Starting today through May 10 Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is flowers. What a perfect start for May.
My project is a tissue box cover. I know this doesn’t sound glamorous, but since I have allergies, these are all around my house and dressing them up has been fun. SVG Cuts has these cut files that go together quickly. I decided to use some of my beautiful Graphic 45 paper so that I could look at it every day. The kit I used is called French Country. I decided to dress it up even more by adding a dimensional Sunflower to match the paper. This also came from svgcuts.com in a set called Harvest Sunset and can be found here. The Sunflower on the bag is the one I used, but I downsized it to fit on the side of the box. This meant that the pieces for the center were fairly small and I wouldn’t try it any smaller. I inked the petals and leaves with a blending brush and Distress Oxide Inks. I shaped them The center was covered in glue and then rolled in glass micro beads. I picked those up at Hobby Lobby sometime and have used them for some fun things. They really made the center look great. I made another with plain cardstock and added the decorative panels from another Graphic 45 kit and will probably fill my house with them.
Have fun making any kind of project with flowers using your Cricut machine, then add your link to the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 here. – Denise