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Since giving birth to boys, I’ve rarely had the chance to make “pretty” projects. I’ve made Frankenstein shirts and superhero shields, but I hardly get the chance to make anything girly. With the release of the Natalie Malan watercolor deluxe papers from Cricut, I swooned and then committed to using them to make something just for me! This Rolled Flower Decor resides in my room, out of reach from army men and die-cast cars.
I used my Cricut Cuttlebug to add an extra element of texture to the flowers. I like using the Cuttlebug for card making, but I wanted to get it out of the card making realm and show how it can be used for other decor, too. The Cricut Cuttlebug is small, portable, and fits in my Cricut Rolling Craft Tote like a charm! See my Cricut Cuttlebug unboxing video below.
- Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Deluxe Paper, Natalie Malan Brushed Bouquet
- Cricut Solid Color Card Stock (I’m using two different colors.)
- Cricut Paper Trimmer
- Adhesive (hot glue gun or craft glue- whatever you prefer)
- Cricut Cuttlebug
- Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Juli’s Garden
- Cricut Quilling Tool from the Paper Crafting Set
- 5 x 7 Frame with the glass removed
Begin by preparing the paper.
Cut the Deluxe Paper to a bit larger than the insert of the frame.
Cut the solid color card stock to the size of the Cricut Cuttlebug Juli’s Garden embossing folder. I cut 8 pieces, although I only used 5 flowers. One flower I decided not to use and two messed up when cutting.
Emboss the solid color card stock with the Cricut Cuttlebug.
If it is your first time using the Cricut Cuttlebug to emboss paper, watch the below video to see a demonstration.
Cut the flowers out onto the embossed paper pieces.
**Be sure to have a very sticky mat and a new blade when cutting over the embossed paper. I ruined two flowers by using a dull blade.
Use the Cricut quilling tool from the Paper Crafting Set to roll the flowers, securing them with adhesive at the end.
Glue the deluxe paper to the back of the frame.
Adhere the flowers to the paper. Display your creation proudly! The embossed flowers add a lovely texture, especially when viewing up close.
The rolled flowers take the most time in this project. Be sure to have at least an hour to create this from start to finish.
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Jesica H says
I just got my Cuttlebug recently and I love it as well! I’ve been making all kinds of stuff, it is my new addiction! My daughter’s birthday party invites were the latest and she was able to help do most of it herself.
Gemille Sleweon says
I absolutely love Cricut. I am currently in college and we have one in our student organization office. We use it for posters and flyers! I love how easy it is to use. I’ve never even thought of using it for something more than letters for words. Thanks for this great idea!
Censie Sawyer says
This is a beautiful piece of art. You could sell these! I am putting a cricut on my wish list for Christmas and my birthday this year. I cannot wait to get one!
Kristi Dominguez says
This is so pretty, Melanie! I didn’t even realize Cricut had a die-cut-like tool…that’s awesome. These flowers would also be so pretty in a paper flower wreath. Love the colors you chose.
Lisa Favre says
I have been tempted to get the Cricut for years but have never gotten around to it. I think this frame is absolutely lovely and is totally something I would make for gifts! They would also be really sweet centre pieces for little parties!
Jamie H says
I love that you can emboss your own paper! That is so cool! And this project turned out absolutely beautiful. I love the added texture that the embossed paper adds to the flowers, giving them such a fun look!
I feel so intimidated by the Cricut’s awesomeness that I have yet to buy myself one. Seeing this beautiful piece has motivated to get over my fears and buy one! Better yet, I’m asking for one for my birthday.
Karlyn Cruz says
Oh wow! this is amazing and puts crafting in a whole different level! I’ve never seen one of these. I love the embossing capabilities and what you can actually do with it!
This is so beautiful! I feel your pain on the lack of anything girly. I gave up my shabby chic and very feminine decorating style when I moved in with my husband. Now it’s all clean lines and Mid-Century Modern Danish Design. How I long for something pretty and feminine! I’ll eventually have my own office to decorate as I please, but we’re renovating a historic property, so that’s a long way off 🙁