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Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Craft Spot Mini Release Day 1: Rolled Flower Dies!

Happy Thursday, my crafty friends! Are you ready for the surprise My Craft Spot mini release?! :o)

Kimberly was just too excited to wait for the next full release to share two of her new metal die sets! Join us today and tomorrow as we showcase these new goodies! Kimberly is offering an amazing prize each day, with the winners randomly being chosen from comments left on the MCS and DT members' blogs. The more blogs you leave a little love on, the more chances you have to win. :o) She is also picking a winner both days from customer orders! (More details on all prizes below!)

Today we are showcasing Kimberly's new Flowers- Rolled Roses metal dies! Not only are they fun to use, but the results are gorgeous!
For my project, I made a pearly and sparkly birthday wand centerpiece for my mom's special day! :o) I wanted to use patterned paper for the flowers, so I chose the gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection to break in my metal dies. One fun part of rolled flowers is the ability to make them as full or tight as you prefer. For these ones, I let them naturally fall open a little bit before hot gluing them to their base tab.
An extra special occasion calls for extra love, so instead of making rosettes I opted for a lacy heart base. The heart is a Cheery Lynn die from the Two of Hearts set. The little leafy flourishes scrolling through the beautiful flowers is Cheery Lynn's Mini Fanciful Flourish.
All three sentiments are from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 3 stamp set. I cut out little banners for them and adorned them with pearls in graduating sizes. I just cannot make a wand of any kind without flowing ribbon, so I chose three gorgeous crinkle ribbon shades to leave a fluttery trail of love. I also wrapped my bamboo skewers with the ribbon to make the entire project soft and lovely.
Unseen in my pictures is that the flowers and bases are coated in shimmer from my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. So lovely in person... so challenging to photograph! I hope my mom loves her sweet centerpiece... it was such an enjoyable way to play with these new dies. :o)

Ready to see both sets of metal dies?! :o) Today we're showing you the Rolled Flowers set of 2 metal dies...
... and tomorrow we'll be sharing with you the beautiful ways we used the Washi Tape set of 3 metal dies!
Kimberly will be giving away a $15 gift certificate EACH DAY of this mini release, chosen randomly from comments left on our blogs!
Gift Certificate - $15
Additionally, since these new goodies are available for purchase right now, Kimberly is picking a winner EACH DAY from customer orders for a $20 gift certificate!
Gift Certificate - $20
Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see the inspiring creations from my talented teamies! Thank you for celebrating with us and I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting from the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Decorate to Celebrate~ Mother's Day or Birthday
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Make It Girly
 *Love to Create~ Pearls and Bling (They are covered in sparkle, but it doesn't show in my photos!)
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. These really are gorgeous Karen. Your rolled roses are so beautiful, in fact I'd say they are some on the best ones I have ever seen. I love the papers you have used, I love the lacy hearts you have placed them on with the pretty ribbon and beautiful sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Love love love these flower dies!! Adorable project. What's the best way to adhere these for cardmaking?

  3. The birthday wand center pieces are such a fabulous idea Karen, they are Gorgeous!!!!! I love what you did with the flower dies, your flowers came out amazing, I love everything about this project, if I had more time I would be more detailed but just know I LOVE IT!!! and know I do know how challenging photgraphing can be when it comes to showing of sparkle, you must have an extra hard time being the Sparkly Queen and all, lol Big hugs

  4. WOW, Karen, these are gorgeous centre pieces - love the heart shapes and those wonderful flowers! TFS

  5. What beautiful birthday wand centerpieces! Your mom will LOVE them! The roses look so beautiful on them and are the perfect touch!

  6. Oh my sweetest friend, your Mom will adore this!! It is absolutely stunning!! I love, love the beautiful birthday wands!! The flowers look amazing!! I can see so many uses for those rolled flower dies!! The papers you chose are so pretty!! I just love everything about this fabulous centerpiece!! Super-duper gorgeous as always!! I hope you are having a great day my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Karen, these are just AMAZING! I absolutely love the pattern papers you used for the flowers-so stunning! Your project in incredibly inspiring...:)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  8. One word comes to my mind when seeing your centerpiece...STUNNING! Everything is so daintily perfect and I LOVE everything about it!
    Beth's Beauties

  9. This is such a creative idea and very stunning! What lady wouldn't love a wand like this!

  10. Oh my gosh! Shut the front door! What a great idea. These wands are amazing!

  11. So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  12. love what you have done thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create
    Rachel dt

  13. What a beautiful project, those wands are just fantastic Karen.... Pretty as can be and I'm sure your mom will love them just as much.....

  14. Karen these are beautiful... I love all of the little details you have put into them.

  15. Wow Karen these are absolutely stunning xx

  16. Creative & pretty flowers. Thank you for entering OSAAT CH 210 Anything Goes.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. Oh Wow Karen... Those turned out so beautifully! Love the elegance.... :O)

  18. These are FABULOUS, Karen!!! The flowers are so pretty! What a wonderful idea for a birthday party!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

    Have a great day!

    Mollie's Motif

  19. A project of projects. So much beauty and creativity. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  20. These flowers are so pretty on the lacy heart base.

  21. WOW!! They are just Beautiful, Stunning and so SWEET!!!
    Such a darling treat!! A FABULOUS birthday gift idea!! Yes, the beautiful crinkle ribbon is needed for that touch of ELEGANCE, just right for a queen on her birthday!!
    Sending you HUGE amount of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  22. These are perfect for a center piece! Beautiful work!

  23. Love your birthday wand centerpiece! What a clever idea, love those heart bases and the matching ribbon. Fabulous project! TFS

  24. I think these are my favorite of all the DT projects for the hop! So creative and so beautiful!!!

  25. Beautiful heart center pieces Karen, your Mum is going to love these :) :) :) Can I advise you hun, to watermark the image of the dies you have on your blog, they way they are at the moment it would be very easy for somebody to save the image and then make a trace of them to use of an electronic die cutter. :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Anything Goes challenge.  Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xx

  26. so beautiful thank you for joining the dtc challenge

  27. Beautiful flowers, love the papers you've used too! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  28. Ow these are stunning
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  29. Don't you just love this die? Your flowers turned out beautifully and the colors are amazing. These wands are just so creative and so unique, I'm sure your Mom is going to love them!

  30. These are beautiful. I bet Mom will love them

  31. These are beautiful! Thank you for joining our Pearls & Bling Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  32. Your wands are gorgeous!!! Love your beautiful rolled flowers :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!!

  33. Wow! These are just gorgeous!! I'm sure your mom is going to love this! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  34. I love wands! I wish I had one for every day of the week! Thank you so much for playing along with the Decorate to Celebrate gals!


  35. Happy belated birthday to your dear mother!! What beautiful centrepieces you've made to celebrate her special day! The wands are stunning and the little rolled roses are just perfect tucked alongside the hearts that show how much your love your mom!

  36. WOW! these are beautiful and I bet your mom loved them:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.


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