Monday, July 12, 2010

Summertime Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime!

Big, vibrant, bold, hot colors! Yum!  Kiki Art has such beautiful rich colors in their papers.  That's one of the things I like most about these papers.  That, and the fact that Kiki Art will be in the Zutter booth at CHA in Chicago in a couple weeks!  Yeah, what better to be crafting with my Zutter tools, then to do it with Kiki's papers!  Kiki herself will be in the booth too, as well as some of her design team and some of our Zisters too! (Some are on both teams - so it's a perfect match!)  This is what Kiki looks like here on the left - though she looks much cuter in person! LOL!
Anyhoo, a few weeks ago I made a bunch of these accordion folded flower thingies (using my trusty Scor-it-All), and decided that I needed some colorful ones - and boy oh boy, did they turn out super with Kiki's papers!  Perfect for summer decor and brightening my scrap room, and my front living room.  I attached little dowels to the flowers so I could stick them in flower pots.  Franny used them as fans!  The big chipboard hearts are from Kiki's heart-shaped chipboard album set.

The various border punches make these so dang cute!
I had a bunch of orange and yellow flowers I thought I was never going to use until I did this.......looks like a big star-bursty sunflower!  Plus this particular Kiki paper is all sparkly.

Left the chipboard heart in this one plain except for some Smooch Spritz in just the right color!
Each flower takes two sheets of 12X12.  Cut each one into 6X12 and accordion fold in 1" increments.  Glue the ends together and curl into round shapes.  Super easy - but oh so dang awesome.  Don't the rainbow and varigated colors look awesome!?!?!

Try it...and see you at CHA!

11 comments:

Ladybird said...

Wow, that's really nice!!!!

Fleursbydesign said...

They are so sweet - like big giant lollipops :)

Laurie (Wally) said...

oh Fun.. I love Kiki Art...love these lollipops.. I know a couple of kids that would love them even more if they weren't made out of paper LOL!!!

ellen s. said...

these are cute!

scrappygal said...

These are fantastic Nan! Yet another way to use Kiki Art papers! Thanks for the tip!

Jennifer Priest said...

OMG those are huge! I thought they were small form the first pics. How fun and festive!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, they are so bright and cheerful!! Glad you showed them in perspective because I had no idea they were so mahooosive!!

Jillian said...

They sure are BIG!! I love them! I'm going to try them with a 4" strip and see if I can get one about 9" in diameter! :0)

Sophia said...

Great job...

KIKI said...

Looking forward to see you Nan. I LOOOVE those Lolipops! The new Kiki Art collections will be rocking the Dream Kutz!!! Steam is going to come out of the Zutter booth at CHA in two weeks!.
KIKI

Keely Yowler said...

These are just fabulous!!!