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CTMH Shabby Chic

January 18, 2015


Many thanks for all the visits and lovely comments for my cards on the blog hop.

Today I will be showing you how I made the roses on the lovely trinket box that I showed a couple of posts ago.

I love rolling roses but I have also seen some other amazing roses on Pinterest and You Tube and thought I would have a look in the CTMH Cricut cartridges and see what I can find to match some of the punches that have been used.  I needed a flower with 5 petals and I found the perfect shape on page 54 of the Artiste cartridge booklet – Accent 3>shift key.  This one was good as it had a jagged edge to make it easier to make a shabby chic rose.  I cut out two different sizes – 2″ and 2 1/2″ in Colonial White cardstock.

I then stamped the flowers with the script stamp from the Armour stamp set in Bamboo ink  and then sponged in the middle with the Bamboo ink back and front.

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I then sponged the edge with Blush ink back and front.

2015-01-11 15.08.14A couple of years ago I was very fortunate to win a Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit in an online challenge and it is now coming in very useful to help shape flowers.  I watched a few videos on the Sizzix website to learn how to use all the tools properly and put them to the test with these flowers.  I used the petal shaping tool to shape the flowers and the large ball embossing tool in the centre to create the cupcake shape.

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I cut down a little to the centre of the flowers on three of the flowers to make it easier to create the centre of the flower.
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Unfortunately, I don’t have photos of putting the flowers together and I am not comfortable doing a video but there are a number of videos on You Tube that will show you how to put these flowers together – this is one of the many I watched here.  I used a hot glue gun to put the flowers together so please excuse the strands of glue.  I have tried using liquid glass but it is not as good to glue quickly.

I glued two opposite petals together and then glued the other petals around the centre to create the bud of the flower.

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I then glued the next layer onto the base and overlapped the petals by gluing at the base of each petal.



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I did the same with the third layer of petals.

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And the fourth layer.


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And the fifth layer.  Once all the layers were together I then used my tweezers to roll the outer petals out to create the finished rose.


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Here are some of the completed roses.  I am really happy how they turned out and they are all so different.  It was interesting how the script stamp ended up looking like veins in the petals and the colours worked really well together.


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Now that I had my roses I had purchased a couple of the trinket boxes in the while supplies last section on my website.  I love the Flaxen cardstock and it matched really well with the Bamboo and Blush colours I had used.  I covered the box with Flaxen cardstock and then I  again used the script stamp on Colonial White cardstock with Bamboo ink and then sponged the edges with the ink.  I then cut the flourish from Art Philosophy on page 58 Font Layer in Bamboo cardstock using Cricut Craft Room to get the correct size that I wanted.  I then sponged with a mixture of Bamboo, Flaxen and Desert Sand ink which came up like an antique gold colour.  This was then placed on the corner of the box.

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I cut the shape for the sentiment from the Artfully Sent Curlicue frames set and then stamped the frame with Bamboo ink and sponged the edge with Bamboo ink.  The sentiment is from the A  Thing Well Done stamp set and I stamped that with Desert Sand ink.

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The leaves have been cut out of Olive cardstock and I have used the leaf shaping tool to make the veins and then shaped the leaves for dimension and I then sponged the edges with New England Ivy.

I worked out where I could put the pearl flourish (unfortunately, no longer available) and then placed it on the box.  I then glued one large and two small roses in a triangle over the the flourish and pearl flourish.  I spent time placing the leaves in a pleasing manner and then finished off with the lovely rosette ribbon that is also no longer available. (I am trying to work through some of my stash).   I placed three single ribbon roses around the base of the roses to add to the Shabby Chic look.

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Around the base of the box I did the same with Flaxen cardstock and the script cardstock.  I then cut two flourishes form page 50 of the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge using the mirror image in Cricut Craft Room and using the same technique that was used on the flourish on the top I then antiqued them and glued them to the front.  And voila a Shabby Chic box.

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Cardstock – Flaxen, Bamboo, White Colonial, Olive

Ink – Bamboo, New England Ivy, Desert Sand, Flaxen, Blush

Stamps – Armour, Curlicue Frames from Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, A Thing Well Done

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Pearl Flourish – NLA

Ribbon Rosette – NLA

I enjoyed making this and hope that you find the instructions easy to find.

Have a good week.

Happy Crafting





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