Friday, April 19, 2013

A Mother's Day Bouquet

Need a great bouquet for Mothers Day that will NOT wilt and die?  Here it is.  Our Cricut Artiste bouquet.  This is the one I made at our Regional Celebrations that I went to in Chicago last week.  LOVE IT!  

We used pear cardstock for the base, Hollyhock, Honey and Sunset for the flowers.  Very bright and FUN!

Here is a view from the top. Want to make your own?  Here's how (I changed the colors in the one following)

First you will need the Close to my Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  The base (pictured above) is on page 65...the B key.  It is the 3D item.  I cut it at 3 1/2 in Olive cardstock.
 Now time to cut the flowers.  I cut the largest one in Cranberry cardstock at 3 1/2".  Then Hollyhock cardstock at 3 1/4", then the last one is Blush cardstock at 3". it is time to SCORE!  Find the little tick marks and fold on them.  I like to line it up on the edge of my desk and then fold slightly.
  Then I like to use my bone folder to give you a nice crisp fold line.  This is what it will look like after you fold the base.

 Here is a new little trick I learned...take your bone folder and curl your petals around it...give it a little dimension.  Just be careful to not crease the petal.
 Here is what the flower looks like after I curled the petals a little.
 I curled all of the stack them.  Largest to smallest.
 Then bring the base upwards and put the "stamen" through (the little middle part) the flowers.  This is a little tricky, but just bring them all together.  You might have to mess with it a little.
 Then I took our Perfect Fit - Mom (C1543) stamp set and stamped it in Hollyhock.  This stamp set it also coordinated with the Artiste 33 Accent 3.  I put white cardstock at 1 1/2" and then the same shape in Cranberry at 1 3/4".  
 And there you go.  A little Mother's Day bouquet for mom!
 It's so cute!  I added a few sparkles to the tag and some bitty sparkles to the inside of the flower.  I think it took longer for me to explain all this then it does to make give it a try!  

And, if you need our Cricut Artiste cartridge, I will be happy to order one for you!  Just contact me!

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