Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Flower Soft Project and Storage

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!!!
Thanks for visiting my Blog. I love to read your comments.


redwasher1 said...

Selma this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it, the you the flowers is perfect. Did you say what stamp that was?

"Tillymint" said...

What a lovely way to spend time with your grandaughter Selma - Great idea for storage - not sure I need it YET!! - someone did give me a sample of flowersoft to play with not sure what glue to use though so it sits in it's packet waiting!!!
Pretty card too!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is SO beautiful Selma - I love what you did and thanks for sharing your organizational tip too. We can never be too organized! LOL

nwilliams6 said...

Seriously, this is a wonderful card. You really added some serious extra to it with the flowersoft but I think it would have been wonderful anyway. What stamp did you use for it?

Dianna said...


I love the flowersoft affect, it is so delicate. This card is so cute.

Great Job.

Betty Benton said...

Selma, I've been threatening to get some of these drawers for storage. Glad to know that you like them and think that they work well! So glad you and Shannon spent time together making pretty cards. It's also nice to have someone to help organize!!

Kerrie said...

Selma, this card is absolutely georgeous,

craftieodamae said...

Sounds like you and her are very close and enjoy spending time together. Great tip! Your card is beautiful! I like flower soft too!

Joan Fricker said...

Your card is beautiful and especially special since you spent time with your granddaughter. I must call mine and see if she can come soon to visit. She will be going back to school soon.

The flower soft is a wonderful addition for texture and interest.
Great job!


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Scrubbysue said...

Hi selma! oooooh....I just love this card! and you've really inspired me because ironically, I just ordered my first flower soft...LOL I ordered the spring and summer colors. I'm so excited to be able to use it! I've never used it before but, I love the beautiful results and your storage for it is perfect! TFS!

Payne Holler Cards said...

I am enjoying recycling already made cards..this one you did is so pretty..and GREAT tip on storage..I think my DH has one of these in his I'm off to the shed LOL

HighDesertGal said...

I would have never thought about those drawers. Great idea. But the card is gorgeous. I need to order more flower soft

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