Hi again...and happy Friday!! The Endless Inspiration is continuing over at the Bella BLVD blog! Today they are featuring the altered projects that I made using the brand new Love & Marriage collection!
For my first project, I made a paper wedding cake! I don't remember the exact dimensions of this, as I sent it off before CHA (the first few days of January) but I believe it was at least 18" tall.
I started by creating three round boxes (cut file is from the Silhouette Store) using the three neutral patterned papers from the Love & Marriage Collection.
Here's a view from the top! I made lots of paper flowers (cut files from the Silhouette Store) using three different patterned papers (also from the Love & Marriage collection). For some extra fun, I added in some white flourishes.
To make the flower, I first curled all the edges a bit and then rolled the flowers up around a paint brush handle. I then used hot glue to secure the flower. To hide the hot glue (and to add some bling) I added some sparkly glitter to each of the flower centers. For the leaves, I used another patterned paper from the Love & Marriage collection and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo.
I have to admit it...this was my favorite CHA project to make! The colors in this collection are just SO pretty!
I started with a styrofoam ball. I glued several bamboo skewers together (after sticking them into the styrofoam) for the handle. There is probably a better way to do this, but that is what I had on hand. :-) I then covered the entire styrofoam ball with punched out vellum flowers as I did not want the bare styrofoam visible in between the rolled flowers.
To pretty up the bamboo skewers, I covered them with white satin ribbon.
Again, after I rolled each of the flowers up, I added hot glue to secure them. I then added glitter to the center of each of them. After they were dry, I used straight pins to secure them onto the styrofoam ball.
I covered Lifesaver mint rolls using various patterned paper pieces from the Love & Marriage collection. These didn't need very much paper...and you could cover a lot of mint rolls with one 12" piece of patterned paper! :-)
To finish the project off (and tie it in with the other projects that I made) I paper flower that I had left over from the wedding cake!
To see more Love & Marriage inspiration, make sure to check out the Bella blog!
I'm so glad you stopped by! Hugs, Laurie
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