My parents anniversary is on February 12 and this year they are celebrating their 35th!
I’d like to share the project I made for them with you. I always get a few questions about sizing and supplies for my projects so I will try to address as many details as I can here in this post 🙂
The basic supplies you’ll need for this project are:
Double Sided 12×12 Cardstock (approx. 3 pages)
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
6″ x 12″ Green Patterned Paper
Straight Pins with pearl tips
Strong adhesive (I love CTMH Liquid Glass)
To make my vase bouquet, I started with a small vase and a 2.5″ styrofoam ball. You’ll need something that fits snuggly in the mouth of your vase. I covered mine in brown felt for two reasons: to give a dark background in between the flowers in case it showed through, and also to bulk up the size of my styrofoam ball just a smidge. The felt also gave it a soft exterior which made it easy to squish into the vase. I used straight pins to attach the felt.
Next up, I made my stems. I did this by rolling green patterned paper around a pen and then using my ATG gun to glue the tiny tubes together. I used some Waxy Flax (you can use twine, or any kind of string) to bundle my stems together. I used a few small glue dots to position them the way I wanted them.
Flowers are next!! I cut my flowers out at 3″ and I could fit 12 on a page using my Gypsy. Without the gypsy, you can use the autofill feature right on your Cricut, but it will only give you 9 flowers at 3″. I used paper from the CTMH Stella collection. The B&T Duos papers are thick, similar to a lightweight cardstock. For my bouquet I used 31 flowers. I love my quilling tool – it was definitely worth the small investment to curl these flowers! I curled my flowers and glued them together using Liquid Glass (by CTMH and a super strong and quick drying adhesive that can also be used like Glossy Accents). Once the glue was dry and all my flowers were assembled, I pinned each one into the styrofoam ball, only covering half of the ball – the other half sits in the vase.
I used hot glue to adhere my stem bundle to the bottom of my bouquet. I cut the tag using Art Philosophy as well – the base is 2″ (Colonial White Cardstock) and the shadow is 2.25″. I used a heart stamp from Stitched Together and the words from Say It In Style.
I think that about covers everything! Here are a few more pictures of the finished project – Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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