Rosette Centerpiece…

I made this Rosette Centerpiece full of Cheerful Thoughts for a crafty girlfriend of mine who recently left the SAHM world to return back into the full-time work force-Gulp!  Really-why???   OK…She’ll read this so I’m only joking, really!

Anyways, I wanted to make her something to spice up her new office and of course make her feel a little guilty for leaving us other SAHM’s because we’ll just plain miss her….sigh.

Rosette Centerpiece

Rosette Centerpiece

I thought a vase of cheerful rosettes would look nice sitting in her office.  I love making rosettes and I usually just make them by hand but this time I wanted to play with a few of the unique cuts off the Ribbons and Rosette cartridge. 

Rosette Centerpiece
I used Ribbons and Rosettes to cut various rosettes in different sizes:
4 1/2 inch Scallop rosette (pg 23)
3 1/2 inch Crown rosette (pg 66) 
2 1/2 inch Lattice rosette (pg 58)
1 1/2 inch hand-folded Fan rosette 
For the middle of the rosette’s, I added flower Medallions (pg 53)  and stamped the centers with a some cheerful sentiments.  After the rosettes were assembled, I hot glued them onto dowels, hot glued the dowels inside the vase, added some colored rocks and wrapped a raffia bow and button around the vase.
My girlfriend works long hours and is away from her boys for most of the day now so I hope this gift brings her a few “Cheerful Thoughts” throughout the day.  Ha-who am I kidding?  I bet she just enjoys the peace and quite of her new office without battling boys daily.

Thanks for looking!

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Use it Tuesday- 2 Stash Items ( Stamps/Raffia Ribbon/Dowels)