Next, cut out three or four different sized circles - I did this by hand, using various paint containers as templates. Don't be concerned about getting these circles perfectly round - round-ish works fine.
These quick and easy cards showcase the flowers nicely.
I stamped text on an uncolored sheet and really like that look!
And now, a PSA about dryer sheets . While investigating dryer sheets online ( now you know how exciting my life is!), I found some frightening things - turns out that dryer sheets are filled with toxic chemicals and, get this, animal fat! I use the fragrance-free kind, but even those have harmful chemicals and that pesky animal fat, hiding under the fancy name "stearate". Apparently the heat in the dryers melts the softening agents and it coats the fibers, making them slippery, which we interpret as "soft". Check out some more information here and here. Makes me think I should start investigating some of the other stuff I use!
Dryer sheets are a marketers dream-come-true, convincing us we "need" something and then creating a product to meet the "need". Natural fiber fabrics don't get all clingy in the dryer, so using more natural fibers and fewer man-made ones can eliminate the static problem. I've been cutting back on my dryer sheet addiction, using them only in every other load, but I'm going to check out Mrs. Meyers Basil Dryer Sheets. I love the natural smell of MM basil counter cleaner, so I'm looking forward to basil- infused towels! There are all kinds of recipes out there for homemade versions as well. Of course, hanging clothes outside would be another solution and while that makes clothes smell great, I'm not that noble!
Check out all the great DIY projects over at The 36th Avenue Link Party!