Thursday, August 11, 2011

 Today's bouquet of flowers was made using the new Cricut Sophie cartridge (a Cricut Circle exclusive cartridge). This idea could also be done using many other Cricut cartridges such as Accent Essentials, Flower Shoppe, Paisley, Hello Kitty Greetings, Life's A Beach, Pack Your Bags, Picturesque, Sweet Treats and many others.
What made this project easy was that these are actually flower cards so I was able to glue the stems right in between the sides of the cards.  Stems were just from the flower arranging department in Hobby Lobby and they came in this green color. I cut the flower cards at 5".  I intended originally to make this into a card set but then decided a bouquet would be more fun.  Projects sometimes change scope as I work on them - how about for you?
 Paper was by Stampin Up! and through a magical twist of fate and good fortune, I had buttons that matched exactly.  These were hot glue gunned into place (is that even a word?...LOL!).  Leaves were cut at 2" and I used glue dots to hold them in place.  Those glue dots are remarkably strong!
Thanks for looking!

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60 comments:

  1. Perfectly pretty flowers!! TFS!!!

    Carol

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  2. This is a great idea....loved how you put the buttons on too! Cheerful, pretty and won't wilt...:) This is a keeper (literally)

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  3. What a pretty bouquet!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  4. What a fun bouquet. Don't you just love it when you already have something that perfectly matches what you're working on? Looking forward to seeing your new blog look. TFS!

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  5. very pretty flower, love that cartridge, wish they would offer it to everyone

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  6. Super cute, Joy! I love all of the buttons in the center of your flowers! I can't wait to get my cartridge!!!

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  7. Gotta love the buttons! Simply terrific!
    SusanJ in atlana

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  8. Love the flowers and all the buttons used. TFS

    circlebenterprises.com

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  9. This is so Sweet!!! That would brighten anyone day. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  10. cheryl@pavlacka.netAugust 11, 2011 at 7:39 AM

    I just LOVE this bouquet. I also am sorry I did not renew my Circle membership. :o( Last year's carts were disappointing....

    If you ever get tired of Sophie -- send it to me! LOL!!

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  11. These flowers are so cute! Thank you for letting us know what OTHER cartridges to use...that always helps! Can hardly wait to see your new blog!


    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  12. super cute! I love the buttons on the flower centers. tfs

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  13. Oh I love these! I'm excited about getting this cartridge!

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  14. So cute! All those buttons look fabulous!

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  15. I LOVE that cartridge but I am not a Circle member :(
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  16. These flowers are really really cute!

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  17. LOVE how this turned out!!
    I also LOVE it when I have just the right colors (buttons) for a project...the crafting angels are with you! ;-)
    Thanks for sharing ... really like the idea of using the card feature! Brilliant!

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  18. Pretty bouquet of flowers. Love how you used the buttons for the centers.

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  19. So cute !....these would be cute in a frame as well!

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  20. What a darling project! Can't wait to see your new blog design :)

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  21. So cute!!! Can't wait to see the new blog!

    ~Tracy
    blue.tacs @ yahoo dot com

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  22. I love you flowers! Can't wait to see your new site!
    surfnfroggie

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  23. These are the coolest Flowers ever!! I love love love them and can not wait to start making them.
    BIG WOW!!! THANKS SO MUCH!

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  24. Gorgeous bouquet! These would make a great teacher gift. Hmmm...maybe even making them as toppers to pens or pencils too...Thank you for the inspiration!

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  25. Super cute flowers! Love the bright colors! TFS

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  26. Love these flowers! I do have one question, does the back of the flowers look like the front or just solid white? Thanks for the idea.

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  27. What a cute set of flowers - it looks like the color of the petal is sandwiched in between the flower. How interesting! I love new ideas.

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  28. Adorable, love the buttons for the centers of the flowers--very nice!!--Pat N.

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  29. Love, Love, Love that bouquet of flowers. I made one years, I mean years back but never had the cart -it was freehand - can you imagine! ugh. This makes life simple and it comes out more beautiful! So lovely.

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  30. Cute flower arraignment.
    DMcardmaker

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  31. That is SO pretty! Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Angela
    AngelaHarlow@live.com

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  32. I just love these flowers! So clever of you to take a card and make a bouquet! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  33. I love the bright colors and buttons on the flowers. They are so cheerful that they would put a smile on anyones face.

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  34. Great idea for brightening a winter day!

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  35. Beautiful! Great ideas with the buttons!

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  36. Can't wait for this cartridge to arrive. It was my top pick along with Philosophy. Cute flowers.
    Marcie

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  37. These flowers are so cute. My daughter loved looking at them.

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  38. Oh what pretty flowers.Love all the little buttons you used on these. They make me smile.

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  39. So creative and cheerful!! I just love this idea!!

    chilindra at att dot net

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  40. I love these flowers. Wish I could get this cartridge, it fits me to a T.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  41. Love it! The colors are great, the project is so perky! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  42. Love the flower bouquet - fun yet pretty!

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  43. Love the flowers. So many neat ideas so little time. Joan JSMK426@yahoo.com

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  44. What a fabulous bouquet! I can't wait until I get my Sophie cartridge! :)
    Lori

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  45. Great project! I'm bookmarking this one as I'd like to use it for an upcoming shower--perfect centerpieces. Thanks!

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  46. Love the bouquet! I'm thinking hot glue gunned is totally a word! I use it all the time :D. I can hardly wait to get Sophie!

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  47. Love the flowers. I made a similar arrangement (but no buttons) for end of year teacher gift. I created a second base cut but only adhered the sides and bottom. Then I slipped gift cards into the top each flower of the "bouquet" with just a little of the GC exposed.

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  48. LOVE these flowers! I have been spending extra time on paper flowers myselft lately and these are the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Clean new blog set up. Love it.

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  50. I did something similar to these flowers for valentines day, however instead of using buttons I used a glue dot, hershey's kisses and reese's peanut butter cups.. super cute candy gift that was very well received! (I used the flower in the hello kitty greetings cartridge and another daisy one I honestly can't recall which cartridge that one was from off the top of my head.

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  51. Love this, Joy!! I need to do something like this with one of these carts! My daughter would love it.

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  52. This came out soooo nice, I love it!! Thanks for sharing.

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  53. I knew when I saw this I had to make it with or without Sophie. I cut the flowers and used the polka dot and other paper and used Flower Shoppe petals at 3". Bought some Gerber daisies at a yard sale for the stems, buttons and bling so altogether I have less than $3 invested. Taking to my neice when I go for a visit. She will love them.
    Mstgane
    Ann

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