Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RRD: Gratitude to God

This week, I have some more ideas to get more out of your punches, another layered flower and a banner.  I used Kaleidoscope Brites cardstock again this week.
I used the 1-1/4 and 1-3/4" Flower Punch
again this week.
 This time I cut the flowers into 6 petals.
 I gently formed the petals to give them some dimension.
I used a large glue dot and placed the larger petals 
on the glue dot, leaving gaps between the petals.
 Then added the second layer of smaller petals.
Then I added a button to the center of the flower.
To make the banner, I used a 1-3/4 square punch.  
I added a paper ruler to my punch to make sure
it is even and centered when I punch.
When the corners are at equal lengths on the ruler
the cut will be centered and even on either side.
 Here is the punched banner.
I added the sentiment "Gratitude to God" on vellum.  It has been a long time {many years} since I've used vellum.  The vellum RRD carries is absolutely perfect for stamping.  The sentiment came out perfect.  It is crisp and clear and sheerness of the vellum does not weigh down the piece.
 I added some Mia's Cottage ribbon and 
the flower to the banner.
  The finished page.

Supplies --

Scrapbook supplies are on sale all month - 20% off at Red Rubber Designs.

Cupcake Inspiration - Photo Inspiration
Crafting When We Can - Summer Fun
 Psalm 46:10 "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Quirky Crafts Challenges - Handmade flowers and ribbon
Great Impressions - Dies Cuts or Punches

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. Fabulous page and great tutorial!

    Sarah x

  2. Love the flower tutorial and the banner! So glad you shared with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  3. I like your tutorial. I think your page should be a card. I may consider using scenery photos on some cards. That looks so pretty.

  4. lovely page, great colors to, thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. That bright yellow flower sure adds a touch of sunshine to a beautiful summer layout. Nicely done!

  6. Your composition is excellent! Nicely done and what fun tutorials!

  7. A very cheery page...love the bright sunny flower and the picture with the yellow chair. the sentiment is very cool too!

  8. A beautifully calm and serene picture Debra. The vibrant papers you have used really reflect the gorgeous colours in your photo.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  9. Beautiful card I love your design and colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can


  10. Oh what a Darling Cheery Layout! Love the dp's! Super tutorial too Debra! And it looks like I need a square punch! I have one that will work for the Terrific flower you created..8-) but alas, I have no square punches..
    yet.. 8-)


  11. Love the pretty colors. I liked seeing how you made your flower and how you used the square punch. Note to self, add square punch to wish list! Thanks for sharing with the stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you are having a blessed week.

  12. Very pretty! Your flower is awesome and I love your papers! That photo is making me want to head outside today, but it's too hot! :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! ~H

  13. A very nice layout. Good flower tutorial but best I liked your banner. What a great idea to cut the banner tail. Will certainly be using that hint

  14. Gorgeous Layout and I love the flower! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  15. Love the flower and the 'how to' ! thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this Challenge!