April Showers Bring May Flowers

If that old saying about April showers is true,  with the beginning of the month of May, it’s time to start thinking about planting some flowers. So today we thought it would be fun to showcase our own garden of creativity with our Fern and Forest Girl Paper Flower Kit on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog.

If you have not had a chance to play with any of the Paper Crafting Kits, then you are missing out. I think they are just about the most versatile embellishment package out there. The Fern & Forest Girl Kit alone contains 88 pieces of die cut shapes, banners, rosettes, and brads. Just think of all the combinations you could put together, like this sweet flower I made to dress up a simple gift box.
AudreyPettit LYB Fern Girl Beautiful Gift Box
With all the layer-building shapes available in Little Yellow Bicycle’s Paper Crafting Kits, creative possibilities are endless. Use them individually, or mix and match pieces to create truly one-of-a-kind embellishments. Simply start with one of the largest die cuts, and then keep adding pieces. Adhere some of the layers with foam dots to create even more eye-catching depth, and don’t be afraid to alter the shapes to suit your project. I added a bit of machine stitching and paint to my flower and leaves for a truly unique look.
AudreyPettit LYB Fern Girl Beautiful Gift Box2
Nestled my flower onto a die cut doily which is tied with trim onto a small gift box. I used one of the papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad to dress up the lid of my simple box. The bow and flower easily slip right off and can be used by the recipient again. No fuss, no muss.
AudreyPettit LYB Fern Girl Beautiful Gift Box3
I hope my happy little flower brings some real flowers this way……..and perhaps a bit of sunshine. After teasing us with a few sneak peeks, spring has completely disappeared on us again. Maybe that old saying really is true. One can dream! 🙂
For more April Showers inspiration, be sure to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. And thanks so much for stopping by today!
LYB Products:
FNG-304 6×6 Paper Pack (24 sheets – 2 each of 12 designs)
FNG-305 Paper Crafting Kit (88 pieces)
FNG-279 Chipboard Shapes – with glitter accents (28 pieces)
NA-SP10 Stick Pins – Wood Buttons
Die- Sizzix for Stampin’Up
Trim- Stampin’Up (green seam binding), American Crafts (pink hemp), Craft Supply
Paint- Delta

21 thoughts on “April Showers Bring May Flowers

  1. I absolutely love this! All the layering is so pretty. Definitely caught my eye right away! Love the shiny pins sticking out at the side. Perfect added touch! 🙂

  2. oh to have a garden full of these lovely flowers, would be a real treat! gorgeous Audrey!! I really like the colors of this kit, very appealing to the eye! 🙂

  3. Wow! Amazing layered goodness there, Audrey! Lovely color with those pretty flowers and sweet pins, too! Take care, hugs!

  4. That bloom beats any store bought gift decoration by far. Love all the yummy layers and fresh colors Audrey. 🙂 Hugs!

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