Hello again friends!
I am back to show off my take on the new i-crafter Box Pops, Flower Add-On die set! I paired it with the Box Pops, Oval Base and the Hummingbird Happiness dies. The second that I saw the Flower Add-On set, I knew I wanted to pair it with the hummingbird. I won’t lie, it was a labor of love, & a scrap buster to boot!
I started with a green base, using the Box Pops, Oval Base. I used the included die to put a center slit in the front and off to the left in the back. Next, I pulled out my scraps bag (I had wanted to have a picture for you of this thing… it’s like 8″ think and holds up to 12″x12″ paper. Bag is an understatement!) I pulled out several sheets of solid paper scraps to use for the backing of my flowers. For the flower outlines, I used the scraps from my base. I used fine tipped Art Glitter Glue to add the colorful cuts to the flower outlines.
Next, I used the Hummingbird Happiness set! For the base/outline I used a brown scrap paper. For the wings, body, and tail, I used a larger piece of a slightly-lighter-than-the-card-base green. For the belly, I actually used a piece of a left-over invite from my wedding. (Yes, I’m a paper hoarder. We’ve been married 7 years; WHY WOULD I THOW AWAY PERFECTLY GOOD, NICE CARDSTOCK?! Don’t judge me.) For the throat, I chose a small scrap of glitter red cardstock, that I’m not really sure what else I could have used it for… ok, maybe I deserve a little bit of judgement. The eye, I used a left-over petal from the blue flower!
Now, when it came time to place my flowers, I knew that the purple flower would hold my hummingbird, but that it would need to be attached to a couple of other flowers to add support for the weight. So I added a large pink flower on one side, and one of the leafy pieces on the other. I layered them and overlapped them to give the fairly skinny stem a better foundation. All 3 were glued to the front pop-up section. After I added the humming bird, I ended up cutting another of the purple flower, backed with i-stick Adhesive to give more support so the flower didn’t droop!
I sprinkled the other flowers throughout the center of the base pieces and the back pop-up piece. I tried to create some sort of balance with the sizes and colors. I couldn’t decide on a sentiment to add, so I didn’t add one. That’s a hard thing for me, but I really am happy with the end result.
My sister-in-law has called dibs on this one, which is really an honor. She wants to send it to her mom for Mother’s Day. I love that it could really be used for any occasion, but even more than that, I love that she loves it and wants to share my work with someone she loves.
If you’d like to follow me, here is my blog, Instagram, and Facebook page. Be sure to join the i-crafter Facebook Fan Club, then follow us on Instagram, and Pinterest too! Don’t forget to include this month’s Anything Goes Challenge hashtag #icrafterMar21 to enter our giveaways. We love seeing all of your creations using the i-crafter products!
Until next time,