Most of my kit papers were kept to 8x8" size.
|Maggie Holmes Bloom collection - "Moments" paper|
I was fortunate to have an ancient pink ombre paper in my stash,
although I was prepared to forge it by gradating the color with patterned papers.
My paper trimmer & Martha Stewart fringe scissors will make this go quickly.
I cut the paper into 1-1/2" strips as I wanted an 8x8" sheet when finished.
I then used the specialty scissors to cut fringe, leaving an extra 1/4" of paper
for adhesive to stick each trimmed-to-size row down to a plain white 8x8" base.
I cut a waste strip 1" wide & clipped it on the base so that I could space the rows evenly.
The "B" side was achieved by using my kit stamp set & white paper.
Next I tackled these. (Aren't they gorgeous?)
|Maggie Holmes Bloom collection - Fringe Hearts|
(I think I rather outdid myself with this one, teehee!)
Just a little bit cut from a corner of paper & folded & trimmed became my points.
The "feathers" were just cut freehand. I get so used to grabbing a punch or a die,
I forget that simple shapes are a breeze with just a pair of scissors :-)
Worst case? You waste a small piece of paper - no risk!
I didn't even use the fringe scissors here as these were so small.
The gold dotted paper on the feather at the top was done with a pen.
If you see something you like, don't be afraid to do a simple homemade version.
I don't know why I am so compelled to recreate elements from the kit each month,
but it is definitely as satisfying as creating the scrapbook pages/projects made with them.
Choose just one thing from the inspiration kit this month & give it a go!
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