Close to My Heart, Uncategorized

Paper flowers

After seeing so many neat ideas using the center of the wreath provided in the January wreath kit, I knew I wanted to create something with it.
I was browsing on Pinterest & came across another consultant (Create by Jennifer) who had made a frame decorated with flowers created with the CTMH Flower Market cartridge. She even had the cut file and directions and it didn’t take me long to click Buy.
You can find her post & information to buy the instructions HERE.
FYI: you will need to have purchased the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge in order to cut these files.


But then that forced me into another issue…. I needed to pull out my Cricut Air and try to get it to play nice. See I’ve had a rough relationship with this machine….. I purchased it thinking I wanted to have it so I could do a good comparison on it versus the Silhouette Cameo. Well, after opening it and trying to create a simple project and the program just spinning on me…. I stuffed it in a corner & covered it up. Anyhow, look for a future post on my Pros and Cons of the Cricut Air machine.

This time when I pulled my machine out, I was a bit surprised that it worked. Once the software updated, I was able to open the file that was sent to me and get my papers prepped for cutting.


I organized all my papers according to the colors she had on the list of supplies and lined them up, then using 2 mats, I rotated them in and out of the machine and just started a pile of cut pieces. It took me about an hour to get them all cut out. But, that is much less time than if I used my Expression machine and punched in each button. The file was all lined out with the pieces on each mat by color and 12 mats later, all the pieces were cut.


The next morning I sat down to sort all the flowers and to assemble them. While my finished project isn’t exactly how I imagined it…. it still shows a great selection of the different flowers you can make using the CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.


The supplies used to create this are:

CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
CTMH colored card stock
CTMH Liquid Glass adhesive
CTMH wreath center from January Paper wreath kit
CTMH Rustic Homes paper
CTMH White Enamael gems
CTMH Clear Sparkles
CTMH Gold Glitter Paper

The wreath kit is available until January 31, 2017 and is FREE with a $60 purchase or can be purchased for $18.95.
Here is my original wreath that I created and I fell in love with it, even though it’s not something I would typically create.


Find this Wreath kit and so many more awesome supplies on my site:


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