February 27, 2013

Cricut Spring Wreath

Maybe it is wishful thinking, but I feel like Spring is in the air! Something about having more daylight hours does that to me.  Now if the temperature outside would just cooperate, we could get there a little sooner!!! Until then however, I thought this project would help us all get in the mood for Spring. This is another project that I created when I was part of the Cricut Circle and today I am going to share with you how to make your own Spring wreath.  I even have a video on how I created the flowers!

All of the papers I used were printed on the Imagine using the Enjoy the Seasons Art Cartridge with the exception of the leaves which were printed using the Elise Colors and Patterns Cartridge. I printed the patterns onto white American Crafts cardstock. The base of the wreath is simple grape vine wreath from a local craft store.

The blue flowers were created using the larger Cuttlebug Chrysanthemum Quilling die.


All of the other flowers were created using a combination of flowers as noted in the instructions below.


Once I had cut and put all of the flowers together I hot glued them to the grapevine wreath.


The pink roses were given a light misting of Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist and then lightly inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to give them a darker pink color.


I embossed the leaves using the Cuttlebug after I had cut them out and then lightly inked them with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.



SUPPLIES:
Imagine Cartridges: Elise Colors and Patterns Cartridge (leaves), Enjoy the Seasons Art Cartridge (flowers)
Cricut Cartridges: Accent Essentials (small daisy), Birthday Cakes (large daisy), Mother’s Day Bouquet (roses and leaves)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Textile Texture
Cuttlebug Quilling Die: Chrysanthemum Quilling Die
Other Supplies: 12" Grapevine wreath from local craft store, Hot Glue Gun, Gems by Doodlebug, Distress Ink by Ranger, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels

CRICUT CUTS:
Cut Small Daisy Shape using the Accent Essentials Cartridge:
2.1" <Accnt24> + Shift x 18 from the yellow patterned paper

Cut the Large Daisy Shape using the Birthday Cakes Cartridge:
2.7"  Plain Base Feature <Flower> + Shift x 16 from the yellow patterned paper
2.5"  Plain Base Feature <Flower> + Shift x 8 from the yellow patterned paper

Cut the Roses and Leaves using the Mother’s Day Bouquet Cartridge:
1.5"  <Leaf2>x 18 from the green patterned paper
1.5" <Leaf7> x 9 from the green patterned paper
1.2" <Leaf7> x 9 from the green patterned paper
2.7" <Flower8> x 24 from the light pink patterned paper
1.2" <Flower27> x 18 from the light pink patterned paper
1.7" <Flower8> x 31 from the dark pink patterned paper
1.0" <Flower27>x 25 from the dark pink patterned paper


10 comments:

  1. I just saw this on Facebook, but wanted to come take a closer look. This is an amazing piece of work, Juliana, and such a fresh breath of spring (as I look out the window at loads of snow falling, LOL!)

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  2. This is simply beautiful. I loved the flower tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing this project! I would love to make one for my studio!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this. It is absolutely gorgeous and makes me happy for spring coming!

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  4. Whoa...this is unbelievable!! So gorgeous...and thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! This is just gorgeous Juliana!!!

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  6. I just made a paper flower wreath this week, too. I guess great minds think alike, huh? :)
    LOVE yours, Juliana! Your flowers are jaw dropping!!

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  7. This is probably the prettiest Spring paper-made wreath I have EVER seen! Love it girl!

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  8. This is just...STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JULIANA