Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just Us Girls Paper Flowers and a Template too!

Wowee it's Saturday! Finally a weekend at home. So many things to catch up on. I know you all face these same issues so for a minute or two - let's take a break from housework, errands etc. and check out the latest Just Us Girls challenge. This is challenge #4!! You gals are rockin' the challenges - we LOVE you!

This week our hostess is the delightful and lovely Mona Pendleton. If you have not seen Mona's work, you need to! Mona has developed a wonderful VIDEO for how to make fantastic 3-D tissue paper flowers. SO this week's challenge is to add a 3-D flower to your project. Now, this means you MAY choose to use Mona's technique OR you may have a different 3-D flower you would like to share instead. In either case, we hope you will play along with Just Us Girls. You may be chosen as our top pick of the week, a spot we call, "Chic of the Week." If selected, you receive a special badge to display on your blog!

For my project I chose to do a card (Used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch) AND I also made a matching template from the wonderful Lauren Meader. I've been giving the office girls one of the templates filled with just a few sweet treats as a birthday surprise and they are loving them. Somehow the candy is SO much more special when there is a little unique packaging to go with it. This one is filled with Peanut Butter Lindt Truffles! There are 6 of them in here.

This template is the petite version of Pretty Petal Pocket. I created the basket using PTI's Summer Sunshine and Spring Moss cardstock then matted it with varying sizes of the floral paper from PTI's Autumn Abundance. I just love this paper collection - very diverse patterns but fabulous fall colors.

I made my 3-D flower according to Mona's instructions. I chose to use SU! Only Orange ink because the PTI Summer Sunrise color I WANTED to use - well I only own it in a CUBE size and that would have taken me forever to brayer the tissue paper. :-)  The SU! ink I had in a full size pad. Good thing the orange went with my paper!

Here's a close up of the flower. They are SO much fun and so striking on a project. Super fun - I hope you will try it.

Next - stop by and see what the other members of the Just Us Girls Design Team have cooked up for you this week. You WILL be inspired, I promise.


Finally, be sure you post your creations to our Mr. Linky. If you post to an online gallery be sure to also use keyword/tag  JUGS4. Can't wait to see what all you girls have created as you play along with Just Us Girls :-) Have a wonderful weekend.


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pam, your gift set is BEAUTIFUL! I love your Only Orange tissue paper flower! It is so vibrant & pretty! I love Mums & that is what this set reminds me of! Great job combining all these challenges in one project! :)

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh WOW, Pam!! I'm in LOVE with your gift set...and who wouldn't be?! This is so pretty with those autumn colors and helllooooo...peanut butter? Umm, don't tell anyone but I'm having a love affair with peanut butter! I can eat it all day long...Jif, Reeses, truffles, Subway's PB cookies!!!...anything with peanut butter in it is right up my alley! Lucky duckie...the girl at work who will not only receive your gorgeous creations but also the PB truffles!! Great idea.

Your flowers turned out beautifully! Good call to use the full ink pad for brayering ;] Like you, I am crazy about that set of patterned paper...I just haven't bought it yet (I know...the shock). I love that ribbon you added behind your flower on the template also...that is sooo pretty!

Lisa Kind said...

Love your project, Pam! I love the design and your flowers are beautiful in that orange! I wish those peanut butter chocolates would come my Kristin, I LOVE peanut butter! Eat is whenever I can! Those ladies in your office are lucky girls!

Rosemary said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Two gorgeous projects! Lucky friends to get those yummy candies!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Wow! Orange AND Lindor balls - perfect combination. And I like knowing the petite version can hold six, that template is on my 'plan to get list' and now I can move it up!

Maria Levine said...

PAM! THIS IS STUNNING!!!! I love it, so perfect for a little birthday treat for office coworkers. Simply beautiful and I love the color scheme you picked!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Ok, now you've got my undivided attention! I spotted a Lindor's truffle!!!!!! My favorite candy in the whole world!! Er....ummmm.....oh yes, the card and basket!! LOL They're just beautifully done in those gorgeous colors and patterns! The big orange flower is pure eye candy (did someone say candy???) with this amazing creation of yours!! Awesome job on these!!!

Martina said...

Wonderful set! The centre of the flower is absolutely awesome and perfect!

Silvia said...

OMG Pam! Beautiful set. Love those colors and the flower is toooo cute.

Crayola58 said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment on my challenge entry. I so love your card and the basket... with that absolutely GE-OR-gus orange flower. Awesome. I plan to play along with future challenges.

Brenda said...

WOWZA Pam!!! this is beautiful, love the flower. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Oh Pam, this challenge looks hard but Rhonda said it wasn't and loved it. Sorry I can't play this week, I am off for a week with my Hubby on a little trip but I promise too when I get back on Sunday! Love it!

Teamjes said...

Hi Pam ! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I have spend som time reading your blog and you make so wonderful things. This gift set is amazing, love the colors and the 3D flower is stunning !
Hugs Jessica from Sweden

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