It’s not magic, but you can turn leaves into a beautiful tulip flower!
I am always looking for alternate ways to use some of my crafting supplies. I love the die cuts from My Favorite Things Di-namics die collection! I would get them all, but that is not practical in my real world. (But I can dream in my creative world!) So, as an alternative, I have found another new way to use one of their die cuts.
I have a large collection of embroidery threads that I have not touched in a few years. I loved to cross stitch, but now that my eyes are not as sharp as they used to be, I decided that cross stitching was not going to be happening again. However, you know me, I am not about to let my collection of colorful embroidery threads go to waste! I have found another way to use them in making my cards.
There are so many pretty papers and good card stock papers that end up in smaller pieces….yes, the scraps of our creativity! I am rarely able to toss these small papers so I am always looking for way to use these. This leaf die cut is about one inch long, so it is perfect to cut from smaller papers.
I cut 3 leaves for each tulip I wanted from the die cut. Attach a small glue dot on the bottom of one leaf and attached it to another leaf at a slight angle. Take the third leaf and attached it to the middle to create a pretty little tulip flower! The ‘leaf vein’ is embossed on this die cut, and it is perfect to give the flower a bit more dimension.
I attached a small glue dot on the back of the base of the flower and attached a piece of embroidery thread to make the stem. Once I attached the tulip and stem to my card, I made a bow out of another piece of embroidery thread. This was perfect for the leaves of my tulip stem!
I took a piece of white paper with specks of color in it and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder. This made the perfect base to attach my three tulips! I added the ‘Enjoy Your Day’ sentiment, popped it over a yellow scalloped circle to finish this card.
There are many ways to be creative and economical at the same time. This is a way to use paper scraps; an alternate way to use a die cut; and another use for embroidery threads. That’s almost as good as getting three magic wishes!
These tulips can be used for many kinds of cards ~ Mother’s Day, Birthday, Thank You, Friendship, Sympathy, or a Get Well card. What would you use them for in your creative project? It is so fun to share projects and ideas!