Friday, April 29, 2011

My paper rose bouquet!

Hi, everyone!
First off, HUGE thanks to JaniceA on the Cricut Circle mb for sharing her roses and reminding me about these!!  To create my version, I used the 5-petal flower on the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge, cut at 3.5 inches on my Imagine machine.  Once all the petals were cut, I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Rusty Hinge.  Now, I live in a little town an hour from the nearest craft store of any kind and I had a dilemma once the flowers were done and how to attach stems.  Lightbulb moment!  Went to the little Dollar Tree store here in town where they sell bouquets of silk roses for $1.  Purchased a couple of those along with some silk baby's breath.  Pulled the silk roses off the stems.  Removed the green plastic piece from the bottom of their silk roses and glued them to the bottom of my paper roses, then stuck the stem through that and the bottom of the rose and my roses, stems and leaves were in place.  So fast and easy to fnish them this way instead of figuring out how to wrap skewers for stems plus cut paper leaves then shape and ink them.  What do you think of my paper bouquet???


Forgot to mention, I plan to wrap the vase and add a big, puffy bow like the florists use.


  1. OMG this is so gorgeous.. I thought they were real I had rot read the title.. ha ha Fab-u-lous!

  2. OH they are beautiful.. I thought they were real too. would love to have the directions on how to make them.

  3. I love them!!!!!! You did fantastic and these will last! :) Lisa from :)

  4. Wow! Beautiful!!! Love the way you improvised using the boquet from the dollar store. Great mind!!!

  5. very nicely done, no need to water and they will always stay nice and bloomed. Great job

  6. Wow this is so beautiful! What a lovely bouquet.