Card Recognition

Thursday, June 27, 2013

May Arts/Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron Hop


Welcome to a special May Arts/Little Yellow Bicycle and Xyron hop, three great companies, amazing goodies and lots of inspiration.  Hop along, all week, leave some love on the various blogs for your chance to win.  

For my project I upcycled a vase.  To start I put a piece of May Arts faux burlap ribbon through the Xyron sticker maker and then adhered the ribbon directly to the vase (super simple).  I then used some fun Little Yellow Bicycle die cuts and burlap stickers to create a label.  I loved the fact that I could stick the die cut from LYB through the Xyron sticker maker and directly add it onto the vase.  Since I wanted to use ribbon flowers, I added a piece of LYB paper to the inside of the vase, since I knew there wouldn't be any water in the project.

For my ribbon flowers I punched out a circle and then ran the circle through the Xyron sticker maker.  I  used May Arts chevron twill ribbon and faux burlap and with each flower started in the center on the adhesive circle and twisted the ribbon around and around till I'd covered the whole circle.  I then added some dots to the center and had a few flowers that would never fade.


For my card I used the Xyron sticker maker to create some fun banners with LYB paper and May Arts chevron twill ribbon and hung them on a piece of May Arts burlap string.  To add a little extra dimension to the LYB sticker I created my own foam dot with some extra packaging material, just ran the cardboard through the Xyron sticker maker, going to keep that idea in mind for the day when I run out of foam dots!

Now hop along to the other May Arts DT, Emily and Christina, LYB and Xyron and leave some comment love for your chance to win.

If you missed any of the other days, here's a recap of the fun:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

43 comments:

Chrissy said...

Cute flowers and card! I love that burlap one.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. You must make more of those flowers. They are amazing.

Laura Turcotte said...

Those are fantastic flowers. Thanks for explaining on how they are made, I never knew!

Jean said...

So much fun!~!

PamSpradlin said...

What a un project...I have made flowers this way before but it was quite a while ago. Thanks for reminding me how to decorate with home made flowers.

PamSpradlin said...

I need to proof read...I meant that your project was a "fun" project!

Michele I said...

great project love the flowers, too cute

Andrea Amu said...

Wayy cute vase and ribbon flowers! And how sweet are the banners with the ribbon too! Great project shares!

Debbie Caldwell said...

thanks for the good tips and for sharing your creativity. The vase is excellent and I love the card

marylouh said...

The burlap flowers are great. They work so well with the entire theme of the jar. Like the idea of hanging the banners from a little clothesline. Both projects are fun and happy.

UnikByYes said...

Lovely projects Erin, TFS
Liz

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that sweet vase and what a cute card!

conil said...

Love this adorable vase and flowers. And the card is lovely.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the vase and the flowers you added. Also what a fantastic card design too. You rock!

kbo said...

cute technique and your right those flowers will never fade!

-Agnes- said...

These pinwheel flowers would look good on a card, too!

sharon g said...

The flowers are really cute. I have made them myself---they look great with your ribbons.

Jean Bullock said...

Both projects are cool. My favorite is the card. Love the banners.

Natasha G.P. said...

I like the twisted flowers. They can be used on a lot of different projects. Nice job.

Aunt Dee said...

Very cute. Love the card with the flowers and banners made with ribbon. Thanks for sharing the beautiful flowers and card.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful projects. I love the banner on the card. Very neat.

NWFlamingo said...

You make those flowers sound so easy. I'll have to try them.

Janis said...

Thanks for the how-to on making those flowers! Love the sweet droopy look of them hanging over the edge in a relaxed comfortable way. Darling!

rush said...

love your card. excellent use of ribbons. thank you for sharing.

Darlene S. said...

Adorable flowers and card!

CT Johnson said...

I like a good chunky flower and the fabrics you used burlap, stripes they are the business! Thanks for pretty projects and great tutorial!

RachelV said...

Those are beautiful projects. I love those flowers you made for the vase!

McStamper said...

Darling fabric flowers.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love those flowers TFS. Did you color the jar?

SHartl said...

What a clever way to use ribbon to make those wonderful flowers!

Karenladd said...

Love both your projects! The ribbon flowers are so creative and I love your card with the banner!

Sue D said...

I like how you decorated the vase and the cute flowers you made. Love the banners on the card.

cghundley said...

Cute flowers. Great
idea to make the center
of the flowers with
Xyron. Your banner
came out very nice.
Carla from Utah

Robin B. said...

I love the way the flowers turned out in the vase! Thanks for sharing.

Lucy said...

Very cute vase and flowers! The burlap one is so cool!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great flowers!

Ravengirl said...

Such a cute card and great flowers!

Angelica Chambers said...

I didn't even realize the xyron adhesive would hold the twisted ribbon like that! Wow! I want to make lots of flowers now! Thanks!

Onehappyscrapper said...

Love those fabric flowers, am going to have to make some.

Sue said...

Those flowers are TO DIE FOR. You've done a great job. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea T said...

That is a really cute card. TFS

~amy~ said...

gorgeous gorgeous projects! love those blooms.

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! Love the card with the fun banner!