I've been working on Christmas gifts and have been making some gift bags using PTI's Front & Center #1 die. I used the lovely Love Lives Here-Holiday stamp set for the front of the bags. I love this set so much! I've wanted it for the last year and am so glad I finally was able to get it. I have another project in the works with it that involves some sewing.
I recently purchased a new to me Cricut cartridge, Giant Flowers. I loved the idea of creating more realistic looking flowers but at first was a bit disappointed that the flowers have to be cut so large. Okay, I was a lot disappointed and put the cart up for sale for a day thinking I'd never use it. But then I decided to hunt around online for projects others have made with it, and well...I kind of fell in love with it. *lol* I love the center flower cuts especially because they can be adapted to fit smaller flower cuts off other cartridges and the individual petals that are cut off the Giant Flowers cart are great too because they can be adapted to make totally custom flowers! The rose on the right was cut at 2" and assembled according to the handbook. I had to adjust how some petals were attached as the slits were just too small to work with at that size, but it still came out pretty. The flower on the left is totally custom designed by me. I cut the center from the poppy and petals and cut one base flower from the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. I formed all the petals and just started assembling till I got my flower. I love the more realistic center and the leaf cuts are great too. So, I am happy it worked out for me because I try not to purchase things I won't use! These flowers will look gorgeous on packaging, home decor and wreaths. I plan to make more:) Thanks for stopping by!