Saturday, July 30, 2011

Flower Shoppe Sympathy Card

Well I have had one lonnnnng week.  But I finally got to spend some quality time in my craft room this evening.  I spent most of my time playing around with my new Flower Shoppe cartridge.  It took a while to really get the hang of it, but I think I have it figured out.  I started cutting out the full flower, but realized in order to give it the dimension I wanted I needed to use the flower with one leaf cut out.  I cut four of those out in graduated sized, and for the center, I cut out one of the swirl cuts and used my quilling tool to wrap it together and then hot glue all of it.  I have a blister on my finger to prove that I am still not terribly savvy with the hot glue gun.  When will I learn.  Sigh.  Also, the center swirl needs to be cut out at a larger size than you would think.  This flower is four layers, the biggest is a bit over 3 inches and it goes down to about 1.5 inches.  The center is actually 3.3 or 3.5 inches, but when you wrap it up it reduces the size drastically.  Just a tip for those of you who have or are thinking about getting this cartridge!  

So, onto a project I go. I have an acquaintance that unfortunately lost her father recently so I need to make her a sympathy card.  The design is fairly basic.  I printed the papers from my Imagine Audrey cartridge (first time ever, go me!), added  the Flower Shoppe flower and added a Papertrey Ink stamp.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple, given the nature of the card.   Here it is:

Paper:  Cricut Imagine - Audrey
Cartridges:  Flower Shoppe
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink
Twine:  The Twinery

Thanks for stopping by!! 


  1. Absolutely beautiful. Following your blog now, look forward to seeing more of your creations!

    Happy Crafting!

  2. Thanks Sandy! I hope to have more to show you real soon!

  3. Thanks for the tips! Just what I was looking for. Beautiful card-- your color sense is fabulous.

  4. This card is amazing!! Thanks for sharing the cut details... I really need to get this cartridge now!! :)

  5. This is absolutely stunning!! You have made this card so beautiful with the colors you chose and all the details you added. The flowers are beautiful~gotta look at this cartridge! Outstanding job!! I love it:)
    Sherrie K

  6. WOW, this is so gorgeous!! The colors you have used are so absolutely perfect together! My gosh, I love everything about this stunning card!! :D


  7. Just beautiful Sabrina! I love your handmade rose! Thanks for playing along with us for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  8. Sabrina, I love your big new flower!!! Beautiful card! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

  9. I am now a follower of your blog. This layout is stunning and the cards are just gorgeous. Thanks for the Cricut inspiration. Love the sketches.

  10. Thanks for your nice blog
    .This card is amazing!!
    Following your blog now Sympathy Flowers


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