Sunday, February 7, 2021

Rosebud Bouquet Double Cascade Card

A pair of slanted, intersecting walls with accent wall shapes 
offers the foundation to assemble a dozen 2-layered rose buds, 
beneath sepal stems to create a special bouquet. 
Extra front panel also holds buds and leaves, 
with a plaque style tag. Optional clear panel tucked just inside 
back walls supports tallest stems. Card expands forward to provide 
its own display stand, then compresses “flat” for storage or to deliver. 
Measures approx. 6” wide x 8.75” x 3” deep when standing. 
Pair it with the custom sized companion tag separate design 
“Tag Especially for You” for an extra special gift card. 
A companion large scale envelope design is also available.

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A left (bottom-up slot) cascade shape in two parts to join
B right (top-down slot) cascade shape in two parts to join
Cascade wall accents group: 
1 double-panel main "front" section
2-6 left & right outer wall accents
added front panel (if accent paper is not cardstock,
cut 1 accent and 1 cardstock, then layer and join)
backside double-panel
C rosebud layered accents 6 left, 6 right
D 'A' added front panel pair stems/leaves
E '1' panel pair leaf stems
F '2' panel pair stems
G '3' panel single leaf stem
(NOT SHOWN '3' overlay panel to match cascade base)
H '4' panel pair stems
I '5' panel pair leaf stems
(NOT SHOWN '5' overlay panels to match cascade base)
J '6' panel pair stems
K back panel double-panel leaf stems (incl. perforation)
L left & right clear support panels
If desired, also cut backside accent panels for panel #1.
2. Prepare left cascade base by bending back on perforation lines 
as shown - shorter bend as "mountain" fold, flange tab as "valley" fold.
Prepare right cascade in similar manner.
3. Join the add-on cascade panels to main cascade panels
by tucking tall section straight edge into angle of flange
with wall on top of flange, adjust so bottom and top edges
align properly, and glue in place.
4. Arrange the left and right panels in their "reversed Z"
and "Z" bended forms, then . . . 
. . . raise the right over the left so that down- and up-slots
align, then interlock the two walls, and . . .
. . . slide the right wall down until bottom straight
edges align and the arrangement can sit flat
on surface. 
5. Identify and become familiar with the wall number ID
for each outer face of the cascade base as
identified in this image. 
(Only right side is labeled; left is mirror image.)
These position numbers show
where the accent panels (with their stems/leaves) will
be placed. Particularly NOTE that panel #1 is a two-part
accent with a perforation and bend that will correspond
to the bend in the two-part front panel presented as
the two cascade panels are interlocked.
Also, "extra #1" accent will be placed behind #1 wall,
and #3 and #5 stems will be tucked inside the diamond
shaped "honeycomb" compartment back wall.
('B' indicates where the joined back accent panel goes.)
6. Prepare the six left- and six right-facing rosebuds
by layering the smaller front petal on top of the
wider base, so that . . . 
. . . outer curvy edges align where they correspond,
and gluing in place.
Here are the left and right bud units completed.
7. Identify the cut-in identification symbols on leaf
and stem units. The shape shown is the added "front"
stem 'A'.
8. Overlap the sepal prongs of each bud stem
over a bud unit so that the rounded bud bottom
is slightly above the sepal rounded bottom,
and glue together where the sepal overlaps.
NOTE that it is suggested that if a bud stem tips
left, as this one does, a "left tipping" bud be
added there.
Here are all the leaf or stem units with rosebuds attached.
9. Prepare to position and attach the leaf or stem units
under the corresponding accent panel. This image
shows the left leaf panel already under the panel,
and the right unit on top to demonstrate where it will
be positioned and attached, with "sprue" angled top edge
corresponding to the accent panel's top angle,
and bottom straight edges even.
This image shows the backside of panel #1
with leaf sections attached, with inward edges aligned
next to the perforation line.
10. For single panels, the "sprue" will similarly be positioned
behind the panel, with inward edges lined up,
and top angle, bottom straight edges lined up,
demonstrated with panel and stem #2.
Here are both #2 panels with bud stems in place.
11. Repeat the alignment and attachment of
other bud stems and leaves. Here is #4.
Here is #6.
12. For #3 leaf stem, which will be tucked into
the honeycomb compartment #3 wall,
a camouflaging panel is placed over the green
"sprue" to help it blend with cascade wall.
(It can be left off if considered unnecessary.)
Do the same for leaf stems #5.
13. Reconfigure the interlocked left and right cascade
walls into their flattened and elongated form, then . . . 
. . . position the accent panel assemblies into their
appropriate positions. Here is the right 
outer wall arrangement.
(NOTE that the black panel is where the optional
'extra' panel #1 should be placed.)
Here is the left outer wall arrangement.
NOTE: study the following image to see where
the #3 single and #5 pair of stems will be positioned,
and insert/attach them with the cascade walls
in the semi-flattened position, if preferred.
14. Alternately, stand and "open" the honeycomb compartments
to insert the #3 assembly in side (behind) wall #3, 
next to the walls intersection perforation/slot edge, and . . . 
. . . insert the #5 assemblies inside (behind) walls #5.
15. Flatten the assembly to position accent #1,
centered and "bridging" across the front sections
of left and right cascade wall sections.
16. Prepare 'A' panel by bending the side flanges forward ("valley" fold),
and halves forward at center perforation ("mountain" fold). 
17. Position and attach the bud/stems behind the wall
with inward edges offset away from center perforation approx. .125".
(Bottom edges should be lined up.)
18. Apply adhesive to the flange tabs only,
then position over front of card, align bottoms,
then attach flanges in place.
19. For the back accent, bend leaf stems at center perforation
as "mountain" fold", bend wall accent as "valley" fold.
Reverse leaf unit (so that cut-in 'B' faces toward
front of card assembly), and position behind wall accent
with top and bottom alignment as previously done.
Leave unattached until clear panels are prepared
and positioned, in step #20.
20. Prepare clear support panels by affixing double-stick
tape on bottom 1/2" margin, then . . . 
. . . tuck panels between accent wall and leaf stems,
on each accent half, so that . . . 
. . . they overlap slightly at upper center.
Adjust and attach leaf stems to accent wall backside.
21. Position and attach BACK accent assembly
with center perforation aligned with cascade joint, etc.
22. With the cascade assembly complete,
the card can stand upright. For best effect,
when spreading the cascade honeycomb,
aim for approx. 2.5" to 3" from front to back.
Here is the completed cascade assembly. 
23. Prepare the front plaque by reversing face down
on work surface, locate vertical centerline, and score
with semi-sharp tool such as this spatula tool.
24. Bend back slightly along score line, then . . .
. . . position and attach to front of card assembly.
NOTE: double-stick foam squares are a good choice
for attaching plaque.
A more decorative version of the front plaque 
is available as a separate cut file. 
Here is the completed card with 
"especially For You" plaque tag.


  1. Love this is going to make the perfect birthday card for my Mom's 91st birthday. Thank you so much ♥

  2. I have seen this in the Silhouette store. I bought the Rose Bouquet Tall and would love to make this one as well, but I need it as an SVG file. Is this available in that format?

    1. Following... I would love the SVG on this too please

  3. Karen, we have requested that SnapDragon Snippets cut files NOT be offered through the Silhouette store in svg format, because we hope to avoid some of the rampant "pirating" (stealing) of our designs for sale online through other outlets in domestic and foreign markets. Please email me at and we can continue this conversation. Just mention that you are responding to a comment response on the needlesnknowledge blogspot post. We may be able to work something out. Thanks for understanding.