Topiary Made with Cricut Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Collection

Finally I can show you why I have not been posting much on my blog.  I had a dear friend whose daughter was getting married.  I sent her a picture of the fabulous Lisa Stenz's topiary made with the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686) and they both fell in love with it.  And then they asked me to make SEVEN of them!  Oh my goodness!  Each topiary took about 105 handrolled paper roses.  They were cut out in CTMH Cranberry Cardstock on my Cricut Expressions 2, edges were inked with Black Ink, and then they were crumpled up and then flattened out so that the edges were pliable.  Otherwise my fingers took a beating when I assembled them.  

Here is my topiary.

I rolled the roses with my Close to My Heart tweezers and then I glued the roses together with the Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue.  Actually I glued about 400 with the Aleene's and the rest with my hot glue gun.  In my opinion they both worked equally well.  Then I "smooshed" the roses so that the petals looked more like rose petals and then attached the roses with Black tipped corsage pins to a 5 inch styrofoam ball.

Here is a closeup of my roses.

and here is an even closer view of the roses.

I am entering this in the Heart to Heart Challenge using die cuts.  


  1. INCREDIBLE!!!! Wow! Are your fingers tired from all of that rolling? LOL! It sure was worth it because they turned out beautifully. *Ü*

  2. Just amazing! Pinned to my Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You've got my vote. =) Thanks for playing along with us at H2H.


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