Monday, February 10, 2020

Kylie's Demonstrator Blog Hob February 2020


Thanks for joining me today!  I am a participating in a wonderful blog hop through Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator training program.  So please make sure to visit the other blogs listed later in my post.  

I have the opportunity to participate in a vendor market in March.  I wanted to make something a little different for this market but was stumped as what to make.  Then I saw a post on Facebook in a group dedicated to Stampin’ UP!® demonstrators and it had the perfect project.  It was a bouquet of tulips created with the Tulip Builder Punch and pencils made by Michele Jutrisa!  I want to thank her for her inspiration and wonderful idea.  

I began by cutting strips of the card stock in 1 1/2in. strips and then scored them down the middle.  I punched them with the Tulip Builder Punch so the score line goes down the center of the tulip.  That made it easier to fold the tulips in half for gluing. 

I folded 420 of these tulips...holy moly! It was totally worth it.

 I had piles of tulips to glue together.I seriously thought it would never end but it did, hahaha!  Isn’t that always the way when we start a project that we know is a long one?  It feels never ending and then it’s done!  
I have now made 70 of these pencils for the market in March. It took me almost two days!

Here is the final product…well, 1/3 of them anyway. 

What do you think?  I absolutely love them and want to thank Michele Jutrisa again for her inspiration!  

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  1. What can I say...great tulips, love them. Thanks for mentioning me in your Blog. Hope they do well at your market.

  2. I did this for a teacher year's ago with Pansy punch!!! She loved it! These should go fast for you at the market... in the meantime, enjoy your year-round tulips! :)

  3. I love this. What a great idea for the tulips.

  4. What a fun project, Valerie! That was quite an undertaking!!

  5. I loved Michele's tulip pens and yours are really great too Valerie. Well done 😀

  6. Oh my goodness, Valerie. How delicious are these gorgeous tulips. Thanks for sharing.

  7. They are adorable!! Can you share where you purchased the pencils from?

  8. Valerie I love these pencil tulips! Fabulous project! Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Support Program Blog Hop this month!

  9. Such a beautiful project - they make me smile!

  10. Reminds me of spring! That is alot of punching!!! Love it. Thanks for sharing

  11. What a wonderful bouquet of pencils. So clever