January 8, 2012

Valentine's Wreath

Hi, everybody, I'm Shakey from Craftypinkbutterfly. It's great to be back, I did not have a post last month and I am really glad that Sheila put me back on the schedule for this month because I had really lost my will to craft. So when she put me on the schedule I had to get my mojo back and this is what I made. Hope you like it and it inspires you to make one too.
To make this I used a styrofoam wreath, white, pink and red cardstock (7 of each), hot glue gun, a box of corsage pins, a paper roller tool, Ranger Inkssentials blending tool, Martha Stewart craft paint in peppermint bark (love this paint!!!) and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. I was going to use the pink glue sticks but decided to just use clear.
The first thing I did was paint the wreath pink just in case you see through the flowers once you pin them flowers on the wreath.
Next it is time to cut the roses from page 68 with the shift on. I had 7 pieces of 8x11.5 cardstock and i used all the pieces. I got 12 roses out of every sheet and I cut them at 2.5 inches. I wound up with 252 flowers which was WAY to many.
On the white flowers I decided to ink the edges with CTMH Hollyhock ink and the Ranger Inkssentials blender tools.

Now comes the most time consuming part is to roll the roses and hot glue them together.
Here are all the flowers. I did not roll all the flower cause I figured I had enough. I still did not use all of these.
It's pretty fun attaching the flowers to the styrofoam but please be careful cause the pins go all the way through (I stuck myself plenty of times, OUCH). I used pliers to bend the pins on the back on the wreath.

Once again here is the finished wreath.
I am not going to lie this took a lot of time, like days, but I feel like it was totally worth it. I really hope you like it.
Please feel free to ask me any questions.
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