those pretty blooms I used on the much talked about Anniversary Party favors. I LOVE these flowers because they are so easy to make and depending on what you use to make them – cardstock, embossed cardstock, designer series paper, etc. – you always get a GORGEOUS final product that can be used a TON of ways.
Now, I have a Kindle, as I am sure many people have, or some iteration of an e-reader. But I also spend a lot of time with my "real" books and I am always looking for something to stick in there to mark my place. Today I was fooling around with yet another ink and paper color combination and one of the flowers I had on hand landed on the end of my bone folder. I got thinking how I wish I had something that pretty to stick in my book and – "Liiiiyte bulllb" (anyone see Despicable Me?) – I thought of this!
Isn't that pretty? And yes, it took roughly five minutes. When you use regular Stampin' Up! cardstock, splitting the layers is super easy and then it's just a matter of crumpling, poking in a brad and sticking it all together on a giant paperclip! I mean, really, can't you see whipping a passle of these up for book club favors, as tie-ons for gifted books, as stocking stuffers, teachers' gifts or just to have on hand? And these are a GREAT way to use up scraps!
And of course having the best dressed book around doesn't hurt things either!
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock, Item #122922
Wild Wasabi Cardstock, Item #108641
Concord Crush Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #119785
Stamping Sponges, Item #101610
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Item #119854
Gold Brads, Item #104337
Mini Glue Dots, Item #103683
Stampin' Dimensionals, Item #104430
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Item #119960
Giant Paper Clips available at Target, Walmart, Staples, etc.