Friday, March 22, 2013


Thanks to my expertise in procrastination I do not have much time for this post.  But I will make a confession.  I have had this die for a long time.  Long.  It is probably one of the first dies that I bought last year but I have never used it. 

I can't really explain why I have not used it. Perhaps dies designed by Tim Holtz are designed to carry the vintage-y feel that I am not good at.  Perhaps it was impulse buying (Shhh.......) and perhaps I just don't know how to use it.

In late February, Tim Holtz started this Tattered Floral challenge and I wanted to participate so badly because of the guilt I have been having for this never-used-die and of course it is fun to play along!  I first wanted to make a brooch in dark colors for myself but you read my first line - procrastination kills the deal.

So it was not until about half an hour ago I watched the video by Jennifer McGuire (you can't miss it! Her girl is totally darling and I've learned to make my flowers from her video.) then started working on it and it leaves me just the shortest time to take pictures and prepare for this post.

Thanks for reading all along and I won't bore you anymore.  May I present these very first embellishments I've made with this die:

The fabric looks familiar?  Yup!  It is the Chantilly textile and the For Always textile from Close to My Heart!  It is also my first time trying them out.  Cute?  I love making them!  Check out  the black and white flower on the top left - it also has two layers of tulle ribbon on it. 

Pictures for each flower:

then the pink one:

And my last one:

They are super fun to make and I love love love making them!  I can't decide which one is my favorite and in fact I love them all!

Thanks to this challenge and Jennifer's video and of course, Close to My Heart's new textiles I finally gave some love to the tattered floral die and the textiles!

The flowers are also entering the challenge at Heart 2 Heart challenge - Spring Forward.  How can we forget flowers for spring?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh so pretty! I need to make some of those fabric flowers. They really are very pretty! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  2. I completely understand the whole having a product and never using it. I've had a few items like that myself. I'll keep your secret if you keep mine. :) I love how your flowers turned out, however, I especially LOVE how the black and white turned out and how the black tulle looks with it. Thanks for playing along with us last month at Heart 2 Heart!