Krafty Tips and Tutes: Week #7 - Make Your Own Paper Roses!

Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls will be sharing a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational!  This week our hostess is DEBORAH!!!  And she's prepared a fabulous step by step tutorial with pics showing how you can MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER ROSES! And she shares a FABULOUS card at the end featuring the new SMARTY PANTS! stamp set!  Check it out....then make your own paper roses and SHARE them on our Facebook wall!!!

Hi everyone! Deborah here!!
Today it’s my turn for another Krafty tips and tuts. I want to show you how you can make paper roses for your cards or projects. You can make them out of colored paper,  design paper or cardstock. It’s easier if you use thin paper! Now you have always the perfect roses for your project!

So, this is what you need:

-          A piercing mat
-          Glue
-          Scissors
-          Embossing tools in different sizes
-          Flower punch or die cuts (every size works)

Step 1: let’s start with punching out 4 identical flowers

Step 2: now you have to cut them like the flower parts on this picture. You have 1 half leftover, which you can use for another flower.

Step 3: you have to make circles on all the parts from the flower with your embossing pen. By doing that, the parts curl up and you get the perfect shape for your rose.

For the tiny parts, you have to use the smallest embossing pen.

This is how they look like after embossing them all.

Step 4: after that, you have to curl the outsides of the petals with your smallest embossing tool. You have to lay your petal with the round side facing upwards. Now you can emboss the outsides.

Your petals have to look like this, we’re almost there! If they lost their shape from the second step, you have to make them curl again with the embossing tool.

Step 5: Glue all the parts together, starting from the underside. 

Now, you have your own homemade paper rose!

Here’s my card with my homemade roses featuring the new SMARTY PANTS! stamp set!!


  1. Superb!! Love this idea...had seen something like this a long time ago, but not followed up on it. Thanks for the tips and tricks...gonna try it tonight !!

  2. Great looking flowers. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

  3. Thanks for the demo-- very neat way to make them

  4. Thank you so much! They are so beautiful they look so much harder to make then your directions indicate! Wish I would have know this way before now, but at least I know this now thanks to your tutorial!

  5. OMG...I love your card! The stacked paper bows on the side are so beautiful (I have this die and never thought to stack the two sizes) - great idea! Also, I love the idea of making my own paper roses and they will match my cards..yet another awesome tutorial from Kraftin Kimmie and their amazing design team members! xx Becky

  6. Great tute, Deborah!! Thanks for showing me how to do that ... & your card is stunning in every way !!
    Wowzers!! Just gorgeous !! :))