Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Save your scraps - GCD Studios

Here is my layout and flower tutorial that went up on the GCD Studios blog today!!
With Spring in the air, I have been on a huge kick of adding butterflies and flowers to my projects. I absolutely LOVE this flocked butterfly that I cut out from the Artsy Urban collection - it is so soft and it mixed beautifully with the papers from the Homespun Chic collection. I continued the butterfly theme at the top of my page, where I misted over an old die cut I had. For added texture, I used the Chip Art tools to make a pattern on the "M" (my daughter's initial). And finally, I made my own cute flower out of paper scraps and today, I am going to show you how to make one!
It is super easy! Here are the steps:
1. Cut 5 paper strips to 3.5 inches long.
2. Fold to desired thickness.
3. Make a loop by glueing ends together.
4. Continue glueing loops together until you have formed your flower.
5. Embellish your flower with a button or as desired!
So don't let any of your beautiful GCD Studios paper go to waste and make a cute flower out of your scraps!!


  1. I love this so much Jamie!! That flower is just the cutest!! ...the use of the big butterfly is PERFECT!

  2. this is STUNNING! And so fun--thanks for the tutorial!

  3. It's more FABULOUS Jamie art!! LOVE the butterfly, too, and the flower is just darling - thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Sooooo beautiful. What a fun flower idea too.

  5. Love the fun flower, great idea Jamie and fabulous layout!

  6. Gorgeous layout..that butterfly takes the cake!!

  7. OMG, such a gorgeous photograph to scrap! Love that big M, the big butterfly and your delightful flower. Hey, thanks for the tute on how to make those. Just fabby and so inspirational!
    kim xXx

  8. Jamie, you'll have to check out Two Peas. I finished a Melody Ross mini album and posted it in your challenge. SO much fun to create with her product. I put photos of the inside pages on my blog. Nightie night now doll - it's 1:30 am here at my house!

  9. i really love the bold embelishments yo used.
    thanks for the ttorial - it came right on time-gonna use it real soon

  10. Thank you for sharing this. I love it and am gonna go play tonight. Us newbies need all the help we can get.

  11. Love this flower...and made of paper?! Genius!


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