Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In Prayer - Graphic 45

Today I am sharing an ensemble that has "been around" for a while. I originally made this set of projects for a publication. The publication did not feel it was a good fit, so I reworked things a bit and submitted the ensemble to Graphic 45 (last spring) for use on the blog. Well, it's be sitting around, and finally has a chance for some lovin'! There is a tutorial at the end, so keep reading!

I created a card, prayer card holder (or it could even be a gift card holder), and a treat box. I used Once Upon a Springtime papers.

I love the pink and green with chocolate brown. It is a combo that makes me happy!

I used Our Daily Bread Designs stamps that match Spellbinders die templates. If you love that tiny flower, read on for a tutorial on how to make it!

I like scripture stamps. I buy them all the time, I even make my own on the computer (digi stamps). You cannot have too many stamps with the Word of God on them!

I created this little folder to hold papers for jotting down prayer requests and praise reports. But it is also the perfect size for a gift card.

You could change out the inside sentiment if you wanted to place something else into the folder.

My amazing friend Jacquie (who now has a blog!) taught me how to make this treat box. Maybe she will put a tutorial on her new blog!

I put a candle into my box. I think I was out of candy the day I did my photo shoot, if you want the truth! You can put anything you want in there! It's perfect for flavored tea bags, treats, and more.

Ok, now here is that tutorial for making the tiny rolled rose.

Supplies Needed:
Spellbinders™ Presto Punch™Machine
Spellbinders Presto Punch Starter Pack Punch Templates - Flower
Cardstock or heavy weight designer paper
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust
Paper piercing tool
Sharp scissors
Glue (Tombow Mono Liquid or similar)

1.Using the Presto Punch machine, punch 4 flowers with the flower punch template. (Note: you can make the flower with any one inch flower punch or die cut.) Yes, these are TINY!

2. Cut one flower into a spiral with sharp scissors.

3. Roll the spiral flower onto a piercing tool or similar.

4. Glue the bottom of the flower to the rolled shape, to create a rose.

5. Cut a slit between two petals of flower #1. Cut out one petal of the flower #2 (it will look like a piece of pie).  Cut two petals from flower #3, as shown.

6.  Wrap flowers 1, 2, and 3 into a cone shape and glue. Cut the points from flowers 2 and 3, as shown below.

7.  Assemble the rose by stacking each layer, and gluing together. Place the rolled rose into the cone created from flower #3.

8. Once your flower is glued together, you may add some Stickles or glitter to it, or even spray it again with a sparkling mist.

See, tiny! Smaller than a quarter!

Project Supplies:
Graphic 45 paper: Once Upon a Springtime (Fairy Folk, Woodland Fantasy, Primrose Cottage)
Cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah, American Crafts
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs, StampingScrapping
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk (rose coral, chestnut roan), Memento rich cocoa
Embellishments: ribbon from the fabric store, glitter glue from Ranger Stickles, eyelets from We R Memory Keepers
Tools: Machines from Spellbinders (Grand Calibur, Spellbinders Presto Punch), Dies from Spellbinders (Labels Eighteen, Labels Five, Labels Four Small, Fleur de lis Accents, Presto Punch flower), Scoring board from Scor-pal, Crop-a-dile from We R Memory Keepers, Bow Easy from Posi-Bendr Company
Adhesive: Scotch 3M, Tombow


  1. Lovely and a superb tutorial :)

  2. Oh Gloria this is a stunning ensemble!!! Love it!

  3. Gloria, this is amazing! (I'm trying to sound surprised!:D ) Seriously, it is gorgeous and I love how you've prominently displayed God's precious Word. . .it's a stunning project and I'm glad you're giving it the love and blog time it deserves!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Blessings and hugs!

  4. Wonderful projects as always. Love the tiny little rose. It is good to see that you got to show them on the Graphic 45 blog.

  5. Beautiful cards ... and I think comforting scripture like this is fitting all the time, BTW! Good for you, Gloria, by sharing your faith through some of God's most beautiful promises. I can think of nothing more comforting than one of those verses ... pair it with gorgeous paper and embellies such as yours, and it's a masterpiece!

  6. Wow!! This is just beautiful Gloria!!! I love everything about it! So inspiring!

  7. Just found your blog through g45, and your work is incredible. I also appreciate your Christian influence through your creations and your blog.

  8. Do you know if yo your friend ever put a tutorial up for the treat box./? I was interested in making something like that for my son's communion.. Thanks.

  9. Try Splitcoaststampers, Resources, Tutorials,  Treat box. Scroll down and tou can see the project, by Beate Johns. That one may be a 12" but you can scale down. Mine was a 6", I think.

  10. This is so gorgeous, Gloria! Congratulations on being Our Daily Bread Designs' Customer Card of the Day!!! Blessings!


  11. Congratulations! What a beautiful set. I am very excited. I ordered my first scripture stamps last week. I pray these words from scripture will bless those who receive. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!