Sep 2, 2020

Banners and Roses


Roses And Hello, Just Go.

Welcome back!  I'm so glad you could join me for today's craft.  I have a cute little hello card.  I wanted to send a card to my mother at her nursing home since at this time I can't visit her.  She always loved my hand made cards.  Especially those with flowers.  I recently purchased two set of dies from the European sale that I felt would really make this card just stand out.   I wanted the card to say "Hello" as the sentiment but didn't just want a paper cut out, so I figured why not cross-stitch it out!  Then I thought this may needs some flowers too and why not some paper roses?  Recently Dies R Us had a sale on European dies and these lovelies just jumped out at me.  These items come from time to time so when you see them you jump on them!


Embroidery Shapes Dies
Foam Rose Die
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Small Dots Embossing Folder
Pearl Embellishments
Green Embroidery Floss
Red Embroidery Floss
Black Embroidery Floss
Liquid Glue
1/4" Foam Square
Flower Shaping Tools
1/2" Foam Pad
​A7 Card base

It's Bunting Time!

To begin, die cut out 5 of the bunting flags.  Stitch around the flags with black floss.  make sure to keep the banners attached.  Next, cross stitch the letters H-E-L-L-O onto each pennant.   Then make french notes along the letters to emulate roses. 

Die cut one large flower, three smaller flowers, 4 of the three petal flowers and 3 of the rolled flower section.  Using a flower shaping tool with an 8 mm head, roll the edges of the flowers and press the center down into the foam pad. Once the flower section are shaped, add a dab of glue to the center of the larges and adhere the next size down and repeat to the three petal flower piece. 

Once you have the main part of the rose complete, you will quill roll the the rolled flower section to make a bud.  this will then be glued down to the center of the rose. 

For the leaves, you will crease them gently down the center, then roll the edges of the leaf and adhere them to the rose to your liking. 

With the flowers all complete, it's time to assemble the card.  First Emboss a piece of white card stock (6.75" x 5.25") and then take your print cardstock (6.5" x 5") and adhere it down to the A7 card base. 

Using 1" foam tape, adhere the white embossed piece to the card base ensuring yu have a 1/8" boarder all around. 

Line the back of the banner pieces with foam dots or squares and adhere it across the card from one corner to the other side so that it is at an angle.  Once that is done, it's time to add the flowers.  I dried to keep my flowers to on of the lower corners.  Using quilling paper in green, I made a view vine spirals to add to the flower bouquet here and there.

Finally embellish with some self-adhesive pearls in clusters of three.  Done, a simple and clean card with lots of beauty.

Thanks for visiting the bog.  I hope you find some inspiration.  Maybe you'll visit the Dies R Us Shop in the hopes of finding some really great deals on dies and stamps. 

XOXO - HeartcraftPaper


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  1. So pretty! Love those hand made roses!

  2. Lovely!! I need some help, though. You listed the Embroidery Shapes Dies (for the banner) which I LOVE, but I can't find them in the store. Can you please help me find them.
    Karen L

    1. The banner dies are by Joy Crafts and were purchased during a special order of European dies. DRU offers many European dies for special order on a fairly regular basis. I would suggest signing up for the newsletter to see what's new and when special order weekends are going to be.


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