So, I was perusing my Google Reader and came across this post. Haley's mom had made her the cutest little wall hanging. She called it a wreath but for some reason I believe a wreath has a hole in the middle. :) Anyway it grabbed me so completely I had to make one right that very minute. So I looked into her links and found a little tutorial here that uses the project as a gift card holder. The original post is where I got the idea to call these shapes bugles - don't they kind of look like the little cracker snacks?
Oh... this post is going to be photo heavy, and it's the longest one I've ever written. I'll show you what I did and tell you what I will do differently next time I make one of these cuties. OK. I made mine with Flirtatious Designer Series Paper. I am SO bad at using my stuff. I buy things thinking they are so pretty and I will make this and that and the other thing with my supplies - and then I freak out when I think about actually cutting into a great piece of paper or anything else that is consumable. I've got to get over it! Anyway this appealed to me because it isn't very big - it uses 14, 2.5" square pieces of paper. That's all. I can do that. Here is my finished project, you can see it isn't huge by any means as I am holding it in my hand:
Once I had the Pumpkin Pie doily in place, I spritzed again with matching ink. Then I punched 3 Pretty in Pink scalloped circles and stacked them so the doilies would lay into the wreath's shallow center. I stacked 2 dimensionals between each circle.
What I learned: don't flatten the tips, make absolutely sure the cones are flush against each other as you glue, and KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING IN THE MIDDLE! Yes, I'm making more of these. They are just too fun.
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Designer Series Paper: Flirtatious
Card Stock: White, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Ink (markers): Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlits Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Large Scalloped Circle Punch
Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Hot Glue Gun