Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cutting Cafe Paper Flowers

Oh me, oh my....I have a new addiction! Regina's Paper Flower Set is so much fun to play with. I've never used 3-D paper flowers, so didn't really know what to do with them. I am showing you 4 flowers I created (one of each size in the file) and some tips that helped me along the way.

I took a picture of them with a ruler, so that you could get a better idea of the actual size. I followed Tmkika's video tutorial for the first one (with the exception of me inking my flowers) and then found some things that worked better for me.

Tmika puts glue on the flower that has been formed and then adheres it to the next layer and for some reason, I kept getting mine off center. So, I put the glue in the center of the next layer and then adhered my worked flower into it and had better luck. Just play around and see what works best for you.

In forming the bud, I found that if I took every other petal to the center first and then the other 3 around it, I was able to get a bud I liked best, and it seemed to just "flow" better for me.

I used a Chatterbox Empressor to do the embossing. Mine has dual rollers of 2 sizes. I used the larger end on the 3 largest flowers and the smaller end on the smallest flower. It worked perfectly, since the ball ends roll and didn't tear my paper.

My last tip is to use a fine spray spritzer. I only had a spray bottle and it just sprayed too much water, no matter how lightly I did it. I then had to wait for it to dry some, before I could start embossing my petals.

I did some Pinterest and Google searching and have finally decided on a project using this cutting file, so will be sharing that later as I need to pick up a couple of supplies at Hobby Lobby to create it.

If you would like a chance to win this file or any others on Cutting Cafe, be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow and leave a comment for a chance to win 3 files of your choice.


  1. Debbie I am in love with your flowers. Thanks for the tips to. Hugs

  2. Woah, woah, WOAH, woah, WOW!!! Debbie...these are GORGEOUS. The papers you chose and the way you inked them up...adorable. These are classier than any I've seen offered in stores. Can't wait to see the unveiling of your top secret mission ;)
    Lisa x
    p.s...YEAH addictions!! LOL

  3. :-) Love your flowers AND the tips!! Thanks for sharing....

  4. Your flowers are gorgeous! You have mastered them!

  5. oh my! Really love these! Super cool!