I was delighted when Leisure Arts® asked me to review this book. One of the reasons being that there are projects with SVG downloadable files to make paper flowers using the Cricut Maker! Full disclosure, to complete the arrangement above I used my Cricut Explore Air™2.
Paper Flowers Book by Jennifer Maker (Leisure Arts®)
Cricut Explore Air™2
Testors Craft Intense Glitter Paint in Silver
Following the instructions in the Paper Flowers Book by Jennifer Maker (Leisure Arts®), I downloaded the SVG Files onto my computer. After which I uploaded them into My Uploads in the Cricut Design Space™. Using the Cricut Explore Air™2 proved to be such a time saver!
I chose several different colors of Cricut® Cardstock to make the smaller (Anemone) flowers and cut all the pieces out.
Once all the pieces were cut I assembled each flower as instructed in the book. I chose not to include the foliage pieces.
To add some shimmer to each flower, I painted the centres with the Testors Craft Intense Glitter Paint in Silver.
Finally, I glued each of the Anemone Paper Flowers onto a trim I had in my stash.
To make the larger bloom (Dahlia) I chose Cricut® Cardstock in shades of pink. Once again I chose to use the SVG downloadable file to cut all the pieces using the Cricut Explore Air™2.
I used another piece of thick cardstock from my stash to cut out a large circle as the base of the Dahlia. Using a Hot Glue gun I built the Large Flower following the instructions in Paper Flowers Book by Jennifer Maker (Leisure Arts®).