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Monday, February 25, 2013

BUZZZZZ Flower/Heart Wreath full of LOVE

Hi again this is Terri from http://www.scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/. I know,  I know Valentines is already over but I made this a couple of days ago for Valentines and it was just too fun not to share with you.

I used Arts philosophy cartridges and cut out different colors of flowers. I wanted purple, pink and dark purple. I cut the flowers at 2.5", on Font Heart 3 Shift function.
Depending on how full you want it to look and/or what the starting size is of your base you will need about 150-200 flowers. This specific project took 190.
I started with a Styrofoam core - in the shape of a heart. I painted it a soft pink so that way in case any areas were not filled in 100% it wasn't white.
 I then added the flowers. I added about 10 of the light purple, then did the same of the pink, dark and light again. Then I would add to the other side that way the "lines" were kept pretty straight. I used Scotch Quick dry adhesive to add the flowers. I worked allot in sections on this. I will admit this is a simple project but takes a few hours to make.

So since I like to share my tricks here are a few.
I have learned a few tricks for rolling the flowers  - so here goes maybe this will help you a little. Tip #1 - Use a  quilling tool to get them started
#2 - After you have rolled about 2 turns put a small dot of glue on the flower - I use Scotch Quick dry glue - then continue rolling the rest. This will keep the "bud" portion of the flower and not unroll allot.
#3 - When you get to the end put a little glue on the tail area - and then put the rolled flowers on the glue and let them unroll. Then hold and press.
#4 - DO NOT try to glue your flowers to the base until the GLUE HAS DRIED completely - especially if using a thin weight paper.
#5 When putting them on the base/wreath form - get them as close as you can together (makes it look full).

I used for the paper a simple paper pack from Michael's - it was just simple pinks, and purples. All of these papers were in the pack. The paper is 8 1/2 x11 and you can get 12 flowers off the one piece of paper.

While I loved the look of it with just the flowers I wanted to go a step further. I wanted a little "banner" so I used My Creative Time's heart die and cut them out in the bright pink - then I cut out  3/4" letters w/ shadow from Kate's ABC to form the word LOVE.

The adorable little bee's were cut at 2" from Create a Critter 2 cartridge again in the coordinating colors from the paper.
I then over lapped the hearts to each other and the bee a little - and just glued to the roses.
A little stickles to give the bee a cute little shimmer/glitter.
Here is the back - I only did 4 rows because I want this to lay flat against the door. I may/may not add ribbon - it will depend on what door I hang it on since it's not water proof I don't think I'll put on the front door.
Hope you enjoy and
Happy Scrappin'
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designer :  Terri Szymanski
Cricut Machine: Cricut Expression
Cricut Images: Arts Philosophy <FONT> Shift Heart 3, Create a Critter 2 Bee cut at 2",  Kates ABC 3/4" letters.
Other Supplies Used: My Creative Time for me heart die, Stickles, Recollection paper pack, heart Styrofoam piece


  1. I love those flowers, just don't have the patience to make that many of them...lol Great project, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for a great project! I love the purples, it's really chic. Thanks for the tips on the flowers.

  3. Your heart wreath is lovely. What got me was the two little bees holding up the letters for "love." Too cute!

  4. Such a pretty wreath. love the flowers all over this.

  5. Awesome wreath! Love all the pretty flowers.

  6. Love your wreath! The colors are wonderful and those bees are too cute. I can't even imagine rolling all those flowers!

  7. Awe, pink bees and beautiful flowers. What could be better? Love your wreath.

  8. Wow, Terri. That was a lot of work! But totally worth it. It's very pretty. :)

  9. Stunning wreath -- love the beautiful flowers and the cute bees!!

  10. Love the way you added the flowers in stripes of color! That bee is so fun with this-- so cute!

  11. Wonderful wreath! love it!


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