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Rolled Paper Flower Tutorial using your Cricut easy craft

Rolled Paper Flower Tutorial using your Cricut easy craft
welcome to another cricket

tutorial

today we are going to learn how to make those really neat

paper

flower

s that everybody is making and I'm gonna go ahead and start you guys straight from the beginning so we're gonna start here on Google and all I'm gonna look up is a

paper

flower

template and I'm just gonna go to images and you'll see there's a variety of ones that you can do lots of different shapes lots of different types these are usually for the bigger ones these ones and then these are for the

rolled

ones but if you scroll through you'll see there's a couple different you know options that you can do we are gonna do the

rolled

flower

so we're gonna do this one with the little petals so usually what I do I will just right click on the image save image as and then I'm gonna go ahead and save it into my

Cricut

folder which is on my desktop and I'm just gonna call it

paper

flower

that makes it just easier to find when you go over to

your

design space so go over to

your

design space click new and then click upload which is right here in the lower left hand corner we're gonna go ahead and upload that image so we're gonna click upload and then browse browse is gonna find us our image go back into our

Cricut

folder and scroll down until you find

your

paper

flower

and I went way too far it's right there so here's our

paper

flower

we're gonna select simple because it's just one color it's nothing too crazy...
rolled paper flower tutorial using your cricut easy craft
it's pretty

easy

project so we're gonna select simple hit continue and we have to delete the negative space so the stuff that we want the

Cricut

to cut out which is just the background so this one's really

easy

there's again it's not a lot to do so you just clicked and got rid of everything you want to make sure you keep the inside of

your

flower

we're gonna go ahead and click continue and in this one you want to make sure that you save it as a cut this one on this side is a print file the one that is grey on the right hand side is

your

cut so I'm gonna go ahead and save it as a cut file and save and then all we want to do is find it over here and our uploaded and insert the image now in this case you could leave it this size it's gonna be a little bit small I usually do my

flower

s about five inches just depending on you know what I'm feeling that day so I'm gonna go ahead and do two of them just to show you guys so just click duplicate and that will give you the exact same call um size

flower

I move mine over just so that I can see it better make sure it looks the same you never know now being the size that these are they should print on the same

paper

so I'm gonna go ahead and click make it now I'm gonna be

using

a smaller card stock a lot of the less expensive stuff that I actually really like to use comes from Michaels and it's 250 and it comes in a size and eight and a half by eleven so for anyone who's wondering...
rolled paper flower tutorial using your cricut easy craft
how to change

your

mat size or the size of the item that you're cutting on it's right over here under material size so you go and find what size you're looking for so I know my sheets are eight and a half by eleven so it is going to move my

flower

s it does fit two on one sheet so that's pretty great it shouldn't be too too bad so I'm gonna go ahead and walk you guys through the cut and then when we come back I'll show you how to do the actual making of the

flower

so again you want to make sure that you do set

your

dial to the correct item that you want and if you look right here where it says material set to you'll see it change as I move the dial which I will show you the dial in the next part of the video so this is kind of a lighter cardstock so I'm gonna use light cardstock plus it's not heavy but it's also not birth in so we're gonna go ahead and load it and I'm gonna let it cut and I will see you guys in just a little bit all right everybody we are ready to cut our

paper

flower

out so I'm gonna go ahead and show you the dial and this is where you're gonna set what

your

material is and you can see it's got all kinds of different options

paper

board

paper

which would be like notebook

paper

vinyl I'm

using

like cardstock there's thicker cardstock and bonded fabric so all you need to do now and I'll put you over here so we can see I've loaded my mat and I have my

paper

preset on my mat I find...
rolled paper flower tutorial using your cricut easy craft
that when I load mine I do tend to press it just a little bit just so that it does load under the rollers I'm gonna push it in just a little just a little pressure so you get the load button and the next thing you do is you're gonna hit the

Cricut

one it's um lit up so it's a little C with the antenna we're gonna click that and then we're gonna want to do its fancy magic see here it's gonna go ahead and cut that right out for us and this one is gonna cut us to

flower

s again you can make

your

flower

s any size you want I just wanted to make them a little bit larger so that you guys had a better view of what theirs what I'll look like and it'll just make it a little bit easier for you all to see them you can see this it's they'll go ahead and cut around and there's one

flower

it completes I'm gonna go ahead and let it cut the second

flower

out and then I will show you guys the weeding and how to get them off the mat and then we'll get started okay we have our

paper

cut out so I'm just gonna carefully peel it off I am

using

the life grip mat I find the green is a little too grippy especially for things that are maybe a little bit more delicate and you'll notice on this one it does peel off really nicely I've used mine quite a few times as you can see it's a little bit dirty probably needs clean so you see we have our

paper

flower

templates here I'm gonna use the scraper tool maybe a spatula we're...
needs a scraper just to get it started to come off these ones it doesn't totally matter if you bend them because you're gonna be folding them and bending them anyways so you can just peel them right off and let them kind of roll around themselves that's completely totally okay you can see how easily they come off it's really nice I love the light grip map it's very very handy okay so now that we have you see our little spiral

flower

s the next thing that we need to do is to break down the fibers within the card stock you can do this a couple different ways you can roll it along the edge of a table you could try just rolling around

your

finger I use a bone folder which you can get at any

craft

store usually in the

paper

craft

section they're only a couple bucks or five dollars so all I do is I just start with one pedal and I always start with the outside and I just sort of roll the bone folder around it oh and see and I broke it you got to be a little bit careful with them because you can break shuttles off it's not the end of the world I'm gonna keep going home if it were the project I was doing as a gift I might have considered leaving it but it's not a big deal so all you want to do is just go around the edges of

your

petals here just lightly break them down a little bit lightly get them to roll so that their I will say it does get a little bit tight and when it does I try to flip it just try different angles to get it to roll around but...
basically you just want it to kind of get the get the

paper

going for you so to speak so that it's a little bit easier when you go to actually roll it around itself it does tend to help I try doing it without the bone folder and it's not it just doesn't roll as nicely that's just my experience so now you have a soul hold up dude and you always want to start rolling from the outside so this outermost layer because you're gonna end up with this centerpiece as what's holding

your

flower

together so and I will say that don't get discouraged if

your

first few

flower

s don't come out great because it does take some practice as to how tightly you need to roll everything but you see I roll the middle kind of tight and then I keep rolling around and you just keep kind of rolling you want to try to keep it kind of even here on the edge you just kind of keep it is a lot of rolling my middle is a little bit loose and I will fix that and I will show guys oh it's gonna kind of fix itself in the long run so you keep rolling until you get all the way to the center so you'll see the bottom has kind of a piece to it it's a set such flat bottom but you need to make sure that you've

rolled

these ones these ones are a little bit harder to roll because they're a whole piece that's attached to this sometimes if it's giving me a lot of problems like this one seems to be I just take my bone folder to it again it doesn't matter if you roll...
the bottom part because it it'll just sit flat on the base of

your

flower

anyways but those ones were being a little bit difficult so I just like to use my bone folder and just sort of kind of manipulate them a little bit now you can see that it has come a little bit loose which is fine it's okay it's not you know not the end of the world but I always roll it once and then I unroll it and re-roll because that'll help

your

roll be a little bit more even some people don't and I just prefer to because I like the nice even roll so I start again in the center I get my Center as tight as I'd like it which I like a little bit tight Center don't like a gap and I just roll again like I said this just gives you a little bit more of a more organic roll if you do it more than once I've done in both ways I just prefer it you don't have to it's whatever you like and however you like

your

flower

just like in nature no two are the same so I'm just gonna keep rolling this bad boy right here and we are almost

rolled

all the way around you tend to hold it a little bit tighter when you're getting towards the end because it does tend to want to just it looks a little goofy right now but we will fix the goofiness so what I do is once it's all

rolled

up like the way I like it which this is pretty loose and that's how I like it I take right here where you see the bottom that's going to be the base grab a little hot melt glue and dab it in...
and spread it around because you want it to make sure that it's gonna hold

your

flower

together pretty nicely don't burn

your

self I have burned myself more of the times than I can count and you just kind of want to roll

your

bases up and hold on to it for just a minute so that it all sticks and holds now it does it is messy I will tell you that it mine looks messy right now but it will get fixed as you move

your

petals around sometimes I do need to add a little do have a glue because some of the glue goes up into the

flower

itself but that's okay they're allowed to now you can see if my

flower

s a little funky looking right it ain't cute now you get to fix it and that's where you kind of make the

flower

how you want it so you just come along the edges of

your

petals and you can just bend them out with

your

fingers and it just gives you a more defined look it gives you a little more of a

flower

y design I'm gonna mine a little bit you can roll

your

s looser you can roll

your

s tighter one of the other tricks I'm not gonna do the whole thing because I'm gonna show you another trick I like is you press it on a table and you just kind of press it down a little bit move it around and then you see it's flattened it you come back through you just pull

your

petals apart a little bit more just like this just like this and I use my nail I just kind of manipulate and play around with them until they are how I want them to again this one is a tad messy...
and I'm trying to do it from the angle that is not working for me what you have a

paper

flower

this is one I made earlier when I was actually working at an angle that I could work with a little bit better I haven't glued this one together fully um it just got a little dab of glue holding on but you can see this one I made much smaller and it has a different petal I will pull it apart a little bit so you guys can see this one has a different petal pattern but they're very

easy

to make once you get the hang of it and practice for a while you will have no problem making

paper

flower

s