Today I have a very different project for you. I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I am also an owner of a Silhouette Cameo. A Cameo, if you are unfamiliar, is an electronic die cutting machine that uses cut files and SVG files to cut paper, fabric, rhinestone patterns, vinyl, thin tin, and probably more that I don’t know. I used my Cameo and a file called “Thank You for the Music” from SVGCUTS.com This cut file includes the topiary, a baby grand piano box, a dimensional tag and several cards. It is gorgeous and very versatile. Here is my Topiary.
The papers I used are from Stampin’ Up!, the flowers are Cherry Cobbler and the urn is from the Fresh Market Designer Series Pack. I love the way the urn looks like it’s wood. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon but it’s retired. This lovely topiary has a place of prominence in my craft room/office. It’s right next to a Stampin’ Up! project the Sweet Stack Project Kit. I’ll share that project next week.
Here is a close up of the flowers….
While I was outside taking the pictures for this (natural lighting really is the best!) my dog and her “cousins” were outside playing. Here’s a glimpse of them in another picture of the topiary. Those silly doggies!
So after I saw them in the background of this picture I decided to take a picture of them… HoneyBelle has her collar on, Chief (the larger tan dog) and Zoey the dark dog don’t. They are “naked” LOL
They are the happiest dogs! But three dogs shed a lot! Sweeping is done every other day. 😉
Now back to crafting… I have a close up of the urn for you. Doesn’t it look like wood? The inner portion is Cherry Cobbler and inside is some river rock and then a block of styrofoam. Then I covered it with the Fresh Market Designer Series Paper. Most of the supplies can be found on my website, except the styrofoam ball and block and the dowel for the stem.
I hope you like my project for you today. If you don’t have a Cameo or another electronic cutting machine, you could still make something very similar by punching out flowers and layering them on a styrofoam ball (like I did) and putting it in a small clay pot. But whatever you do… go create something sweet for somebody.