Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Hi!  It's time again for PTI's blog hop!  With their new weekly Make It Monday Challenges and the blog hop, I've been making so many more PTI projects than before.  Now my PTI stamps and dies don't feel as neglected.  The February Challenge is below.

This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops!  We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project!  This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops,  scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look. We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

I think I may have a lot of pictures to share so I hope you can make it to the end of this post! 

The first thing that came to mind was to make some flowers using scallops.  I used PTI's large scallop border die to cut some red felt and I sewed some thread through.

I pulled the thread to form a flower!

I overlapped the last and first petal and pulled it tight and sewed the flower closed.

I made a pair of these.  I used the smallest die from Beautiful Blooms II die set and sewed a button on too.

I also made a larger one.  I made a larger flower in the back of this one but didn't pull the thread as tight.

This is how the back looked. 

Kind of had some holes in it so I added some stuffing.

Then I hot glued on some felt circles to keep everything together.

I hot glued the red flowers on to plain metal pins.  Metal and hot glue is very HOT as I've learned.  Even when you're pressing away from the glue area.  The heat just spreads.  Anyway, I glued the yellow one to an elastic band.

So after I made these flowers I wanted to try smaller sized scallops but I don't own any small scalloped border dies so I used Spellbinders scalloped circle dies.

I placed them on my Big Shot and cut some felt. 

I ended up using only the 2 smallest scalloped circles to make the red flower above.  I used the same technique of sewing through and pulling the thread tight.

I made them in different colors.  I really wanted to make one in raspberry fizz but I ran out!  I'm waiting for my next PTI order.  I like these flowers cause they are small but also because it seems safer for younger toddlers.  No buttons or anything.

Hot glued some felt circles on the backs.

You can make so many different kinds of flowers using different color combos. 

I wanted to package up the smallest flowers as a baby gift.  So I used PTI's clear case and cut it to the size I wanted.  I saved the top to insert it back into the bottom so I could close it again.

Made holes in a piece of clear plastic.  I used the smallest Spellbinders circle die but it didn't cut all the way through so I used my blade to cut it through.  Hopefully it's not too messy looking.  I saved a space for where I want to put the raspberry fizz flower.

Wrapped it all up PTI-style.  I'm giving the other flowers to my daughter.  I hope they stay glued on!

Oh yeah, this is the last flower I made.  Not a bad looking rose.  I used the second to largest scalloped circle and just wound it up and added some hot glue.  Super easy!

Thanks for reading this long post!  Have a great weekend!

32 comments:

Lea L. said...

These are so cute! What a great gift idea that isn't super expensive! And the fact that they are homemade means they definitely won't be getting the same thing from someone else! Love it! ♥♥♥

Cassie_lu said...

These are super cute and the tutorial on how to make them is fab. They would look so cute in a little girl's hair-do.

lynn said...

darling flowers and gift ideas--thanks so much for the tut!

Gabby said...

How neat to use as flowers or as hair accessories! :)

Rhonda said...

So cool!!! What a fabulous post.

Sunghee said...

Holy cow~~~!!! They are the most beautiful flowers made with scallop dies I've seen! WOW!!!

Diane said...

These are fantastic...and a wonderful idea!!

Melanie said...

These are awesome!! Great job on the challenge!

Kay said...

Wonderful flowers!!! I've bookmarked your page so I can try these when I get the chance!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Thanks for showing the steps. :o)

disstampingroom said...

These are so cute, I am going to make some for my granddaughter. Thanks for the inspiration

Ginny said...

These are just adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kacey Elliott said...

What a fabulous idea! Such cute packaging as well. Definitely inspired me with this one :) Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

Jen Carter said...

These are so cute and creative! Love your packaging too!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Great tutorial!

Laura B. said...

AWWWWWWESOME!!!!! love this sooo much, gotta try it!

Nancy L. said...

these are adorable!! thanks for the instructions!! and you thought about the awesome packaging!! i'll have to try these!

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

I have to try this! I have a granddaughter with very little hair but loves to wear things in the hair she has. These might work. Thanks for the idea.

Cheryl said...

So cute! I never knew you could make so many cute flowers from felt! Maybe one day I will try these...

Lisa V. said...

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for taking the time to include a tutorial. Fantastic.

Krista said...

these are fantastic! love, love the colors, love the different styles - totally going to try this

Terri said...

These are all great. Love the way you packaged them too.

Ann said...

Well I'm definitely going to try these - thanks so much for the inspiration!

Stella W said...

thanks for the inspiration!! I love these flowers!!

Katie Gehring said...

SO clever! I have two girls at home and I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Juli B said...

These are very pretty! Love how you just used scalloped circles to make them without any specialized die. Very creative!

Pam W. said...

Totally cute and great post showing the steps.

Lisa said...

I love these flowers and gave it a try today, they turned out sooo cute. Thanks for the tutorial, I plan on making lots more.

Tassie said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! These are too adorable!!! And you showed us how to make them!!! You are an angel!! Thank you... can't wait to give it a try!!! I will be back to visit your blog again!! (found you on the blog hop!)

Suzanne said...

Super cute, Eva!!

Lorraine said...

WOW, AMAZING - These are over the top! I never thought of flowers for a scallop challenge, lol. Girl, you are crazy! But lucky for us, because we get to see your fab creations. So creative and the flowers are gorgeous! Definitely going to case your felt flowers, lol!

Janna said...

Thank you so much for this idea! I can't wait to give this a try.

Thanks!

Janna