April 25, 2012

My New OBSESSION - Paper Roses! (Tutorial included)

As I write this post, I am still in a state of wonder!  I simply cannot believe I made these.  And you can too; these are not difficult if you have the tools.  Each one took me about 20 minutes and I've only made 4 so far.  Here are the tools you need:

All items are Stampin' Up! and can be purchased on my website Click here to shop
119847 Ornament Punch - $16.95
119860 1-3/8" Circle Punch - $15.95
116631 Paper-Piercing Tool (not shown) - $3.50
103683 Mini Glue Dots (300 dots)- $4.95
102892 Sponge Daubers (set of 12) - $10.95
Stampin' Up! Card Stock (an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet makes 1 Rose)
Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pad

1. Punch out one circle, and then as many ornament punch-outs as you can ; these are the petals!
    *I used So Saffron and Pretty in Pink card stock.

2. Using the Sponge Dauber and a Classic Ink Pad, ink up the edges of each petal. You'll want to use an ink shade that's darker than the card stock.  I used Red Riding Hood ink with the So Saffron Rose, and Melon Mambo om the Pretty In Pink Rose.
   *You can use a Stamping Sponge (101610- $3.50. 3 to a package, you can cut into 4 pieces. These are a little messier on the fingers though). 

3. Use the Paper-Piercing Tool to slightly curl the left and right sides of at least 8 petals.

4. Using a glue dot* to attach the bottom tag of the petal to the outer edges of the circle.  You want to slightly overlap them.  After you've covered the first outer part, push the tab up so the petal will stand up a bit.  Attach the next row of petals slightly infront of the first petals.
* You can use Sticky Strip (104294 - $6.95) or Tombo to attach the petals but it adds time to your assembly.

5.  You will continue attaching petals in this way until you reach the center of the flower.  Be sure to curl the remaining petals alot more; you can uncurl them to achieve the shape you want.

6. Before attaching the final petal, curl it up and attach it to itself near the bottom half to create a slight funnel shape. 



  1. Thanks for the directions...great flowers!!!!

  2. They turned out beautiful! Not sure which color I like better. The inking of the edges is spectacular.

    O.K., now I so need to get Marie Osmond out of my head!

  3. OMG Suzie these are so amazing, Thanks so much for the Tutorial. I will have to case these. Thank you so much. They are beautiful.

  4. Suzie, I am LOVING your flowers...and these have also become my latest obession!! Your tutorial was easy to follow, I have just posted my creation (which is basically a CASE) and posted a link to you on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration, stampin' hugs!