Silhouette Cameo flowers!

Making roses couldn’t be easier–when you have a Silhouette Cameo!

Hi, folks, it’s all good news about my Silhouette Cameo, these days! Now that I have a new blade, there’s nothing my Cameo can’t cut, perfectly!

Today I made 25 lovely roses–15 large and 10 small–out of one sheet of 12×12 paper. Of course, you can make your flowers bigger, or smaller, depending on what  you plan to use them for. Mine will be used on cards, so they’re fairly small.

Anyway, I was so excited to show them off that I took the photos before I even added the colour to the edges. (I know, now that I should have distressed the edges before assembling them. (Oh, well, live and learn!)

The file that I used, which you can see here highlighted in blue, is called, “Rolled Rose, and can be found in the Silhouette Studio library under “Flower, Trees, etc.”

The photo below shows the rose file on my computer screen, all lined up and ready to cut.

I used a medium weight card stock (probably 65 lbs. or about the same weight as construction paper). I set my blade at three, thickness at 33 and speed at three.

When the shapes are cut out, they look like spirals. To create your flowers, just start wrapping the small end of the spiral tightly around the handle of a paint brush.

Continue in this way until you come to the end of the spiral. While you are wrapping, be sure to keep each round over top of the previous one–in other words, when you are finished, the whole spiral should be wrapped in one spot, and not along the length of the handle.

Next, slip the spiral off the handle and let it unwrap to loosen it up a bit. Now, add a dab of quick-drying glue the last round bit at the end of the spiral and press your rose onto it.

I use Scotch Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive. It literally grabs and holds paper together within a couple of seconds–perfect for making these roses!

So, that’s it, for now. I will come back, again, when I have perfected my Silhouette Rolled Roses. Next time, I will show them off completely finished and used in a project.

I hope you will give this a try. It’s so easy!

(By the way, I watched several tutorials on how to make paper roses. They showed steps, such punching out several petals in various sizes and shapes for each flower. Then, spraying all the petals with water, crunching them up into little balls, flattening them out, again, and letting them dry. All that, before you could even begin to assemble them into something resembling a flower. Holy cow! That’s a lot of work. My roses went straight from the Silhouette cutting mat onto the handle of my paint brush…roll…glue… admire! Now, that’s the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it! Uh huh, uh huh!)