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Fabric Strip Flower-Seize the Birthday Challenge #1

Have you checked out Seize the Birthday, a new challenge site dedicated to birthday cards?  This site will help to inspire you to make birthday cards all year long with fabulous feminine and masculine themes. February is a busy birthday month for me, so I will definitely soak up the inspiration!

This is my contribution to this week's sketch:

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I saw the idea for this fabric strip flower over at Becky's Inking Idaho blog site, and immediately knew I needed to make one (or several!)

This flower is so simple to make.  Here's how:

Start with a strip of fabric about 8" long and 1 1/2" to 3" wide, depending on how big you want your flower to be.  For the flower on the card, I started with an 8"x3" piece of fabric.  For this mini tutorial, my fabric measured 8"x 1 1/2".

Apply a strip of Sticky Strip along one of the long edges on the back side of the fabric.

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Remove the red backing on the Sticky Strip and and fold the fabric in half.

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Apply another strip of Sticky Strip along the upper raw edge of the strip.  Then, cut from the folded edge up to the Sticky Strip, about every 1/4".

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Remove the red backing on the Sticky Strip and roll the strip along the Sticky Strip side.

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When done, fluff the flower.  You can trim off the strings or pull to ravel them for a more shabby chic look.

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Here's the original sketch:

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Supplies Used (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)

Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned

Ink: Real Red

Paper: Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Real Red Print Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas fabric, Sticky Strip, scissors, Real Red button, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dot


Happy Stampin'!