Friday, May 4, 2012

OK, let's talk about "paper flowers"!!!

Hey y'all, I know....I've not been here lately, BUT I have been very busy!  I came across a thread at the Makes the Cut Forum and that got me started on paper flowers like you would not believe!!!  Check this out:


and here is a close-up!


These are what is called "fringed flowers" in the world of quilling and Cecelia Louie designed a cutting file for those of us with digital cutters.  When I saw this, I just had to purchase it.  If you are interested, you can find it at her Etsy site here!  The file includes a really nice PDF with very good instructions and  DXF, STUDIO and SVG formats.  Thanks Cecelia!  The "plate and stand" that I used is a free fill download by Sue Lough in the UK and you can obtain it here!  I did alter the plate a bit for my project, but I love her file...thanks Sue!

OK, so now on to "My Paper Roses"!  I "googled" paper flowers looking for a really good rose file.  I found videos showing how to make them, but not a file that I really liked, so I proceeded to make my own and I'm sharing it with all of you.  When you download the file there will be a link to a video by "shabbybeautiful" that I used for my inspiration, in fact here is a link to her video!  Here are the first two roses I made using my file.




For the largest one I used Bazzill smooth white cardstock and for the smaller one (which I brushed with some yellow pigment ink in the centers with a stencil brush) I used Colorbok Textured White Cardstock from Walmart....it is a bit thinner.  I'm also going to try this with some other thinner cardstock I have in my stash and some 24 LB white paper from Epson.  Why don't you download my FREE file and give it a go....just put your own "spin" on it!!!  Just click on the file format of your choice below to download the file!





I would LOVE to hear your comments on these roses and my file! Enjoy!!!


38 comments:

craftingcreatures said...

OMG Pam! Are you going to get me addicted to more??? That is simply BRILLIANT, Simpson! The rose petals look so realistic!

Thank you so much for the kudos and links to my store. You are a dream come true! I love how you've created a new take on floral display!

Cecelia

Petrina Case Studio said...

Love your blog and beautiful art !

Happy thoughts,
Petrina

jperr said...

Thanks for the awesome flower cut flower.
Jocelan

pegphillips said...

Love this rose, it is so pretty. Thanks so much for the file.

crotnem said...

Thanks so much, can't wait to use these!

Sara said...

Your roses and all your flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Sara said...

Your roses and other flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Sue said...

I so love these flowers. Thank you for the roses file, I can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

love them! thank u for sharing your work. I am going to cut and do some right now! went to a scrap convention today and am so motivated tonight!!! Dani is adorable. I have 2 girls, a mini beagle (14 yr) and a little shis tzu named lucy (2 yrs). they are my babies for sure. lost my beloved american eskimo Jessie 2 weeks ago so we are all still quite sad. again, tx. isn't mtc wonderful!!

Jnett said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Can't wait to try them out. You are ubber talented. Oh and thank you so very much.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for the file...I downloaded it from the MTC forum.
Leila in Hawaii

Carla Crosby said...

Love the roses and watched the video I will try to do one after Church,,,thank you soooo much!

Anonymous said...

Looooooooooove those roses!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Lara -XOX-

Papernut said...

Awesome Pam. Thanks so much. These are just beautiful.

Marg said...

Thanks for the link to the plate and stand. Your flowers look wonderful.

snowdraak said...

Beautiful!
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Pam,
They are fantastic and I like the idea that you are using different paper weights.

Thank you so much for the files!
marda

bzyPTmom said...

Good heavens Pam, these roses are gorgeous! And thanks for sharing the designs you are so very generous!

Saskia said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

catophile said...

Fantastic flowers Pam! I saw in another post that you were using Teri Frank's files...does she have a website??????

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Your paper roses are absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing your files.

Julie

Cherie Sutcliffe said...

Thanks so much for the file. The rose is just stunning and so real looking. I'm going to try them in pastel tones

Anonymous said...

it looks so real - thanks for sharing

LaurieT said...

Thank you for sharing. They are beautiful.

Linda said...

Pam I went to download the stand file and its not there, she was having problems with it downloading for everyone.
Lindacrew4I really loved the look of it.

jill said...

ty!

Sue W said...

Hi Pam, your roses are beautiful thanks so much for sharing the cut. I would so love to be able to access the PDF download for the plate you featured but the file I managed to get can't be read by my computer. I have a pazzles and thought if I could get the pdf I could use it! Can you help please? Any advise you could offer.
Thank you.

Kat said...

Hello, none of these downloads will open for me :(

Anonymous said...

I just made this rose : ) My first project with my new KNK Zing! Thanks for sharing. Can I ask, as a total newbie, what is the extra single petal for?

Janet

Linda said...

Thank you very much for the roses file! I can't wait to give them a go!Linda

AndreaA said...

I found your rose on Pintrest.
I love your blog and flowers.
I downloaded your Rose. Thank you very much.

Peggy in Mentone said...

Pam, your flowers ROCK!!! SO pretty. I had no trouble opening the file in my SCAL. Can't wait to play with the flowers. We so appreciate your sharing with us. You are the BEST! (AND Oh so very talented).

Hugs,
Peggy

dawn maceachern said...

Pam, thank you for sharing i am going to try this with my silhouette cameo.

cheers.

Dawn, xx
Glasgow

jd said...

how kind of you! Thank you! :)

Mary212 said...

Your roses are beautiful. Thanks for the file. Can't wait to try one.

Looking forward to seeing what other beautiful projects you post.

Mary

Christie Rowe said...

Can you post the youtube website to see the instructions on this flower? The one on the download will not work. Thanks Christie

moggie said...

Thanks for the paper roses file looks very realistic
tanks for sharing hope to be using it soon.

maggie

Marina said...

So beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing.
Marina