Layered Paper Rose

This will be my third paper rose at this point but I feel like it was the easiest to make.

The rolled paper rose was easier to make but harder to control the offset of the petals.

The giant single petal rose was tedious to make but provided the most control in terms of how the petals looked.

I thought this layered rose was a nice compromise.

Paper FLower Rose

I just need to learn how to manage a glue gun better and minimize all the extra little strings of glue.

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Materials for Layered Paper Rose

Cardstock – I like a lot of different brands of cardstock. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
  • 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
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • 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.

Glue Gun – I like using a glue gun for this project because it dries the fastest and you need that to get each layer in place in a reasonable amount of time.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Template – I’ve included mine in both SVG and printable formats for free in my resource library.

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    Tutorial for Layered Paper Flower

    Step 1: Cut out all the layers from the template.

    I like using the light grip mat for paper projects. I find the standard grip mat too hard to clean.

    Paper FLower Rose

    Step 2: Curl the petals first

    I like to curl all except the largest 3 pieces inwards.

    Paper FLower Rose

    Step 3: Glue the opposing petals together overlapping for the smaller template piece.

    Paper FLower Rose

    Step 4: Glue this center to the middle of the next piece and do the same with the petals.

    Paper FLower Rose

    Step 5: Keep adding the rest of the layers.

    For the the last three layers, I like to curl the tip of the petal outwards but create a concave edit inward along the middle of the petal.

    Paper FLower Rose

    That’s about it. It sounds more complicated than it actually is. Just clue each layer together as you see fit.

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    8 thoughts on “Layered Paper Rose”

    1. Sherry L Switalski

      I bought a cricut explore, i love the rolled flowers and i cant find anywhere on my cricket to get them. Can you help me

      1. I’m not sure I understand your questions, you can’t find the rolled flower templates in my resource library? It is the first item on the page.

    2. Tiff

      Hello, How do I find the free SVG for the rose?

      1. Hi there, all my free templates are in my “free resources” page (see link in menu bar). good luck!


      Your site is so confusing. Why don’t you have the SVG of the layered paper rose right here in the tutorial? I did a search for it on you free resources and everything is just a jumble. The ads on the page are overwhelming and confusing.

    4. Kim


      The petals in the SVG do not match the petals you show in the tutorial. Where does the single petal go?

      1. Elf @DomesticHeights

        Hi Kim,
        Ilyssa often provides extras in case you want to use them as a base to create your own template. The single petal is there for that purpose.

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