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Today we're featuring the brand new Fringe Flower Die!
Here's the project I made to share today...
When I first saw an example of what this die could make, I thought it looked like a cute pom pom flower. Then I thought, "Why not use it as an actual pom pom?" And the hat-shaped card was born! I created the shape very simply by folding a piece of scrap paper in half, cutting it into a hat shape, then tracing the shape onto a folded piece of cardstock. I traced the shape again onto patterned paper, cut that out and adhered it to the card base. I thought the die looked like ribbing you might find on a hat [or on a mitten cuff -- that might be my next project using this die!], so I die-cut a piece of yellow patterned paper and cardstock, adhered them together, and attached the finished piece with dimensional adhesive [a bit difficult to see here]. The cardstock behind the yellow patterned paper is just for some extra sturdiness.
As you can see from the product graphic, you can get really cute rounded petals with this die. For my paper pom pom, I decided to crease the die-cut paper in half to get a more 'spiky' look to the pom pom. To get the two-toned look, I just used a portion of the die to die-cut the yellow patterned paper, and then I die-cut the blue patterned paper with the entire die. You can make your flowers whatever size you need by die-cutting less or die-cutting more and layering on the pieces!
Hope my project brought you a smile today! If you'd like to learn how to use the Fringe Flower Die, check out this tutorial!
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