Sunday, March 4, 2012

♥ ephemera tutorial ♥

good evening everyone♥

i hope you had a beautiful weekend.

we had springy, beautiful weather here and we LOVED it. we rode bikes selling cookie dough tubs for a school fundraiser, attended softball tryouts and AAU basketball practice, had a beautiful day at church, played board games with the kids, enjoyed snacks at the park and made chile verde in the crock pot, yum! i hope yours was beautiful and filled with fun, outdoor activities and lots of love.

i wanted to share the tutorial to create my dear lizzy-inspired ephemera. these would be perfect on lo, cards, gift bags, jars, you name it. i love having embellies created on-hand because if i need a last-minute card, they make the perfect quick embellishment.

i created my ephemera using my Cameo

i used the spiral flower peony and the 3-D peony i love both of them so very much and they added a very different look to the flowers.

i also used Papertrey Ink's just the ticket stamp set, but there are lots of tickets to choose from in the Silhouette Store

however, for this tutorial, you will need

  • large circle punch (2" or so)
  • small circle punch (3/4 or 1")
  • scissors
  • pp (especially the gorgeous pp from the MARCH Nook kit
  • cardstock (colors to match your pp and small scrap of cardstock for bottom of spiral flower)
  • small stamps (for ticket)
  • button (wood buttons from MARCH kit are perfect)

if you have any questions about any part of this tutorial, please don't hesitate to leave your question in the comments section or email me. i will answer any/all as soon as i am able to check in.

let's get started

here are some of the flowers that i created

if you create some of these for your upcoming projects, please link to them in the comments, i love to share inspiration (as you all know ;) )

also! there is a new monday CARDS challenge over at the 'Nook that will post in the morning. we hope you'll check it out and play along with us. it'll put a little spring in your step :)

here's a sneak peek of just one of the dt cards created for this challenge

thank you so much for your very wonderful, sweet, make my heart {happy} notes, you always, always make my day!

hugs and so much love♥



  1. Wow! These are so beautiful!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Danni. I love when I can make embellishments from my stash. No extra money involved and no waiting for a product to ship.

  4. Danni - I found this link on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial, it's great! I've been seeing these a lot lately and wanted to make some so now I can.

  5. Love these! Thanks for showing us the "how to."

  6. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  7. found this post by way of the October Afternoon Blog Hop!!
    Added to my Favs, I will return to use this tutorial (:
    Thank you for sharing this one (:
    Have a great and scrapfull day!!
    Rose Ann Deighan

  8. These are darling!!! Thank you for the in-detail tutorial. I sometimes have a difficult time figuring out how things are made and you helped me visualize the steps.


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