Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paper Rose with Scalloped Edges Tutorial

rolled roses
scalloped edge rolled roses

I love the cute spiral cut paper roses...I just got back into making them again.   Here is the tutorial I shared a couple years ago after I first started making but recently I have been making them using a different technique- instead of cutting just a plain spiral, I used some scalloped scissors to cut the spiral and they turned out super cute!  I keep on making them and I have no idea what I will use them for LOL! But.. I'll use them for something, I am sure :)

I wanted to do a little post just to show how CUTE and EASY these are... I made all of these out of colored card stock. This particular cardstock worked great because it wasn't too thick.

Easy Paper Rose Tutorial

Start out with a 6x6 inch square and cut it into a circle. 

Then get the scalloped scissors and starting on the edge start to cut a spiral into the circle, cutting around and towards the middle.  I try to leave about an inch between the edges when I'm cutting.  I taper the end and this will leave a scalloped circle cut out in the middle. I then cut off the tapered outside edge.  It should end up looking something like this.

Then I start rolling it tightly toward the middle.  Keep going until you get to the end and then let it uncurl just a little bit... you don't want it to uncurl too much.

Now, take the glue gun and put a glob of glue on the circle (that was left after cutting the spiral) and then take the flower and stick it right down into the glob of glue.   Make sure the end of the spiral is glued down to the side of the flower and trim up the bottom circle if you need to. 

You should now have a pretty scalloped rose!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial... These flowers are a bit on the smaller size.. If you want larger ones, try starting out with a square that is 8x8 or even 12x12.  Always try and cut your spiral evenly, all the way to the middle.  Also, if you use regular scissors and cut just a plain spiral and then cut large scallops all around it like this:

cut wide scallops
Then you end up with this look:

Thank you for dropping by and please stay tuned for more cute stuff to come :)


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Remembering the victims and their families. 

Please feel free to take this graphic for your own website, blog etc.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy Crepe Paper Carnations Tutorial

crepe paper carnations

I was going through some boxes in my closet and found a few packages of streamers I had forgotten about.   I decided to get them out and see what I could do with them.  I'm always working with paper and fabric strips trying to make flowers so I thought these streamers may make a cute flower. I ended up putting a stitch down the edge, gathering them and rolling them up. They turned out really cute, just like carnations!  I also made some rolled flowers or cabbage roses, I think they call them, which turned out really cute too.  I decided to do a tutorial on how to make each of these.  There is a link to it at the end of this post.

Here are some more photos:

Here is some photos of the crepe paper rolled flowers aka cabbage flowers:

crepe paper cabbage flowers or rolled flowers

crepe paper rolled flowers

a couple of stacked rolled flowers

close up of 2 crepe paper rolled flowers stacked- this adds dimension

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