Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cricut Flower Shoppe

Hi Everyone!

I had to show you all my newest purchase!
This is such an awesome cartridge!  It's pretty simple to use and makes several 3-D flowers.
Here's how I made my flower!
A couple pages of the manual.  You can mix and match the layers from each page to make your own variety of flower.          Be Creative!
I cut the flowers petal at 4" (not real dial size)
Here's what they look like on the (dirty) mat.
I inked the edges of each layer before I assembled them.
Attach the first 2 layers. (I used glue dots)
Roll the center layer.  Attach a few glue dots throughout the rolling process to keep the layer from unraveling.
Attach the center and the leaves.
Roll the edges of the petals and leaves to give your flower a more realistic appearance.
FYI- Joann's has Cricut cartridges on sale for $29.99. 
The Project Cartridges (such as this one) are $19.99.  
**A tip about Joann's.**
If you go to the store and they do not have the cartridge in stock that you are looking for-
You can do a "special order".   
Go on-line first to get the item number and print it out (or write it down) and take it with you to the store.  The cashier can order it for you right then and there!
(It's free shipping too when you ship it to the store and pick it up!)
I have done so many special orders at my Joanns- they know me by name!  LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I've never seen this cart before. That flower is incredible! Thanks for your detailed instructions with photos. New follower!! :) Janis

  2. Wow! I've seen a few flowers online made with this cartridge, but none nearly as pretty as yours!

    Thanks for the Joann's tip too...I never knew that!!

    Amy E.

  3. Hi Julie, I just purchased this cart and have not used it yet!!! THANKS for the step by step and all the great tips. Now I have much more confidence in making the the book it looks quite intimidating. Also the tip about JoAnn's I have never thought of that so THANKS again! Gee I'm glad I came here today!
    Cindy Porter

  4. This is one of my favorite carts!!! Your flower is sooooooo pretty!

  5. WOW!! that's a fabulous cartridge!! The flower is beautiful:) TFS

  6. Beautiful flower, Julie! I love the papers you used.


  7. Hi Julie, I wanted to stop by to say HI and see how you are doing. I recently saw this cart and thought it was cool. Great job on your demo. Talk to you soon. Traci

  8. OMG, I love this. It is just beautiful!

  9. This is super! This is going on the list!


  10. HELLO MY FRIEND!!!! YES I AM YELLING IT BECAUSE I'VE MISSED MY BLOGGY FRIEND :) I love you stunning LO...hehehe!! I MUST have this cart now! WOW, those flowers are amazing! Thanks for the need to go shopping!

  11. Thank you for the tip. This looks like such a fun cartridge.

    Precious Hugs

  12. Gorgeous! Loving this cartridge! How do you get your cuts so perfect? My expression tears or frays the edges of my papers.

  13. Hi Julie! I just got this in the mail yesterday!! I canot wait to try it! This flower is just beautiful!! hugs~Dina

  14. Just got my flower shoppe cart through the special order.