Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Coffee Filter Ruffles & A Winner

Happy Hump Day friends!

Last week, while searching for something to share over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, I discovered a tutorial that I thought was so cool, I just had to try it right away: coffee Filter Ruffles.  You can see the link that I first discovered here.  I was so inspired by it, that I just had to give it a try right away so I could share it with today.

These are the images that got me so excited.
Cut the centre out of a few stacked coffee filters

To create your own ruffles follow these easy steps.  Grab a few coffee filters, and cut out the centre.  I'm saving my centres to use on another craft someday.  So I had to give it a try for myself.  I thought the ruffle layers were a little large though, so I cut them in half, both lengthwise and widthwise.

 I then grabbed a handful of Studio Calico Mr. Huey's 
and began dying the ruffles one at a time.

 End result looked like this.  I did end up adding an extra shade of green.  

You'll notice that the coverage is a little splotchy in some areas. 
I decided not to worry about it, but just to go with the flow.

Using double sided tape I covered the bottom, front of the card and began layering.  
I snipped off the parts of the ruffles that were over hanging.
To finish it off, I simply added a couple little embellishments, 
and voila, a happy little card to add to my stash.

Have you ever seen a tip/technique or any idea that got you so excited you had to try it right away.  If so, link me up I'd love to see what inspires you.

Lastly I have a winner for my Kiwi Lane Designs blog hop.  I want to thank all of you for stopping by and commenting, and especially those that became new followers.  I hope to continue to inspire you with quality, and creative projects throughout the year.

Congratulations Valerie!  You have won my set of Tiny Accents Templates, and some fabulous Love Notes tags from Chic Tags.  Please send an email to sherrifunkATgmailDOTcom with your snail mail.  And I will get your prize out to you asap.  If I do not hear from you by Wed February 13, I will choose another winner.  Congrats again!

I am off for a quick trip to Mexico tomorrow.  Just me and my hubs, really looking forward to some time away, just the two of us.  I hope to have a few photos of sand and sun for you next week.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your week everyone, and thank you so much for stopping by today. Pin It


Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

What a fabolous idea to use coffee filters as ruffles! And your card is just awesome - love the structure the ruffles give!

I wish I had any links to give you, but right now I'm just busy with trying to get a grip on using wet medias on my layouts... I'm about to give it up, as it never turnes out the way I want.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats to Valerie!!! I love love love love your ruffles and loveeeeeeeeeeeee your card!!! So BEAUTIFUL!! I need to try this too!!! Thanks for the inspo!! I am gonna be pinning this!! Have fun in Mexico!!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the ruffles! Great tutorial, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! Especially in person :) Have fun in Mexico, please have a daquiri for me.