Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial With Showcase Farmer Emily

Hi Everyone! Showcase Farmer Emily here with a fun little tutorial today. I have been experimenting with making my own embellishments lately, especially because most of what is on the market right now you can easily duplicate with supplies you already have in your stash. One embellishment that I have been making a ton of lately is the little toothpick flags.  They are really great to add to scrapbook pages, SMASH* layouts, and even your Project Life layouts.  This is also a great way to use your sentiment or pattern stamps in a new way.

So lets get started! To make these flags all you will need is some light patterned paper scraps, a toothpick, ink, adhesive, and of course whatever stamps you plan on using. I used the “Free Hugs” sentiment from the Flutter Heart Clear Stamp Set. This set is perfect for creating repetitive patterns like we will be doing to create these flags because the designs are very small and simple. 

1.     First choose a piece of patterned paper that you want to use as the background of your flag.
2.     Ink up the stamp you plan on using to create a pattern on the paper that you have chosen. 

3.     Stamp your image/sentiment in a repetitive pattern.
4.     Continue stamping until you have filled a space large enough to cut your flag shape from. 

5.     Fold your piece of paper in half.
6.     Begin to cut a triangle shape starting on the fold that you just made.

7.     Finish cutting a triangle shape. Your cuts should begin and end on the fold.
8.     This is what your completed “flag” should look like.

9.     Now get your toothpick ready.
10.     Apply adhesive generously to the inside of your flag. Especially along the center crease so that your toothpick will not fall out.

11.     Set your toothpick in the fold.
12.     Fold your flag in half on top of the toothpick so that both sides of the flag adhere to each other.

13.  - 14.  Have some fun decorating your flag embellishment with punches, gems, buttons etc.

And it’s as easy at that! I hope that this inspires you to make some of your own handmade embellishments using stamping!

Have a great day!


Blankina said...

How cute!! Thanks for the tutorial..
Ciao Blankina

Denice said...

Super cute Emily, TFS!

Heidi Brawley said...

Great tutorial!!! Thanks!!!

Rachel Parys said...

Awesome idea! Thanks Emily!!!

eva said...

great tutorial! love the little flag!