Going for Gold

Happy Tuesday, Peeps!

We've had the Olympics on a lot since before the opening ceremonies and I'm enjoying all of the personal stories and "behind the scenes" looks.  Linz is always intrigued by anything and everything having to do with other countries so this is right up her alley too.  So far the USA hasn't earned too many gold medals but that's okay.  I'm bringing the "gold" today with this fun project.

Take a peek at this sweet Valentine's project that's sure to "blow" your mind and make your eyes "pop".

Blow Pop Bouquet - Valentine Ensemble

Fun!  Right?  This is one of those projects that provides WAY more bang for your buck than you spent to make it.  The adorable, little bottle is from the dollar rack at a local craft store.  (Now I want MORE of them!)  I put one scrap of Whisper White card stock and a scrap of the Gold Foil card stock through our paper shredder.  (It's just a cheapy that I bought at Wal Mart).  I took the shreds and stuffed them into the bottle as filler.  I used another scrap of the Gold Foil card stock and measured a strip to make a wrapper for the bottle.  I then embossed it with one of the "Delicate Designs" Embossing Folders #127023 and then trimmed out the bottom edge.  It's then adhered using Sticky Strip.
The Blow Pop "flowers" are made using the NEW Spiral Flower Die #129379.  

It's super easy to use and I have a lot of projects in mind for this little beauty.
I punched a hole in the center of the middle circle before I started gluing the piece together for the stick to go through.  The fun, gold piece in the center of the arrangement is just a piece of the Gold 
Foil card stock that is cut at 1 1/4" x 4".  It is folded down the middle on the short side.  I glued a thin piece of wire in the crease at the bottom edge so it has a "stem".  Then, using the new Fringe Scissors #133325, cut from the top edge down approximately 2 3/4"  Then you will curl each strip so that they are springy.   It's just the perfect sparkle for your little arrangement.

I added a little 3" x 3" card with the Love Bird image from the "Love You More" stamp set (Wood Mount #131850/Clear Mount #131853) and embossed it in gold to tie it all together.  Did you notice the background?  It's from the most used embossing folder in my studio lately....  "Decorative Dots" #133520...I know I've told you already but I just LOVE saying it....I got it FREE from Sale A Bration!  WOOT!

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Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday,