Tuesday, May 5, 2015

“Flower in Pot” Gift Decor and Tag

“Flower in Pot” Gift Decor and Tag
By Gail Green

I LOVE decorating packages and other everyday items in unexpected, simple ways!  Sometimes just a splash of color can brighten up everything or make someone smile. How cute are these canvas shapes when assembled and placed inside a vase  or used to decorate a gift?! 


Linnie Blooms
Canvas Shapes:
Large Flower
Small Flower
Small Heart
Small Pocket
Canvas Tag
Shabby Chic Trim (green)

You will also need:

Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Sprays by Stephanie Barnard (Yellow, Chocolate, Orange, Bubblegum Pink, Guava, Strawberry

Dimensional Fabric Paint of your choice in colors of your choice

Beacon Adhesives Gem-tac Permanent Adhesive 

:  Printed card stock scrap
8-12" wood skewer
Heart button
Small pearls


1. Spray the flowers, heart and tag in color combos of your choice; dry flat by placing a non-stick Teflon mat over wet pieces. 
2. Paint dots on the flowers and heart; dry completely several hours or overnight 
3. On the wrong side of the pocket, apply glue along the side and bottom edges. Attach the pocket to the center of the tag; dry. Paint stitches along the edges, as shown; dry completely (several hours or overnight).
4. Poke a small hole in the center of the large flower. Insert the pointed end of the skewer/stem 1/4" into the large flower from the backside and glue in place.  Attach the small flower over the large flower, centering over the skewer/stem point. (Note: Paint or spray the skewer/stem first, if desired. Dry thoroughly before attaching to the flower)
5. Glue pearls onto the button; dry. Tie three Shabby Chic Trim bows onto the skewer/stem. 

 6. Write or stamp a phrase or sentiment on the note card scrap; slip into pocket.  Insert the skewer/stem into the tag hole. (Note: Glue skewer/stem onto on back of tag if desired. 
7. Place finished project into a vase, gift bag or tie onto a wrapped package. This project can also be used to decorate indoor artificial plants, placed into a weighted base for Bridal Shower place cards or hung on the wall!

Friday, May 1, 2015

I'm Back! :)

Hello!!!  I am so excited to be back on the Linnie Blooms Design Team. :)
Here's a little bit about me.  I have been crafting since 2003.  Although I mostly make scrapbook layouts,  I LOVE to play around with mixed media and textures and incorporating all of it onto my layouts. I was on the very first design team here at Linnie Blooms.  I stayed around a while and then as life happens, I got extremely busy and had to cut back on a few design teams.  But you couldn't keep me away from playing with CANVAS for long! :)  I am back and super excited to hopefully inspire you all with my creativity! 

Today, I would like to share with you a 8x10 canvas board that I created using Linnie Blooms stamps, Canvas Bird, Canvas Leave and Canvas Pennants.  I’m sorry I don’t have step by step photos.  Actually, I was just playing around with this piece and I ended up really liking it and wanted to share it with you all! :) 
To create the background, I started by treating the canvas with Gesso.  Then I used Gelatos with water to create the background color. Next, I took a honeycomb stencil and used a babywipe to remove the gelato color exposing the white Gesso.  I used the same technique with a Bingo stamp creating a white bingo image.  After sprinkling a few drops of Studio Calico mist sprays and letting the piece dry, I added the doily and covered it with a very thin coat of clear Gesso.  To finish up the background I used Linnie Blooms stitch stamps - Stitched Greetings and Stiched Sunshine -- LOVE THEM!!! 

You know what else I LOVE... the canvas bird!!!  I love it so much that you may see it on every project of mine!! lol  I love the versatility of the bird.... color it, stamp it, paint it, doodle on it... whatever you want.  In this case, I used Gelatos and a stamp for his body.  I used a Canvas Leave as the wing.  Isn’t he cute? :) 
I pretty much did the same with the pennants. I used Gelatoes and stamps.

Lastly, I layered the papers, bird, rosette ribbon, pennants and bling  pulling it all together by  adding an adorable photo of my Best Friend’s granddaughter! 

There you have it! I hope you like my project and I hope it inspires you to play around with these awesome Canvas Pieces.  You can find more information about these Canvas Pieces on the Linnie Blooms website. 

Happy Crafting! 


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Flowering Canvas

If you are looking for the start of our blog hop, go HERE.  The hop ends on 4/29/15.

Flowers,  flowers, flowers, I so love thee.  Hi it's Ann from the Design Team here at Linnie Blooms and also from the blog: Annmakes.  Spring has finally arrived and I look forward to gardening.  In the mean time I am making some cards with flowers as my inspiration.

To make this card I coloured the Linnie Blooms Canvas flower with some water colour paints in a "Poppy Red".  The canvas takes the paint very well and retained the shimmering of the metallic paint. The stem of the flower was made by sewing the Green Shabby trim (Linnie Blooms) in the zig zag stitch on the sewing machine straight onto the paper, before adhering to the next layers and then to the card.

The centre of the flower was made  by hand sewing on a button with some embroidery floss.

The sun and clouds were made from card stock and some steel dies. I also used some  dimensional glue dots to give the sun dimension.

The sentiment was stamped on and coloured.

Products used:
Canvas Flower from Linnie Blooms
Shabby Trim in Green from Linnie Blooms
Cardstocks in Blue Glitter, and Brick Fat Plaid from The Robin's Nest
Shimmering Water Colour in "Poppy Red" from Colourarte
Stamp , VS4911 series 7 from Studio G
Ink from Ranger Archival in Jet Black
Dies "Hello Sunshine" from Sizzix
Button from Dollar Tree
Embroidery floss in Black from DMC

To view my other projects and ideas please visit my blog at http://annmakes.blogspot.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pin cushion

If you are looking for the start of our blog hop, go HERE.  The hop ends on 4/29/15.

Hi, Mayoori here.

Hope you guys  had a good weekend. I end up doing lots of cooking for my daughters birthday party .

Since it was Earth week, I recycled ribbon spool and made a pin cushion.

i used  linnie-blooms-bloom-stencil-and-mask to cut the leves from the green felt.
and also used linniebloomscanvas-small-pennants to make spring banner.
  I got  so engrossed in sewing these little flowers that i forgot to take the step by step pic
.But I promise that .in a day or two ,i will take step by step pics of making this cushioned flowers. 

Dont forget to enter in linnieblooms blog hop to win $50 worth products.

Wish you best of luck.
Hope to see you at my blog for the blog hop.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's Here! Time for Someone to WIN!

Today's the big day!  Visit each of our Design Team Member's personal blogs and checkout what kind of Linnie Blooms inspiration they have going on!  Be sure to comment on their posts and you will be entered into our drawing.  Every comment will be entered, so feel free to comment on ALL of the posts!  On April 30th all comments will be thrown into the hat and a random winner chosen to win $50 in FREE Linnie Blooms product!!  Good Luck!

Here's the list of participating designers and their direct links:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Don't Miss It!

A week full of inspiration!!  What fun!  AND, if you participate you will be entered into our random drawing for $50 in FREE Linnie Blooms product!!  That's a LOT of product!!  

So, mark your calender, set your phone reminder, do whatever it takes not to miss out!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sweet Spring Banner by Dawn

Hi All....Dawn here with another project using Linnie Blooms awesome products.
This is my Sweet Spring Banner...simple and fun to make.  I hope you like it. 

 I used 6 Linnie Blooms pennants, 4 small flowers and 2 butterflies. I painted them with Gelatos...I love the soft colors I get with them.
 I stamped the word Spring using pigment ink and then outlined the letters with a PITT marker to make them pop.
 I wrinkled the flowers and made sure the edges were shabby...I like that look. Then I doodled around the edges with Diamond Stickles to give it some sparkle and I added buttons to the centers.  I dotted the pennants with the Diamond Stickles.
 I also outlined and dotted the butterflies with the Diamond Stickles..I tied the centers with dyed ribbons.
 I glued all the pieces onto a ribbon leaving about 2 inches between them. Then I tore pieces of a coordinating fabric and tied in between the pennants.
 Happy Spring everyone!

Be sure to check out the Linnie Blooms website for all these products and much more and connect with us on the Linnie Blooms Facebook page for lots of cool ideas. 

Thanks! Dawn Mattson :)