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Topiary

This is an idea I got from a fellow member of the cricut.com message board. The flowers are cut from the Sweethearts cart at 3″, 2.5″, 2″ and 1.5″. I then layered them together and used a corsage pin to hold it onto the Styrofoam sphere. Thanks to Vickie Bryan for the directions!!! The small pail I got at Hobby Lobby, and there is a Styrofoam disk in the bottom to hold the dowel. Hope you like it!

Tim Holtz Roses

Hi, everybody. It has been a while since I’ve posted, but I have a couple new projects to share. I have been asked to decorate for a retirement party coming up next month, and I wanted to share the pieces I will be showing as examples. The first is the Tim Holtz Roses. In the original version, he uses a sizzix die, but thanks to the wonderful Kathy Orta, these were made using the cricut. I believe I used the flower on Forever Young for these, but any 5 or 6 petal flower will work. He also uses grungepaper, but since I may need lots of these, and grungepaper is quite expensive, I used regular cardstock. Each rose takes 3 flower cut outs. These are cut at 2.5 inches, and I think I cut them on shadow. The outer petals just have a simple “X” cut into the center. The second has one petal cut out and folded together. The third flower cut has two petals removed and glued together like the first one. I then glued the layers together. Last, take the two petals that were cut out and fold or roll to form a cone shape. This is what makes the bud in the middle. I used hot glue in this project. Since it does not involve photos, it does not have to be acid free.  The basket is from the Mother’s Day Mini cart. This isn’t very difficult to make, but it is difficult to explain in words. For an excellent tutorial, check out Kathy Orta on You Tube, or her blog at www.paperphenomenon. blogspot.com. She has a wonderful video showing how to make these flowers as well as lots of other great projects.

and so the lion fell in love with the lamb Pictures, Images and Photos
And so the Lion fell in love with the lamb Pictures, Images and Photos