Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 9
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Artisan Finalist Blog Hop Day 10

 I can't believe this is the final day for the blog hop!  It has been such a fun and inspiring 10 days.  I've absolutely loved reading about everyone's projects and learning all about the intricate details.  If you've come from Holly Van Dyne's blog, you know exactly what I mean.

It looks like all of us saved the best for last.  Hopefully, I'm no exception.  This project was my absolute FAVORITE by far!  It was so hard to pack it up and send it to Stampin' Up!  I really wanted to keep it and I DID NOT WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE!

I know quite a few florists and I'm always inspired by their artistry.  I showed a paper flower to one of my florist friends and told her about the project I had in mind.  She informed me that I would need to make A LOT of flowers to create a full bouquet.  I didn't know exactly how many A LOT was, but I ended up making over 80 flowers!  There are several different styles of paper flowers in this bouquet---I punched, die cut, cut, and rolled flowers for an entire day.  After all of the flowers were made, I had to attach them to floral wire and arrange them.  Eighty flowers ended up being too many, so I think the bouquet ended up with 50-60 flowers total.

The underside of the bouquet was unattractive with the floral wires showing, so I added some light green tulle to cover it.  The handle was wrapped with Daffodil Delight Striped Grosgrain ribbon and I added some jumbo pearls to accent it.


Bouquet copy

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog during the Artisan Finalist Blog Tour!  I really appreciate all of your kind comments and I hope that you'll continue to visit.

You are now ready to visit the blog of Amy O'Neill.

This blog hop will take you in a complete circle, but if you happen to lose your way, here is a list you can refer to.

  1. Connie Collins
  2. Holly VanDyne
  3. Melissa Stout  (you are here!)
  4. Amy O'Neill
  5. Sandie Conner
  6. Amy Rogers
  7. Mercedes Weber
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin
  9. Mindy Bingamon



PAPER:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade

ACCESSORIES:  Blossom Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 2-3/8” Scallop Punch, Big Shot, Flower Fusion Die, Daffodil Delight 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Jumbo Pearls

NON-STAMPIN’ UP!:  Tulle, Floral Wire, Floral Tape, Hot Glue


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