Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room Design Team - My First Project!!

I am so excited, this my first post for the Design Team for Erica's at My Cricut Craft Room!!  This is my very first full time design team.  This is going to be a picture heavy and long post!!

For today's project, we had the option to make a Baby Boy themed project or to use the Flower Shoppe Cartridge.  I chose to use Flower Shoppe.  Here is my card.  Believe me, this card is so much prettier in person.

 So here is how I made these beautiful flowers.    I cut 2 different flowers.  I have to apologize, I use my gypsy for everything so I do not have the page numbers in the book, but on the keypad I used the flowers on the top row, from left to right #6 & #8.  I cut each flower 3 times, at 4", 3.5" & 3".  Here is what they looked like to begin with.  I cut them from plain ivory cardstock.
I then used my Imaginisce Petal Roller to roll the flowers
 The last step was to use a hot glue gun to put a dollop of glue at the bottom.
 This is what the flower looks like all rolled up and glued.
 Now, to add color to the flowers, I used 3 different methods.  First I inked just the tips of the flower with a dark purple ink.
 This 2nd flower, I dabbed a lavender stamp pad all over the flower.
For the 3rd flower, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.  I also sprayed all flowers with Glimmer Mist in Pearl to give them some sparkle.  Here is all 6 flowers, rolled, inked, and sprayed
So here is a picture of the finished card again.

The leaves were also cut from Flower Shoppe, I added the veins with my embossing stylus.  I finished it off with some crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot in Deep Purple.  The Sentiment is from Close to My Heart "Happy Birthday" set.  I went over the stamping with my Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pen to give it some sparkle.  The Paper is also from Close to My Heart "Paper Garden" paper pack.  I also punched the ivory paper with a Martha Stewart border punch. 

Here are some close ups of the beautiful flowers.  I decided to used these Chrysanthemum type flowers becasue they matched the paper perfectly!!  I will save the other flowers for another project!!

Please make sure you check out Erica's blog to see more projects at

Make sure you check back this weekend for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!!

Happy Crafting!!



Hattie said...

Amazing card. I love all of the details. Thank you for the step by step photos! This cartridge is on my wish list!

I'm a new follower!

Dawn said...

Absolutly beautiful flowers!!!! Got to get that cartridge... Do the flowers stick up very high on the card? Have a wonderful day.

Doris P. said...

from a newbie to a newbie - welcome!! love your card!! i want this cartridge!! - fellow DT friend :)

Sherrie K. said...

Kathy, your card is beautiful!! I just love the flowers and what a great tutorial!! Congrats on your DT spot. You did them proud with your 1st project!! TFS!
Sherrie K

RockinRenee said...

Great variety in your flower making. I need to play with the flowers more!

Pam said...

Congrats on the DT spot! They are lucky to have you.
This is a beautiful card. I might have to get this cart:)

Hugs, Pam

Suzys Crafts said...

This card is beautiful. I have the Flower Shoppe cart and struggle with it. But I am going to try it again after seeing your beautiful project!