Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Roses ATC Swap

   This is my latest swap. For Valentines day I received a box of chocolates. I couldn't save the box but I could save the lid. I couldn't look at it and not see the potential of using it for the background of some ATCs. I finally got the chance to use it with this swap.


   I carefully cut around the lettering to get these three background pictures. I edged white card stock with pearlized green acrylic paint and mounted the rose photo. I then used a cutting die and my Wizard to cut the trellis from pearlized scrapbook paper. I glued it in place. Then I started searching for just the right roses. After looking through my stash and coming up empty, I started looking elsewhere. I found my perfect roses in of all places, the artificial geraniums on my porch! They are the blossoms that haven't opened yet. I glued them onto my card. I used a heart punch for the leaves. I cut them from green vellum. I cut each heart in half and folded them down the center, and tweaked the tip just a little. Then I glued them on.


Kathy Scholl

Bonnie J. Ray

 Katherine Walker

   These are so pretty. It would sure be nice if only they smelled as good as they look! Thanks so much for my beautiful roses.

Take Care


  1. Kathy, can you tell me who is the manufacturer of the trellis die? I've been looking for one like that! Your roses are lovely and I always enjoy reading about your creative process. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love your Roses - artificial flowers have a lot more going for them than a vase!!! Just love how you combined them with a chocolate box, hooray for recycling.

    You had some lovely ones back.

  3. Hi, Hollie, and Thanks! The die is by ProvoCraft. I've had it for years...I'm not sure that it is still available.

  4. Hi Christine, and thanks! LOL. I have so many artificial Flowers that are really picked over. I find that parts are so many times just what I need to finish an art project. I never throw any away.

  5. Arose is a rose is a rose / always the white
    one is always for a friend /
    I love your blog it always and I hipe I win and I hope to see you on my blog....


  6. the roses are beutiful congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!