Monday, February 7, 2011

Spring Flower Blog Hop

Best Creation is having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers" On each blog you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself!

 In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to teresa@bestcreation.us. Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DTs. blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out www.bestcreationinc.blogspot.com for the list of prizes you are going to win.


Welcome!  I have used the Cuttlebug Quilling Kit to make some valentine flowers.    Since the dies are longer than the regular cutting plates I used the Big Shot 12" cutting plates, and even though they are a different company they work just fine.  I ended up cutting two pieces of cardboard (just the flaps from a 12" scrapbooking box)  to add under the plates to get the right pressure.    I cut some 12" by 1" strips of Best Creation Polka Dot Glitter Cardstock and was ready to go!




Tip : With the Rose Die I found it easier to roll the middle section with the quilling tool and then roll the next two sections by hand.  It just seemed to work easier for me.  Although with the Chrysanthemum dies, it was easier to do all three sections together with the quilling tool.

Once a bunch of flowers were made, I attached them to a styrofoam heart that I wrapped with Tim Holtz tissue tape.


Added some finishing touches. Some glitter hearts (Best Creation Glitter paper, MS punch), Recollections flowers, quote.
"Kindness in giving creates love' Lao Tzu






Next along the blog hop is Sarah's blog.  
 Thanks for playing along and hope you enjoy the bouquet of spring flowers!
 

64 comments:

  1. WOW- WHAT A BEAUTY!Love it very much!

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  2. I love your flowers and heart shaped wreath, just beautiful!!

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  3. You cleaver little lady!! LOVE THIS!! Stunning!!
    Thank you for sharing this AMAZING project and I hope you have a wonderful day!
    {{hugs}}
    Karen

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  4. So very pretty!! Love this and the pink!! My fave color!

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  5. Oh I'll have to try the quilling kit!

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  6. lovely creation! I love it
    i like the color combo
    TFS
    -BK

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  7. beautiful! Love the flower, love the colors!

    Anne

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  8. wow really beautiful thanks for sharing

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  9. Beautiful hand crafted wreath!! What a perfect idea for Valentine's day. I love love love the cuttlebug kits!!

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  10. your wreath is beautiful... I love pink

    ~Thanks, Esther

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  11. wow, what a beautiful project, the glitter hearts around the edge are the perfect finishing touch. Love the colors

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  12. I adore the little touches of blue on this wreath. Thanks for sharing.
    Christa

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  13. awesomeness. thanks for sharing! Kristi
    http://kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love the wreath! Very pretty flowers!

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  15. oh my goodness, that wreath is quite inspirational.. love the color choices, and of course the flowers are beautiful!

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  16. such a beautiful wreath, breathless!

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  17. beautiful wreath ...those flowers are divine

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  18. Love your flowers and wreath! Gorgeous!

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  19. So much detail! Beautiful project!

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  20. What a nice Valentines wreath.I have been thinking about the quilling set from Cuttlebug and you sold me on it.

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  21. It doesn't get any more beautiful than this! SUBMIT!

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  22. I love the quilled flowers and how they look on that wreath. Beautiful project!

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  23. what an adorable wreath you created!!

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  24. Your wreath is beyond cute, it must have taken a lot of time.

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  25. Way darling! I love the wreath and the flowers. I would love to see a tutorial on just the flowers. I'm thick and I'm not getting it. They are SO CUTE I want to try!

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  26. I love your wreath, so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Very beautiful flowers and wreath. Love them.

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  28. Gorgeous project, love the colours in your wreath.

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  29. What a gorgeous project! Love it!

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  30. sTUNNING WREATH LOTS OF WORK AND IT'S WELL WORTH IT THE END RESULT

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  31. Pretty flowers...gorgeous project!

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  32. Thanks for sharing!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE your heart flowers project!!!

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  34. Wow Stunning creation and Beautiful flowers so pretty.TFS

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  35. Pretty flowers. thanks for sharing with us. I am a new follower. Please visit my blog.
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
    annlenth.blogspot

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  36. What a fun project - and awesome flowers! I love the pink & turquoise together!!

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  37. Very cool idea. Love the wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful wreath. Love the flowers. Hugs...Mona

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  39. love the flower wreath. I bet my girls would love to try that!

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  40. Karen I luv this wreath using the quilling tool.

    Don't forget to add this project to our linking party this week, to showcase your work to our readers.

    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/valentine-valentine-last-minute-gift.html

    Have a great Valentine,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  41. What a creative and gorgeous wreath! I love that idea! My niece would love making this project with me. TFS!

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  42. This is just so soft and pretty! Loving all your flowers and I've never seen them before!!!

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  43. Ooh wow!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  44. This is an amazing home decor piece!! Love the little touches of blue peeking out from the pink!!

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  45. Your wreath is fantastic and the quote you have on it is just perfect. Good job!

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