A Floral Arrangement That Lasts

Wow, I just realized I haven’t posted here in a week!  The past 8 days have just flown by.  I only had a few hours off work Saturday night and Sunday morning – other than that, I have been working hard all week as home buyers scramble to find a home before the tax credit expires Friday, April 30th at 9 pm.  It reminds me of musical chairs:  find a house/chair before the music stops!

I haven’t had much time for crafting, but I squeezed in some creative time last Friday night.  I made this bouquet of flowers that will never die!  The flowers were for a friend who celebrated her 8th wedding anniversary the day after her 2-1/2 year old daughter had surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Her little one was very happy to see the flowers when I arrived, and she was also very excited that I delivered cards for her and her parents.

I used the Walk in My Garden cartridge for my Cricut Expression machine for the flowers and leaves.  Most of the flowers are 3″ tall and the leaves varied in size.  Next, I took bamboo skewers and colored them different shades of green with my Copic, Prismacolor and Design alcohol markers.  I used JudiKins Diamond Glaze (best glue EVER!), Zig 2-Way Squeeze & Roll Glue Pen, and my Scotch ATG 714 to assemble the flowers.

Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers

Then I made a tag, tied a ribbon around a vase, inserted some green floral foam into the vase, and made the arrangement.  Here is the bouquet:

Paper Bouquet

Paper Bouquet

I didn’t spray them with perfume or anything – I didn’t think it would be a good idea to take perfumed paper to Children’s Hospital.  Also, it might have caused the paper to discolor.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly Marie
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 14:00:40

    These are so sweet! I love them!


    • Stephanie Dawson
      Apr 30, 2010 @ 20:15:10

      Thanks! You comment on my flower posts – I take it you have a weakness for flowers, like I do! I love floral stamps, paper – anything floral for crafting! Yep, I’m a girl.


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