I've been flat-out sick for the last 2 weeks and was getting so bored I just had to have a little play this weekend to keep my sanity!
My collection of Tammy Tutterow flower dies calls out to me- all the time...
When I'm feeling like making something.
When I'm thinking about making something.
When I'm dreaming about making something.
...maybe I'm a bit obsessed.
I grabbed some polyester/rayon blend lining material (it was such a gorgeous golden color) and a tea light, plus the Shabby Posies, Pinwheel Posies and Frayed Posies die sets. The dies cut right through the fabric with no trouble at all; once they were all cut out, I held each flower over the flame from the tea light and watched closely as the heat melted the raw edge of the fabric. It also gives a slight curl to each petal.
I made whole stack of petals so that there would be lots of layers! A couple of them were cut from a deep green and also a few from some heavy duty woven interfacing. Once they were done, I piled them up, ran a few stitches through the center to hold the whole thing together and then used a zipper to create the center of the flower.
This paper bag envelope was made with vintage sheet music and I love it so much! The die made this really super simple and it turned out perfect- in about 2 minutes flat.
Once the flower was glued on, all it needed was a little snip of a tag to stamp with a sweet sentiment. I used some heavy watercolor paper to cut out the Shortie Tab- the weight of that paper really makes a beautiful tag.
Made with love.