This is a flower bouquet I made this past week. I saw a similar bouquet on-line and thought it was a great idea. If you're like me, and I'm sure you are, I have paper that I've had for years and just love it but never seem to have the right project for it. Well these papers are from one of those stacks. Of course I removed the cover a long time ago and can't remember who the manufacturer is. Anyhow, I used my Cricut and cut out different size flowers. There are four different patterned papers for this project. The largest flower is 4 3/4". After randomly cutting different sized flowers, I inked the edges using an assortment of ink colors. Some brown, copper and a rose color. I used a large brad in the center to hold them all together. I then wrapped the back side of the brad to a large wooden skewer. (some hot glue helps too) The butterfly is a SU! paper and is attached to some wire that I curled and then attached to one of the skewer stems. I made a paper cone to hold them. Inside the cone, I placed a small piece of styrofoam and then started sticking in the sticks until I liked the way they were layered. The tag is made from two layers of flowers and a stamped sentiment. A grommet on top and a "pretty" on the bottom. Here's a close up of the tag:
I forgot to mention. Each flower has five layers. After inking and layering them together with a brad, I folded up the top three layers and the bottom two I curled their edges down. I love the country feel of this bouquet.