Paper Scraps

Hello!! Jamie Harder with you today and I am so very excited to share with you my first layout, as a GCD Studios design team member!!
With Spring in the air, I have been on a huge kick of adding butterflies and flowers to my projects. I absolutely LOVE this flocked butterfly that I cut out from the Artsy Urban collection - it is so soft and it mixed beautifully with the papers from the Homespun Chic collection. I continued the butterfly theme at the top of my page, where I misted over an old die cut I had. For added texture, I used the Chip Art tools to make a pattern on the "M" (my daughter's initial). And finally, I made my own cute flower out of paper scraps and today, I am going to show you how to make one!
It is super easy! Here are the steps:
1. Cut 5 paper strips to 3.5 inches long.
2. Fold to desired thickness.
3. Make a loop by glueing ends together.
4. Continue glueing loops together until you have formed your flower.
5. Embellish your flower with a button or as desired!
So don't let any of your beautiful GCD Studios paper go to waste and make a cute flower out of your scraps!!


Also here are two more GORGEOUS projects from our Guest Designer Laura!

I love the way she used our layover embellishments on this mini

AND the uses of this boarder strip!
Thanks Laura and Jamie for today's post


  1. So pretty! Just love the black and pink combo!

  2. You are so gifted!! Looooooove this!! Thanks for the flower tutorial...so cute!! That big butterfly really makes this lo pop!! Fantabulous!

  3. Oh, very cool! Love the flower technique!

  4. Stunning layout! I love that flower! and the black pulling it all together is awesome!

    Loving these projects by Laura too! wow!

  5. Amazing projects ladies! Jamie, your flower is so adorable!

  6. Jamie, you are so talented and I always learn so much from you! Gorgeous layout and ideas!!

  7. Just gorgeous Jamie & LOVE that flower!!!

  8. Love love love these. Great first GCD layout Jamie. It's beautiful

  9. Love the flower Jamie! That LO is fab!!!! and more awesome projects from Laura!!!

  10. WOW! love your flower and the black really pops on your layout Jamie!!
    beautiful layouts by Laura!

  11. Hi Laura and Jamie!
    Two thumbs up! :)


  12. Oh my!! I just love your little flower Jamie! It's ingenious!! Your l/o is beautiful!! TFS!

    Laura, your l/o's are gorgeous! Thx for the ideas! I will take all the help I can get in the l/o department!! :)

  13. Wow love the flower!! There all fab!! Great job ladies:)