Darling Butterfly



My cricut "punch" roses

     Hello my crafty friend, today I thought I would share the roses I make with you.  When I make roses or other flowers I generally like to make extra's and with these being so easy I make 30 roses at a time. I originally made these using a five flower punch.  I saw a youtube video on how to one night and can't seem to relocate it. Anyway using a punch to make them at 5 flowers per rose, is not only time consuming but it is painful for me.  Soooo I decided heyyyy I have DS and a Cricut, and I know how to use em, design them!!!  ;) LOL
     I used a circle and 5 tear drop shapes from a cricut cartridge and welded together to design these. I cut these out at 1" but you can cut bigger or smaller. And I used a glue gun to assemble as even my quick dry glue wasn't working for me. You can use any five petal flower on a cartridge, I also seen one that the petals weren't the right shape but I altered it in DS and it is almost the same as these. So anybody can make these, just have to pick which flower to use.

Go to my paper roses tutorial:  http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/2011/10/paper-roses-tutorial.html

I really love these roses and have made hundreds of them. I make them in solid colours and white with the edges inked. I haven't tried patterned paper yet but I plan on it. I use a punch for the leaves I put with them most of the time but sometimes I cut them out on the cricut or I use one of my leaves dies by spellbinders or sizzix. And lots of times I accompany the roses and leaves with the branch MS punch, its so pretty and multi- funtional.  
Here's a card I made with these roses
My cousins b-day card, she loves animal prints and the colour blue ;)
I forgot to glue on the lil birdies legs, he's gonna get tired, lol
You can find the die and the stamp for the bird  Peahy Keen here

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you found something you like. If so please leave me a word or two so I know you were here. :) Have a craft happy day!

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  1. Cindy, thanks so much for your kind words on my blog.
    I love these pretty flowers, not only that you designed them yourself , but I love the way you colored the edges!

  2. WOWZERS! Love..love your flowers!

  3. Oh my hat Cindy. You talented so and so. I love your roses, they are stunning girl! You could sell these, they are so beautiful. hugs Sharon

  4. Love theses Roses they are Gorgeous! I may have to try and make some of these!

  5. Wow, your roses are gorgeous! I can't believe you make a hundred a go! Gorgeous card too, your niece will love it!

  6. Hi Cindy!
    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! I'm your newest follower, and WOW, are your flowers ever gorgeous!!! Really enjoying your creations!!!!

  7. Wow Cindy these roses are amazing! Your card is so cute too. Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  8. WO! These roses are so beautiful! I will be sure to keep checking back to see what is new! And thank you so much for joining me at my blog...love your sweet comments!!
    Thanks again!

  9. Beautiful roses! How clever of you! I don't have a Cricut so it's the ol' puncher for me. LOL

    I recently joined the Outlawz & have become your newest follower. I would love for you to visit my blog Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings If you’re already following my blog……thank you so much!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Huggies ~

  10. Cindy I love your inked flowers-- such a fantastic idea-- I will try replicating it. Thank You for discovering my blog. I love your ideas too and am becoming a follower!
    PS: I make the roses with only3 5 petal flowers. Here is the link:http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com/2011/10/paper-rose-tutorial-and-guest-dt-at-you.html

  11. Cindy how did you make the bud center?

  12. soooo stinkin cute! :) LOVE them!

    thanks for visiting me and following me too... i'm now YOUR newest follower!

  13. Hi Cindy, thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I love your flower tutorial, the flowers are fab. Your blog is great too. Hugs, Vicki x

  14. Have you thought about selling the cricut design for those of us who are just starting. I would LOVE the roses. I have been searching and searching and yours are by FAR the best I have seen!