And Happy Birthday, Melissa! For a change of pace today, I'm posting something that is not a card. I was in a juried craft show this weekend and part of the fun of going to them is that you can go "shopping" and find all kinds of wonderful things. I bought the most gorgeous paper wreath for my daughter as part of her thank you for sitting with me all day. I didn't have my camera with me & didn't think to have her take a picture of it before I left so I tried to re-create one after I got home. It's ok, but not as beautiful as hers. I may have to try a different version to see what I come up with.
Oops! Should have cropped the picture, but I think you get the idea. The entire wreath is made from pages of an old paperback that I punched scalloped circles from. Once you have your circles, I shaped the bottom one around the eraser end of a pencil. Put a small dab of glue (I used my tape runner) on the center of each remaining circle (I did 4 per flower) and shape them around the pencil as well. While still on the pencil, push them into the center of the circle underneath. Your dab of glue should be enough to hold the flower petal in place. Continue until you have all the layers you want & then using either a brad or a pin with a bead head, push the flowers into a styrofoam base. I used a burlap ribbon with a lace overlay to make my bow since my house is decorated in shabby chic or cottage chic, whichever you want to call it.
Here is a close up of some of the flowers. I've already gotten some ideas for a different version & once I get caught up on some cards, I may try another one. It would be a good thing to do on a snowy day & they are forecasting slushy snow for us tomorrow. Hopefully, it will all melt the minute it hits!
Catch you later!