Cricut Rolled Paper Flowers
We love using our Cricut machines to make paper flowers! This DIY shadowbox with Cricut Rolled Paper Flowers is a lovely way to display them in your home.
Cricut paper flowers are easy to make and the machine does most of the heavy lifting for you! Adding a custom vinyl quote to the outside of the shadow box takes your Cricut project to the next level and makes it a great handmade gift.
Cricut Rolled Paper Flowers
This is a lovely teacher gift idea but of course, can be adapted for Mother’s Day, a baby gift, and so much more.
Fonts and Cut Files used:
Various Colored Cardstock: https://amzn.to/3hVANVH
Shadow Box: https://amzn.to/3CrOh4Z
Hot Glue Gun: Lynn Lilly Hot Glue Gun: https://bit.ly/2Rjii49
Quilling Tool: https://amzn.to/3IOhucV
Black Matte 12”x12” Sheet of Vinyl: https://bit.ly/2QBZLiW
Kindergarten paper file: LINK HERE WHEN READY
Printer: Canon TS8320: https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/pixma-ts8320-black
Cricut Maker: Cricut Maker: https://amzn.to/2S1iFNB
Step by step tutorial:
In Design Space:
1 – Print out the lined paper design on cardstock.
2 – Download the rolled flower file from the website and then upload into Design Space. Add to your canvas. Size it as needed for your project.
Pro Tip: You might need to make a few test cuts to find the perfect size. We change the width of ours to 4.5 and the heighth adjusted automatically in proportion.
3 – Duplicate the flower as many times as you can to fit your piece of cardstock.
4 – Measure your shadowbox. You might want to take the backing off the frame to make it easier. You want an idea of how big the pencil design (or whatever design you’re making) is so you can gauge how many flowers you will need for it.
We tried out the different sizes of test cuts we made to see what would work the best.
5 – Press Make It.
Cutting out your design
6 – Place the cardstock on the Standard Grip cutting mat in the top left corner. Use your burnishing tool to burnish it down and help it adhere to the mat.
7 – Change the material size as needed. Connect to your machine.
8 – Select your materials. We chose Light Cardstock since we’re using 65 lb. cardstock. Load the mat into your machine and cut out your flowers.
Making the flowers
9 – Flip the mat upside down and peel it gently away from the cut flowers. This helps prevent any curling or tearing of the cardstock.
10 – To make the pencil as we did, you need:
- one 3 inch black flower
- two 4.5 inch beige flowers
- nine 4.5 inch yellow flowers
- three 4.5 inch pink flowers
- three 4.5 inch gray flowers
11 – Place the outer end of the flower spiral into the slot of the quilling tool. Twirl the quilling tool to start rolling the flower, using your thumb and pointer finger on either side to help keep it in place on the tool.
12 – When you reach the end, remove the rosette from the quilling tool. There will be a little flap at the end. Let go of the rosette to allow the coil to loosen up a bit.
Put a dot of glue on the circle (the flap) and attach that to the bottom of the flower to hold it together. Repeat for all the flowers you need.
12 – Glue the lined paper onto the shadowbox backer.
13 – Lay out the flowers in the pencil shape on the background of the shadowbox. Secure with glue.
Creating the text design
14 – Open a text box in Design Space. Type in your first word. Change to the desired font. Repeat for each of the words/phrases and fonts that you want to use, arranging them as you go. We decided to make all of the most important words in our quote script while the rest of them were in block letters.
15 – Add a rectangle to your canvas. Size it to fit the finished size of the shadowbox. This will enable you to size your quote to fit properly.
16 – Add the three hearts cut file to the canvas. To break them apart and use them separately, simply Ungroup and then move and size them as you’d like. Once you’re happy with your design, delete the rectangle. Make sure everything is the same color and then select your whole design and Attach.
17 – Cut out the design from vinyl. Weed. Apply your transfer tape and peel away the backer. Place the vinyl on the glass of the shadowbox. Burnish well. Peel up the transfer tape.
Assemble the shadowbox and your project is complete!
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