Saturday, March 20, 2010

Flower Folds Pin Cards

After we finished our Stamp Club projects Friday night, one of our members volunteered to show us all how to make flowers that are so popular right now, with the Flower Folds die-cut and Big Shot (you need this!). I've been wanting to try this for a long time...but for me it borders on crafty and I am so NOT crafty. I really don't like 'crafts'. I stamp and that's ALL! Me n' the glue gun are NOT such good friends, you know... we have a rather sticky relationship!
We all loved learning how to make the flowers and made big beautiful flowers with all 4 sizes on the die-cut. I wanted to try to turn them into a card, so you have a card and a gift! This is what I came up with.
I used Real Red and Pretty in Pink Corduroy brads for the centers and the 2 smallest size flowers on the die-cut.

If you are making one you may as well make a bunch while all the supplies are out.
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Rose Red
Stamp Set: With All My Love, Thank You Kindly
Accessories: Big Shot (you need this!), Flower Folds die-cut, Circles #2 die-cut, Scallop Circles #2 die-cut, Scallop Trim Border, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, fabric for flowers, Corduroy Brads, Linen Thread, Safety Pins

Make all your flowers first. There are a ton of videos on You Tube, I like the ones done by Stamp Shack Lady best.
I cut a circle from the Circles #2 die-cut out of felt, and used my Crop-a-dile to make the holes for the safety pin.
I made my cards, leaving room for the flower to be the focal point.
I used my old eyelet setting tools to make holes in the center of the circle for attaching the pin.
Inside of the card looks like this.
Attach the pin to the card...easy peasy! Actually it wasn't easy. It was hard as hell to get that pin on the card without bending the cardstock. Sorry I didn't get a picture of the first 2 that are in the garbage. I figured that I needed to make my holes closer together then it was easy peasy...for real this time!
I made a bunch because as I said earlier, me n' the glue gun are NOT friends and she is going back in the closet for a long time! I have too much stamping to do to mess with her!


  1. What an awesome idea. We who stamp cherish our cards that we receive from other stampers but you know how the others just throw them away! Now they will have something to keep! Great idea I will have to definitely case this one...TFS

    Inky Hugs,

  2. These are gorgeous....and your fabric choice is the prettiest I have it....I am a "crafty" person as well as a stamper, so this project is right up my fact I am putting together a "flower camp" in April, and this is perfect for it.....and I LOVE your sprinkling can full of flowers, are the best!!!

  3. Becky - your flower pins and cards turned out very lovely.

    Final Score.......Becky ONE...Hot Glue Gun ZERO!

  4. I'm flattered that you like my Flower video! I love your blog. You inspire me daily!
    Christie Daugherty

  5. LOVE how you incorporated the pin with the card! Fabulous :-)

  6. I don't like the way the hot glue made the flowers so 'stiff' - so I've been using the Mono Multi and it's working great!

  7. Love the idea to put them on a card. I tried to make one with just layering and then stiching them all together and swore I'd never make another one. I'm sure there's a better way. I'll have to watch the tutorial that you used. I'm okay with a glue gun if I can find mine. It's been a long time since I've needed it. Love the colors of fabric you used.

  8. Oh my goodness, these are so darn cute! I just love these flowers, and never know what to do with all of them. What a great idea!!

  9. Thanks Becky,
    I've been trying to figure out how to do this! You are the bestest!!


  10. Ha! I have similar "issues" with hot glue - that's why I love tombo so much! These are darling and I am so impressed at your mass production. Brilliant.