I found a tutorial by a really crafty lady named Tarah Faulkner on YouTube on how to make a paper orchid. She cut the petals for each flower by hand and used cardstock to wrap the stems. Since I'm "busy" (read: "lazy") I decided to use my beloved Cricut to help me make one of my own!
For this project, I used the following Cricut cartridges and sizes for my flowers:
1. Accent Essentials: Accent33 (+shift) at 4" for narrow petals
2. Storybook: "B" (+shift, +Accent/Blackout) at 2" for wide petals
3. Walk In My Garden: Leaf1 (+Blackout) at 1 1/4" for ruffled petal
Using the Cricut took only a fraction of the time it would have taken to cut these petals by hand. Additionally, I did not attach each petal to a piece of floral wire, as was shown in the tutorial for this project. I simply curled each petal with my stylus and then hot glued them to the center piece (which is attached to floral wire). And instead of using dampened cardstock strips to wrap the stems, I used floral tape! This also cut my assembly time tremendously!
Hope you enjoy this project! Have a creative day!!! :)