Flower Vase with Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all of you are finding loads of inspiration with the January new release dies.  I have been having a blast and I just had to show you another project that I have put together using some of the new dies as well as some ‘oldies but goodies!’

I have had so much positive feedback from the last flower vase I did that I decided to try my hand at another version.  This one with a bit of a twist : )

To make this vase I simply created a template by drawing a rectangle 4″ wide by 7″ tall.  I then drew a line down the middle so I could find the center.  Since I wanted the vase to be tapered I marked a line 1.5″ on each side of center at the bottom of the rectangle and joined the top and bottom.  Now I have my basic shape for my vase 4″ at the top and 3″ at the bottom.

Once  I had the basic shape I simply needed to add a flap on the right and the bottom so I could glue it all together.

Here is what my template looks like:

Vase Template

I actually cut this 6 times, 3 with DP and 3 with card stock.  Once all the pieces are cut,  I scored each piece in the middle (2″ from the left side) with the paper aligned at the top of my Scor-Pal.

My vision for this vase was to use the gorgeous Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily at the top so I layered 1 piece of DP and 1 piece of card stock together and centered the doily in the center and cut through both layers.  After all 6 doilies are cut, place a piece of acetate between the layers to give something to attach the doily to.

Here is what the pieces look like before you start to assemble:

Vase-Template

and here is a look at the finished vase:

Vase

Vase-Closeup

I hope you have as much fun with this as I did!

Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B147 – Olive Branches
B151 – Cuties 3
B155 – Large Rose
B278 – Lady Kate Edger
C184 – Judy’s Blooms
DL128 – Two of Hearts
DL235 – Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily
SF-3 – Stacker Flower 3

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Snowflakes!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

I am entering this in the Cupcake Crafts – Anything but a Card Challenge.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.
I love to read your wonderful comments, they just make my day!!
 
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. You are so very talented and creative, such wonderful use of the dies to embellish your lovely vase!

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  2. Wow, a beautiful vase, so creative…thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  3. Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

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  4. What an awesome project! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene ;D

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  5. I am so in love with the gorgeous flower vase – WOW. Saw it at MIM

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