April showers bring May flowersSo far this month, we've seen an abundance of flowers by way of our Roly Rosie release party. But we aren't finished yet! Today our talented design team duo Aphra and Heather have created two more fabulous flower projects using Imaginisce papers and the Cricut.
This stunning layered flower was cut with the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Here are the supplies and cuts that you'll need.
Supplies: Princess Posies paper, Mirror Mirror paper, Cherry Lemonade paper, Just Peachy paper, 4.5" x 4.5" white card base, small white tag, yellow mini alphas, yellow button, yellow twine, foam adhesive dots, and chalk.
Cuts: 2 - 2" < leaf 7 >; 3" < flower 3 >; 2.5" < flower 5 >; 2.25" < flower 1 >; 2" < flowr 25 >; 2" < flower 2 >.
Supplies: Garden Party collection: Darling Dahlias, Blossoms of Blue, Brambleberry Blossoms, Wild Flowers, Rows of Posies; Pink Cardstock; Roly Rosies - Warm flowers and Petal Roller to roll the flowers AND the grass; i-top, small brad daddy; i-bond, i-rock and glam rocks; small box with foam insert; scissors to cut the grass; dowel to glue flowers to so they stand upright and don't flop over.
Cuts: 2 - 4" < flower3 >; 1 - 4" < flower5 >; 1 - 4" < flower2 >; 2 - 3" < bttrfly6 >; Cut the same flowers and the butterfly again in coordinating colors so you can interchange the layers and stack them on top of each other.
- Cover the outside of the box with pattern paper that will be used sparingly in the rest of the project.
- Cut strips of the Darling Dahlias green paper and then cut it in small fringe strips, leaving it intact at the bottom. Use your petal roller to roll the strips down. This will be your grass. Adhere to the inside of the box.
- Cover the foam with Darling Dahlias paper to resemble grass.
- Lay your cut flowers out to determine placement of your flowers and color combos.
- Roll some roly rosies or make some brads using your i-top to attach to the flowers as centers.
- Adhere each flower together, seperately. Add the tiny dowel to the back of them with your i-bond glue gun, making sure to leave part of the dowel sticking out at the bottom. BTW, I didn't have a dowel so I used sticks from outside. It's a flower planter afterall. ;)
- Poke holes into the foam and insert the flowers on the dowels. Make them varying heights.
- Roll 3 small roly rosies and set aside.
- Cut 3 extra stems and attach to the roly rosies you set aside. Add a dowel and stick the little flowers into the foam.
- Assmenble the butterfly with the solid pink and pattern paper. Add some i-rock bling to the antennae. Perch the butterfly on the grass.
- Stand back and admire. :)
Thankyou Aphra and Heather for sharing your gorgeous projects!
Well have we got a giveaway for you today!We have not one, not two, not even three - would you believe we have a grand total of EIGHT 3-month trial memberships to the member only Cricut Circle. Who's excited?
Okay, you'd better get your running shoes on because we are going to make you work a little for your prize today seeing as we are being soooo generous!
1. Pop over to Aphra's blog HERE and tell her how much you loved her project, don't forget to become a follower.2. Pop over to Heather's blog HERE and tell her how much you loved her project, don't forget to become a follower.
3. Finally, come back and leave a message telling us what collection we will be releasing next week... hint, you might need a bag of marshmallows.
Winners will be announced at the end of the week!