I have been taking all of my flowers out of the drawers they were in, where they were sorted by color, and putting them into jars. Some flowers need a bigger jar, like pink, because most of the time you get alot of pink flowers when you buy them.
But GREEN?! Why on earth do I have a lot of green flowers? And what am I supposed to do with them (except use then on St. Patty's projects)? Sure, you can use the leaves on pages but full on green flowers? So here are some ideas I came up with:
Use them as flowers. Big dugh, right? But sometimes green flowers canbe pretty or can be used for more than just the "pretty flower" effect. I made this page for Melissa for our Lucky 13 Circle Jounral projct (reveal tomorrow). Since her favorite color is green, I used green flowers on the entire page. Great for a "lucky" theme too, especially if you have hydrangea flowers in green since they have 4 petals.
I have alot of these plastic flowers from Queen & Company--they came in a little makep compact with lots of other colors and now I moslty have just green ones left. I bent the petals to make them more dimensional-- a trick I pickec up while browsing their booth at CHA a few years back. Pinch the petal in your fingers to fold it--super simple.
Make a tree out of them. Layer flowers one on top of another to create a tree. Small ones work best for this, like I did on this card:
Use them for grass! Like on this page, where I cut some flowers in half to create grass:
You'll need one to two daisy shaped green flowers and a pair of scissors:
Apply adhesive to the area you want the flowers to stick to. When you trim them, the petals may fall off if you don't put the adhesive on the page (versus on the flowers which is harder to do).
Press the flowers onto the page, making sure you press each petal into the adhesive.
Turn the page over and trim any excess that hangs of the bottom of the page:
Glimmer Mist them to be blue (or any other dark color)--easy to do since blue and green are close together in the rainbow.
Use them as a "base flower" under other colored flowers so they look like leaves or greenery:
Now to address the ridiculous amount of BROWN flowers I have. I am still thinking of things to do with those...
On another note, I have accumulated THREE boxes of scraps. These are filled with scraps leftover from prepping classes, diecuts, and punchies, ribbon, pieces of chipboard, all sorts of odds and ends. As I am scrapping I have a priority mail flat rate box that I fill to the brim with doo-dads and little things that I don't think I will use or am too lazy to put away. There's no 12x12 paper in there and don't think there's "new in package stuff", cuz there isn't. But it is alot of things that could be used to make cards, pages, or just a fun junk box to go through.
Like I said, I have THREE of them so if you want one, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll then give you the info to Paypal me for postage & Paypal fees (about $11) but basically the box is free other than that. I used to sell these on ebay but I don't have the time anymore to manage auctions so the box is basically yours for shipping only!