This is my first attempt at a flower ball making the roses from the new Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart, Art Philosophy. I used 2, 12X12 pieces of cardstock. My first flowers are a little too tight, as with practice they loosened up. I cut the roses at 3, 2.5 and 2 inches. I got the pearl pins at Michaels. I know that I saw something like this but I can't locate where.
If you haven't been to Mandy Leany's blog lately, she has a tutorial on how to make the roses. Her blog is My Passion for Scrapbooking, she does awesome work. I want to be her when I grow up. I don't know how to include a link so try to google it or look up my last e-mail.