Saturday, August 8, 2009
Today my granddaughter came over and spent most of the day with me. We always love to stamp together. I received a package of Flower Soft I ordered from Joan Fricker from Joan's Gardens. I was excited to get all the new colors today. I love to organize and have things easy to work with. I found it hard to try and pull out a little Flower Soft when working on a card and getting it back in the bottle. I store all my embossing powders, glitters, etc in little storage drawers which makes it so easy to work with. I decided to store my Flower Soft in individual drawers too. Shannon helped me label the drawers with all the colors of Flower Soft then we emptied each jar into a drawer. Here are some pictures so you know what I am talking about.
I bought these drawers at Wal-Mart. I believe they are suppose to be used in the garage for screws, bolts and nuts but they are perfect in my craft room and not very expensive.
When I am using embossing powder, glitter, and now Flower Soft, I can just pull the little drawer out and put in on my work table. If my project doesn't fit in the drawer, I work in a Powder Pal tray, or on a piece of computer paper, to pour what ever I'm working with back into the drawer. I hope my organizational tip with help you if you are looking for an easy way to store these products.
Now I will tell you about the card I made today. This is a Flower Soft Topper card. These are like a post card. The design is already printed and you just need to add the Flower Soft to complete them. I added a few extras to it. When you purchase a package of these Toppers, you get 6 in each package. All you have to do is use Flower Soft Glue and apply the different colors of Flower Soft to each of the flowers. I added a little green to some of the leaves, but not much. It is very quick and easy and brings the card to life. I really love the texture it gives a card. I mounted it on a 5"x7" card. Shannon and I each made this bicycle card. Isn't it a beautiful picture. We completed the card a little differently but both cards turned out so pretty. I added a border down on the bottom made with a Martha Stewart punch, some butterflies to the picture, a gold brad to each wheel, and a small green bow.
I have more ideas for using Flower Soft for Fall cards that I will be posting them later. Using Flower Soft is so fun and very addictive!!!
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