Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rose Bud Flower Pot

I'm really enjoying all of the capability of my Silhouette Cameo and with the Silhouette Design Store carrying a large selection of cut files finding the right image for a project is so easy.  Jamie Lane is one of the designers' that I found while browsing through the Design Store. She creates the most beautiful 3D flowers.  I loved her Rose Bud Flower Pot and could envision so many uses for it.

Jamie Lane has a tutorial for the assembly of the flower pot on her Bits of Paper blog.  For those of you who own other cutting machines, she has a shop for SVG cutting files on her blog.  I'm currently working on the flower pot to send to a relative instead of an Easter card.  When cutting the flower pot I didn't realize that the top edge would fold over the outside of the pot. Had I realized this I would have chosen a card stock with the same color on both sides.

One rose done, 5 more to go!

Finished Flower Pot.  Bunny image from Sarah Bailey.

 Here's the work in progress.  All of the pieces have been cut out and the edges have been rolled using a wooden skewer. One yellow rose has been assembled (5 more to go).  The project is easy but the assembly of the flowers does take some time, mostly holding the pieces together until the glue sets.

Craft Tip: Lightly mist the card stock pieces with water and blot the excess water on a paper towel.  This makes shaping the pieces much easier and the card stock retains it's original stiffness once it dries.  Misting also made it much easier to glue the pieces together.  The Bunny Easter tag was made by folding a pieces of ivory card stock, cutting the top edge and gluing a strip of light purple paper along the cut edge.  The Bunny is the middle bunny from Sarah Bailey's Bunny Trio (Silhouette Design Store).