Hi everybody. I have been busy cleaning my stamp area tonight and that brought about the need...to make some paper flowers....I have tons, literally, of paper scraps to use and since I love the look of rolled flowers I decided to make some tonight. Here is what I am making, a work in progress:
I downloaded her file and put it into my Sure Cuts a Lot program and at the size she had it, which is the red one above, I could place 6 flowers on a 12X 12 sheet. They end up being about an inch tall and inch and a half across. Great for boxes or larger projects. That being said and since I usually make cards I needed smaller flowers. so I decided to size them to 12 to a sheet. 12 to a sheet are the orange/rust double sided flowers which end up being about 3/4 inches tall and about an inch across. I will use this size some so I saved the sheet to my folder so I wouldn't have to create the sheet again.
When I created the smallest flower sheet I made them about an inch and a half square and placed them as close as I could and placed 35 on the 12X12 sheet. I just hook up my USB cord and click the cut and the Cricut cuts my file. It is really pretty awesome.
Assembling the flowers is really simple. I use the tweezers you see in the photo and roll the flower starting from the open outside edge and basically twirl the flower around the tweezers until I reach the center which ends up being the flower base. I use Aileens Clear Gel Tacky Glue and cover the coils, which have been gently uncurled from the tweezers and allowed to loosen a little until you get the size flower you want, and then I gently hold the flower from the top with my thumb and forefinger from the bottom to allow the glue to set for a few minutes, Then I set them aside and move to the next flower.
The reason I did the smaller ones in white was so I could spray them with copics to match any color I wanted to match and could have them made ahead.....the old mind is always thinking of time saving. I do like the multi colored flowers too so you will see both.
Hope you enjoyed this post....thought you might like to see the flowers before they were. If anyone has a cricut and would like the link to Cheryl's file let me know.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by .