Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Papertrey Bog Hop

I was so excited to play along with Papertrey's March Blog Hop.  When I saw the challenge photo below, so many things stood out - one of them being the aqua bows tied around a few of the packages.
PTI's Challenge Photo
I have a bunch of nieces.  Two of them that live close have beautiful long hair and they love headbands and hair clips.  Since Easter is just around the corner, I decided to use my PTI supplies to make some hair accessories for them.  I decided that I wouldn't use any flower dies, and after looking at the dies I have, I chose PTI's Large Scallop Border Die, Simple Circles Border Die, and Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection.
For the first pony holder I used PTI's Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection.  I cut two circles of blue and white felt and three circles of yellow flannel fabric.
For the rolled roses (top pictures in the collage), I essentially used the same technique Dawn McVey used in these rolled flowers that she made with PTI's Spiral Popper Die.  However, I used PTI's Simple Circle Border Die instead. 
PTI's Simple Circle Border Die
 To make the roses I folded the circle strip in half (so it looked like a strip of half circles) and rolled them up, adding a little glue with the glue gun at the end.  For a little extra stability, I glued each flower on white circles of felt.  (You can kind of see that in the above picture that shows the back of the pony holder.)
To make the large yellow flower I used PTI's Large Scallop Border Die.  I just added a drop of glue at the bottom center of each scallop and scrunched each scallop into a petal. As I scrunched each petal, I twisted the scallop strip into a spiral (again, sort of like Dawn did in these flowers).  I know these are really poor directions, but it is really hard to describe.
I also made a head band.  I did the same technique for these rolled roses as the little ones above, except I die cut two pieces of each color of felt with PTI's Simple Circles Border Die instead of just one.  I rolled the first piece up, glued it, and then glued the next piece to the outside of the rolled flower and kept rolling.  I attached all 3 roses to a piece of felt, then glued that onto the ribbon.
Here's a comparison of the sizes of two strips vs. one strip rolled up.
The hair accessories took a bit to make, so I wanted to make the packaging simple.  I used PTI's Mat Stack 3 stamps and coordinating die.  In order to make them a little more sturdy, I die cut 2 layers, one on PTI's Stamper's Select White Cardstock and one on PTI's Coasters.  The coaster board worked perfect to give it the added sturdiness I was going for.   In order to attach the clips and pony holders, I punched 2 holes and then used my x-acto knife to cut a line between them. (Update: I changed my mind and decided that the packaging needed to be a little more exciting since these are going to be for Easter and all.  Go here to see the basket I made for them.)
And here's one last shot of them all together.


  1. These are fantastic!! I love them all so much. I often wondered if that border die wouldn't work for flowers but never got so far as to try it. Now I know. Thanks for the tip!! I love all your card base holders too : )

  2. All all of these ate amazing! Great job!!

  3. Holy wow! I'm hooked!!!! So happy your gave into your whim to start a blog. Your creations are so much fun. :)

  4. What a clever idea! Love the instructions too. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. What a fabulous collection of hair accessories. Great job.

  6. These hair accessories are just too cute and your directions are very good.
    Thanks so much for this nice project!

  7. Oh, wow, these are fabulous! I'm going to have to try making some rolled felt flowers with my simple circles die--- thanks for the inspiration!

  8. so cute. what little girl wouldn't want one of these. They are so fun and beautiful. Thanks for the directions. I would have never guessed it was so easy.

  9. They are all great. Love how you used the mat stack die cut to hold them too.

  10. What a fabulous gift idea!!! I love that you packaged the hair accessories on the mat stack #3...anyone would be thrilled to receive this handmade gift :)