Happy Birthday Joy and welcome friends and followers to Joy's Birthday Blog Hop! If you found me first, please go HERE to begin the hop. You won't want to miss any of the projects!!
Along with birthdays comes games and prizes right?!? Well, we all have some games (in a sense) and a prize for one lucky winner. Blog candy details are at the bottom of this post and the winner will be drawn and posted here on Tuesday, February 22nd!
In case you get lost, here is the order of blogs in this hop:
Lori - YOU ARE HERE!
We have some talented ladies here, so I was at a loss for a project that would not be the same as everyone else. I wanted to do something with the flowers from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Then, Joy mentioned that she always has a strawberry themed party as strawberries are her favorite. I found some strawberry ribbon and the idea just came to me...
I cut out 1" circles out of white card stock and hot glued ribbon on it. I started in the center and wound it around and around. I put a brad in the center of the flower (shown down below).
I cut out flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet. This flower is from the top row, third from the right and I cut it out at 3.63w x 3.39h in light pink.
This flower is from the top row, second from the left and I cut it out at 2.82w x 2.61h in a strawberry pink color.
This flower is from the top row, fourth from the right. I cut it out at 3.91w x 3.71h in red and also in white.
These two flower layers are from the second and third row, fourth from the right. I used a dusty pink and a red patterned paper for these.
I layered the ribbon flowers inside the red flower, but it needed a little something so I grabbed the green ribbon.
I took the green ribbon and made loops (and stapled them together).
Then I used glue dots to glue the pieces to the flower.
I took the wide ribbon and tied a loop. Where the knot is, I wrapped 22 gauge beading wire around and then stuck the ends into the styrofoam ball.
I pinned on the large layers of the flowers on the ball. I pop-dotted the layers onto the large layers once they were all in place.
I made a total of 21 flowers. In order to fill up the empty spaces, I tied the remaining ribbon with white tule and pinned it to the ball.
Here is the completed ball. This makes a beautiful decoration for a strawberry birthday party!!
Now on to the present (blog candy).
I will be giving away a Cricut Vinylology DVD from Joy's Life to one lucky winner. This awesome DVD shows how to use the Cricut Machine to cut projects out of vinyl. This can be purchased (along with some other great products) on Joy's website and right now she has FREE SHIPPING! I will draw the winner on Tuesday February 22nd using the Random Number Generator.
All you have to do to qualify is to be or become a follower and leave me a comment. I would love to hear about your favorite party decoration too!! I will post the winner here, but if you leave me contact information I will contact you!
Your next stop in the blog hop is HERE! You can see what Laura has made!