I'm on a mission to use more of my stash, and one of my targets has been a small collection of wooden spools I've picked up at flea markets. The asterisks from the CAS-ual Fridays Exclamations set will now have a die available from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps that I thought could be turned into a fun, funky, little flower.
The fun part of this project is getting together lots of patterned paper scraps to make the flowers. A few plastic disks for the centers, and a wire through the layers, completes the flower.
I chose fall colors for this bouquet and will keep it out for Halloween. Another Studio Calico paper is wrapped around the wooden spool base. Once I figured out what I was doing, it really couldn't have been easier to put together.
So easy that I had to go for the next holiday too, using the Crate Paper Peppermint line.
Unlike the Fall/Halloween bouquet, this one uses a double layer of the asterisk die for a fuller, more traditional, flower. The centers have a punched sunburst shape, and some have Twinkle Goosebumps (amazing light reflection) on top.
I left the vintage label on top of the green, paper-covered spool.
Since I die cut more flowers for this one and had a fuller bouquet, I stacked two of the spools together to make the arrangement taller. Love how these turned out, and how easy the dies are to use.
And finally, a quick tag that uses the round tag die. Stamps are from the Spooky set, which has already been released in the store due to the quickly approaching holiday!
Please check out the other sneaks from the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team:
Thanks for looking!