Monday, August 20, 2012

Christmas Wreath and Poinsettia Flower Tutorial

 As promised this is the tutorial for the Christmas Wreath and Poinsettia Flower Tutorials.  Both flowers although very different are made the same.
Lets get started with the Christmas Wreath flowers.  This wreath was made with a green foam wreath from your local craft store.....and if your're wondering....there are 75 flowers on the wreath and it took me three days to make it, and it was so worth the time invested :)
 Cutting Guide:
Cut Flower 7, page 39 from the Cricut Art Philosophy CTMH cartridge in sizes ranging from 3 to 1.5 inches.
Cut Accent 1 on the Noel Key from the Cricut Artiste CTMH cartridge at 1 inch.
Once flower 7 is cut, stamp image with your choice of background stamp.  I used Universal Backgrounds Stamp set D1477 (musical notes and script images)
Paper used:  Pear & Partridge Paper Packet X7162B.
Next you will cut each pedal away from flower 7.  See example below.
Once the flower is cut into 6 pieces ink the edges.  Next you will need a piercing tool kit Z114 and a Bone Folder Z1204.
Place the petals on the piercing mat and use the bone folder to manipulate the fibers of the cardstock by rotating the bone folder using the round end in the middle of the petal until it curls up.  
Next, pinch the inside point of the flower with your fingers and using the piercing tool curl the other end of the petal to give it more shape.

Using the snowflake piece repeat the process for the petals and create a cup with that image.  Place liquid glass Z679 in center of the cup and place the flower petals to form a flower.
Once the flower is assembled just before it is completely dry take an embossing stylist and press firmly in the center of the flower so the flower cups up.
Now you're ready to assemble your adhere the flowers to the wreath use straight pins.  After flower is placed on the wreath you can add buttons to the center of the flowers.
 For the Poinsettia use the following cutting guide using the Cricut Artiste CTMH Cartridge: 
Accent 4 from the "F" Key on page 5, cut 2 of this shape
Accent 1 from the Noel Key on page 79
Accent 1 (shift) from the Noel Key on page 79.
Accent 4 from the "F" Key Image is cute in two different sizes, ie 3 pieces at 1.75 inches and 3 pieces at 2 inches.
Next you will stamp the petals, ink your edges and for added dimension use a embossing stylist and create veins on the petals, then follow the instructions above to create a poinsettia flower.   HINT:  when putting the flower together alternate the different petal sizes.  Use the second Accent 1 and the Accent 1(shift) image to create the center of the flower.
Have a great day.  Like this tutorial, leave a comment, have questions, leave a comment and I'll get back with you.  
Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. You are FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!!!!! That wreath was SPECTACULAR in person and to see how you did it is just RIDICULOUS, Tamra. You are committed and a wee bit c_ _ zy! You really need to submit your art to the magazines so the world can enjoy it too!

    1. I will totally take that as a complement, LOL....the first step is admitting you have a problem, and I do....I am crazy about CTMH and paper crafting. Maybe one day soon I will submit something :)

  2. Stunning!!!! I agree, you should submit your work!

  3. Wow, beautiful. Hope I can make one like it someday. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gorgeous wreath. Love how you designed the Pointsettia.

  5. Such a gorgeous wreath. Love how you designed the Pointsettia. TFS.

  6. This is amazing!! I would love to make one if I have the time. How many paper packs in total did you use? Loved all your artwork at convention and it was great to meet you!


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