January 22, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple - Flowers

Good Morning! This is such a fun little project. We are making flowers, all kinds of flowers on our Gypsy. You can pick what ever your want and we will work with it. All you need to do is get a cup of coffee, tea, or diet coke, turn you Gypsy on and we are readyt to work. Today I will share how to make simple little flowers to adorn your cards and scrapbook pages. It is so easy you will love it.
These two cards are wonderful little birthday cards that are made from the flowers on today's Gypsy Made Simple. Opps, I forgot to tell you you will also need a little paint, and your Cuttlebug and folder too. So lets get to work and learn another easy-peasy project.

In this video you will learn how to place your flowers, duplitcate, resize and duplicate again that fills up your page in no time at all.

Here are the papers I used for today's project. This is the DCWV from the Sweet Stack and the good news is it is left over from another project. Don't you just love being able to use up those scraps?
And after I cut out my flowers I trimmed the other left overs to fit the top or a card and used the double loop Martha Stewart punch with the leftover strips.
On this next video you will use paint to touch up your edges and paint your Cuttlebug folder to emboss your flowers.... Yup I made a mess but hubby wasn't home so I just made sure I cleaned up before he got home. I just always seem to make a big mess when I am designing!
Here is another card. Notice the wonderful Crinkle ribbon. This was a wonderful gift from Melissa and I am just so thrilled with how well it worked with these flowers and the colors of the paper and paint. And at the end of today's post I will share with you where you can get some for yourself as one of our Sassy Designers offers them for sale on her blog.
Well I am going to lable this my blooper video!!! First of all I tell you about Debbie and there is no Debbie! Can you stand it, I get so nervous talking to you that I should have said Kimberly at My Craft Spot. She is one of our designers and has started her own little craft store. This is her TUTORIAL on applying Crinkle Ribbon. Kimberly is so talented and you will remember her post as soon as you see the tutorial. Then I cut my paper too short and had to piece it together to save the card! Off camera I smudged the happy Birthday on the inside of the card and had to fix that too. I showed in in the last video and it is the second photo on the top of this post.
This is the first card I made and I love the circle flowers as they are so easy and look so pretty. Everyone should have these ready to go. Remember you can cut these in white and then use paint, ink, glimmer mist or even chalk to alter the color for your design. This is a musxt to keep on hand.

This last video shows you how to make the third flower. This is just so easy and so much fun you will want to have plenty of cut flowers on hand. Today my challenge to you is to Show Me Your Flowers!!! Thats it, so easy I expect to see plenty of post of   all diffent kinds of flowers that you made from your Gypsy. Just link it to my site so we all have plenty of fresh ideas.
Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. Your comments always inspire me to continue sharing with you and your linked projects thrill me beyond belief. Have a great week and hopefully next week my new camera will have arrived and we will have clearer videos to look at.

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Sandi Clarkson said...

Fun, tute, Sheila, bloopers and all!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Shelia.. you are such a fun person. I don't know how you find the time to do all you do... hugs

Marjorie said...

Watched all your videos on this post. I like the painting idea to make the flowers different colors to match the card or layout. I learned from your video how to find out the cartridge that I am using in the Gypsy and how to go back to it. Thanks I am a new follower.

papillon digital design said...

Having coffee and watching your videos. You are such a dear !!
your spirit keeps the rest of us going!!! Thanks for doing all that you do..
And cannnot wait for next week to see your new camera in action!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, I don't know how you find the time to do all you do!!!

I'll have to come back to watch all the videos, only got through one this time, but I'll get through them all! You always do such great tutorials and I've picked up so many tips from you -- thank you for always sharing with us!!!

Great job!

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Sassy your flowers are gorgeous!!! You are right...great minds think alike lady!! I love sharing your GMS links with my Gypsy students!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow I love the flowers! Such a fantastic tutorial! I love the finished project! Thanks for teaching us how to make these!

Snatertje said...

thanks for this great tutorial, I love the flower idea with the paint, gave me an idea to finish my canvas. Hope to post a pic later in the week.

Hug Linda

Dorothy said...

what cartridge did you use for the flowers??

Unknown said...

I had a ball watching your videos today! Not only are you great to watch, but I am so amused as well! Love your work, love the tutorials because I've learned so much, and keep 'em coming! Thanks!

Angi Barrs said...

Wonderful tutorial. Love flowers & paint. Can't wait to try these. :)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card and your videos are fun, Sheila!! Don't worry about the bloopers!

Measha06 said...

Thanks Sheila, good to see others making mistakes too! Lovethe flowers.

flowerdisco said...

nice job dear sheila...very nice flowers.

just by lee said...

lovely flowers and wonderful tutorial - will be making up some flowers for sure!

Shari said...

Thank you for all the videos on making flowers. I have already created a couple of flower files on my gypsy. I will cut them out later this week.
Really cute flowers and cards, I love them.