Friday, January 21, 2022

Plastic Lid Flowers

 Last month at our local stamp club meeting we were given little plastic lids as a mystery item to use on a card. Boy, this was one of the toughest challenges I've had! 

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The first thing I tried was to circle cut a flower out of a print paper and adhere it to the lid. I fringed the edges of the lid so it would lay flat but I didn't like how it turned out. After trying various things I got out my heat gun and tried a couple things then the idea came to me. I started with 2 lids but lost one so I got a couple more from a fast food place and a friend gave me the little one. You can see the sizes of the lids compared to a bottle of Stickles.

 I took the heat gun to them, flattened them, then got out a couple small flower dies and ran them through my Platinum.

Hum. I like this! After using my scissors and cutting around the circles (the dies did not cut through which surprised me then pleased me) I found the right print paper, got out my eyelet collection and voila!

I wonder if I'll be the only one who did this! I'll find out tomorrow! Pretty much everything I used on the card are not available through any of my affiliate links. Some days that happens!

Here's a closer look at the plastic circles. The card is flat and shouldn't need extra postage to mail unless the eyelets cause problems.

Have you tried this before?

Stampin Carol

Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”  John 5:24 NIV

1 comment:

Linda said...

You did a great job! This is a fantastic card! It’s wonderful! You are so clever!!!