A while back Cath invited me to join the Paper Crafts Editorial Board. I can't tell you how flattered I was (and am!) to be included in this group of incredibly talented gals, many of whom i have admired from a distance for years. They are each brilliant, and getting the chance to meet them in person was in itself amazing, but then spending two days with them dishing about the industry, trends, and favorite products and techniques was a dream. so thank you Cath for including me, I left feeling inspired. and rarely do I get to spend an entire day playing with paper, so it was nice that at the end of the week my cute niece kynzi had asked to come craft with me. She loved a project i did for Paper Crafting 3 Ways so much that she wanted to create her own variation, so she came over and the two of us got busy crafting. we had a blast, and it occurred to me that one of the projects, a lollipop flower i created for Lily Bean's birthday invitations, would make a fantastic freebie pattern. Mine were constructed from various BasicGrey Urban Prairie papers, but you could use any number of paper options to achieve different looks. Some rich red and green tones and these could easily mimic Poinsettias! The freebie pattern download here uses samples of paper from the Flutter digital scrapbooking kit. enjoy!
for kynzi's projects pictured above we used mostly BasicGrey papers as well as some flowers and the fantastic Butterfly punches by Martha Stewart Crafts.