Thursday, July 26, 2012

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Freak for All

Welcome to the July Tour de Freaks!  My fellow Control Freaks and I have some great projects to share with you from both the new Stampin' Up Annual Catalog and previews from the Holiday Catalog about to be released on August 1.  If you have arrived at my site following this tour, you have just come from Jan Tink's site. I'm a big fan of Jan! I just love all her creations!

Coiled Fabric Flowers! I saw a sample of these in the Holiday Catalog and had to make them. Actually, I had to make a bunch of them because once I started I couldn't stop! They are so easy to make using a new Stampin' Up product, Jumbo Sticky Rounds. Coiled Fabric Flowers are all the rage now, but they are generally made using a hot glue gun or other messy adhesive. These are so easy! The instructions are right on the back of the package, or Click here to see a step by step tutorial. Jumbo Sticky Rounds are made from the same adhesive as Sticky Strip, and they come in a package of 12, each 2 1/2" round, for $4.95. They will be available on August 1, just a few short days away, in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. 

You can use these awesome Fabric Flowers in so many ways. You can attach one to a card, as shown above. The Sticky Rounds have adhesive on both sides, so after creating your flower you can just peel the liner off the other side and attach it to your project. The flower was made using a new fabric also available in the Holiday Catalog, called Orchard Harvest. I love the colors! Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for a complete list of supplies used for all of today's projects.

I think my favorite way to use the fabric flowers is to wear them. You can use them pinned onto clothing, or on headbands and hair clips. I made this trio of flowers using Flirtatious Fabric and tore the strips of fabric to give them a shabby-chic feel. If you are going to make wearable projects, you'll want to mount the Sticky Round to felt or fabric. I used some felt rounds, and sewed a bar pin on the back.  And, yes, that's freckly me under the shirt!

For my last project using Coiled Fabric Flowers, I thought I would make a 3D project, so I attached one to this 3" x 4" gift box. Many thanks to Justin from JK Cards for sharing his pattern and expertise. I used Orchard Harvest Fabric again for this project. The box is made from More Mustard Card Stock and the layer on top is Raspberry Ripple, a new In Color.

This cute little box would be great for a small gift, such as jewelry. It would also make a good favor, or perhaps a place setting for a special holiday or occasion. 

I hope you enjoyed my tour, if so, please leave a comment! Now it's off to visit Jason Casper to see what fun projects he has in store!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Grateful Heart Card:
Stamp Sets: Pursuit of Happiness
Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips and Argyle Embossing Folders, Little Leaves Sizzlit
Accessories: Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric, Jumbo Sticky Rounds
Flirtatious Pins:
Accessories: Flirtatious Designer Fabric, Jumbo Sticky Rounds
Other: Felt, Bar Pins, Needle and Thread
Orchard Harvest My Friend Box:
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, My Friend
Card Stock: More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade
Ink Pads: Early Espresso
Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Square Punch
Accessories: Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric, Jumbo Sticky Rounds, Regals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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Jen Timko said...

I have become obsessed with these fun rolled flowers and I just LOVE yours! Great projects!

Cindy Major said...

Absolutely beautiful! You make me so happy that I bought those jumbo sticky dots! The flowers look great. :)

Pam said...

Can't wait to get started making coiled flowers just hope they turn out as nice as yours.

Queen Mary said...

Sandy these are beautiful! I just found a package of the round adhesives I'd put someplace "safe" - you know, then you find it in a year or so -- anyway, perfect!

MarvA1ix said...

Very cool flowers and I know now that I DO want those adhesive rounds. Just cant wait to give these a try.

Anonymous said...

I love the fabric flowers. I am not a fabric person and this is a good way for me to try it out.

Elsa L