Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring with Pretty Bloom Clusters!!

Spring is here! And what better way to welcome it in than to share a fun little paper flower cluster tutorial!  I don't know what the weather is like where you all are but here in Cambridge, it's soooo beautiful!  It's more like summer rather than spring!  I've got my window open, listening to the birds chirping and it's a balmy 77 degrees out!...the kids actually wore shorts to school! (that's very warm for this time of year in Canada!)

So I worked on a couple of fun little flower tutorials over the weekend and I'm sharing the first one with you all today (stay tuned for another one later in the week).  I pulled out my new Websters Pages 'Everyday Poetry' collection pack, a couple new Martha Stewart punches I picked up and got started!  ...I love the cherry blossom design in the new Everyday Poetry collection so I thought I would create some 3D Cherry blossoms for my page.  Here are the simple steps to make up this design... 


I like to add the smudges of ink behind the blossoms, I find it gives a unity to the page and doesn't leave your blooms just hanging there, they seem to 'belong' to the page better.  ....In the lower part of the page I made a little Hydrangea pot another flower cluster design. 

Here is a close up of the finished Hydrangea pot..... 
I also had a little fun playing with the new Websters Pages 'In Love' collection over the weekend (my second bloom tutorial will be done using the In Love collection.....I had some pretty scraps left and wanted to make a tag with them....here is the tag I made with these scraps and the punched bloom method.... 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  And again, thank you for the sweet comments you all leave here at my blog...I read every one of them.  I did want to comment on a question I often get with regard to my work as to how to store it.  I have to admit that I'm wayyyy behind on getting my pages into albums and sometimes have them sitting in plastic storage boxes waiting for their albums.  But here are a few things you can do with your more 3D style pages.  I have 12 x 12 frames that I hang in my scrap room inwhich I like to rotate out some of my more 3D style pages.  As for albums, there are a couple of ways to store them.  If you are using the post bound style, I like to put in lots of 'spacers' (these are the cardboard strips that often come with the plastic sleeves (K&Company makes these)....this allows for room between your pages so they don't get too squished).  Another very good option is to use 3 ring binders, these allow your plastic sleeves lots of room so that again your elements down get too squashed.  Hope this helps! :)

At Websters Pages we've been celebrating shipping week!  Yep! All the newest collections are now shipping to the stores so watch for your local store to get them in!  Failing that you can also order online at the Websters Pages Website!  And while you're there, check out Brandin's cute cute video clip, it will put a smile on your face! (If you are anything like me and are stalking the mailman when you know a scrapping package is coming, you will totally 'get' this video clip! lol!)

41 comments:

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Amei seu LO, fico imaginando o quanto você é criativa e harmoniosa, essas flores faz toda uma diferença, a harmonia nos trabalhos são perfeitas.

Que Deus a conserve sempre assim !!!

Beijos

Sandra said...

These are stunning. Thank you for the tutorial.

JuPooh65 said...

As usual, your work is just exquisite!!! Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful creations! :D

morkaren said...

Et yndigt LO og tak for tut. knus morkaren.

walkiria said...

Gabrielle !que preciosidad!, muchas gracias por explicarnos como has hecho la rama de cerezo y las macetas, me gusta muchísimo, gracias por compartir tus trabajos con nosotras, muchos besos.

angelwhispers said...

Gabrielle I'm lost for word this is just so gorgeous I love the tutorial its just wonderful you are so good sharing all these tips with us and I'm so glad I've just purchased this punch so I can have a go!!

Can't wait for the next one!

Love Chanelle xx

T Young said...

Another beautiful page. Thanks for sharing your storage tips!

Angelica said...

This is so pretty Gabi!! Now I gotta get that punch...lol!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Beverly Sams said...

Gabi, this is wonderful! Those clusters are gorgeous and thanks so much for the how-to!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous tutorial TFS:)
Val x

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Gabi!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Just love that tag!

Linda Pekrul said...

What a gorgeous layout, and I absolutely love your tutorial! I'm pining for Spring out here in Alberta, so I will be making these flowers to cheer myself up! LOL.

Stay True To God said...

Gorgeous page & tag!! Cute pic of Meg too!! Thanx for the awesome tutorial... gotta try it!! :) hugs... Tracy

ingrid said...

wonderful page and that tag is just gorgeous!!! thanks for the tut! xxx

Romy said...

Oh Gabi, you make me love spring even more:) Your layout and card are a gorgeous tribute to this wonderful season. I love the spring flowers that you created, they make a very pretty detail on your layout and tag!

Becky Dunham said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Gabrielle! Thanks for the flower tutorial - I love this page! I have got to get over to Websters and check out the new collections :)

Shona said...

just gorgeous! love your clusters!

cat lacigale said...

Gorgeous blooms ! Thanks for the tutorial !

LISA said...

Sweet sweet blooms!! Beautiful LO! TFS...

pattyo said...

Oh wow, Gabi! This is beautiful! I love the idea for the flower clusters--thanks so much for sharing! I've recently developed a love for tags but haven't been happy with the ones I made so far. May I borrow the idea from your gorgeous tag?

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This page is stunning love the flowers and thanks for a tutorial on how you made them . You are so talented.Your tag is beautiful also
Marilyn

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Amazing creation! Tfs your flower tut! I love hydrangea :) The tag is stunning!!! LOVE IT!

Lynn Biermann said...

beautiful work Gabi! Love lookin at your work! :)

Amy 29 said...

Very very very pretty Gabrielle and what a great idea!!!! Just love this lo hugs Amy :)

Kathylayne70 said...

This layout is soooo beautiful as usual. Your tutorial is very wonderful. I love the flower put and flowers.

Renee said...

The most beautiful flowers ever!! Loved this tut, thank you so much for sharing your brilliance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're having the exact same *strange* but wonderful weather here in Michigan! Should only be in the 40's but it's 80 something each day! Love it :) Have a beautiful day Gabi!

Sharon said...

This is just awesome. I love the flowers you made. I definitely love that punch and have to get it. Now I wanted to ask you about those lovely yellow little butterflies you added to the tag and the layout. Is that an embellishment pack? What brand is it? I'd love to get some for my projects.
Thank you for sharing!
Sharon smscrapper@gmail.com

Sue said...

Another stunning layout. I love the detail you put into your work.

sixofone aka Leah said...

Hi Gabrielle, it's been ages since I visited. I've been so busy, but as usual you have something stunning to show. I love the flower clusters, and can't wait to try them

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Gabi very pretty layout!! Love the flowr clusters. Awesome tutorial. and oh my such a beautiful tag to boot. Hugs Virginia

HappyScrappin said...

Love the tutorial Gab. Thank you for sharing all you do. You inspire me and I look forward to viewing all your projects. Your an awesome designer and I love everything you create. God Bless. Mary

May Bell said...

Beautiful!!!

Scrappinkar said...

Gabrielle, I ran out and bought those punches at Michael's right away! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talent with us!

Eila Sandberg said...

Soooo much attention to detail and patience invested! and it certainly paid off, this is such a gorgeous page! I say WOW and WOW again!! xoxo

Patricia said...

Thank you very much for this fabulous tutorial...

Bonnie H said...

Everything you make is so Perfect,
Beautiful and beyond words.
Your girls are just beautiful also!
I can never get enough of your blog!

Thanks so much!

Fairy Witch said...

ohhh so so sweeet

Angelina T (S'pore) said...

Hi Gabrielle, I'm pretty new at this and I've been following your blog as a tutorial to learn everything I can about scrapping. I find it so informative, innovative, creative, in very simple words...just FANTABULOUS!! You are really talented! Thanks for sharing it with us:) I have a question. There is this simple speckled butterfly with a tinge of yellow that you use quite often. Can you please tell me how I can make that or where I can find or buy that? Thanks so much! Angelina (S'pore)



Marcia K said...

I'am charmed by your incredible tutorial !!! :) I do my card based on this. If You want may check this on my blog --> http://magiczna-kartka.blogspot.com/2013/01/duze-serca-ukwiecone.html
Regards, Marcia

Teresa said...

What a stunning page and the hydrandeas are brilliant!
I'm lovin' touring round your blog.
Teresa x

M DelValle said...

Thank you for sharing. I just received the 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch as a gift and was wondering how to cluster the flower together. Thanks!!

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