Saturday, September 4, 2010

Warm and Fuzzy

I feel like a fraud.

I need to come clean.

I lied on my last post about the products I used to make this card:

Well, it wasn't a TOTAL lie...I did use a product called Flower Soft, which is a wonderful product from the U.K. available now in many North American craft supply stores and HERE.


Making this card, I discovered something about myself. 
 I am impatient and cheap.
Which explains why, when I found that I didn't have any green Flower Soft, which was imperative for me to execute my card as I envisioned, I had a mini PMS meltdown, because I live in the middle of NOWHERE and how was I supposed to finish my card? I can't just run to the closest craft super store (3 hours drive), and online order deliveries take at least a week! What's a crafty girl to do?

I improvised.
And, I discovered a thrifty little trick: I can make my own!!!

Because I love my blog readers, I am going to share with you.

(That's what I decided to call it)

Take a scrap of cardstock...
(I don't wish to offend any CTMH purists, but white core cs doesn't work as well for this)

roll it up tight:

Then get your grater:
I found this one at IKEA, because I know someone will ask. It comes with 2 sizes of graters (I used the small holes), a container that snaps onto the grater and a lid. It is awesome! I've had it in my kitchen for 3 years and never used it once....this baby is staying in my craft room!

Rub that rolled up scrap of cs across the grater a few times,
and you get this:
Beautiful Fuzzy Fluff!

TIP: Turn off the ceiling fan, or any other source of air movement in the room. Ask me how I know this.

Now, this stuff isn't exactly the same as Flower Soft.  Here's a closeup to show the difference:
The stuff on the left is mine, on the right is the Flower Soft.
It is plastic, and spikier.

But on this card I used both, and I bet you couldn't tell until I pointed it out, could you?

To adhere it to your project, just put dabs of a liquid glue wherever you want the stuff to stick.
I used CTMH Liquid Glass, because it's the best, but you can use white school glue too. You don't need much.

This Fuzzy Fluff is free, and you can make any color you want! You could store it in a jar if you want to, but I just make enough to use when I need it. I have plenty of scraps, I can always make more...

Now go forth and FUZZIFY!

Thanks for visiting my little blog,


I received a lovely message from Michelle at Pink Paper Paradise,
she started a weekly linky party with this post!

You should check out her new Make it Monday NON-challenge linky party!
 Link up your own creations, ideas and tutorials and inspire others with no challenge rules or deadlines. 
Check out the links for some great ideas and inspiration.
Happy blog hopping!


  1. Thanks so much about this make-your-own Fuzzy Fluff. Now on to find the IKEA grater!! :)

    P.S. I'm signing this comment as "anonymous", but I'm really Paula B., because I don't know how to get this comment thing to just sign my name... and I don't know what the other choices mean (can you tell I'm not computer savvy?) :(

  2. LOVE IT!!! I am so inspired by all of your artwork and your talent. Take this, for instance...who would have ever thought...oh I know...Lorrinda!

  3. What a great idea can't wait to try it with old cardstock

  4. Oh I love your card and thanks for sharing how you make "fuzzy fluff"!

  5. Fantastic! Can't afford the real stuff but I can sure afford fuzzy fluff! Can't wait to try it.
    Blessings Bernie

  6. You so clever girl!! This is awesome, thanks for the tip.
    Michelle :-)

  7. Hi Lorrinda

    I have featured your Fuzzy Fluff on my blog and I have started a new Linky Party too. I hope you will join in the fun!!

    Michelle :-)

  8. Aren't you the smarty pants!!?? I LOVE this idea. Will give you a linky up soon.

  9. You are so clever! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi, I love your card here and the rest of your artwork, I have realy enjoyed visiting your blog..Thankyou.. I'm now following you so I can come back often.
    Hugs from London
    Sylvie X

  11. LOVE YOU! I have been admiring Flower Soft in my local craft store for some time. I just could not get past how expensive it is. I wouldn't want just one color...who would? I am going to try to make some of my own this very weekend! Thanks so much!!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing your flower soft invention!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing your creations and your personality through your blog!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing! What a unique idea! We have tons of scrap paper and are always looking for new art materials. I created some fluffy stuff for my daughter to use in her 4 seasons craft. I blogged about it here: Thanks again!


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