Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Detailed Rolled Rose Valentine Wreath

Last week I was a guest designer at Passionately Artistic sharing my Valentine rolled rose wreath. I wanted to post this on my blog too but didn't get a chance till now as things have been so crazy with Blog Hops,  Design Teams, etc.  So here it is.  
 Today I am sharing   a project for Valentines Day.  Recently Provo Craft came out with an Art Philosophy Cart that is amazing.  I love making the rolled flowers. There are three different rolled flower shapes on the cartridge which I used to make this wreath.  The cuts are found on page 68, 69 and 70.  I cut them at 2.75 inches so I can get 16 on  a page.  If you don't have a Cricut keep reading and I will show you how to make the same flowers without a Cricut.  
So here is my finished wreath.
Closeup of roses and ribbon.  
Another closeup. 
This wreath started with a 12 inch straw wreath which I wrap with ribbon.  
This is what the cut shapes look like when they are cut out.  
For this wreath I used double sided K and Company paper.  
You will need a Quilling tool which cost a few bucks at your local craft store.  You catch the edge with the prongs and roll the flower to form the rose.  
In this picture I am showing if you roll away from you what the three roses look like and if you roll towards you what they will look like with the same paper.  
Now if you don't have a Cricut you can hand draw the shape.  It doesn't have to be perfect.
I also love to make these with book pages or dictionaries I get at the Dollar Store.  When I hand cut book pages I do three at a time.   
Here are some finished flowers from scrapbook paper, book pages and dictionary pages.  The size depends on how loosely or tightly you glue them.  These are so cute on cards, layouts, altered crafts, etc.  
Here are a couple other examples I made using the same technique.  
Another wreath made with double sided Christmas paper but could definitely be left up all year.  
A rose covered press board monogram. I made these for gifts and they were a big hit.  
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Die Cuttin Divas- Anything Goes 


  1. So beautiful Suzanne! I'm such a big fan of your rolled flowers and because of you I gave this a try with a chipboard letter. Now I am about to embarq on another project using rolled flowers!!

  2. Beautiful wreath! The mix of colors you used makes it so elegant.
    Rae Ann O.

  3. I can look at this wreath all day, it is so pretty! You did a great job. It's just BEAUTIFUL!

  4. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! I love it! Stopping by to invite you to visit Link Up for Pink's new home: www.linkupforpink We are celebrating with several giveaways. :) (I also have a giveaway on my blog)

  5. Gorgeous! Wow..what a lot of time, paper and love went into this project! It was well worth it because it is simply stunning!

  6. Suzanne the Debbie response to your post about the winners of your blogaversary Cricut friends hop and that you decided to draw for a second winning. You drew from Michelle's blog. I am so sorry to contact you this way but I could not find your email address to contact you this way if you could just send me an email with subject blogaversary or something like that so I knew it was not spam I can send you my information
    upnurse at aol dot com

  7. Beautiful wreath! Thank you for the detailed instructions!

  8. So Beautiful! The directions are great! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at My Craft Spot this week!

  9. Love your wreath and hope to make one some day soon. Do you use a hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath?


  10. This wreath is so beautiful! I make mostly cards and I haven't gotten into the flowers much, but this wreath makes me want to try the rolled flowers. You did a beautiful job. I also liked the letter--my granddaughters would love to have them for their bedrooms. Nancy

  11. What a pretty wreath. You make me want to pull out my cartridge and try this.