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.
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Thanks for looking!



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

22 comments:

  1. I bet your friend will love this. Great project. Thanks for the inspiration.


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  2. Hello Holly- I am so sorry to hear you can't link to COM-MON. I don't believe its my party, that is the issue since so many others have linked. Perhaps try later, again IDK. So sorry for any frustration. Thanks, jen

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love the pretty rosettes and twine bow! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  4. LOL, you are so funny! Bet she loves your gift. The rosettes look fabulous!

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  5. Oh, she will love it! I was never interested in that cartridge... might have to change my mind :)

    Sheri

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  6. What a lovely desk accessory! I know you will miss your friend, but she will think of you often as she works at her desk! Great work!
    Carolyn
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  7. Love it! What a great way to 'welcome' her back into the work force! I bet she will love it! Great project! Thanks for linking with DCD this week!!

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  8. What a super way to remind your friend that she is missed! Your rosettes look wonderful, Holly! I love the look of the twine on this as well.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  9. Very thoughtful of you Holly! She'll love it! SMiles, Jill

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  10. This is lovely and what a lovely gift for your friend.

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  11. That's a nice decoration! So sweet of you to do that for your friend. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin Divas challenge this week--Pat N.

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  12. Great job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  13. Beautiful combination of DP's for your fabulous rosettes, such a sweet project! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

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  14. Great job! I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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  15. What a lovely gesture!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!...
    hugz
    irini

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  16. What a great idea and very thoughtful. Those would walk be great haliday decoration. Thanks for the measurement. Thanks for shareing, God bless you and yours.
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  17. This is such a great project! I love it!

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  18. Wonderful project!!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  19. You are such a sweet friend! This is a great gift idea! Thanks for entering your project in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

    Ally

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  20. Holly,

    What a WONDERFUL gift for your friend. I'm sure it will put a smile on her face. LOVE how you put the rossettes into the vase with rocks. The raffia adds such a nice touch! Thank You for playing along with us at My Craft Spot - "Buttons & Bows"!

    Marlene
    MCS DT Member

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  21. Hi Holly,
    This is such a lovely vase to brighten anyone's day. So fresh and fun! Thank you for joining us at My Craft Spot!

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  22. Beautiful rosettes, Holly! Your friend will love it! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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