I’ve been wanting to make a flower pin using the Big Shot and Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. Well, I finally got around to going to the fabric shop in town. For a first try, I guess they’re not too bad. I used some organza spools I found for only $2.50/roll so they are just the right size for fitting on the Fun Flowers die. I cut a couple of pieces so my flowers would be nice and full. I sandwiched the layers of fabric on my die and ran it through my Big Shot. I then stacked each of the petal sizes on top of each other and punched a hole in the middle of my flower with a Crop-a-dile. I inserted an Antique Brads in the center to keep them all together and then pulled out my embossing gun. I held the flower down with a bone folder on my cutting mat so it wouldn’t fly off the table while heating the fabric. I then lightly began heating the edges of the fabric petals until they started to curl and stiffen rotating the flower and even turning it over, lifting the petal edges and heating them until I got the desired effect. Be careful not to get the heat too close or it will shrivel up or even begin to burn. I used my glue gun to adhere a jewelry pin back on it so I can attach it to my Stampin’ Up! bag. Here’s the 2nd try:
I wish I had more time to play because I have some other ideas in mind I would like to try, but I am busy inventorying and pricing my retired product to get ready for the Cropmania Yardsale on Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. There will be over 50 tables with lots of scrapbooking and stamping goodies for your shopping pleasure! I have lots of stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments and background paper marked down 50% or more! Make sure you get there early because I hear the line starts forming quickly. I hope to see you there!
Supplies: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Antique Brads, Embossing Heat Gun, Crop-A-Dile, Cutting Mat, Bone Folder, and Organza Fabric Spool, Glue Gun and Jewelry Pin Backs.
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