Yesterday I shared one of my most favorite Design Space file for a Mix & Match All Occasion Greeting Card. If you didn’t get to read that post, you can find it here:
I hope you will forgive me for using part of that file–specifically the Cherry Blossom–for today’s post.
I am currently having all my hardwood floors refinished, which has displaced me from my studio for a few days, so I don’t have access to my Cricut. (I know! It’s a travesty! I’m never away from my Cricut for more than a day!!! Whatever will I do?)
I will try to cope.
Anyway, I really think these three dimensional Cherry Blossoms really do need their own place in my Cricut Access Challenge line up. They are just that good.
The image I used came from Cricut Access, but it was a little difficult to find. Yes, you can search for “cherry blossom” but your search will result in a dozen or more files. Also, because this image doesn’t belong to a set Cartridge, it sort of floats out there alone. But don’t worry, my Design Space file below has the blossom in a variety of colors and sizes.
What you will notice about this file (as opposed to yesterday’s file) is that each blossom has TWO petal layers. I added a second petal layer to increase their depth. I also am really liking the two toned petals. Looks more realistic to me.
Once you’ve cut out all the layers, crease the petal layers and the leaves and start to assemble them.
I layer the two petal layers slightly askew and with a little double stick dot between the layers to create added depth.
After you’ve assembled the petals and added the yellow stamens, consider adding an adhesive pearl to the very inside. It may not be too realistic, but it really makes these flowers pop!
Now…what can you do with these adorable flowers, you ask?
There are tons of uses for them! I created an entire wreath made with a grapevine wreath form and various sized blossomed that looked divine, but you could also go outside and grab a naked branch and adorn that, too!
And–of course–these adorable little blossoms look wonderful on cards, too!
My advice? Even if you don’t have a use for them just yet, you should still try making these. I usually put a bunch together and store them in a Mason jar for when I need them. They make great embellishments!
Here’s the Pinterest link to this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146077092/
And here is the Design Space file in Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/126403463
I do hope you will try your hand at making these little gems, because they are simply delightful!
“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”
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