A Cup of Cricut Valentine Cheer

Another paper flower bouquet in a mug – this one is for Valentine’s Day.  The rolled flowers (about 22) are all from the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.  I cut a variety of sizes from 4.5″ to 3.25″ in three colors:  a bright red, a dark red, and a chocolate red.  I love the mix of colors as it adds depth and some sparkle.  The Snow Man is from Cricut Snow Friends and measures 5″ tall.   The patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket’s Tea for Tea mini-deck and the solid colors are from American Crafts Valentine pack.  I used a combination of corsage pins and floral wires for the rose stems. The Snow Man is holding a jewelry wire “banner” of beads and snowflake charms.  The wire measured 11″ before twisting and shaping.  The ends are attached behind his mittens.

Cricut Valentine Bouquet

I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the contours in the Snow Man and flipped him horizontally to create his backside.  I also flipped all of his accessories.  His scarf was hand-trimmed as the ends are only visible on the front.  When assembling, do the front first, and then turn it over to act as a guide for placing the back accessory pieces to ensure alignment.  I purchased the mug at JoAnn’s and inserted a styrofoam disc to build the flower base.

Cricut Valentine Bouquet - Back

Rabbitsy in Blue

Here is my challenge entry for the Circle Magazine contest –  a wedding shower shadowbox.

The rabbits are from the Cosmo Cricket Just a Note cartridge that came with the E2 Anniversary edition.

The bride is attired in antique lace dress with a scrapbook tape sweetheart neckline and an ivory ribbon sash from Paper Trey Ink.  Her floral bloom fascinator is from the Flower Shoppe. The groom is classically attired in a navy blue tuxedo.  The happy couple were “Serenade”d by clouds and crystal raindrops.

The flower arrangements, from Flower Shoppe and Mother’s Day Bouquet, were created in keeping with the bride’s palette of blue, ivory, and silver.  The glitter branches were embossed with Cuttlebug D’vine Swirls.

The quote is from a 16th century French posey ring – figuratively it means Always – but the literal translation, For All Days, seemed to fit the idea that a marriage isn’t for one (wedding) day, but all days.

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