Saturday, April 26, 2014

Birthday Create-a-Rose card

Hi everyone!  Have you all had a chance to check out Spellbinders' new line of dies called the Create-a-Flower?  They make really cool realistic looking flowers!  I've used the Create-a-Rose on my card and I took a couple photos along the way to help demonstrate how to make the flowers.
Here is what the die set looks like:
What's cool about these dies is that the 2 leaves and 4 petals are each on 1 die together, so this decreases the amount of times you run them through your machine.
Here are all my die cuts laid out.
My large rose used 6 of the largest petals
5 of the second largest petals
5 of the second smallest petals
4 of the smallest petals (3 curled, 1 not)
 I made my roses with both pattern paper and cardstock to give them a whimsical feel.
There are many ways to form petals.  I went with quick and easy and gently curved the petal tops backwards over a small paint brush, then cupped the petal bottoms upwards.  This allows the petals to curve up with the ends back.  Put your glue at the back of the little petal stem.
Begin by gluing 6 large petals around the base and building up from there with each size.   Lastly I curled my smallest petals inward and glued them to the center, adding a glitter dot to the center.

You may have noticed the glittery lattice piece?  I die cut white cardstock with the Fancy Lattice expandables die, then ran it through my Xyron machine and sprinkled the glitter on it.  With the Xyron, you get complete coverage for your glitter.  I used a Quickie Glue Pen to adhere it to my card.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture of the roses and lattice detail.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S2-067 Create-a-Rose and S5-152 Fancy Lattice Shapeabilities®
Stamps - JustRite Papercrafts, Large Elegant Sentiments
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow, Spearmint Stick, Robin's Egg and Sugar Wafer Card Shoppe cardstock;  My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Record It" 6x6 pad;
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: May Arts, Burlap String, Ultrafine Crystal Glitter; SEI, Silver glitter dots
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares; Xyron 9" creative station
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 



  1. So, so pretty Michelle!! What lovely flowers!

  2. Very pretty Michelle. Love your flower and especially how you did the lattice with the glitter, lovely.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous Michelle! Love those stunning roses :)