Creating Is Fun SUMMER HOP

GOOD MORNING!

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If you came here from TAMEKO'S BLOG you are in the right spot. 
(She is our TALENTED Guest Design Team member this month!)

I wanted to show off some of my summer creations. 
First up is my Patriotic Hair Accessories.
This one is my FAVORITE! I layered red and white lace with the patterned Satin Blue Ribbon to make a very FULL flower!


The ribbon on this one is so fun. My son was given a gift for his birthday a while back that was in a spiderman gift bag. The bag was in my closet - and the boys killed it when they went hunting in the closet for things they shouldn't have (like a very large bowl of parade candy!). The handles on this bag had this very cool spiderman ribbon:
I combined the ribbon with some white lace, and then added a white/pearl button for the center to make this very FUN and unique Patriotic hair clip!

My poor model! I love this flower! It is so large! I believe it is between 4-4.5"!
I love the stars on the ribbon. Really great for the 4th of July!


Lastly, I have this fabulous polka dotted Red Satin flower with dark blue trim. I adore polka dots!

These were made using RED and WHITE Lace from the shop. 
I couldn't find dark blue lace anywhere (I do mean ANYWHERE!), so I took some of this WHITE lace and sprayed it with SEI heat set dye to make my own!

Martha does have some BLUE TRIM that I used for the last hair clip. 
I love that trim! Looks great in a flower!

(side note - - - I have many more PATRIOTIC flowers in my online shop HERE)

I wanted to show you something more than just flowers, so I wanted to show you a MAN's Birthday card I made using a little bit of lace embellishment!

There are a LOT of birthdays during the summer in my family.
My two older brothers, my Father-in-law, a few cousins, a brother-in-law... 
So during the summer, I get to make a lot of birthday cards!

The smaller star is layered over leftover lace I had after making my flowers. I only had about 2" of white lace left and couldn't bring myself to throw it away!

Stars were cut with my Silhouette SD. 
Pattern Paper is from a digital kit from Summertime Designs.
Stamped background is from Unity Stamp Co. (Flirty Flowers) and sentiment is from PaperTreyInk.
Ink used is Versamark Dazzle.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? 
IS IT STILL MANLY?
EVEN WITH LACE ON IT?!!!

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9 comments:

Sharon Sutton said...

Those patriotic colored bows are beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

Your hair clips are awesome! I love them!!! The card is great and IS masculine! Nice job.

tumblingcarrie said...

love your flowers girl. so pretty

kim.scrapper said...

Great projects, who would have known that you used Spiderman lace for your flower and its hard to tell but if thats your son, you better destroy that picture before he grows up....lol I think you can hav a bit of lace on a masculine project, tfs

Martha Pineda said...

you are doing amazing! tooo cute!!

Angie Blom said...

You totally ROCK these flowers.. I love them!!

Tameko said...

Rachel,
Your flowers are awesome! Love the way you layered the different ribbon/lace. Great card for a man. So cool the way you put your lace behind the star.
Tameko

marla said...

Love those flowers. I love the laces and making flowers is so much fun!!

48scrappin said...

Love your hair bows! So cute, and your sweet little model is adorable as well! hugs, Violet