Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fun with fun foam flowers and CR84FN17 and how about some blog candy?

Oh boy!  Have I been having some fun with FUN FOAM!  Who would have thought this spongy stuff would lead to the white flowers I am currently IN LOVE with?  I am over the moon to have discovered how to turn fun foam into perfectly sweet flowers!  Thank you Papertrey Ink for challenging us to go outside the fun foam box this week!!  Check out the awesome fun foam creations going on at the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge for more fun fun foam ideas!  Also visit the pretty creations at the CR84FN17 challenge for a pretty color combo challenge.
OK, here's where I went with fun foam and light pink, bright pink and chartreuse...
Don't those fun foam flowers just pop?  I was able to use the Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II #3 flower dies to cut fun foam like buttah!  I also used fun foam for the pretty Spellbinders fancy tag 2 that I used as a backer for the top of my tag.  Fun foam cuts wonderfully and has a great texture to it, is flexible AND when you carefully add a little heat to it via heat gun....you get THIS!
Kinda like shrinky dinks but the fun foam remains flexible even after heating.  This spells POTENTIAL to me!  How about you????
I also had fun integrating some of my latest supply obsessions....fabric and sewing oriented items! 
Fabric + Paper = Happiness!

I am so giddy with my discovery that I would love to SHARE some!  Please leave a comment to be entered in a random drawing to win a DOZEN FUN FOAM FLOWERS handcrafted by me for you!  If you are one of my sweet followers, please leave a second comment for another chance at these little sweeties.

I will draw a winner on Monday and post it here on the blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Cosmo Cricket and vintage sewing pattern
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Dies and punches: Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders Martha Stewert
Ink: SU!
Bling: Want2Scrap
Craft supplies: Fun foam, button, fabric, zipper, eyelet trim, floral spray stamens, embroidery floss

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18 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

What a creative idea you had heating up that fun foam! I would have thought it would melt, but that little curl really makes the flowers special. CWeber2002@aol.com I would love some of those flowers. Thanks for the chance.

june lanum said...

This is so pretty.............

Deanna Jean said...

I know...isn't the foam so much fun...I'm seeing lots of fun project coming. I love what you did with your flowers..very nice.

Deanna Jean said...

I know..I'm having so much fun with the foam. I'm seeing lots of great projects. I love what you did with the flowers...very nice.

Nancy L. said...

your flowers are beautiful! i can't wait to get to michael's tomorrow to get my fun foam :)

Laurel said...

Oh this is gorgeous!

Rebekah said...

lordy bees! what a cute card!! love love those flowers!!

GinnaG's Paper Fun said...

The FLOWERS are brilliant!!!!! I am book marking your blog. AWESOME

Laura B. said...

wow, this is so cool, heating the fun foam!!! love it!!

Geri said...

This card is so very sweet!! Way to go on the flowers--they are too cute!!

Sue Lelli said...

Dana, I just LOVE your foam flowers and foam tag! Your card is just DELIGHTFUL! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Dana! This card is oh so pretty! Looks like a beautiful spring garden scene! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Heather Jensen said...

So sweet Dana. Love your handmade flwoers. They are adorable. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN. :)
Hugs~

Stella said...

What a brilliant idea with these foam flowers and they are gorgeous. Love that idea! Your card is fabulous; I love your take on this weeks' colors :)! Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!

Elise said...

Oh, DEAR, oh, dear, OHHHHHHHHH dear! What a brilliant discovery you have made here, my sweet and talented friend! THIS card - pitter pat, pitter pat, goes my heart! I'M completely loving it's beauty and splendid use of color and material! I just LOVE it, when you get your craft ONNNNNNNNN! Yeahoooooo!

Mad for Paper said...

Wow, your little white flowers are so cute. Thanks for sharing your tip on heating them. Off to plug in my heat gun.
Ang

Amy said...

This is an adorable card and creative to boot! Thanks for discovering this little tidbit!! :)

Mommy said...

Love your foam flowers and your blog!!! So fun! I am going to have to try this! I especially like the white? I wonder if they take spray ink?