Wednesday, August 24, 2011

May Your 30's RIP -- Paper flower bouquet

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

It was our friend's 40th birthday and I was looking for something different to give/make her. I decided to make her a paper flower bouquet! Of course knowing everyone else had plans to make sure she didn't forget this one was #40, I couldn't make it alllllllll pretty. My reminder came in the shape of tombstones the whole way around the pot.  The tombstones say "30-39 RIP"  I think it turned out really well and it was definitely a hit around the office today.
Happy Birthday Dallas!!!

The flowers were cut at 3.5, 2.5, and 1.5 using the Walk In My Garden cartridge.
The flowers with the 4 and the 0 were cut using the Songbird Cartridge.
The tombstones were designed on my Gypsy and cut using the Happy Hauntings Cartridge.
The brads and tombstone papers were from my stash.
The paper on all flowers (except the 40 flowers) is Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls and Pixie Press Ensemble.
The flower pot is made  by Jim and is made from pallet wood!

I did put a piece of floral foam inside the pot and then covered it with moss. The stems are made from a wire material I had sitting here.

It was a lot of fun to make. I am entering it into two challenges.
1. The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #74 . The challenge is to enter a birthday themed project.
2. The Paper Playtime Challenge #53. This challenge is an anything goes challenge.
Please stop by both websites, especially if you are in a creative rut! There is plenty of inspiration out there!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment so we know you were here!
Happy Middle of the Week ~Jen


  1. Very fun project and I'm sure your friend loved it! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A

  2. Great project! I love the sentiment. Hilarious! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB.

  3. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Playtime Queens
    Your project Rocks ..
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  4. What a cool project! Love the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our anything goes challenge. :-) Amy

  5. Lovely bouguet of flowers! I am sure your friend loved this! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime and FCCB!

  6. How fun and all that work cutting flowers. Nice Job. TFS with us at FCCB.

  7. Awesome post! Interesting info to know.



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