Paper flowers of all kinds are so popular in the crafting world. They can be made from tissue paper, book pages, or card stock. When I first started making cards, the only way to make all of the beautiful blooms was to trace patterns and cut them by hand. With the introduction of cutting machines like the Cricut, making all of these flowers is quicker and easier. Here’s a tutorial for making Cricut Roses to use in all of your crafting projects.
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Roses are probably the most popular flower. They are a symbol of love, and even a single rose can brighten a dreary day. These Cricut Roses are so easy to make, since the Cricut Machine does most of the work for you. You can make tiny ones to go on cards, are larger ones to adorn gifts.
Supplies Needed to Make Cricut Roses
- Cricut Machine – I used the Cricut Maker Machine, but you could also use the Cricut Explore. If you have the Cricut Expression Machine, you will need the Create A Critter and Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridges.
- Card stock – I used white canvas textured, but you can choose whatever color you want.
- Glue Gun – Thick tacky glue works too, but it takes longer to dry.
- Craft Ink – This is optional, but it adds great detail to your flowers.
I added the rose and flower into Cricut Design Space. The flower that I used for the base is optional, and most people don’t use it. However, I find that the flower stays together better if you have a bigger base. The petal of the flower blends right in with the scallops of the rose petals and looks every natural.
After removing the cut flower from the mat, ink the edges of the scallops. I used a small dauber and a sponge ink pad. Since I’m putting my rose on a hot pink box, I used white card stock and hot pink ink. If you’re using colored card stock, try using an ink that is one or two shades darker to add some detail.
Starting from the end that is on the outside, start tightly rolling the cardstock. It may be difficult to get it started, but once you go around a few times, it will become easier. Roll so that the inked edge is on the inside.
Continue rolling until you come to the end of the paper. You will see your rose begin to form.
When you get to the end, you can set it on the table and to uncoil into the shape of a rose.
The end of the rose has a circle on it. You can glue the end to the back of the coil to hold your rose, but I find that it’s easier to put a large circle of glue on the die cut flower, and then press the rose into it before it dries. If you use a glue gun, you will only need to hold it for a few minutes.
After the glue dries, you ready to use your rose. I wanted a pretty rose to top this foil box. I made a set of Butterfly Birthday Cards that I wanted to give as a gift. This Ghirardelli Chocolates box was the perfect size. I added white ribbon and the Cricut Rose for a really pretty gift.
AllFreePaperCrafts has a section called How to Make Paper Flowers on their site. There are different kinds of flowers make from all types of papers.
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