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April 20, 2009



Thanks for the tutorial. They would be great in May baskets.



I am so happy I found your blog...it is just gorgeous. I will have to add you to my blog roll. cherry

Karen Young

Karla, what a fantastic idea and thank you for the tutorial. I think this would also make a lovely hostess gift as well.

Hugs Karne

debi @ life in my studio

What a wonderful idea!! Those could be used for so many different things...on a spring dinner table...a little gift for a sick friend...the possibilities are endless! tfs

Kara Ward

I would arm wrestle you for the Effiel Tower...divine!!!!!


i was thinking of doing this very same thing!


Karla, what a great idea...Thanks for sharing. I am so doing that to...Have a wonderful week..


Thanks so much for the tutorial! They will be perfect for the class of little kids I teach in church to take home for their moms. Oh, maybe I will have them draw pictures of their moms and wrap them in that! It is going to be cute-thanks!

Elizabeth Shea

These are just adorable. I love this idea- simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.


Darling little bundles Karla I love how your creative mind works!
Hugs, Diane

LiLi M.

I love these Karla, I'll show this to my daughter well in time for mothers day hehehe!


What a lovely idea! Thank you very much, now all I have to do is think about who to give them to.

Zita - Mlle Magpie

Thanks Karla! Those pansies wrapped in vintage book pages are such a wonderful idea!!!


Beautiful pics! Thanks for the fab tutuorial!


Karla, those flower bundles are the sweetest idea!!! thanks for the tutorial:)


great idea karla. they would look cute at place settings for a wedding or baby shower too wouldnt they?


I love these, too - and I've got about 10 thousand French dictionary pages I could use without guilt!


Bethany is so excited to make may day baskets today!! We bought some really cute paper yesterday. See you in a few hours :)


Thank for the tutorial Karla. It is a very good idea.

Kathy in Chicago

Ahhh.....a breath of spring. We are having snow flurries today. huh?? I think I'm going to make these for all of the staff for our library staff in-service which is on May day. The ladies (well, there ARE two men..) will love it! A May day surprise. Too-too cute. Thanks for the great tutorial, Karla!
Kathy in Chicago

Andrea Villarreal

What a great idea! I haven't read any blogs in the last 5 days and I have missed sooo much. Well I have some reading to catch up on;) Miss Frenchie's looks WONDERFUL!!

kana conger

Thanks for sharing this great idea. They look good in the photos of your booth.


Great idea Karla! Gotta love cute, quick and cheap! Thanks so much...I can think of lots occasions to this one for.
So when is your book coming out?...wink

Jean Eakin

I love your Effiel Tower. Your centerpiece looks great with it. What a great idea those pansy bundles are. They would be a great favor for a luncheon. Have a great day.
Jean in virginia


just love your eiffel tower....i've been wanting to get one sooo bad.
those candles were amazing. i should've picked up one too.
have a great day.


Love the idea in your tutorial. I will try that! Your table looks GREAT!!!! The balls looks great too!!!!!!!!!!


What a fabulous idea! I love the "art in everyday life" for the papers -- good thinking!

Your Miss Frenchie takeaways are lovely, too! Relax a bit, Ms. Karla -- whomp on those dandelions, have a glass of wine and take a breather -- you deserve it!


i am so appreciative of this tutorial...i had looked closely at these on the photo previously:) thank you so very much!

Deborah Woodrow

Gosh ! Karla, you never cease to amaze me, with your ideas !
I read your blog, daily to see what you're up to next !
Love everything ! Every idea is lovely !

Sammy Girl

Karla! This looks awesome! Shucks .... it's so simple, too. I'm going to share this idea with some friends who have a show coming up soon. It's a great "prop"!

Betty :)
ps -- great idea about the root starter ... keeps the chance of shock low ...


Love those Tutorials, what a sweet idea.


What a cute idea, they would be great as little May Day gifts for teachers and friends....

Thank you for sharing,

barbara burkard

WHAT A SWEET IDEA!!! thanks for the tute!!

hugz and love!


Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us...it is soooo cute!


So cute. Thanks for sharing. I hope the show was a huge success for you!

Irma's Rose Cottage

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)


jen R Sanctuary arts at home

great idea Karla!

Kerryanne English

Oh, such a great tutorial Karla. I just know I will use this one.
Thanks honey.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Linda Richter

Great idea....as usual from you!!!! Thanks...I'm sure I'll be doing this one.


Oh my goodness - I love this. My grandparents now live with my mom {grandpa has alzheimers and grammy had a hard time alone} ... these 2 special ladies would love such a sweet gift. Thanks for inspiring me!!


What a wonderful tutorial. These would make great little gift packages for the tables at church on Mother's Day.

Kelee Katillac

Hi Karla!

Thank-you for stopping by The Katillac Shack!!

Lovely blog you have--beautiful images! Lovely post--period!

I hope you make my porch --your porch!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals

Karla, I LOVE this little tip. I have done this with flowers before but never thought to use the ones in the little 6 packs! that is brilliant!

xoxo Heather


Girl, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Genious plain and simple!

Jenny Fowler

I love how earthy and natural the flowers look tied up like that. That's a great gift idea.

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