Tuesday, March 6, 2012

**NEW** The Scrapper's Toolbox

Hello Fellow Crafters and Happy Tuesday!

Today you are in for a special treat. Here at Just A Scrappin' we will feature a monthly post entitled The Scrapper's Toolbox. This post is great for novice and experienced scrappers alike. Why, might you ask? How often have you purchased the latest crafting tool and then placed it in a drawer to never be seen again? Or, what about the tool that use to be a goodie and now is an oldie that has not seen the light of day.

Well our crafty friend, Kristine Matthews, is here to get our creative juices flowing and help us to think outside the box. So enjoy the post and keep coming back here for more. 


Coffee Filter Flowers

Here's an embellishment you can easily make from something you probably have in your kitchen cabinet that will make your cards and scrapbooks look like you raided the silk floral department.

  1. Stamp a background image on your flattened out coffee filter. Here I used Stampin' Up's “En Francais” background stamp in Early Espresso classic ink, the “Fifth Avenue Floral” cabbage rose stamp in Chocolate Chip classic ink, and for my third filter I crumpled it and flattened it out and buffed it lightly with Crumb Cake classic ink to just tint the wrinkles.

  1. Fold the filters in half and half again so that they are 4 layers thick. Thicker layers punch better. Punch with your favorite flower punch. Here I used Stampin' Up's “Blossom” punch.

  1. Sponge ink onto your flowers, working from the center outward to prevent tearing.

  1. Using a marker, slowly edge the flowers allowing a little ink to seep in from the edge. I used markers that matched the background ink colors for the stamped filters, I went one shade darker with the rumple filter and used a Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker to add depth to the Crumb Cake wrinkles.

  1. Stack 2-3 flowers together, offsetting the petals. Pierce with a paper piercing tool in the center of each flower, and push a brad or paper fastener through to hold together. Give the top flower a little scrunch for depth and voila! You have a beautiful embellishment that is thin enough to fit in an envelope or scrap book.

Are you wanting more? Then check out Kristine's website at www.creativeflare.stampinup.net  for more creative ideas and the latest trends in card making and scrapbooking.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Scrapping,

Kristine Matthews and the DT at Just A Scrappin' 


  1. Beautiful flowers, I have got to try that! Thanks for the tips!
    Dawn in SC

  2. I guess it is time to pull out the filters DH bought and then stopped using when he changed how he made his ice tea.