Monday, February 9, 2009
Today I thought I would share a cute little flower bouquet I made for Valentine's day. Most of the elements were made on my CRICUT using the Tags, Bags & more cartridge.This has to be my most used cartridge!
I used double sided card stock on the box, flowers and hearts. The base is the Popcorn box cut out at the largest size on the cricut. For the flowers I cut them out in various sizes, same with the hearts. Once I had assembled the popcorn box I cut a piece of floral foam to fit inside. I used my cop-o-dile to cut holes for the handle. I made a wide handle by wrapping it around a pencil to curl it. Scallop and circle punches make up the stamped "flower" image on the front with some green ribbon as the "stem and leaf".
To assemble the flowers I layered a couple then punched a hole with my crop-o-dile and used gem brads. The I used a small flower cut out to glue over the exposed back brad. The hearts are assembled without brads. I topped it off with some diamond glitter and some shredded paper to cover the floral foam.
The pixie stick stems are taped with sticky tape in between the flower layers and then gently pushed into the floral foam. This works great in pastels for a beautiful SPRING bouquet too!
Thanks for looking!