Friday, April 30, 2010

Flower Soft Leis

Happy Aloha Friday!!! I stopped by the Market City Ben Franklin the other day and Jenny introduced me to Flower Soft. I've seen it used before on other blogs, but this was the first time I came face to face with the product...and, what fun!!! There's a special glue (with a super fine tip to fit the smallest spaces)...all you have to do is squeeze the glue wherever you want to decorate, then sprinkle on the Flower Soft. Easy!!! They had some samples using the mixed colored Flower Soft for leis...perfect for graduation!!! I tried applying the glue to a piece of thread, to give it a more 3-D appearance:

Use stamps #1403 (Graduation Cap) and #1404 (Mini Graduation Cap) to turn any everyday stamp into a graduation stamp. Here's a close-up of #C117 (Elliot):

Oh yeah...this card is actually a money card...also very easy!! Start with a 3-1/2" x 7" piece of card stock for the base card...score at 3-1/2" and fold the card in half. Cut 2 pieces of 7" ribbon and tape to card as shown below:

Cut another coordinating piece of card stock to 3-1/4" x 7-1/2". Score at 3-3/4" to form centerfold...also score 1/4" away from the bottom and 2 sides. Fold along the scored lines and cut away the bottom corners, as shown below:

Apply double stick tape to the 3 tabs and attach to the card, as shown:

Here are a few more "graduates" (I'll use them in future projects):

I used a 1/16" hole punch at the places where I wanted the lei to "end". Thread the ends of the lei through these holes and tape down in the back. The Flower Soft actually covers up the punched holes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!


Berenice said...

Super cute project! TFS :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hi jean!! what cutie pettutie cards! i have never used flower soft before, but i've seen it at the stores. love how you made the leis with it. so cool! thanks so much for sharing you wonderful projects with us! have a wonderful weekend!! *hugs* steph :)

creations by shirl said...

They are awesome~ I like the detailing for all of them. Great ideas I will have to try this flower soft also.
Keep on craft'n

Catherine said...

Very cute...really like how you used the flower soft.

Jen said...

LOVE the flowersoft leis. You're so clever!
Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

OMgoodness! What a fabulous idea! This flower soft goes perfect with all of your cute images!!

Brenda said...

Jean, love the flower soft lei! You are so clever.