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Tuesday Tip – Making vintage paper flowers

June 1, 2010

Step 1: Gather supplies. Using any six-petal flower punch or die cut, make 5 flowers of the same size.

Step 2: Trim flowers as shown. Two flowers will have a slit cut into them, and the others will be cut into segments. Each piece will now become a different size layer of the finished rose. Discard smallest flower segment (the single petal), and you will now have 7 flower segments of varying sizes.

Step 3: Using the corner of the ink pad, ink each flower segments from the centers out as shown.

Step 4: Starting with one of the flowers (that still have all of their petals and just the slit cut into them), apply glue to one of the petals. Slightly curve the flower over itself so that one petal overlaps the glued petal. Secure by holding in place til set. This six petal flower has now become a dimensional five-petal flower, and will be your rose’s bottom layer. Do this to the second flower with just the slit cut into it. Continue doing this to all the segments. You should have dimensional layers in the following sizes: two- 5-petal, one- 4-petal, one- 3-petal, two- 2-petal, one center (this should look like a tightly rolled cone). As you are overlapping each layer, use your thumb nails to slightly curl petals in an outward direction.

Step 5: This is what all of your glued segments should look like, pictured here with a finished rose.

Step 6: Using a pencil eraser or bottom end of a pen, flatten inside bottom of both 5-petal, and 4-petal layers. This will allow your rose to sit flat on your surface.

Step 7: For remaining 3-petal, 2-petal and center layers, cut bottom pointed end off about halfway down. This will allow each section to sit securely inside the previous layer.

Step 8: Starting with 5-petal layers as your base and working inward with the smaller size layers, glue each layer to center until you have a finished rose as shown.

And here a couple of gorgeous project’s Nancy has used her flowers on:

“Vintage Trinket Box” by Nancy Burke. Materials used: BTP trinket box (W238), Hey Birdie collection papers- Hustle (P509-back), Skedaddle (P512-front); (paint (KC010); pearls (SB713); organza ribbon (RI614); ink (IP713, IP707, IP708). Other: sandpaper, key hole, paper leaves, paper doilies. walnut stain spray mist.


“Flower Rose Card” by Nancy Burke. Materials Used: Hey Birdie collection papers- Hustle (P509- back), 6×6 paper pad (PP821), die-cuts (DC317), organza ribbon (RI614). Other: white cardstock, craft string, buttons, pink spray mist, paper leaf, border punch.

NOTE: the flower attached to the front of the card is a removable pin that can be worn in the hair or on clothing. It was sprayed with a slightly glittery pink spray mist for a bit of added sparkle.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Janet Zeppa June 1, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Oh I have made these flowers before! Aren’t they fun?
    Yours look spectacular!

  • Reply Nikki.A June 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Nancy the flowers look sooooo very beautiful! I love how your trinket box has come together and the gorgeous vintage feel. :smile:

  • Reply Anita June 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    wow Awesome love those flowers the box an the are beautiful…hugs anita

  • Reply Kate P June 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

    wow! I haven’t made these before but will definitely give it a try!

  • Reply Leanne Allinson June 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

    very pretty! thx for sharing.

  • Reply Al June 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Absolutely stunning flowers Nancy – you are awesome with your creations! I am going to have to give these a go one day. Thanks for the share :)

  • Reply Rachael June 1, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Gorgeous! Going to give these a try.

  • Reply Yakam June 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Beautiful!!! Would love to try these -“one day”

  • Reply Maria June 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Oh wow these are just beautiful! We’re planning to do a workshop on making flowers at the Toowoomba Kaisercraft outlet so we’ll add this technique to the list. Thanks! :)

  • Reply Elizna June 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Just stunning! I have tried these before…..LOL…but yours are GREAT!

  • Reply Lorell June 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

    These are amazing! They look so pretty on lots of different projects. What a great idea…:)

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  • Reply Wendy June 2, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Love these beautiful flowers and also the pretty and delicate organza ribbon flowers.Can’t wait to try them on a layout.

  • Reply TraceyT June 3, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!! :)

  • Reply susan stringfellow June 4, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Wow – love these roses. Great tutorial Nancy and thanks for the helpful photos. I am much better with photos than with instructions

  • Reply Kelly June 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Great tutorial! Love the look of these.

  • Reply Louise C June 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Fantastic idea! can’t wait ot give this a go :)
    thanks for sharing

  • Reply Sandra Oliver August 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Nancy thanks for a great tutorial the roses are very versatile for scrappin and off the page projects and are also very budget smart. Thanks for sharing. Warm regards Sandy

  • Reply Mary October 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I am going to try some straight away

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