Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May's Technique Blog Hop - Yo Yo's

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the “Yo-Yo Flowers” Technique as shown on page 27 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Rachel's Blog, you are on the right track.  Let’s get started!

Here is the card I made for my nephew's baptism.  He is 12 and it is so not cool to have handmade things from his aunt, but I do it anyway because I love him.  He loves the Avengers and all the different super heros, so I used the Superhero paperpack. 

I cut 2 of the borders from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at "fit to page."  Then, I scored them at every 1/4 inch.  Once I scored them, I folded them up (back & forth).  Using the ever popular Liquid Glass, I glued the two ends together in a circle and voila! I had a beautiful star burst for the front of my card.

I embellished with Dimensional Elements Star Shapes.  These I inked in Cranberry, Moonstruck, and Sunkiss Yellow.  On the largest star, I put a "C" for his name using the Hero Alphabet.

Now, hop on over to Judy Faye's blog and check out what she has created.  Don’t forget to post your project on our challenge blog!

Close To My Heart Shopping List:
Hero Alphabet - E1022
Superhero Paper Packet - X7152B
Liquid Glass - Z679
Dimensional Elements - Stars - Z1680
Round Sponge – Z697
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer – Z338
Microtip Scissors – Z534
Cranberry Ink - Z2116
Monstruck Ink - Z2134
Black Ink - Z2105


  1. I'm going to have to copy you AGAIN!

  2. Those would be fabulous on 4th of July cupcakes! Considered it filed away for future use.

  3. Awesome yo-yo! I would think that would also make a great gift-topper instead of a bow. You've made a yo-yo look so exciting!

  4. Thanks for the instructions. I will also be using them.

  5. Wonderful job! Can't wait to try it!