I have been organizing my stuff once again, since this is a major part of the scrapbooking hobby! LOL If I knew there were so much cleaning involved maybe I wouldn't have started up ;)

I have been taking all of my flowers out of the drawers they were in, where they were sorted by color, and putting them into jars. Some flowers need a bigger jar, like pink, because most of the time you get alot of pink flowers when you buy them.

But GREEN?! Why on earth do I have a lot of green flowers? And what am I supposed to do with them (except use then on St. Patty's projects)? Sure, you can use the leaves on pages but full on green flowers? So here are some ideas I came up with:

Use them as flowers. Big dugh, right? But sometimes green flowers canbe pretty or can be used for more than just the “pretty flower” effect. I made this page for Melissa for our Lucky 13 Circle Jounral projct (reveal tomorrow). Since her favorite color is green, I used green flowers on the entire page. Great for a “lucky” theme too, especially if you have hydrangea flowers in green since they have 4 petals.


I have alot of these plastic flowers from Queen & Company–they came in a little makep compact with lots of other colors and now I moslty have just green ones left. I bent the petals to make them more dimensional– a trick I pickec up while browsing their booth at CHA a few years back. Pinch the petal in your fingers to fold it–super simple.



Make a tree out of them. Layer flowers one on top of another to create a tree. Small ones work best for this, like I did on this card:

Use them for grass! Like on this page, where I cut some flowers in half to create grass:

You'll need one to two daisy shaped green flowers and a pair of scissors:
 
Cut the flowers in half.
Apply adhesive to the area you want the flowers to stick to. When you trim them, the petals may fall off if you don't put the adhesive on the page (versus on the flowers which is harder to do).

Press the flowers onto the page, making sure you press each petal into the adhesive.
 
Layer them until you get as much “grass” as you want.

Turn the page over and trim any excess that hangs of the bottom of the page:



Glimmer Mist them to be blue (or any other dark color)–easy to do since blue and green are close together in the rainbow.

Use them as a “base flower” under other colored flowers so they look like leaves or greenery:


Now to address the ridiculous amount of BROWN flowers I have. I am still thinking of things to do with those…

On another note, I have accumulated THREE boxes of scraps. These are filled with scraps leftover from prepping classes, diecuts, and punchies, ribbon, pieces of chipboard, all sorts of odds and ends. As I am scrapping I have a priority mail flat rate box that I fill to the brim with doo-dads and little things that I don't think I will use or am too lazy to put away. There's no 12×12 paper in there and don't think there's “new in package stuff”, cuz there isn't. But it is alot of things that could be used to make cards, pages, or just a fun junk box to go through.

Like I said, I have THREE of them so if you want one, email me at [email protected] I'll then give you the info to Paypal me for postage & Paypal fees (about $11) but basically the box is free other than that. I used to sell these on ebay but I don't have the time anymore to manage auctions so the box is basically yours for shipping only!

Happy Creating!!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Five Ways to be "Green" – Five Fridays #24

  1. Cool ideas!!

    Posted on April 19, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  2. you r a little genius with all of your super cute ideas… I love them!!!!!!!!

    Posted on April 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm
  3. oh my… did you get rid of all three of these boxes? If not, count me in! bring it to your class this Thurs… if you have any left.

    Posted on April 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm