Donna Salazar has recently released her own product line through Product Performers and I am really excited to be her DT Coordinator–woohoo! That means I get to work with the really fun products and make samples all day–what a job! ;) After spending a day with Donna I got alot more insight as to why she released the products and designed them the way she did and that got lots of gears turning in my head. One of her newest products was developed in response to a need she experienced as a crafter — the need for flower friendly dictionary paper or newsprint.
Donna's signature style includes her fabulous “dictionary” flowers, made from scalloped circles punched from dictionary pages. The problem with creating flowers from dictionary pages is that the paper is not acid-free and you never know what words will end up on your flower (if you know what I mean). To solve this problem, Donna created the “Crafty Chronicle”, a crafty newspaper style newsletter created just for you to craft with!
I created these flowers using Donna's Crafty Chronicle by punching several scalloped circles. Here's how:
Gather these supplies:
- Eyelets, brads or rivets (eyelet setter if using rivets or eyelets)
- Scalloped Circle punches in 3 different sizes.
- Donna Salazar's “Crafty Chronicle”or pages from an old dictionary
- Olive Pastel Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stack the punched scalloped circles on top of each other, largest on the bottom and punch a hole in the center of the stack with a Crop A Dile or eyelet setting tool.
Here's the finished page I created using these flowers:
And that's another use for all those 4000 piece eyelet sets we all had to buy at Scrapbook Expo a few years back ;) Hope you enjoyed this post and to reward you if you're still reading…post a comment here about what you'd do with a Crafty Chronicle and I will randomly select one person to win one!! Winner will be selected and posted on April 15, 2010.