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Big Blooms Rose Set

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Much easier than I expected Review by Christie
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I bought these dies to make a backdrop for a bridal show. It was a project that came up at the last minute and I was terrified I was in way over my head. I spent some time watching the informative video and planning before the dies arrived. I made 12 flowers in less than ten hours and I was thrilled with the result.

Several things I did to make hanging the finished flowers easier includef punching tiny holes in the base and then running a wire loop through the back to make a way to securely hang.

I also used jeweled buttons as centers to create extra bling and interest. These could be wired on using the holes used for hanging wire or hot glued in place.

I used card stock but the fringe center is easier with regular paper. The large leaves will need 11 x 17 paper. I used 12 x 12 for the flowers which took extra cutting but worked and saved paper.

This was a fun learning experience and I will be making more.

(Posted on 8/22/2017)

Big Blooms Set Review by Kay
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I bought this as a set and look forward to purchasing the circle die to go with it. It took me 2 1/2 hours my first try, very time consuming! I'm sure it gets faster with practice. My first try came out too big, next time I'll try a smaller circle and glue them tighter. Still, it was a lot of fun to play with and I can see use for this on a large package or for decorating for a party. VERY fun!

(Posted on 11/9/2016)

I bought these dies separately Review by RockPaper
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I’ve made several big blooms using all three sizes petals, attached to a 7 1/2'” circle. I look forward to making some with just the 2 smaller petals and making them tighter and smaller.

The petals are on the die at an angle that helps to cut through paper better, but is awkward for the paper. I have been able to use 11x17inch paper instead of having to buy a ton of 12x12. I have a lot, a LOT of 11x17 inch paper, which has been good. I am not loving the fringe in the center of the flower, just doesn’t look rose to me, so instead I just wrapped some of the smallest petals into a cone and then wrapped and glued other petals around it until it is the right size to glue down in the center. A few extra petals to fill in gaps are needed sometimes, but it looks much more forever unfolding like a rose looks. The fringe makes a nice looking flower, but not as much rose looking to me.

I start with12 of each size like in the video, but always need extras to make the center and fill in gaps.

I have had a bit of difficulty getting the first petals on the base in a good starting position. How much you fold after cutting your slit is really important, it really curls the petal in enough to make a huge difference. It changes the bottom shape as well. Where you place the petal on the base is tricky too. If you are too far in it leaves too much base exposed, too far out and the petals can be droopy. There is definitely a learning curve to doing this correctly. If you start right out with expensive paper you will regret it. I recommend starting with the cheapest paper you can get to make the first one or maybe two flowers - even using paper bags to not waste any paper until you get the nuances of the whole thing. After a few you get a feel for it and can risk nicer cardstock or pretty paper.

I love love love shaping the petals with my bone folder, the blooms look very natural and it goes quickly just running it against my thigh.

I want to distress and shadow the edges of some of the outside petals. I also want to cut some leaves and glue those onto the base sticking out before I start the flower. I took Accucut’s recommendation and bought a 7 ½ inch circle and it works great, I can see adding a strap or a hanger on the bottom and hanging sideways, these look better sideways anyway! I want to add a stem and leaves, thorns?

I purchased these dies as separates instead of the set because I already owned the fringe die, and I am happy - the fringe might look good inside the lotus flower big blooms set, which I also own, but didn’t look like a rose to me. It is nice to mix up these sets…just remember, both these sets take a lot of paper and practice to figure it all out, then they look fabulous!

The leaves are very useful for much more than leaves, it is a really great shape on it's own.

(Posted on 9/18/2016)

Gorgeous Review by Marisol
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Makes beautiful Jumbo flowers..... so cute

(Posted on 1/12/2016)

Center piece Review by kiyana
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I used this die along with another one of the flower dies to make center pieces for a friend's wedding and they were very pretty, once done.

(Posted on 9/27/2015)

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