This is a quick tutorial on how to make flowers with Cricut and other cutting machines like the Silhouette.
There are so many projects you can make with just a few simple flowers. I made this card with a the same set of template and just different colored cardstock.
These simple flower cutouts are also great embellishments for other art projects or gift wrapping.
While you can make this by hand, I would highly recommend using a cutting machine especially if you are going to make a lot of them.
Here are a few of my recommendations for making simple paper flower cutouts.
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Materials for Simple Paper Flower Cutouts
Cardstock – You can use a lot of different types of paper. My go-to for cutting machine paper flowers is always medium wight cardstock with colored cores I have a few different cardstock favorites for making paper flowers:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Glue- I like to use a polymer based glue or a hot glue gun when working with paper flowers:
How to make a simple paper flower
It really doesn’t get any easier than this.
Cut out the flower using the template. I’ve included the template in multiple formats SVG|PNG|PDF for free in my resource library.
In terms of cutting these flowers, I like to use a light grip mat because it is much easier to remove all the little cutouts by hand or tweezers.
You can resize the flowers to make variety confetti. I also layer the flowers sometimes and curl the petals to make a simple 3D paper flower.