Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Creation Inc Blog Hop - its all about PUNCHES!!

It is Hip Hop time again ladies so grab your Bunny Ears and come on a fun hop with us to learn lots of incredible techniques to use all those fun border punches that you have.

Our first stop on the Hop was the talented Jodi Wilton and as your are being inspired be sure and pick up the mystery letters on each ladies blog as you go to spell our mystery word. Send this to teresa@bestcreation.us for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness.

You have come from the fantastic project that Sarah created for you. Now its my turn :)  I chose to show some multiple uses for a simple circle punch.  My project is a 7 inch wooden embroidery hoop and I have used my circle punch to create the trim around the circle, the banner and the flower!  And I used Best Creation Inc newest line, Ballerina Princess!

I would love to share with you how I made the flower:
First you punch your circles, I used the Best Creation Basic Glitter Dot paper.  then you pinch a pleat into each circle:
 Next I used the tiny attacher by Tim Holtz to staple the pleated petals to a center circle:
When they are all attached you will have something that looks like this:
 I added an additional layer to the inside, following the same instructions as above and stapling the extra petals to the middle.  Once those are in place you can add a center, here I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio to make a large epoxy using Best Creation Glitter Cardstock and attached it with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots:
 And you have a very dimensional flower to add to your project!!  I dipped the edges of the petals into some Helmar Acid Free Glue and then dipped them into a container of glitter.
I also added a banner to my project which I created with circles once again.  I punched my circles from the Best Creation Inc Glitter Cardstock:
 Simply fold the circles in half and then attach them to a ribbon or string or in my case I used tulle, with a staple.  I took a length of tulle and knotted it every few inches then added the half circles:
 Now your banner is ready to decorate!
 In my case I added the letters of my granddaughters name:
And lastly I punched more circles from the glitter cardstock and glued them in layers to the edge of the wooden circle so I got a great trim around the edge!  Helmar 450 quick dry works great for this!

One more flower you can make with circles...I actually found this thru Pinterest but cant remember the blog it came from so I apologize for that.  I have used it on a few projects lately but I will share a Ballerina Princess layout that has one:
 and a close up of the flower:
Once again you start with punched circles and you fold two sides in so that you have a pointed shape at the bottom:
 Using an unfolded circle, staple the points as shown until you have a complete circle:
 It will look like this: You could also use glue if you wish, I knew I would be covering the center completely so stapling was quicker and easier, love my Tim Holtz mini attacher :)
 This is the reverse side and you could actually use the flower like this too :)
 Add a center:
 I couldnt resist adding a matching Epiphany Crafts custom button, lol!
 And there you have a beautiful handmade flower made from simple punched flowers!
Ok, Ok, I know you are doing a hop and I cant monopolize your time so I will let you move on to Brittny's blog for your next stop.  The letter you need from my blog is: R.

Dont forget to leave comments on the design team blogs, Facebook and the Best Creation Inc blog......there are prizes to be had people!!!!  Grand prize is both the new collections, Robot and Ballerina, other prizes are one of the collections...cant beat that :)

47 comments:

Tracey Taylor said...

So many great techniques here!! FAB job!

pysselpetra said...

love love love the flowers ♥

LisaM said...

WOW! Gorgeous flowers!

Jen Harrison said...

Love the flowers-thanks for sharing!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Love the flower techniques...I am going to be making some of them now.
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Mary Ellyn said...

wonderful techniques - thank you!

Lori said...

Wow, what a lot you shared...thank you and beautiful projects

Susan said...

Incredible projects!! Your flowers are wonderful!

carrie said...

Wonderful projects!

Margo said...

Adorable!!!!!!

EstherT said...

I love learning new things - can't wait to try the folded flower!

~Thanks, Esther T
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Alison Day said...

Gorgeous!!! The banner, the flowers, the pink!!! I'm in girly heaven! Thanks.

Sandy Ang said...

Seeing so many new elements on your Jenna LO. Especially love the title banner and how the red pops!

Nicole said...

Love your flowers! Thank you so much for showing us how to do them!

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration, you really know how to make glue work

Gisèle said...

awesome flowers, gonna try some!

~ Grace ~ said...

Wow! I am really loving your work!!!!

Lydell said...

Oh, Loved visiting here!!!! Love your pages and altered goodies. TFS.

Dakota Barb said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your flowers and the excellent directions!

Liz said...

As always adorable I just made the second one for the second time lol Saturday I didn't like my first one I did but this time it was better.
Thanks for the fun Tutorial on the first one and love that ephiphany tool...
Love the layouts Erin daughter is the perfect ballerina

Tracy said...

Love everything you did with just a simple circle!

Ann said...

Great ideas with a circle punch.

Sarah said...

wow! awesome layouts and flowers!

Nicole said...

Wonderful projects! Love the flowers!

jonaks said...

lovely flower techinique!!!

gram cheryl said...

Your flowers are great. Thanks for sharing the instructions too!

Lisa Amiet said...

oh these are just gorgeous!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great Flowers andlove the layouts.

Britt said...

Great projects and awesome tutorials!!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Wow so many diff things you can do with a circle punch ...thanks for sharing..:)

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Katie said...

I cant wait to try these flowers! Thank you!

Grammy Gayle said...

"Hoppy" flowers for a "Princess"! Thanks for the tutorial - these ideas will be saved and used. I am now a follower. Very creative layouts!

Kathy said...

Well, this page went right into my faves...what GREAT flower making ideas you have given us today. Love them! And I, too, love my tim Holtz stapler!

Ange said...

Great flowers! Love your lo's!!!

Romy said...

Oh gosh, your page is stunning!! And your flowers are looking perfect!

connie said...

beautiful LO's and thank you for sharing the tutorials!

Lisa said...

This is just gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing how to make the awesome flowers! I'm a new follower :)

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joybear said...

Oh so beautiful!!

junqueandroses said...

Gorgeous

Debbie said...

Gorgeous layout and great punch technique!!

stephanie said...

Graet projects

sherlyn said...

Thanks for sharing what one can make out of a circle.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Your blog is just gorgeous! WOW! I'm following now and so excited to be working with you at Helmar :) Congrats!

Carolina said...

Thanks for the flower tutorials, just great!

Michelle McClure said...

What gorgeous creations! I love the flowers and the tutorials. Your mini album and layout are simply stunning.

doverdi said...

Beautiful layouts & flower techniques. Thanks for the inspiration & tutorials.

Manders said...

I don't own one punch imagine that.
THanks for the fun tutorial.