Friday, February 26, 2010

Fresh Flowers

Okay my new facination is making paper flowers! They are just so fun and the possibilities are endless! I am basically cheap at heart and a little impaitient too. So I hate paying the high cost of Primas so I rarely use flowers on my projects. I also do most of my creating in the middle of the night when stores are closed. So even if I wasn't cheap I wouldn't be able to run right out and get the perfect posie for my project. And NO, I could not wait til the next day to go get one - I would need it NOW! This has led me to figure out how to make my own. It has been a lot of fun and is a great way to use up scrap paper that I save "just in case".

Tonight I am teaching an altered canvas class, and as I was packing up my class bag I was trying to decide what I should take as this evening's door prize (I always give a door prize at my classes). That's when it hit me, I could make up some flowers to give away. Here they are. . .

I made all 6 flowers out of one sheet of cream cardstock. I cut the flowers using my Cricut in 4 different sizes, then ran each one trough my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. Next I inked them all up, curled the edges with a bamboo skewer and assembled them. I also cut out some leaves, embossed them with a swirly folder and of course inked them up too. I hope whoever wins them will enjoy them.
Have a great weekend Friends!


Purplegirl2009 said...

what circut cartridge did you used

Thanks Annette

Purplegirl2009 said...

what circut cartridge did you use to make the flowers

Thanks Annette

Anonymous said...

I am also wondering what carts you used and what sizes you cut them at. Very pretty!

kengeb said...

SO pretty. I saw your flowers on the cricut MB and decided to check out your blog. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the page that you created for the flowers. these are stunnung and I would love to learn how to make them.
Cathy Pfingsten
3625 Oakview Dr.
Orlando, florida 32812

Disneyscrapper said...

Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I would love to have the instructions. My email is

dawn slowey said...

I would love to purchase the flower directions. Please email me at