In this post I am going to show you how I made one of these paper flowers, the flower pictured below.
- Card stock ( I used The DCWV Shimmer stack)
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge
- Cricut Machine
- Floral stem wire
- Optional, McGills Paper Blossoms tool kit
- With your choice of double sided paper cut a 1 1/2″ circle.
- Using the Flower Shoppe Cartridge on the Scallops 3 setting, cut 20 of each of the following petal sizes: 3/4,” 1″ and 1 1/2″ (I cut 20 of each to make sure I had enough petals). If you are making several flowers, it is fun to mix and match any spare petals to make something different — which is what I did to the green flower at the bottom of the page.
- Cut 20 petals on the daisy 3 setting in each of the following sizes: 2 1/2″ and 3″.
- Ink the edges of each petal.
- Using the 1 1/2″ circle make a small hole in the center of the circle and push through some of the Floral stem. (If, however, you are going to use the flower to decorate a box or scrapbook page, then omit this part).
- Add a blob of glue over the center hole including the stem and while the glue is still soft place the 3/4″ petals in an upright position around and on the stem. You may need to hold some in place for a bit until the glue sets.
- Put more glue around the perimeter of the petals and place the 1′ petals in the same manner as the 3/4 inch petals. This time only one layer is needed.
- Repeat the same process for the 1 1/2″ petals. Before adding these petals, slightly curl the ends for a better look.
- Repeat the same step for the 2 1/2″ petal this time making more prominent curls in the petals.
- For the last set of petals I used the McGills 8mm stylus to curl and add dimension to the petal. Glue in the same manner. By this time there should be very little of the circle showing so add plenty of glue to keep the petals in place.
- I then used five more of the 3″ petals and glued them in the spaces between the petals of the row above. I did this from the underside of the circle to add extra dimension.
This is a fun flower which can be used for many projects including putting on a gift. You could have a go at embossing the petals, adding glitter to them, or mixing your papers. If you make any adjustments to this flower, I would love to see it.
Now for some fun!
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