Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 15

Happy Friday!

We are going to have a LOT of fun next week
starting with a very cool announcement on Sunday...
someone new is joining the Ink Squad crew!
And then, we start our March Sneak Peek Party on Monday!
3 new very uber cool sets will debut!!

To tide you over until all the fun starts,
 Girl Friday Virginia created a super adorable project using
she made a tutorial so you can do it too!!  
Woot Woot!!
Let's check it out...

These tubes were filled with bath salt,
 and they are perfect for ANYONE who can use a little happy surprise!
They are a lot of fun to create, and here is how you do it...

1. gather supplies-Distress Inks, coffee filters and mini water mister 
2. stamp ink pad onto the coffee filters 
3. add any colors you wish 
4. spray water until the inks are wet and well-blended

5. the colors will blend when wet 
6. let it dry naturally or you can use a heat gun 
7. these filters were dried with a heat gun 
8. time to stamp with CAS-ual Fridays "Loving Thoughts"

9. use Spellbinders or any dies to cut and create more layers 
10. make 4 large circle with one diecut 
11. layer the stamped flowers
12. cut multiple flowers at one time

13. layer the flowers 
14. crinkle the flowers 
15. add Pop Dots 
16. adhere to SRM tubes and decorate

Stamp "Just Because" and attach the diecut with twines

Oh my goodness, these are so delightful!
I want one!!
You know...Teacher Appreciation week will be coming to a school near you soon.
Wouldn't these be awesome treats for teachers?
I love the bath salt idea, and they would also be fun filled with M&M's or Skittles :)

We'll be back on Sunday with our special announcement!
Who could it be???


  1. Excellent tutorial, Virginia! These flowers are so pretty and colorful. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Awesome tutorial Virginia! Now I need some coffee filters!

  3. Great tutorial I love to use coffee filters, I'll have to try these but have to cut them by hand. I'll show them when I do. Thanks for sharing your a doll..

  4. Thank you Virginia! Gorgeous flowers. I want try this technique for my daughter's wedding bouquet.

  5. Virginia, you ROCK! What an awesome idea ... these are simply gorgeous with all those color variations!!

  6. Virginia, I never would have guessed you used coffee filters for those gorgeous flowers! Love the bright colors! Such a wonderful gift idea and an awesome tutorial! :)

  7. love your coffee filter flowers, Virginia!!! yummy colors, too! fabulous way to dress up those tubes!

  8. I don't know how I missed this awesome project! I am loving these bright, fun flowers and how you turned this into such a lovely gift! Thanks so much for the tutorial, was so helpful!!!

  9. These are beautiful! It's amazing what can be done with coffee filters isn't it? I tried a similar CF flower with Crayola water based markers but had overlooked the wonderful opportunities of trying it with Distress Inks. Can't wait until tomorrow to try it! Thanks so much for all you do!

  10. Love your flowers Virginia and thanks for the tutorial! Just awesome.

  11. wow Virginia great tutorial...these are AMAZING... love the color

  12. I really have to remember that - just awesome! Thanks, Virginia!

  13. I knew you were a whiz with coffee filters--these blooms are gorgeous!
    Lovin' the trendy colors, too. A wonderful tutorial, Virginia! Keep 'em coming!

  14. Great tutorial Virginia! Coffee filters! Who knew they could look so good!

  15. Great tutorial Virginia! What a transformation!

  16. GReat tutorial Virginia! Thanks for sharing.

  17. oh HOW FUN!! The kiddos wil LOVE doing this!!


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