"Blow-a-Kiss" Hearts and Pinwheel Bouquet, Print and Cut files, Tutorial

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Here is Maddalee's first 2013 Valentine for all of our friends! While working on this fun project, the "heart flowers" and pinwheels lifted our spirits and made us want to share the love with family and friends. It's almost like Spring is in the air, not too far away now!



First, we will collect all of the above supplies.

In addition to printing out the heart, leaf and pinwheel files on bright white cardstock, you will need the following:

-10 drinking straws, wooden dowels or other material for "stems".
-Green satin ribbon, about 1/4" wide.
-Green satin ribbon, about 1/8" wide.
-4 buttons, about 1/2" in diameter.
-Hot glue, and hot glue gun
-Silhouette Cameo for print and cut files, or sharp scissors for print and cut by hand.

Print 2 each of the large and small heart jpg files through your Silhouette with registration marks, or simply print on your desktop for cut-by-hand. Use the corresponding dxf files if cutting with your Silhouette, go ahead and cut. Maddalee's Silhouette Print and Cut tutorial can be seen here.

Print the "leaf back" jpg file on your desktop printer. Flip the page over and insert back into your printer, and print the "leaf front" jpg file through your Silhouette with registration marks, or simply print on your desktop for cut-by-hand. The "leaf back" file should give plenty of wiggle room to cover the back of the leaves with the printed pattern. Cut with Silhouette, or cut out by hand. Use the corresponding dxf files if cutting with your Silhouette, go ahead and cut. Maddalee's Silhouette Print and Cut tutorial can be seen here.

Print the "pinwheel1 back" jpg file on your desktop printer. Flip the page over and insert back into your printer, and print the "pinwheel1 front" jpg file  through your Silhouette with registration marks, or simply print on your desktop for cut-by-hand. The "pinwheel1 back" file should give plenty of wiggle room to cover the back of the pinwheels with the printed pattern. Cut with Silhouette, or cut out by hand. Use the corresponding dxf files if cutting with your Silhouette, go ahead and cut. Maddalee's Silhouette Print and Cut tutorial can be seen here.

Print the "pinwheel2 back" jpg file on your desktop printer. Flip the page over and insert back into your printer, and print the "pinwheel2 front" jpg file  through your Silhouette with registration marks, or simply print on your desktop for cut-by-hand. The "pinwheel2 back" file should give plenty of wiggle room to cover the back of the pinwheels with the printed pattern. Cut with Silhouette, or cut out by hand. Use the corresponding dxf files if cutting with your Silhouette, go ahead and cut. Maddalee's Silhouette Print and Cut tutorial can be seen here.

Each "heart flower" will have:
-A front and back of the large and small hearts.
-One double-sided leaf
-One straw or dowel
-Enough 1/4" wide satin ribbon to tie under large hearts to make little "leaves".

1) Place a dab of hot glue on the white side of the large heart, in the center of each "bump".
2) Line the corresponding heart up on top, white sides together. Press and let glue cool slightly.
3) Place a bit of a larger dab of hot glue between the two glued hearts, insert the straw or dowel and hold securely until glue cools.
4) Repeat with the small heart, see photo below for placement.
5) Add the leaf where you wish, the leaves are double-sided so no need to double up.
6) Tie the ribbon around the straw or dowel below the large hearts to make "little leaves" and trim.

Repeat for the next 5 heart flowers.

Each of the pinwheels will have:
-A double sided pinwheel
-One straw or dowel
-A length of 1/8" ribbon, long enough to be able to thread through without losing button. (12" or so.)
-1 button

1) Take each pinwheel square and cut the 4 "blade" dashed lines.
2) Place a dab of hot glue in the center of the red side
3) Gently fold pinwheel blades over to meet in the middle, do this with all four blades.
5) Place a dab of hot glue on the top edge of the straw or dowel, center in the back of the pinwheel and secure until cool.
6) With a very large needle, thread the ribbon through the button, then through the front of the pinwheel on a red section close to the center. Pull through.
7) Do the same coming back from the back of the pinwheel, wrapping around the top of the straw. Thread through button again in the front.
8) Tie ribbon in front of the button, trim.

Repeat for the next 3 pinwheels.

You are finished! Find a cute vase or jar, arrange and enjoy. Now there should be 3 extra leaves, if you punch a hole at one corner of each leaf, you can thread ribbon through them and tie around your vase or jar. Congratulations, I hope this was fun, We should do more, no?

See the Maddalee Blow a Kiss Bouquet files here, at Shop Maddalee.

Thank you so much for visiting! I'd love to keep in touch.

10 comments:

  1. So pretty! Have pinned this.

    Found you via the Inspiration Gallery link party.

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    1. Thank you so much, Angela! It's great to have you visit Maddalee!

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  2. This is very cool Mom! You're must be loving your new toy!

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    1. Thanks Craig, and I am! It took a little while, but we are working great together at the moment.

      :)

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    1. Hi Missy, thank you so much, and thank you for visiting Maddalee!

      :)

      Nancy

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  4. Nice, These would make a great teacher gift for Valentine's Day!! Pinning so I can remember to make some.

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    1. Hi Becky, thank you so much for visiting! I also think these would be so fun in the classroom.

      Have a good day,

      Nancy

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  5. This is so cute. What a talent!

    Following your lovely blog's FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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    1. Hi, thank you so much for visiting! I love your children's book, everyone should go look at this blog and see the book and more!

      xo, Nancy

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